If we want to see more Black African cartoons we have to do the hard work that companies like Disney, Cartoon Network etc. have already done. Instead of only spending energy asking those companies to create more 'diverse' content we should spend MUCH more time & energy creating, owning and supporting the content we say we want to see ourselves. Let Disney and the rest do what they have to do and we have to step up our game.
This is not some new amazing idea that no one has thought of. The hard part is, changing mindsets, putting in the hard work and systems to make it a reality. What do you think?
Brazil has the biggest black African diaspora outside of Africa. Now, when it comes to children’s media there is very little reflection of this fact. As we are based in Nigeria we didn’t really have any idea just how bad the situation was. That is until we were approached by several English speaking Brazilian fans of Bino & Fino asking if there was a Portuguese version of the show.
2015 was a really awesome year. We discovered some really great things that are helping to nurture young minds. After a lot of thinking we've compiled our favorite 5 posts of 2015.
Cultural dances play a huge role in African societies. These dance forms are used to teach moral values, social etiquette and to help people mature and celebrate members of the community while celebrating festivals and other occasions.
Here is a neat list of stores that do African themed greeting cards for you to check out.
Learn how to say hello in these African languages.