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The idea for the Bino & Fino cartoon series came about around 2007. The creator of the show, Adamu Waziri, realised that there was a massive lack of true African made children's educational cartoon shows. In Nigeria at the time there were no indigenous cartoon shows that showed children a reflection of themselves. All the cartoon shows were imported and had no link to Africa in anyway.
Children are highly impressionable and the human brains learning capacity is the most between 0-6 years. Children’s media is one of the most powerful when it comes to shaping minds. So the fact that children across the world had no cartoon they could watch that genuinely taught them about Africa or represented the continent in a proper way was a worrying one.
The show was created to help rectify this imbalance and to create much needed family friendly genuine educational children's programming that isn't afraid to assume that children are a lot smarter than we think they are.
Bino & Fino is made by EVCL (www.evcl.tv) which is an animation studio based in Abuja, Nigeria.