Following the release of the two-part comic, Roye Okupe and YouNeek Studios are set to bring the story of the pre-colonial warrior, Queen Malika to life with an animated pilot starring Nollywood’s Adesua Etomi as Malika.
Roye Okupe, the writer and CEO of YouNeek Studios. Last year, Okupe made known his plans to turn the popular comic into an animated series, set to be produced entirely in Nigeria.
Even though Malika and her kingdom are fictional characters, the world they inhabit is very real, featuring the Oyo Empire, Timbuktu, and other historical locations. The animated pilot was written and directed by Roye Okupe, and executive produced by Niyi Akinmolayan of Anthill Studios and it consists of three scenes with a total runtime of 15 minutes.
Voicing along Etomi are other entertainment veterans like Femi Branch, Deyemi Okanlowon, Blossom Chukwujekwu, and Sambassa Nzeribe.
YouNeek Studios has an enviable portfolio of African-inspired superheroes and an extensive catalog of graphic novels. We’re super excited about this pilot!