Lagos Comic Con 2016

It is over, but we are still very excited about one of the biggest geeky convention of creative artists in Nigeria, Lagos Comic Con 2016. This year’s event, which took place at Ikeja witnessed more than 5000 attendees including exhibitors. Some of the exhibitors included US based Nigerian comic maker, Dewunmi Okupke of Youneek Studio, Vortex comics and an array of their comic titles like Strike Guard, Peda Studio displayed issues of New Born. The event opened with the keynote address delivered by Gregory Odutayo, MD of R2TV. Highlights of the event include Comic Panel Awards; workshops and seminars with speakers like Akdogan Ali, acclaimed creator of Nigeria’s first African-themed 3D game, Deji Arosho, of the BBC, Hugo Obi, CEO of Maliyo Games, Loukman Ali, an Ugandan 3D motion graphic expert and Ebele Okoye a German based animation expert; and the launch of Spoof’s Animation’s Strikeguard, a 2D animated movie. Kids were not left of the fun as UR4Africa welcomed them to its kidszone. The Lagos Comic Con started off with just about 300 participants in 2012. The event, which is a geeky convention of creative artists/minds drawn from different segment of the creative industries including the animation, comic, gaming and film, is the brainchild of Ayodele Elegba, who has been the convener of the yearly event from its inception. Here are some of the pictures from the event.