“In creating a superhero show set in Lusaka, I hope to introduce the world to four strong African girls who save the day in their own fun and crazy way. Most importantly, I want to illustrate that anyone from anywhere can be a superhero,”
Is what Zambian writer Malenga Mulendema said in the statement when she was asked what inspired her to create this animated series. The series is called Mama K’s Team 4 and is designed by Malcolm Wope a Cameroonian artist and produced by Triggerfish Animation Studios in Cape -Town.
The series is set in Lusaka Zambia and involves four black teen girls who under the mentorship of a secret agent are responsible for saving the world on a budget.
According to Melissa Cobb the Vice President of Original animation at Netflix – In addition to giving African writers a global platform on which to be heard, we are excited to present this powerful and entertaining new animated series that brings Malenga’s incredible and unique vision to life on Netflix. Mama K’s Team 4’ has the potential to give a whole new generation of African children the opportunity to see themselves on screen in the powerful, aspirational characters they look up to.
I do not know about you but ‘Mama K’s Team 4’ is just one more thing I am personally adding to my growing list of stuff I have to watch. No word yet one when it actually starts!