Is animation the future of Nigerian cinema? A new video from BBC Africa, breaks it all down.
For years, Nollywood has been at the forefront of all things Nigerian cinema, but a new video from BBC Africa suggests that the country's animation industry may have the potential to become just as big as Nollywood.
The use of animation in films is steadily rising in the country, propelled by the innovative 2016 3D short film Dawn of Thunder, which tells the ancient story of Sango, the Yoruba god of thunder. The first animated version of Sango appeared in a Marvel Thor Comic from 1982 and then again in a DC comic entailed New Earth in 1990.
Dawn of Thunder, was created by Lagos-based animation house, Komotion Studios, where creators wanted the story of Sango to be told from a uniquely African perspective.