August 8, 2022

Animation, Social Media Algorithms, African Narratives, & Funds with Israel Obasola

Israel Obasola is our guest on this episode. He's a self-taught animator and illustrator based in Lagos, Nigeria.

Israel is committed to creating digital animated content on various topics and sharing them with a global audience. His skits on TikTok currently have 60.4 million views and 4 million likes. His goal is to help dispel negative stereotypes about the continent and introduce imaginative, authentic African stories to an international audience.

Our conversation included African narratives, understanding social media algorithms, a sprinkle of politics, and tips for young people on the African continent looking to become animators.

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