The creative arts sector in Nigeria has not received a lot of interest and exposure in the mainstream creative sector. Fashion is the big deal now, but I can feel a collaboration between fashion and creative arts happening real soon and becoming a trend. This is simply the reason for bringing to your attention this cool bunch of people who are into 2D & 3D animation as well as illustration. They are called Studio How Now a.k.a SHW.
Growing up at some point we were all glued to cartoon network
or Cadbury’s Saturday show on local tv for paco’s lols and its not expected to see those sort of things done by Nigerians in Nigeria. But Studio How Now has been successful at it and they operate from Nigeria. Last year, they merged with CDSL to expand their portfolio and workforce.
In combination with CDSL they currently have the toon boom franchise for Nigeria and are putting things in place to take animation to the next level.
They launched ‘Chicken Core’ preview on YouTube (no longer available due to software upgrade) which is based in a fantasy world where like in any other world, the chicken race is considered inferior. “NATURE”, as quoted by a wise old lizard, rewrote “HER” laws in favor of the weaklings. “SHE” had seen the manner in which larger members of the hierarchy had oppressed their smaller equals and hence decided to shuffle the wheel of power. “SHE” foretold of a future leader by the name “KIKI”, a chicken that would spawn from this feeble race and rule the Animal Kingdom. The Chosen One, handpicked by “NATURE”, would come without a sign to depict him. With a power known to no other animal, he would fly over the moon.
What are all the full names of the members of SHW?
How did you guys connect to form SHW?
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What are some of the major challenges of doing 2D and 3D animation in Nigeria?
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