Basement is one of Africa’s fast-rising Animation Studios based in Lagos, Nigeria.

For over 10 years we have been producing unique and original stories with a universal appeal. This is made possible by our continued investment in talent, providing an enabling working environment and encouraging creative expression and inclusion in the workplace.

Through our strategic Partnerships with organizations such as the British Council’s Creative Enterprise Support Programme (Animation) we are at the forefront of developing the creative talent base in the Nigerian Animation industry.

Awards & Recognition

In 2017 Basement Animation was mentioned as one of the Top 5 Nigerian Animation Studios in Discop Book. We co-produced the pilot episode of L’arbre à Palimpseste, which won the Gulli Prize in Animation du Monde / MIFA pitthe ch at Annecy Animation Film Festival 2018.

In 2021, our TV special pitch, Joko & Dide won the International MIFA Campus Talents- Nigeria organized by the French Embassy and headlined the Nigeria Focus @ MIFA at Annecy Animation Film Festival 2021. In March 2022, Halima’s Vote, won the Best International Film Award at the Toronto Animation Arts Festival International 2022 (TAAFI).

Executives / Partners

Mbuotidem Johnson

CEO / Creative Director

Korede Johnson

COO / Head of Production

Rodney Abia

Head of Post Production

Ukpeme Uwakwe

Head of Development

Angelo Anosike

Animation & Art Director

Our Team

Oluwaseun Enyabine

Talent & Recruitment Manager

Raymond Abia

Business Development

Adeoye Adegbite

Storyboard Artist

Nosa Ogbuigwe


Bart Emordi

Sound Engineer

Oma Christopher

Production Assistant

Ladi Wada

Production Assistant

Titilayo Oluwole


Timothy Ilori


Daniel Nwaokocha


Boluwatife Oduyemi

Asset Building & Rigging

Bunmi Alogba


Angela Odumu


Festus Joseph

Studio Officer

Kesiena Odogwu

Composer / Voice Over Artist



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