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The Birth Of Africa’s Super Hero

Roye Okupe was born in Lagos, Nigeria. As many young kids, Roye had a fascination with superhero’s. However, there seemed to be little diversity in the superhero narratives. Now years later, Roye lives in Rockville, Maryland. He decided to provide the next generation with a new hero to look up to.

Seeing not one hero comes from Africa (there are even mutant turtle superhero’s!), Roye created E.X.O: a superhero story about redemption, set in a futuristic 2025 Africa. Together with a dedicated team of Nigerians (Ayodele Elegba, Sunkanmi Akinboye, Raphael Kazeem and Godwin Akpan), Roye is designing a book that not only shows how cool Africa can be, but also educates young African children on the possibilities they have. The result is E.X.O. part one, a 130 page full color graphic novel.

The comic is available in August this year. But it’s not only a book: there is an E.X.O animation movie on it’s way. What super hero does not have it’s own animation movie, right?

Excited to help E.X.O. on his way saving the world? Check out the Kickstarter campaign (it runs till May 7th, be quick!)


Roye Okupe

Roye Okupe

He is born in Nigeria and moved to USA to study when he was 17 years old. By now he is a great web developer but in his spare time he’s making his childhood dream come true; making an animation figure like E.X.O!

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