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Orisha Pikin 4

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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…

Orisha Pikin is one of the best and most consistent comicbook that Vortex Comics have published in recent months. That’s a great way to start this review, which we will be keeping completely spoiler-free. Archange Kiyindou (Yamakasi) teams up with Penciller, Nsatounkazi Déo as we witness the return of Charles Oma Betow, the great colorist behind the first and second issues of the comicbook while Franklin Uche took his place on the third issue to bring us the colorful backstory we all hold on to for now. With Yamakasi still leading as Creator, Writer and Art Director (and also letterer) the consistency of the characters, Sango’s stubbornness is felt in a whole new level and the respect to African culture is yet spilled on the dialogues between characters. At some point, it all looks like Sango’s life and dialogue is unscripted. We blame that part on the fact that the…