We are thrilled to announce that our very own James Ssewakiryanga, known as Ssewa Ssewa, has played a pivotal role in the creation of the animated series Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire. This groundbreaking series, overseen by Triggerfish Animation Studios and premiered on Disney+, delves into the realm of Afrofuturism, exploring the rich cultures, themes, and art of Africa
Ssewa Ssewa was part of the talented team that contributed to the production of the first episode titled “Herderboy.” Created by Raymond Malinga with Mpho Osei-Tutu, this episode takes us on a mesmerizing journey to the mystical Chewzi Kingdom in the highlands of Uganda. Drawing inspiration from the renowned film Black Panther, “Herderboy” delves into the intricate relationship between technology, nature, and tradition.
With his musical prowess, Ssewa Ssewa has contributed to the enchanting soundtrack of “Herderboy,” alongside Jordan Bridges and Mpho “37mph” Pholo. The captivating music adds depth and emotion to the narrative, immersing viewers in the unique world of Kizazi Moto.
The series employs an anthology format, with each episode featuring its own distinct visual style and storyline. From exploring spirituality to societal anxieties, Kizazi Moto delves into a wide range of topics that resonate globally. It showcases the limitless possibilities of science fiction, transporting audiences to diverse worlds with their own intriguing cultures, rules, and fears.
“Herderboy” stands out for its stunning visuals, dynamic character designs, and thought-provoking exploration of technology’s impact on the natural world. Through a gripping coming-of-age tale, the episode captivates viewers, inviting them to reflect on the delicate balance between tradition, spirituality, and progress.
We commend Ssewa Ssewa for his remarkable contribution to Kizazi Moto and for representing the musical talent of Janzi Band on this international stage. His collaboration with Triggerfish Animation Studios and the team behind the series has brought forth an extraordinary fusion of music and animation.
As we continue to witness the global recognition of African cultures and narratives, Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire serves as a groundbreaking testament to the power of Afrofuturism and its ability to inspire and engage audiences worldwide.
Join us in celebrating James Ssewakiryanga’s achievement and immerse yourself in the vibrant world of Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire, now streaming on Disney+. Let the captivating music and mesmerizing visuals transport you to a realm where tradition meets the wonders of technology.
Together, let’s embrace the spirit of Kizazi Moto and embrace the richness and diversity of African storytelling.