For a start the environment in Nigeria is not friendly as truth be told the economy is not as fair as that of the United States. Well I guess that was bad comparison but what I am trying to say is, our passion is our driving force. I could complain of a lot of things like when I was working on a project Tatiana, there was a general power cut due to bla bla bla that happened to the power plant and the power was restored in two months time which automatically slowed the project down and alternative power sources are quite expensive most especially for project that you get no money from. Well to make matters more beautiful my dad was so encouraging with words like all you are doing is rubbish. But in between that and more as a dreamer, an entrepreneur i kept working hard and never discouraged.
Well I see some improvements over the past few years, where small animation studios started springing up in Nigeria and most film festivals consider animation amongst their category, which really encourages more people to go into animation. To work here as an animator is quite crazy because animation requires patience, but Nigerians are not so patient. So you have to learn to work very fast. You give deadlines which you can beat so you can deliver before time. Recently as I work on my my animation company I focus on future films, which has being challenging financial wise and creative wise but as as a start up most of the work is done by me alone so I inspire myself and those with me by painting great visual pictures of the work so we can always see the possibilities. That keeps the creative juice flowing. Putting work out there is not so easy but social networking has really helped in self and work promotion. The problem with social networks is you have to be consistent and when you work as an animator posting can’t be so consistent. As an animator paying attention to details is important even if the drawings are bad. But the animation has to meet standards, that is one of my advice to animators.