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Another Superhero for the World to Watch

JENNIFER SEFA-BOAKYE | OkayAfrica   in  · ·
April 2, 2015

E.X.O.: The Legend of Wale Williams is a forthcoming graphic novel trilogy centering on a young Nigerian named Wale Williams who returns home to investigate his inventor father’s disappearance in a country overrun with corrupt leaders and robotic exoskeletal drones known as DREDS. Set a decade in the future in the Lagos Island-inspired Lagoon City, part one of the superhero series sees Wale inheriting a Nanosuit which gives him superhuman abilities that he uses to protect the city from The C.R.E.E.D, a radical extremist organization that aims to eradicate Lagoon City’s “myopic government.” This recent addition to the emerging canon of African superhero stories is the brainchild of Lagos-born digital animator and YouNeek Studios founder Roye Okupe, who began developing the project after noticing a lack of characters with African origins that fans of the genre could relate to. We recently spoke to Okupe over e-mail to talk about his inspirations for the afrofuturistic graphic novel and what he sees for the future of African superhero stories…

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