South African media personality Carol Ofori is set to star in an upcoming local episode of Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire, an action-packed Disney+ original animated anthology which draws on Africa’s rich and diverse histories and cultures. The animation series will present 10 sci-fi and fantasy stories featuring bold and brave new worlds of advanced technology, aliens, spirits and monsters.
The anthology tells stories from creators hailing from Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe. Viewers can expect an unforgettable ride into Africa’s future, presenting visions of the continent as never before seen.
Carol Ofori stars in ‘Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire’
Carol Ofori stars in an episode titled Mkhuzi: The Spirit Racer and plays the role of titular character Mkhuzi. In this episode, we meet Manzo – a half-human, half-alien teenager played by Nasty C who dreams of becoming a superstar racer like his mother, the legendary masked racer Mkhuzi.
Always struggling to reconcile his Zulu heritage with his alien blood, Manzo is outraged when aliens threaten to destroy his Soweto neighbourhood and his injured mother challenges her old nemesis Ogun, an alien overlord, to a re-match he knows she won’t survive. Manzo takes the mask for himself and joins the epic race with everything he loves at stake.
“I am very excited to be a part of this Disney+ production. The fact that talent from the whole African continent is involved makes me so proud,” Carol shares. “I’ve always wanted to create content for Africans, African children and for the world to consume our content as Africans so I am so happy to be contributing even more in this amazing animation series – and I hope it’s the first of many exciting projects from Disney+ that shines a light on Africa and its talent.”
Simangaliso “Panda” Sibaya and Malcom Wope direct this particular episode, with Triggerfish, Africa’s leading animation studio, behind the animation.
Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire‘s executive producer is Peter Ramsey (co-director of the Oscar®-winning Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse), alongside Tendayi Nyeke and Anthony Silverston from Triggerfish, the lead studio on this anthology.
Other local celebrities lending their voices to this project include Pearl Thusi, Nasty C, Tumi Morake, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Lillian Dube, Gigi Lamayne, Candice Modiselle and more.
Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire‘s global release date is 5 July 2023, exclusively on Disney+.