Animation Filmmaker Shofela Coker has received three Annie Awards Nominations.
Three Annie Award nominations have been extended to animation filmmaker Shofela Coker.
In addition the winners will be declared on February 17, 2024, a Saturday.
Three nominations have been extended to Nigerian animation filmmaker Shofela Coker for the 51st Annie Awards.
The fifth installment of the 10-part Kizazi Moto series on Disney Plus, Moremi, is a science fiction animation with. A Yoruba influence. The illustrative art director has been nominated for this award.
Moreover the Best FX TV/Media category, Best Character Animation, and Best Direction are among the contenders the winners will. Be revealed on Saturday, February 17, 2024, in UCLA’s Royce Hall in Los Angeles, during the awards ceremony.
With themes centered on technology advancement, aliens, spirits, and monsters, the Disney original was made by animators from Zimbabwe, Uganda. South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, and Egypt it delivers a wonderfully adventurous and unusual tale on Africa.
However the Moremi episode, which was co-written by Vanessa Kanu, follows the tale of Luo, a lonely spirit child. Who becomes stuck in a spirit realm and is tormented by enormous monsters he is saved by Moremi, a particle. Physicist from Nigeria (voiced by actress Kehinde Bankole), who enables him to resurrect buried memories.
Moremi had its debut in Nigeria on December 4, 2023, at the Zuma Festival in Abuja. On December 6, 2023, it made its debut in association with the African International Film Festival (AFRIFF) at the Filmhouse Landmark Cinemas in Lagos.
Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire was also a nominee for the worldwide Rose d’Or award, which was presented on November 27, 2023, at the King’s Palace in London, under the Children and Youth category.
Furthermore Kizazi Moto has given Nigerian filmmaker Shofela a platform to express his unique interpretation of the fabled folklore of Queen Moremi and the vast ancestral region of Ile-Ife. And the Nigerian audience in attendance at the Lagos premiere gave it positive reviews.