A Look Into Afrofuturistic Anthology – Kizazi Moto

Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire is a Disney+ original ten-part animation anthology that envisions an African future. The Afrofuturistic compilation boasts talent from emerging African creators drawn from Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Egypt, Zimbabwe, and Nigeria.

Inspired by the cultural impact of the popular Marvel sequel Black Panther, Kizazi Moto will showcase authentic African animated tales by exploring worlds such as time travel, and aliens. Below is the official trailer:

Kizazi Moto Stories

The Kizazi Moto stories are as follows:

Enkai – Ng’endo Mukii (Kenya)

This is about a little girl – Enkai who tries to get the attention of her single mother, who happens to be a cosmic deity trying to save the planet.

Stardust – Ahmed Teilab (Egypt)

Nawara, a bold stable girl, embarks on a dangerous quest to find the Oracle after being handed a blank scroll of destiny during her coming-of-age ritual.

Hatima – Terence Maluleke and Isaac Mogajane (South Africa)

It is set in a future Africa where tribes fight over a powerful resource called Hatima. A resource that enables cellular regeneration and human survival underwater.

Moremi – Shofela Coker (Nigeria)

This is a sci-fi version of a Yoruba myth that follows Luo. A spirit boy who is lost in the realm of the gods, and his scientist mother, Moremi, who is trying to bring him back to the world of the living.

Mkhuzi (The Masked Racer) – Simangaliso ‘Panda’ Sibaya and Malcolm Wope (South Africa)

Mkhuzi tells the story of Manzo, a half-human, half-alien boy who must win the Soweto Grand Prix and defeat the galaxy’s greatest racers to save his neighborhood from destruction.

Mukudzei – Adventures of Muku – Pious Nyenyewa and Tafadzwa Hove (Zimbabwe)

It follows the story of Muku, a rebellious wannabe influencer who is transported to an alternate futuristic Zimbabwe that was never colonized after being in contempt of a sacred monument.

Surf Sangoma – Nthato Mokgata and Terence Neale (South Africa)

This is set in a future Durban surrounded by a massive wall to protect the city from deadly waves. Best friends Njabulo and Mqobi dream of surfing in the ocean outside the wall.

Herderboy – Raymond Malinga (Uganda)

Herderboy is about a young hero who must protect his tribe’s cyborg cattle from a deadly spirit monster that threatens their way of life.

First Totem Problems – Tshepo Moche (South Africa)

This is about Sheba, a teenage girl determined to receive her digital totem. Even if it means taking down the ancestral technocracy and ending an ancient feud.

You Give Me Heart – Lesego Vorster (South Africa)

It is set in the next millennium, where the power of gods is determined by their social media following. An unknown person strikes up an impossible romance with the most adored goddess of them all.

According to Disney, Kizazi Moto will be voiced by a stellar cast – Florence Kasumba (Black Panther), Kehinde Bankole (Blood Sisters), Pearl Thusi (Queen Sono), and Nasty C (Blood & Water).

Kizazi Moto will be available exclusively on Disney+ later in the year.

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