How a Nigerian America Is Taking On
Sesame Street With An African Puppet Show
I first heard about
Udochi Okeke on youtube.
She began to learn more about
her culture after graduating from
college and it came to the
conclusion that the world was
not doing justice to their stories.
Udochi works as a software
developer and has been on
over trying to connect to her
roots for over 10 years.
Her journey includes learning
the language, stories and
important cultural rites of her
Nigerian ancestors that she
missed out on growing up in
She began connecting with other
people in Nigeria using the internet
in 2017, and struck up a friendship
with an Nigerian based musician
from Anambra state who goes by
the name Ocha tk.
After several years of working on translation
videos including a video translating Newton's
2nd Law of Motion and explaining how
electricity works in Igbo language, they came up
with the idea to start a children's show starring a
loveable puppet named Maazi Agu who is
voiced by Ocha tk himself.
This new channel promises to
provide expert guidance and
information on child-friendly,
entertaining educational content
for children using Igbo language,
on a regular basis.
This new YouTube channel was
created specifically with the needs of
parents who want their children to
grow up with a knowledge of their
culture and language in mind, and
Mmuta Di Uto welcomes input on
which topics to explore.
Some of the current videos
on the channel include
using science to explain
what a rainbow is.
Health concepts like the videos on medicine,
pain and ambulance - New Igbo vocabulary
words - Teaching good behavior like the videos
on the channel about how to get along with
your siblings, parents and friends The
YouTube channel launched in 2020 and you
can view all the latest videos here: https:/