Digital Lab Africa 2021 Winners

7 winners from 5 countries in 3 categories!

Now in its fifth year, Digital Lab Africa (DLA) is one of the premier digital incubation programmes for animation, video games, extended reality (AR, VR) on the continent. This year we celebrate the seven winners from five countries who have been selected by specialist jury members from across the countries of Africa, France and the world. Join our two guest speakers who will share their views of the state of digital creativity on the continent, Delphine Buysse (Senegal) and Hugo Obi (Nigeria), and hear from the seven winning projects as they embark on a customised incubation journey through the DLA.


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Animation

Brian Wilson, Nigeria

Brian graduated from Bournemouth University with an MA in 3D Animation, and has worked with brands like Pepsi, Guinness, ZenithBank, and KPMG to name a few.

 

Aminah’s Journey

A young Hausa girl tries to make her way to safety after a violent attack on her village by Boko Haram terrorists seperates her from her family.

Ssagala Ndugwa, Uganda

Ssagala is a writer/producer based in Kampala and working at sawasawa.tv, where he creates and develops original stories for television, film and online.

Sheepish

Sheepish is an animated adult series following the adventures of two small time hustlers as they try to make it big in a town determined to keep them small.

Extended Reality (XR: AR / VR)

Arome Ibrahim, Nigeria

Arome Ibrahim is an award-winning 360VR developer and digital creative who is passionate about utilizing immersive technologies to create impact based experiences for Education, Tourism and Heritage visualization in Africa. Arome is the co-founder of Experis Immersive – an Extended Reality (XR) content development startup creating immersive, innovative, and interactive experiences. His project Virtuality Africa, a virtual art museum and exhibition on materiality in arts and immersive technology, showcases Africa’s rich history through an immersive virtual reality experience with digital artworks from artists like Bruce Onobrakpeya, Lamidi Fakeye, Uche Okeke.

Virtuality Africa

Virtuality Africa is a virtual art museum on mixed media and immersive technology, showcasing Africa’s rich history in arts through an immersive web experience in partnership with Yemisi Shyllon Museum of Art, which will showcase over 700 artworks from prominent artists and creatives in a virtual space that can be experienced by users irrespective of their location in the world, creating an engaging, educative, thought provoking immersive experience.

Godisamang Khunou, South Africa

Godisamang Khunou is an award winning filmmaker and the owner of Mogale Pictures. A Production company that is driven by the PAN African movement and African feminism to validate the experiences and emotions of African women. The business is supported by The 2021 Hub @The Goethe Institute to create Documentaries, Fiction films. She is a Durban Film Mart Alumni (2019) where she won The Most Promising Film award for her project on BLACK WOMEN AND SEX, she went on to win two awards for the same project, The Development award for The Best Female Director by The Saxon State Minister, and the Zonta Club Leipzig Elster Female Talent Development Prize at the DOK Leipzig (2019). She has served on the board of The Writers Guild of South Africa.

Black Women and Sex

Black Women and Sex is about the tension between black women, and the politics of sex. it is a 360 immersive piece where there’s three women on each side (left, middle and right) from South Africa, Zambia and Nigeria) these women are naked and will interact with big bodies of water (ocean, Victoria Falls, River) where water is used as a nuance to express their feelings relating to sex, with a voice over from each woman.

Video Games

Karen Andriamamonjy, Madagascar

Passionate about new technologies since childhood, Karen works today in IT, visual creation and social media management, food and gaming content creation as a blogger – streamer, in the video game industry also through Afrogameuse, Women in Games WIGJ and most recently with Red Raketa Studio.

Kalanoro

KALANORO is a third-person platform adventure game. Using powers from the four elements, the player’s mission will be to save the inhabitants of the island who have been transformed into chickens by a witch. This quest will take the player to the emblematic places of Madagascar where he will have to face the creatures as funny as dangerous, all mythical from Malagasy folklore.

Ifeanyichukwu Obi, Nigeria

A Senior Technical Artist specializing in Product Previz. Experienced in all areas of 3d artwork production. Well-versed in 2d and 3d animation. Proficient in the creation of interactive applications for all platforms. I have a strong background in project management and Computer programming language.

Mama Julie

Mama Julie is an infinite Isometric 3d runner game with an elaborate back story. Gameplay is centered around Mama Julie running through the Streets of Lagos to deliver food to her customers. The Success of her business is dependent on her reaching every customer in time. Lagos city provides a unique backdrop for the game because of its diverse characters and environment elements. The game’s art will be low polygon stylized model. There will be no dynamic lighting or reflection.

Ismaël Daouda Nouhoun, Togo

“Is Daouda” is an independent developer of video games and applications. He is currently working on a game called “I Can Transform” available for free on Android and Web and a C ++ video game engine called “is :: Engine” available for free on Github.
 
*”Is Daouda” est un développeur indépendant de jeux vidéo et d’applications. Il travail actuellement sur un jeu du nom de “I Can Transform” disponible gratuitement sur Android et Web et un moteur de jeu vidéo C++ du nom de “is::Engine” disponible gratuitement sur Github.*

I Can Transform

I Can Transform is an action-platform video game available on Android and Web. This game contains an advertising platform that promotes products, services and music.

In this game, you will use your special costume which allows you to transform into mechanical objects (Car, Rocket, Helicopter, Motorcycle, …) to avoid obstacles, collect Vortex Gems in levels and defeat the Assas (The bad guys who want to destroy the world).

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