The Magic of ‘Iyanu’: Bringing Nigeria’s Voice to Animation

Roye Okupe
Creator and Executive Producer

Step into the world of ‘IYANU,’ an animated series inspired by West African folklore, coming to Cartoon Network and Max in 2025. Follow a young hero’s journey as she discovers her superpowers and races to save Yorubaland from an ancient curse with her newfound friends. Join Lion Forge Entertainment at MVAAFF for family-friendly activities, including an art wall, drum circle, and panel discussion with the series creators. Plus, an EXCLUSIVE REVEAL of scenes from the series and a book signing with Roye Okupe, creator of the original ‘Iyanu: Child of Wonder’ graphic novel.


Roye Okupe

Creator and Executive Producer

Erica Motley

Executive Producer/Impact Capital

Dawud Anyabwile

Episodic Director

Kerri Grant


Karama Horne

Host/Integrated Marketing Lead