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HERE’S AN ANIMATION EXPLAINING COVID-19 TO YOUR LITTLE ONE

It can be really daunting explaining certain issues to your little ones at home, especially uncertain situations such as the Corona Virus pandemic. Nigerian filmmaker, Niyi Akinmolayan, expressed his distaste in there being no original content for children since they are home this period, less than a week later, he drops a video aimed at educating the younger ones about the pandemic and why everyone has to stay at home.

“We have made this beautiful 90secs animation in four languages to explain the lockdown and coronavirus to kids. I wrote it myself after trying to explain to my 5yr old.” He explained as he released the animated video on his Instagram page. The animation is currently available to download for free in the major languages spoken in Nigeria; English, Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba. Let’s continue to educate those around us as we stay home and stay safe.

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We have made this beautiful 90secs animation in four languages to explain the lockdown and coronavirus to kids. I wrote it myself after trying to explain to my 5yr old. Just like our last video that went viral, I have created a folder with all the videos (download link in bio). There are high quality copies for broadcast and online use and there are also WhatsApp versions to share. Please let’s get it on all TV stations and if anyone can sponsor on youtube, they should. We couldn’t get to use a studio to record other languages so they aren’t as crisp. I have attached a music and effect file for anyone who wants to rework the dialogue to taste. Remember it’s free to use. Just acknowledge @anthillstudios_ many thanks to all my wonderful staff for doing this great work. Directed by: @bukky_awomolo Animated by: @bukky_awomolo @nebeolise @sax_kay @_taheer_efe @eriumusu Environment design: @tryumfant Storyboard and concept art: @akpangodwin Lighting, simulations and rendering: @eriumusu Music and soundfx: @grayxjones Voice over: @victoria_akujobi @amaka.chidioka @nebeolise @shytalkactive @xoxo.special

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