Chekwube Okonkwo

About speaker

Chekwube Okonkwo is the co-founder/art director of magic carpet studios experienced in 2d Animation, Storyboarding and Character design. In 2019 the studio won the international film festival (rtf) best African animation hourglass award for a short film he directed.

Through Magic Carpet Studio, Chekwube was at the center of helping train over 100 animators in five years. He sat with the company’s interviewer to explore pioneering an animation studio, directing Africa’s first 2d feature film and building the animation industry in Nigeria.