Kenyan Animation Nominated For American Award

Kenyan Animation Nominated For American Award

January 24, 2022 0 By Tyler Musalia

Kenyan animated YouTube original series, Super Sema was nominated for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).


Super Sema was featured in the outstanding Animated series category for the 2022 NAACP Awards scheduled for February 26.


The animation features award-winning actress, Luputa Nyong’o, who is also the show’s executive producer.


A professional Super Sema poster featuring Luputa Nyong’o (arms up) and the other actors.


The Kenyan born Academy winner took to social media to celebrate his nomination.


“It was an honor to bring Sema live in partnership with Kukua and this recognition is very special. Super Sema reign supreme!” The actress wrote.


The producers describe the series as an exciting roller coaster of daring adventures, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) inventions, and kid-power to save the village from a heartless AI Robot.


Luputa voices the character, ‘Mom Dunia’, in the series which features an Afro-futuristic society known as Dunia. Along with challenging stereotype about people of color, the show encourages children, and especially girls, to be innovative.


The show is produced by Kukua, a media and technology start-up, of which Lupita is a shareholder.


NAACP Awards, which was established in August 1967, is celebrated annually to recognize outstanding performance in film, television, theater, music and literature.


Super Sema is nominated alongside Big Mouth (Netflix), Peanut Headz: Black History Toonz (Kweli Tv), We The People (Netflix) and Yasuke (Netflix) in the category of Outstanding Animated Series.