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Nnedi Okorafor Makes Acting Debut on Netflix Children’s Show, “Ada Twist, Scientist”

Nnedi Okorafor Makes Acting Debut on Netflix Children’s Show, “Ada Twist, Scientist”

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The popular children’s show, inspired by Andrea Beaty and David Roberts’ Ada Twist, Scientist, featured Okorafor in the 19th episode of season four.

By Hope Ibiale

Nigerian-American science fiction writer, Nnedi Okorafor, has made her voice-over debut on the award-winning Netflix series, Ada Twist, Scientist. The popular children’s show, inspired by Andrea Beaty and David Roberts’, Ada Twist, Scientist, featured Okorafor in the 19th episode of season four. In the show’s latest episode, Okorafor voiced the character, Alex Akerele.

Ada Twist, Scientist, explores the story of an eight-year-old black scientist and how she navigates scientific discovery, collaboration, and friendship with the help of her two best friends. The series, inspired by real-life luminaries such as mathematician Ada Lovelace and physicist and chemist Marie Curie, introduces a curious girl determined to use science to understand her world. The children’s show also encourages young girls to pursue science by highlighting the importance of asking questions about the world.

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While talking about the series on her Twitter page, Okorafor said, “I’ve made my debut as a voice actor playing famous writer ‘Alex Akerele’ on Netflix’s Emmy Award-winning series Ada Twist, Scientist. I’m in Ep. 19, Season 4, released today, ‘Getting it Write.’ It’s produced by Barack and Michelle Obama. So surreal to be in the credits.”

Nnedimma Nkemdili Okorafor is a Nigerian-American writer of science fiction and fantasy for children and adults. She is best known for her Binti Series and novels Who Fears Death, Zahrah the Windseeker, Akata Witch, Akata Warrior, and many others. Okorafor has won the Hugo Award for Best Novella, Locus Award for Best Young Adult Novel, the Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa, and many others. She also doubles as a comic writer whose works include Black Panther, Long Live the King, Wakanda Forever, and the Shuri Series. Okorafor has also been recognised as a TED Fellow and a Soros Equality Fellow and has been named a MacArthur Fellow.

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