Nigerian children featured in new Magic Makers series to help commemorate this important day in Nigeria’s history
Abuja, Nigeria – The time has come to raise the flag, sing the national anthem, and observe a key moment in Nigeria’s history. With 60 years since Nigeria gained independence from Britain, the country has more than enough reason to celebrate on the 1st of October! True to Nigerian culture, one can either go big or go home!
To celebrate this monumental milestone, Boomerang has prepared something special for its young viewers with fun activities, engagements, testimonials, and everything in-between to help commemorate this important day in Nigeria’s history!
The Magic Makers initiative, proudly brought by Boomerang to audiences all over Africa, is all about inspiring creativity to make those magical moments shine just a little brighter! The series, which kicked off on Mother’s Day, followed by Father’s Day, allows little ones to show off their wildest, craziest, and imaginative ideas to the Boomerang community.
For the third edition of Magic Makers, Nigerian children can now join in the Independence Day celebrations – customarily observed by spending the day with family or visiting friends and having a traditional meal together – by sharing the fruits of their creative imaginations with their peers across Africa, showcasing their cultural diversity.
Launching on Thursday, 17 September, Boomerang’s Magic Makers website will give children 60 reasons to celebrate Nigeria’s Independence Day through a video series providing children with a voice, showcasing their stories, and giving them a platform to share cool, creative ideas to mark the day.
From specially designed crafts to yummy recipes, DIY stop-motion tutorials, quizzes to interactive activities and games to encourage creative thinking, the website will keep kids entertained with refreshed, fun, new stuff to discover until the end of October.
Magic Makers will be aired across the whole continent, offering video testimonials from local Nigerian kids on how they celebrate Independence Day with their family, and how their friends, across Africa, can make their celebrations a little more special too!
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Home to your favourite cartoon characters, Boomerang Africa gives kids aged 4-7 years old, and their families, more to laugh about in a safe space. Boomerang is filled with pure universal fun and surprises as seen from a kids’ perspective. Reaching eight million people in South Africa alone, the channel is the #2 most popular kids channel in French-speaking Africa and holds the top spot in the ‘Coolest Animated Brand or Entertainment Characters’ category in South Africa with the famous cat and mouse frenemies, Tom & Jerry.
Boomerang’s programming includes other favourite TV shows such as Mr Bean, Wacky Races, New Looney Tunes, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, as well as new Boomerang originals, Taffy and The Happos Family, alongside local African Boomerang productions such as Safari Comedy Show and WOOALA!.
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