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Gather round, brethren. Now there has been a thousand and one rumours about the Orisha Pikin Comicbook series and the sudden disappearance of some of its favourite characters. We haven’t heard from Baba Orunmila since the first two issues, and this is understandable. He seemed to have been dominant or influential in the classrooms alone. But what about Jesus! Let’s talk about Jesus for a second. Everyone has been so distracted with Sango’s troubles, eshu’s mischiefs and Obatala’s good looks that we failed to notice that Jesus disappeared the day Sango allegedly killed *Sannkofamaan. Orisha Pikin is the only comicbook I’ve read that Jesus wasn’t necessary for everyone. Y’all need Jesus. For real! On a lighter note: In a recent interview with the creator of the Orisha Pikin franchise, he stated that “Jesus has been secured as a recurring character with a major influence in the story. ” Which means we’ll be seeing more of…

Orisha Pikin was one of the Dandiest things that happened to the African Comic Space between late 2016 and early 2017.  Then one beautiful morning, the creator pulled off its single publishing company, Vortex comics for some controversial reasons. On the brighter side, we caught up with the creator of Orisha Pikin last week and asked a few questions about the Comicbook Sam: Okay, so we haven’t heard from your team since you left Vortex and we wanted to know if  we’ll still get to read new issues of Orisha Pikin this year. Yamakasi: Op5 should drop around September and October. From there it’s going to be published every two months with no interruption. Sam: Awesome! So it’s a continuation of what we’ve experienced from the past? Yamakasi: Yeah! It’s a continuation Sam: Cool! What should the fans expect from these upcoming issues? Yamakasi: There is something new in the designs of the…

June 10, 2017 is the date comic fans need to mark on their calendar. Earlier today, the Dreammaker, Ayodele Elegba, founder, Lagos Comic Con and CEO Spoof animations took to Instagram to announce the birth of a Spoof Comics unit. Ayodele pegged the release date of titles under the re-branded comic unit to June 10. Although details are still sketchy about what the Spoof Universe will look like but the publisher promises a debut of four comic titles and publication of at least six titles by the end of the year. All of which are fresh! As if that is not exciting enough, Spoof CEO via an exclusive gist gave a glimpse of what titles to expect. According the publisher, the fans should anticipate the debut releases of never seen before African titles like Jinx, Voyager, Boxsa and Vantage. The four titles which are aimed at kick-starting the re-branded Spoof…

Spoof Animation, a Nigerian Media/Animation Studio dedicated to making world class multi-media contents is looking to expand it’s team of  Animators, Digital colorists and Illustrators. In a Facebook post, the company’s CEO and founder of the prestigious Lagos Comic Con Ayodele Elegba announced earlier today that It had taken the team about a year, “but we are doing it again. We are seriously thinking of expanding our team to handle the workload we have these days but we are not just looking for anybody. I am looking for spoof generals. So if you are young motivated and want to learn for free while you work with me on real projects then apply.” Did he say for free? Well, yes. But all participants except those coming for ILLUSTRATIONS are required to have a laptop device. In case you missed it, Spoof Animation is the company behind the popular Area Daddy Animation, Lost dreams;…

African Comicbooks!!! So we crossed the first quarter 🙂 There are some things about a couple of African Comicbooks that makes them UnAfricanish. Sometimes it’s the story, other times the costume of a character… Go figure. Anyways, i am not here to dive into what a truly African Comicbook should look like. Instead, I will be listing a couple of African Comicbooks that are out this April. Wait! Let’s do it together. I list the ones i know, you add yours in the comment box below this post. First, let’s do a quick recap. I recently talked about Comic Republic’s Beatz here. No one asked about my opinion so i did not leave any. It’s set in a futuristic Nigeria where the infamous Zobo is now canned, hallelujah! Orisha Pikin #4 is out. I wrote a spoiler free review here.  Also, the creative genius behind Orisha Pikin publicly released its scripts here on Kaboom. You…

Never a period in the history of African comic that a comic book fandom has been so intensely interesting like in recent months. OrishaPikin, a Vortex Inc. title which is currently in its Issue 4 and written by talented KiyindouYamakasi has seen some of us pitch tent with our favourite god (character) in a positive way that even God himself will be jealous! Hypnotised with the story, some of us children of God can now boldly say we “rep” an Orisha. I for one belong to Team Sango. (My pastor should come and beat me!) In case you don’t know, Orisha Pikin literally translates Children of god! Hilarious as it may seem, Orisha Pikin sweetly called OP by fans, was surely peppered and salted by a nourish, educative and positive story arc as well as a great art that makes one devour all and still lick ones lips in anticipation…

Is it okay to wish for an African Comic book inspired live action movie or a TV show of ones favourites? If it is, then tag along with me as I share my fantasy for a “now, now” African Comic live action dream. The geek world on the social media was lit over the last weekend with the newly released Marvel’s Thor Ragnarok trailer being one of the major talking points. The fans’ anticipation for the movie, even with the release date of a faraway November really sparked my interest and like Oliver Twist, I asked for more: I wished Africa is already at that level where we have our own movies adapted from our own favourite Africa Comic book and wished we could ignite similar interest in the hearts of African Comics enthusiasts like right now, now! If it is okay to say comic book industry in most African…