“Super Sema,” a new YouTube kids strange module for children, premieres on Mar 8, 2021. The charcterised array facilities a Black superhero, who happens to be a 10-year-old immature girl. STEAM fuels Sema’s powers — science, technology, engineering, art, and math, reports Entertainment Weekly on Feb. 22.
She is Africa’s heroine. Sema and her family live in a “neo-Africa-futuristic village of Dunia.” Sema uses STEAM to strengthen Dunia from Tabor, a inhuman uber-villain robot, and his army of annoying robots, a Bongalalas.
The kid-heroes live with their grandpa, Babu. He is described as an affectionate, correct storyteller who had 0 tech skills. He is famous to pull a symbol and incidentally disaster adult a kid’s creations. Babu always blames it on Moyo, super Sema’s pet goat.
Super Sema uses her “technovating” skills in a Secret Lab to whip adult whatever she and MB can use to assist their community. The “Super Sema” website explains:
Lynne Southerland states she is one of a initial Black womanlike directors in animation. She and her female-led group furnish a array Kakau in Kenya. They use internal talent for a “Super Sema” character’s voices.
Kakau Chief Communications Officer and “Super Sema” Executive Producer Vanessa Ford is ardent about bringing long-needed Black purpose models to children’s programming.
Adding a STEAM cause and carrying a categorical character, a 10-year-old lady whose name is Swahili, for “speak up” will boost a positivity impact.
“At Kukua, we’re building a association where we can take risks, have sum artistic freedom, and change a approach we make calm for kids from a inside out,” explains Ford.
The “Super Sema” website offers STEM experiments, DIY crafts, and printables for children. Each download has elementary instructions, an part list, and a useful educational video designed to hint a kid’s imagination.
Under a “Watch” dropdown menu relatives will find “Supa Kids,” a collection of videos of “Inspiring Stories of Super African Kids.” “Super Sema” introduces any video observant she knows all children are special.
Currently, there are 3 videos: “Meet Jannelle from East Africa’s Got Talent” a 9-year-old with a pleasing singing voice, “Meet Seth – A Video Editor, Coder Entrepreneur” a 12-year-old who in 2016 taught himself to revise videos regulating those he found on YouTube. The third is “Meet Tiana – A Creative Little Chef” an 8-year-old who not usually loves to cook, she does “it with passion!”
The website also offers 3 apps: Sema Run, Sema Goal, and Sema trace. They are accessible during Google Play Store and a Apple App Store. One of a WIRED reviews:
Forget Candy Crush, Sema is an app that will learn millions of African children to read!
On Mar 8, 8 episodes will premiere on YouTube for Kids “Super Sema” channel. The initial deteriorate consists of 20 five-minute episodes.
Written by Cathy Milne-Ware
Entertainment Weekly: Watch a intensely familiar opening for YouTube’s new charcterised Black superhero series; by Jethro Nededog
Los Angeles Times: YouTube doubles down on kids programs with 9 new shows this year; by Wendy Lee
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