Thursday, July 5, 2012

Bino & Fino

Bino and Fino is a home African kids cartoon produced by a Nigerian animator, Adamu Waziri.

I came cross this cartoon while reading OK! Nigeria's second edition yesterday on my way back home from work. Was really impressed. Like Waziri explained in his interview, there are no African cartoons that potray the African culture. Most cartoons children watch these days are American, Eurpoean and Asian cartoons. It's good to see an African cartoon that dwells on the African culture.

About Bino and Fino
Bino and Fino is a cartoon series about a brother and sister named Bino and Fino who live with their grandparents ‘Mama’ and ‘Papa’ in a modern day city in Africa. Bino and Fino have many adventures where, with the help of their friend Zeena the Magic Butterfly, they discover and learn things about the world.

Bino and Fino was created to provide more ethnically diverse children’s entertainment. Especially for viewers from a Black African heritage globally, whether residing on the African continent or in Diaspora. Importantly, it is an inclusive series for all children of toddler and preschool age from around the world, from Africa, Latin America through to Europe, Asia and America.

The program is fun and educational. Bino and Fino help to teach children about counting, colours, animals and also help teach children major African languages. These are just a few areas and topics the cartoon is aiming to educate and enlighten children: African history,  African culture,  African maps,  General black history in Diaspora,  General educational content such as grammar and arithmetic, Life skills, African songs,  African Languages, Fun and games from all over the world.

I believe this is a must watch for everyone who wants to learn and understand the African culture. And for those who want their children to learn to appreciate their African roots.


  1. pretty soon by His grace, im goin to hv my own cartoons on display too :)