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This is a podcast where Ziki, Obito, Demi and Tolu give an African perspective on the world of comics, video games, TV shows, anime and all things geeky.

This is a podcast where Ziki, Obito, Demi and Tolu give an African perspective on the world of comics, video games, TV shows, anime and all things geeky.
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This is a podcast where Ziki, Obito, Demi and Tolu give an African perspective on the world of comics, video games, TV shows, anime and all things geeky.






Episode 60: Johnathan Soul

On the Kugali podcast we usually invite African artists to share their respective stories with you guys but today's episode is a bit of a reversal. Recently we made an appearance on the Johnathan Soul podcast where we had an opportunity to share our story.

Duration: 00:46:59

Episode 59 Komotion Studios

Today we're joned by Kolawole Olarewaju, the founder of Komotion studios, lagos based animation company working on their first feature film Dawn of Thunder. The movie is a fictional rendition of the life and times of Shango, the god of lightning and thunder. Kolawole joins us to talk about the film and his journey thus far as an animator.

Duration: 00:28:55

Episode 59: The Nubiamancer

Asante Masawa, makes a return to the Kugali Podcast. Asante is the founder of Nubiamancy a media platform that curates Afro inspired videos and images within the sci-fi and fantasy genres.

Duration: 00:37:03

Episode 58: Tropes and hopes

We're joined by special guest co host Bill Masuku, creator of Razor Man an ongoing comic book series set in Zimbabwe. Bill joins us to discuss the recent West African Gaming Expo. Afterwards we disect our comic of the week the finally close off with our weekly debate.

Duration: 00:46:41

Lagos Comic Con

We're joined by special guest co-host Kadi Yao Tay, co-founder of Squid magazine a blog dedicated to comics and animation from Africa. Kadi joins us to discuss the recent Lagos Comic Con, Africa's largest geekfest.

Duration: 00:25:56


Today we host the God of Iron and Emi two lagos based animators specialising in 3d and 2d respectively. Our esteemed guests talk to us about the highs and lows of being an animator in Nigeria.

Duration: 01:01:35

Episode 54: The Comic Book Rider & The Video game Destroyer

We're finally back! After an extended hiatus the Kugali podcast is back to give you the best of African gaming, animation and comics. For full show notes see:

Duration: 00:19:59

Episode 52: Urban Design Kings

Our final guest of the season is Salim Busuru, the founder of the Urban Design Kings, an arts collective based in Nairobi Kenya. Salim has worked on a number of projects that include comics, animation and video games. As our first guest from East Africa Salim gives us his perspective on comics, gaming and all things geeky.

Duration: 00:57:50

Episode 51: Afrimation

Today is a real Pan-African medley as we host our first guests from Ghana and Zimbabwe respectively. Firstly, we have Kady Yao Tay from Squid Magazine Ghana, an arts collective that promotes comic books, gaming and animation from Ghana and across Africa. Then we have Tinodiwa Zambe Makoni and Bill Masuku from Comexposed and Enigma Comix respectively. Both Tinodiwa and Bill are from Zimbabwe and like Kasi, they also work to foster the growth of the Zimbabwean comic book community.

Duration: 01:05:08

Episode 36: Jongo

We're Joined today by Gareth Crocker, writer and director of Jongo, Africa's first Sci-Fi Superhero TV Show. We look back at the first season of Jongo and what it took an independent studio to make a superhero show. Show notes at

Vortex Comics

We have a sit down with Somto Ajuluchukwu, the founder of Vortex Comics one of the leading publishers and talk about how to transform comics into a sustainable business. Somto is also joined by Ayodele Elegba one of the creators Strike Guard one of Vortex's leading comic book titles.

Episode 16: E.X.O

Roye joins us to talk about his very popular comic book E.X.O: The Legend of Wale Williams. He goes on to share his journey towards becoming a comic book maker and gives his thoughts on the African Comic book and animation industry. For full show notes please see

Hood Issues

We recount Ziki Nelson's adventures at the MCM Comic Con in London where he was able to meet with Animator/Director LeSean Thomas. Ziki interviews LeSean about his upcoming Anime pilot Cannon Busters as well as what it is like as a black animator in America. Finally we Talk Beasts of no Nation, a netflix original film that follows the story of a group of rebel militia in West Africa. For full show notes go to