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Peace Toba Olatunji: Talented Nigerian Animator With Global Recognition

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By Oluyinka Soyemi

BLACK NEON from Nigeria has been selected alongside animations around the world by My RØDE Reel, world’s largest short film competition. And here is why?

Although Peace Toba Olatunji (aka Dopay) graduated with a degree in Architecture from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, he is one Nigeria’s finest 2D/3D Animator and professional Storyboard Artist at the moment.

He fell in love with animation at a tender age with influence from a lot of movies from the animation industry giants like Disney, Pixar and Aardman animations. He practiced Architecture for a while in Nigeria and later opted out to pursue his career in Animation in 2019, albeit without technical skills in his desired profession but armed with talent and focus.

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Having undergone the rewarding rigour of learning, he currently makes a living as a freelancer working with clients in the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Germany and a host of others.

Honing his skills gradually, he became confident enough to make his first film, BLACK NEON, and has also been able to secure internship at Triggerfish Animation Studios, one of the biggest African studio in South Africa in conjunction with Netflix, under the tutelage of Pixar’s Nathan Stanton.

Black Neon is a short animated film set in a dystopian African future which delves into a silent issue like depression in the society and encourages an introspective approach to curing this emotional disease. The 3-minute film was written, directed and animated by Peace in 8 months with voice-over credit to his brother, Joy Olatunji and theme song credit to Okwudini Noah Misan.

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The film gained traction within a short period of its publishing with the aim of securing spots at film festivals around the world.

There is no doubt the future holds a big success for him as he looks forward to being a key role player in developing the Animation scene in Nigeria by fostering good relationships with creatives and having his own start-up company that tells African stories and preserve our cultural values for the younger generation.

Although the Nigerian Animation industry is still budding and fresh, he believes there is a lot of potential for creators to tap into in his part of the world.

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Contact details:

YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvQMjp9Ea6sZ54A-jjBCkMg

Email address: dopayinc@gmail.com

Portfolio: www.artstation.com/dopay

Website: www.dopayarts.com

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JusticeForSylvester: Uche Maduagwu Creates Scene At The Market (Video)

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Nigerian actor and social media commentator, Uche Maduagwu on Saturday, dramatically demanded justice for late student of Dowen College, Sylvester Oromoni jnr.

The controversial critic stormed a market place and created a scene as he warned the management of Dowen College that he would pay them a visit.

The death of Sylvester Oromoni Jnr, has sparked agitations from Nigerian celebrities, as they demand justice for the child.
A Twitter user @perrisonoromoni, who claimed to be the boy’s cousin, said that Oromoni was beaten by fellow students for refusing to join cult.

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However, in a statement on Wednesday, the school denied all allegations stating that Oromoni was neither bullied nor beaten but only complained of hip pain after playing football.

In a video making rounds online, Maduagwu had bra’s strapped all around his body and in his a hand as he jumped around saying; ”Justice for Sylvester, Dowen College I am coming with my bra”

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Nigerian Gay, Bisi Alimi Says “80% Of Nigerian Musics Are Noisy, Meaningless And Toxic”

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Nigerian gay rights activist, Bisi Alimi took to his Instastoies to share his thoughts on the Nigerian music industry.

According to him, 80% of Nigerian music are noisy, meaningless, and toxic. The gay rights activist inferred that the quality of music is why Nigerians are ”noisy, meaningless and toxic.”

According to him, the remaining 20% of meaningful music do not interest Nigerians because they are not “emotionally intelligent to appreciate good music.”

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Nigerian Gay, Bisi Alimi Says “80% Of Nigerian Music Are Noisy, Meaningless And Toxic”

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Lionel Messi Ordered To Demolish His Hotel In Barcelona (Pictures)

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LIONEL MESSI’S week may be going from boom to doom after his £26m hotel was reportedly ordered to be demolished.

Paris Saint-Germain’s Argentine legend was celebrating on Monday when he lifted the Ballon d’Or for an incredible seventh time.

Now the £650,000-a-week striker could be set to take a hit as the 77-bedroom hotel he owns was found not to meet city standards.

Messi’s four-star ‘MiM Sitges’ is located not far from the private estate he lived on during his days in Barcelona and was one of his favourite places to visit.

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According to El Confidencial, a court order for the demolition of the property is currently pending.

And they even approached Messi’s camp for comment, but neither he nor his team decided to speak on the matter.

Messi, who owns hotels in Ibiza and Majorca with the Majestic Hotel Group, spent £26m on the Hotel MiM Sitges, which sits just over 100 feet from the sea, back in 2017.

However, the fresh report states that he did so without knowing that Sitges Town Hall had already ordered its demolition due to its non-compliance with building codes.

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