Nigerian lady creates game characters that wear ankara, dashiki, kente

Nigerian lady creates game characters that wear ankara, dashiki, kente

- A Nigerian gaming character creator, Danielle, is creating characters that represent the identities of Africans

- Danielle said she was creating them because she wanted to make characters that look like her

- The Nigerian creator said that she hopes to one day be an advisor to game companies or a creator for them

A Nigerian with the name Danielle is one of many who have latched on technology to project the display of not just Nigerian but African pride.

She creates custom generated content for online games where users have the ability to style their gaming characters in ways that look African, BBC News reports.

Though she is half Nigerian and half Bajan, she said she started making contents so that she could project herself into it.

Danielle said she found out the huge gap in the game world that it does not have characters that look African and decided to do something about it.

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The character creator said what she does help explore her Nigerian identity as she has used different clothing materials like ankara to flesh out her game characters.

She said she wanted to bring that marker of identity into the game because the clothing materials are what she has been wearing she was born.

The Nigerian creator said that one of her proud moments as a creator was when she was able to help a girl appreciate her own looks when she saw people like her as characters in a game.

Danielle finally said that she looks forward to a future where she could be advisors to gaming companies or creators for them and push for the representation of diversity in all games.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a popular Hollywood movie production company, Disney, is working on a Nigerian themed film called Sade.

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The studio bought the movie right from Ola Shokunbi and Lindsey Reed Palmer, the company which will be in charge of co-writing the film's screenplay.

The narrative of the movie is centred around the main character, Sade, whose kingdom is under spiritual siege from some mysterious forces.

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