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OUR ROOTS – Black History in Motion

Our Roots - Black History in Motion

*OUR ROOTS, Black History in Motion is a mini animation that has been in the making, since the Covid-19 pandemic lockdowns. There was a need to take the illustrated educational feature to another level and the lockdowns gave way to a creative direction and hence grateful for the opportunity to have a video presentation leading […]

OUR ROOTS Spotlights First Black Character in Peanuts

OUR ROOTS - Franklin

*Growing up in Lagos, Nigeria I was an avid fan and reader of Marvel and DC Comics superheroes such as Conan the Barbarian, Black Panther, Mighty Thor, Luke Cage, Spiderman and Superman to mention a few. I still am. My childhood cartoon strip though was PEANUTS (Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Snoopy, and all. Created by […]

Black History Month UK Concludes – OUR ROOTS is All Year Round

OUR ROOTS - BHM UK - EURweb - Kamala Harris

*It is heart-warming when fans of Black history and enthusiasts of OUR ROOTS suggest names to me, to draw and feature. To be honest, many names suggested I have featured over thirty years of drawing OUR ROOTS and many have featured on EURweb. But there are new ones as well and I get to come […]

TAYO Fatunla’s OUR ROOTS Goes Weekly in New York Amsterdam News

Comic artist TAYO Fatunla - OUR ROOTS creator

*British- Nigerian comic artist and illustrator and contributor, TAYO Fatunla creator of the award-winning OUR ROOTS, the illustrated Black history cartoon documentary, will now feature his educational feature in New York Amsterdam News newspaper on a weekly basis and its online editions. UK-based TAYO is an artist of the African diaspora. OUR ROOTS first […]

TAYO Fatunla: DECADES of Excellence in Cartoons


*TAYO Fatunla can be inextricably linked to a swan in terms of the ease, poise and beauty of his artwork. Those who are aware of the avian metaphor used would know that while the swan glides on water, its webbed feet are working overtime to produce the illusion of effortlessness. In order to understand the […]

Afrobeat Music Global Phenomenon Femi Kuti at 60

Fela Kuti (by TAYO Fatunla)

Femi Kuti, the celebrated eldest son of legendary icon, Fela Kuti who gave his style of music, Afrobeat to the world, has turned 60. Afrobeat continues through the likes of musicians such as Davido, Wiz Kid, Seun Kuti, Tiwa Savage and Femi Kuti himself. Here are images from my… Enduring LAGOS…Resilient City which I produced […]

TAYO Fatunla: Cartoons and Creative Solutions – Birmingham

Kenyan Cartoonists - Gado and Maddo

*It was part of the Cartooning program about “Covid in Cartoons” as EURweb’s cartoonist TAYO Fatunla (representing Nigeria), Piet (France) and Lucie Spicer (Shout Out UK) took part in the Forum for Global Challenges, held at the International Convention Centre, Birmingham, UK. This was arranged by the University of Birmingham, Cartooning for Peace, Shout Out […]

OUR ROOTS Celebrates Black History Month USA Through Artistic Journalism

TAYO - Beyonce

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles here kicks off Black History Month celebration as an OUR ROOTS feature. Let’s celebrate our pride, our joy, the successes and achievements of many who have come before us, those in the present and the future. Not just this February but all throughout the year, every year. Happy celebration – Black History […]

AFRICAN CUP OF NATIONS – Spotlight on Roger Milla – Famous Goal Celebration Legend

Our Roots - Soccer

*The African Cup of Nations AFCON has Africans (including myself) in the diaspora and football enthusiasts, football clubs, sponsors, the young and old around the globe, glued to various devices and means of watching the ongoing exciting competition in Africa which commenced last Sunday. One living football legend from the past, who twice helped Cameroon, […]