Bino and Fino are Rewriting the African Narrative, One Funny Episode at a Time.

Via venturesafrica

Via venturesafrica

Children entertainment is one part of the Nigerian buzzing entertainment sector struggling to exist. There are very little to very few available local kids entertainment. Many kids are left with Disney, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network or none.

To change this, Adamu Waziri a young Nigerian Content Creator birthed Bino and Fino, a cartoon series focused on the everyday life of two Nigerian living with their grandparents in a local Nigerian Community. The Cartoon highlights everyday life and times in the life of every other Nigerian Child. Being rich in culture and laced in humorous storytelling, Bino and Fino aim promotes Nigerian and African culture while keeping viewers entertained. The show currently runs on multiple language options; English, Igbo, Hausa, Yourba, Swahili and French. This covers Anglophone, franchophone and indigenous Africa. In an era when many African Languages are threatened, this show not only entertains but preserves African Culture.

Speaking on their website, the creator of the show, Adamu Waziri, revealed the secret behind creating Bino and fino

…There was a massive lack of true African made children’s educational cartoon shows. In Nigeria at the time there were no indigenous cartoon shows that showed children a reflection of themselves. All the cartoon shows were imported and had no link to Africa in anyway.

Beyond interacting with the African Child, Waziri hopes to rewrite the African Narrative of Poverty, Suffering, Sickness and War with Bino and Fino, who were normal kids experiencing everything kids their age experience in other continents.

Speaking on this he said:

Young children are constantly being bombarded with negative and patronizing images of Africa, and generally by the time they are around 10, they have already formed a negative impression about the continent.

“So, it’s best to get started when they are young and give them positive images of the continent.

This is the future to rewiring the damaging narrative projected towards Africa. Slowly but steady, Bino and Fino are influencing the African Child one funny episode at a time.

See more Bino and Fino HERE