Uganda Premiere of "Kunda & Friends" Celebrates African Storytelling and Diversity in Children's Media

In Summary
  • Ushering in a Revolutionary Wave of Children's Entertainment, Kampala Welcomes the Future of Fun and Learning.
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Kunda Kids, an award-winning children's EdTech and media company, is thrilled to announce the Uganda premiere of its innovative 3D animated series, "Kunda & Friends," at the esteemed Century Cinema Arena Mall on Sunday, April 7th. This premiere not only signifies a crucial development in East African children's entertainment but also continues the series' streak of worldwide sold-out screenings that began with a stunning launch at the Cineworld London O2 Arena and continued through Helsinki, Finland; Nairobi, Kenya; and Lagos, Nigeria.

In stark contrast to many popular Eurocentric shows that have captivated African audiences without reflecting African values and experiences, "Kunda & Friends" offers a culturally rich alternative. It responds to parents' needs for digital content that is both educational and engaging for the family. The series blends educational milestones with African culture through a vibrant soundtrack of Afrobeats, Amapiano, and Reggae, promoting values of friendship, interconnectedness, and well-being among its viewers. It aims to nurture a generation of global citizens who value diversity and unity.

This significant event in Kampala celebrates Ugandan creativity and excellence, with Kunda Kids collaborating with Creatures Animation Studio, an all-Ugandan team, to bring this series to life. Highlighting this collaboration is Ray Malinga, an Annie Award-winning Disney director and co-founder of Creatures Animation Studio, whose creative genius has been pivotal in producing "Kunda & Friends." This partnership showcases the exceptional talent within Uganda’s creative sector and pays homage to the Ugandan heritage of Kunda Kids co-founder Louisa Kiwana Olafuyi, adding a deeply personal dimension to the event.

"We are incredibly proud to introduce 'Kunda & Friends' to my beloved Uganda," stated Louisa Kiwana Olafuyi. "This series is a testament to Africa's boundless creativity, talent, and narratives. We are eager to share these stories with Ugandan children and children worldwide, instilling a sense of pride and belonging in our rich heritage."

"Kunda & Friends" represents a landmark in diversity and representation within children's media, offering young viewers a mirror to see themselves and a window to discover the beauty of different cultures. The series goes beyond entertainment to educate, providing a valuable resource for parents and educators to foster meaningful discussions about the world.

The premiere event is set to be a vibrant celebration of African storytelling, creativity, and the universal values that bind us. Through "Kunda & Friends," Kunda Kids reaffirms its dedication to transforming the narrative of African content for children and fostering the growth of African talent in the creative industries.

For further information about "Kunda & Friends" and Kunda Kids, please visit Kunda Kids.


Kunda Kids is an award-winning children's EdTech and media company on a mission to make early learning exciting with stories that encourage literacy, boost self-esteem, and celebrate Africa's rich history and diversity. Adored by parents, educators, and over 300 schools and libraries globally, our stories spark curiosity, build confidence, and embrace culture, shaping the next generation of global citizens.