Nigerian Cartoon Show Brings Diversity To Kids in Portuguese Speaking Countries
When you talk about Africa in the world of children's entertainment, very rarely do you see many programs for children to watch to help them learn about the continent. This issue is even more prevalent in Portuguese speaking countries like Brazil where there is a serious lack of media that portrays Africa for children to interact with.
Most children in Brazil know little about their African heritage, African culture, history and the positive impact it has had in Brazil and the world. They are not taught about this in schools, in the books they read or the TV shows they watch.
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Brazil has the biggest black African diaspora outside of Africa. It is even larger than that of the U.S.A. Brazil owes most of its wonderful, vibrant, culture to the African roots of its Afro-Brazilian population.
To help counteract this problem we launched a crowdfunder in May to help raise funds to produce a Brazilian Portuguese version of our popular educational African cartoon show Bino and Fino.
- The Bino & Fino Show is the number one selling educational cartoon show teaching children about Africa in a genuine way. EVCL animation studio produces the Bino and Fino show in Abuja, Nigeria.
- Bino and Fino is about a brother and sister who live in a modern day city in Africa.In each episode Bino and Fino, with the help of their friend Zeena the Magic Butterfly and their family, discover and learn things about Africa and the world.
- In many of the episodes children can learn about aspects of Pan African culture and history.
- The Bino and Fino show has positive role models for children of the Black African diaspora that are sorely missing much of children's programming around the world.
We thrilled to announce that we have successfully completed the Portuguese version of the show which is now available for download at our store.
We hope this will help provide more access for Portuguese speaking children in countries like Angola, Portugal, Mozambique and Cape Verde to enjoy African focused children's media.
Here is an episode from the Portuguese version to watch on our You Tube channel.