A début production by Taeps Animation Studios, “The Satchel” is a beautiful story between two brothers, rivals and Kings, Obatala and Oduduwa, who battle to create a Kingdom!

With voices completed by the producers, songs by Nissi and animation by our in-house creative team, “The Satchel” is a true in-house production. Written by Jimi Oremule, directed by Nissi Ogulu. Produced by Adeoyin Okuboyejo, Ayobami Bello, Nissi Ogulu and Jimi Oremule.

 

According to Jimi, the story of “The Satchel” dates back many thousands of years, long before our time. “The story centres around two brothers, Obatala and Oduduwa who are children of Olodumare, the supreme ruler. Obatala, crafter of humans, obtains permission from his father to create earth with the aid of a satchel." “Obatala is by every definition of the word, an artist,” says Nissi. “He takes pride in his work and celebrates the permission received from his father to create the universe. Oduduwa, on the other hand, is a charismatic lover boy who has formed an attachment with a human. Has love any bounds?”

 

In the story, soon after Obatala has created the stars and the primeval ocean, his brother Oduduwa usurps the satchel in aim to finish the job. Oduduwa, fuelled by ulterior motives, fends off his brother and ensues chaos. “The tale leaves you with a choice,” says Jimi.

 

“#TeamObatala

  

or

  

#TeamOduduwa?”

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