Kunda Kids, an African-owned startup based in London, that focuses on African music-led animated series has recently achieved a huge milestone as it concluded a pre-seed fundraising round, raising $700,000 to promote further expansion and growth.
The injected capital will be instrumental in enhancing their production capabilities, expanding their reach, and bringing their rich storytelling experiences to an even wider audience.
Along with this new funding, the digital content company also announced the launch of its YouTube series called “Kunda and Friends.” This music-led 3D animation series is specifically designed for children and is set in an enchanting African landscape.
Founded in 2020 by Oladele Olafuyi and Louisa Olafuyi, Kunda Kids has grown to become an established award-winning children’s media publisher and creative studio, dedicated to inspiring the next generation of global citizens.
Kunda Kids’ growth and goals
Kunda Kids aims to showcase various elements of African culture in creative, fun, and simple formats for children. Its book, Africa’s Little Kings & Queens, which is available in over 130 countries and 300+ schools and libraries worldwide has sold over 20k copies in just two years.
The establishment of and the idea behind Kunda Kids started with a vision to introduce more culture, history, and language learning, in a bid to promote diversity and inclusion in children’s literature,
The company’s mission is to impact essential values such as self-confidence, teamwork, and kindness unto children while utilizing vibrant and engaging storytelling techniques and fostering cultural appreciation. Their dedication to creating high-quality content that resonates with children from diverse backgrounds has been recognized and celebrated by numerous prestigious awards.
Kunda Kids exemplifies the power of combining creativity, education, and cultural representation in the realm of children’s media. Through their innovative approach and commitment to nurturing the minds of young learners, Kunda Kids is making a significant impact in inspiring the next generation, fostering global citizenship, and celebrating the richness of African heritage.