Disney and Kugali Release ‘Iwájú’ Series Trailer With a Glimpse Into Futuristic Lagos


Disney and Kugali are bringing something special with their new series ‘Iwájú’, set to hit Disney+ on February 28. It’s a fresh story set in a futuristic Lagos, Nigeria. We follow Tola, voiced by Simisola Gbadamosi, and her tech-savvy friend Kole, brought to life by Siji Soetan. They’re diving into secrets and challenges, showing us the rich contrasts of their world.

The people behind ‘Iwájú’ are just as interesting. Olufikayo Ziki Adeola is directing, with Hamid Ibrahim designing the production and Toluwalakin Olowofoyeku adding cultural insights. Their combined efforts promise a series full of unique visuals and a deep connection to Lagos’ spirit.


Now, let’s talk tunes. The series’ music is coming from Ré Olunuga, a big name who’s worked on projects like the Disney+ movie ‘Rise’. He’s all about getting into the characters’ feelings and has a big love for Lagos, which shines through in the music. Expect some fun nods to Nollywood’s musical style too.


25 Most Underrated Animated Movies Ever

And for the gamers out there, ‘Disney Iwájú: Rising Chef’ drops the same day as the series. It’s a cooking game that lets you dive into Nigerian cuisine, developed by Maliyo Games with Disney and Kugali. You’ll be aiming to become Lagos’ top chef, handling all sorts of tasty dishes.

Kugali is a key player here, an African-owned group that’s been making waves since 2017. Founders Tolu Olowofoyeku, Olufikayo Adeola, and Hamid Ibrahim are all about bringing African stories to the forefront. They’ve got a track record of hit graphic novels and now, they’re teaming up with Disney for ‘Iwájú’.

So, get ready for ‘Iwájú’. It’s more than just a series; it’s a vibrant journey into culture, friendship, and the power of innovation. Whether you’re in it for the story, the visuals, or the music, there’s something here for everyone.

Have something to add? Let us know in the comments below!

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments