A new animated TV and web series, Rat Race, produced by Nigerians and targeted at a Nigerian audience is currently in production.
The animated series is to be directed by Mesh Ad Studios and produced by Redmonkeyz Media.
Rat Race, set in modern day Nigeria, chronicles the lives of two rats across suburban Nigeria as they tackle everyday Nigerian problems in a humorous and satirical way.
The series features Nkapi, voiced by Michael Adukeh, an alpha rat who is cunning, smart and ambitious and Nka, voiced by Lionel Spiff, who is a dull, easy going and sluggish rat often gullible to Nkapi’s schemes.
The writer, Michael Adukeh says “Considering the challenges and myriad of experiences an average Nigerian encounters, we felt that we would be depicting our problems and ways of life in an entertaining way but also in a way that calls for thought, reflection and action.”
Rat Race features references to film/pop-culture and social concepts. According to Director Donald Okudu, "it is guaranteed to be an adventure full of the typical Nigerian humour, memorable characters and relatable content”