Blaqk Stereo is a 2D animation / Illustration and filmmaking studio from Lagos, Nigeria.
Website is currently undergoing some upgrade and will be up shortly Blaqk stereo
Hello, My name is Hawwal
I am an actor, musician, 2D animator / illustrator & filmmaker. I have appeared on some of the biggest TV shows in Nigeria that literally went across borders to become the biggest shows in Africa.
I played a lead role in the hit African sitcom ‘Jenifa’s Diary’ from seasons 1 - 7 and the series had a reach of over 500 million viewers across Africa which went on to be the biggest sitcom from Nigeria, Africa.
After which I appeared on several other huge movie and series projects to name a few:
Moms at war
Multichoice feature movie ‘Dream chasers’
Rok tv’s recent Series ‘Agency’ and so on……
Away from my acting career, behind the scenes, I started my business ‘Blaqk stereo’ which is a registered company under the corporate affairs commission (CAC) of the federal republic of Nigeria
And since then, I with my amazing crew of professionals who are acquaintances along side some media firms I have collaborated with have, created amazing video contents for some of the biggest brands here in Nigeria and some big names across Africa to mention a few:
“UBA (United bank of Africa)
United Bank for Africa - Google Search)
Transcorp Hilton Abuja Abuja Hotels - Transcorp Hilton Abuja - Hotels in Abuja, Nigeria
CNN Africa How this investment firm is winning over new talent in Nigeria - CNN Video
V bank Login • Instagram
and the list goes on……”
In late 2020, I started a personal project which is a 2D animation series titled ‘Wagwan’ Login • Instagram
it’s still on the ‘ongoing’ phase and is set to be released some time this year 2022.
Africa as we know isn’t quite acquitted with the web3 ecosystem and it’s vast applications that can be integrated into our businesses and everyday lives. I plan on breaking down the learning curve.
As it may have been done in other continents, a very different approach has to be taken into consideration in dealing with the average African or Nigerian.
Which is where the Blaqk stereo DAO comes into play. Our community will be organizing events / campaigns that will appeal to the everyday people here exposing them to the opportunities that await them over in the web3 ecosystem as well as what the Near protocol offers.
Blaqk stereo is a 360 production studio focused on organizing events/campaigns to educate about blockchain technology, NFT’s and Near protocol in the simplest way possible breaking the learning curve also to entertain, socialize and grow a fully functional and intellectual community of Nearians exponentially in Nigeria and across Africa.
Organize events drawing creatives from all fields introducing them to the web3 ecosystem and the Near protocol as well as its applications in the simplest and most engaging manner possible.
Production of contents both short films and 2D animation to educate people about Near on a monthly bases.
Onboarding of filmmakers and professional creatives through competitions.
Education and training of teenagers from the ages of 13 - 18 about 2D animation and filmmaking aswell as the benefits of web3, blockchain tech and NFT’s.
(There so many gifted children with amazing ideas but because of the limited resources and zero access to funds, they end up killing their dreams. I intend intervening into this with the help of Near protocol. We will be going to local schools educating and teaching them on a quarterly bases and I also intend providing them with the gadgets and resources needed for them to achieve their dreams and ideas)
I @Hawwal alongside @Sholaspark and intend actualizing these goals laid out.