LFA Alumni Vanessa Ford launches the first African animated superhero series 'Super Sema'

15 March 2021

We are incredibly proud of our LFA Alumni Vanessa Ford, for the launch of 'Super Sema', the first African animated superhero series to empower and inspire the next generation of children to change the world through curiosity, creativity, and STEM.  Vanessa is the executive producer of the series and COO of the company that created the series, Kukua.

Recently Oscar-winning actor Lupita Nyong'o not only joined the voice cast of the series, she also became an equity partner in its female-led, Nairobi-based production company Kukua.  “I am grateful that these women are helping to eradicate the scarcity of Black female protagonists in television and am honored to work alongside them,” Nyong’o told Variety.

Vanessa's and her team’s mission is to empower children with skills and the capacity to think beyond what they believe is possible and imagine a better world and create it into existence.  ‘Super Sema’ is about a young African girl who uses creativity, determination, and STEM powers to change the world.

Congratulations to Vanessa and the rest of the cast and crew involved in this ground-breaking series!

'Super Sema' is available to stream worldwide on YouTube.