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VEXPO, a Pan African event platform which hosts independent events focused on Afro-geek culture, Creative Content and Entertainment technology is an initiative from Vortex Studios that was launched in 2016 and aimed at the strategic growth of the creative content industry and community development in Africa. Themed Africa First! Growing our Roots, this year’s Vexpo will kick off on the 4th of August 2017 at Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. The event begins with a Creative Content Conference (C3) a content market that’ll give TV Networks a chance to connect with the best content developers experienced in Animation, Documentary, TV shows, sports shows and much more across Nigeria & Ghana. Club Crea8 On the same day and venue, a digital experience event which gives children and teenagers a wide array of electronic  entertainment, geek culture and creative learning experience will is said to hold from 9 AM – 6 PM. Come with…

Forget about Disney land, welcome to the CREA8 ARENA! The world is moving fast into a digital Age and so should our children, according to research by the ACCA; creative activities such as Robotics, Coding and Design grow the child’s IQ by over 13%. Also subjects like math which are often difficult for teens and kids when put in a creative framework appear much easier to them. The Verdict! Creativity is the future of the African child!Club Crea8 is a one day Digital Experience event carved for kids between the ages 5 – 16 and would be the largest digital event for the age group ever to happen yet in Nigeria, with the Support of School Campus & APEN alongside the presence of UNITY (UK based development engine), Bricks4Kids (Florida based toy activity / Robotics company), Center 4 Tech, Samsung Virtual Reality and so much more Club Crea8 would be…

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…

Vortex Comics put up a vacancy for creative writers 4 months back. They are hiring again. Vortex is a Lagos Based Creative Content company and they are behind memorable comicbooks like Orisha Pikin, Agbara, Mumu Juju and Strike Guard! This time, the brilliant minds who will lead the Vortex to her new phase, are you that creative, determined and experienced team mate? Are you willing to learn and dedicate 14 hours daily to bringing African stories not just to life but to her people? Now the Company needs: A content expert/Editor, A social Media guru, A Marketter (Marketting), Bus.Development. Join the force! If you’re interested in taking any of these roles then slide into their DM and APPLY at jobs@vortex247.com with CV / Resume and any further information you deem relevant. Remember the interview begins from your email.

It’s no longer news that the most recent issue of the mesmerizing Orisha Pikin got out this month. If you have not read it then checkout the spoiler free review by clicking here. We will wait for you. Orisha Pikin is one of Vortex Comics Continuous Comicbooks alongside Strike Guard and…. Sam, help me out here. What other Vortex comicbook trends at the moment? Sam: So many… There’s Avono No! Christ No! What is wrong with you!? Sam: Sannkofamaan? What!? Dude, he died… In Orisha Pikin! Sam: Oh! Yeah.  They’ve got June XII and Fela… Anikulapo Cool. Orisha Pikin is one of Vortex Comics Continuous Comicbooks alongside Strike Guard, June XII and Anikulapo and the story so far has been captivating. The Creator of Orisha Pikin, Kiyindou Yamakasi recently shared a first look at an animated storyboard for Orisha Pikin and it looks promising. You could spot Orunmila, Obatala and Sango? in the storyboard clip. The small…

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…

I really don’t know what to say again. Orisha Pikin keeps getting better and better. This is one carefully prepared story that started off with a pilot issue #0. Somehow it became a comicbook we all look up to roll out a new issue each month since it’s first issue. Sam already testified to it. The comicbook was so pure, it had Jesus in it – No pun intended. Sango was arrested for the murder of Sannkofamaan and apprehended by the Zangbeto (Spirit Police) to Tubu Orun, an infamous prison for evil creatures where Miss Koi Koi is the boss. In the last issue of Orisha Pikin, We almost got a chance to meet the infamous Miss Koi Koi before the writers threw us back to (spoilers ahead……..) Sango and Oya’s backstory and it made a huge load of sense. Backstories – They help us understand the characters, their intents and how…

We’ve met a lot of short story, novel and article writers… even screenwriters but not many a people look us in the face to tell use they write for comics. Sam: If you write stories then you’re a few steps away from writing for comics. It’s not impossible. We will share a comicbook script with you at the end of this post – So, don’t leave yet – So, this past Wednesday the Creative Director of Vortex Comics, Somto Ajuluchukwu posted a job vacancy. Sam: The type without a CV. I hate CVs Errrr…. Okay. Anyways…. If you think you have all it takes to put the National theater in the Sambisa Forest for some crazy reason or worse then you should check this out… Sam: If you’re wondering what a Comicbook script looks like then head on to our previous post and checkout the Script for Orisha Pikin…. Be…