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Hey guys! my name is Ayo Makinde and I am the creator of the African fantasy comic;Njeri-The Telesaic Code, I was born in Ibadan, Oyo State, South Western region of Nigeria. Growing up as a child, my love for fantasy budded with the phenomenal works of C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia and the Tolkien fantasy masterpiece- The Lord of the Rings Triology. The world of covert operation captured my heart when I started reading the works of the master of intrigue- Robert Ludlum. Big thank you to my elder brother who introduced me to his works. Since then I have dreamt of creating a work that blended these two genres so perfectly within the African context. My passion for comics in general lead me to create the comic brand-comicsDI.
THE JOURNEY INTO NJERI
Five years ago the journey into Njeri started, I spent countless nights writing pages upon pages of the script while developing the concept for the character development at the same time. In 2016, I took a giant step to release a preamble to the graphic novel. A fifteen page colourful comic titled: Njeri (Illumination). You can read the preamble on my website- www.comicsdi.com
An evil personality rises from the sands of history, obsessed with a feat which has, to a large extent, only been achieved by Alexander the Great of old, he seeks to conquer the known world using a continent which through the ages has been known as the dark continent as his sceptre-Africa!…. but why Africa???
In an alternate realm known only as Revotta, a prophecy known as the prophecy of the 12 thrones has finally been released after thousands of years. This might be the end of lord bazael, the evil and psychopathic sorcerer, god of the Anktalians. The prophecy is an herald of a redemption long awaited. Forces will clash, the heavens will bleed, the realms will quake as the tussle for Revotta thunders.
Caught in the ticket of these two realms are two personalities with completely divergent traits: one is a female fast rising Kenyan R&B Singer-Njeri, while the other is the exceptionally brilliant & calculating Hausa born detective-Farouk Garba, a graduate of criminology from Arizona State University, U.S.A.
Together, the duo find themselves unexpectedly teaming up to solve a larger than life puzzle which might be the curse of the human race or its redemption.
Njeri inspires with deep seated themes of courage, leadership, scarifice, self-discovery and redemption.
My mission in writing Njeri-The Telesaic Code is to birth a work that creates a perfect blend between the world of covert operation and the enchanted world of fantasy within the African context. I want to set another record in the world of fantasy.
I started the Indiegogo Campaign because it suddenly dawned on me that a work that has the potential to set another world record in the fantasy genre was simply gathering dust and rusting away on my shelve. I was robbing the world of another great work….’cos after the preamble to the work, which had barely scratched the surface of the story, the work dragged on with endless delay, part of the key factors being inadequate financial backing .
So, friends, family, fantasy fans all over the world, I humbly ask for your help in making this dream come true by guaranteeing that this Pan-African Fantasy tale comes to reality. Let’s make history together.
Thanks for your support!