Netflix commissions its first African animated series

This article is from Variety Reports. It is a step forward and I applaud the great work of Malenga Mulendema and Malcolm Wopea. I also hope that we Africans can and will fund our own animated series which will be broadcast around the world as well. For the full article, go to Variety Reports.


Netflix is adding to its growing slate of African content with its first original animated series, “Mama K’s Team 4,” produced by South Africa’s award-winning Triggerfish Animation Studios and British kids’ and family entertainment production company CAKE.

The series follows four teenage girls living in a futuristic version of Lusaka, Zambia, who are recruited by a retired secret agent to save the world. It was created by Zambian writer Malenga Mulendema, who in 2015 was one of eight winners of the Triggerfish Story Lab, a pan-African talent search backed by the Cape Town-based animation studio and The Walt Disney Co. The series is designed by the Cameroonian artist Malcolm Wopea.

In creating a superhero show set in Lusaka, I hope to introduce the world to four strong African girls who save the day in their own fun and crazy way,” Mulendema said. “Most importantly, I want to illustrate that anyone from anywhere can be a superhero.


3 thoughts on “Netflix commissions its first African animated series

  1. That’s great! I’ll check it out when it’s released. The thing is I didn’t see any African animation until recently. There’s a Nigerian animation studio called Anthill who have animated shorts like Plaything and a webseries called Adventures of Lola and Chuchu that are on YouTube.


      1. No problem. Truth be told, I didn’t know about African animation studios until very recently. It does make me happy to see studios in the continent. I can’t be so reliant on Japan, Europe, or America’s (non-mainstream) animation for watching and reviewing on one of my other blogs.


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