To go along with the launch of the new limited Disney+ Original series, “Iwájú”, a brand new mobile game called “Disney Iwájú: Rising Chef” is going to be released on iOS and Android devices.

The new series is set in a futuristic Lagos, Nigeria, the exciting coming-of-age story follows Tola (voice of Simisola Gbadamosi), a young girl from the wealthy island, and her best friend, Kole (voice of Siji Soetan), a self-taught tech expert, as they discover the secrets and dangers hidden in their different worlds.

Inspired by the animated series “Disney Iwájú: Rising Chef”, the new mobile game will take players into the world of “Iwájú”, allowing them to explore authentic African delicacies through a fast-paced and accessible cooking game that celebrates the culture and cuisine of Nigeria. Developed by Maliyo Games in collaboration with Disney Games and Kugali, 

Hugo Obi, Founder and CEO of Maliyo Games said in a statement:

“In many ways, this collaboration has brought to the fore the limitless possibilities for African talent. Much like the world they helped create in Disney Iwájú: Rising Chef, they are determined, resilient and agile as they turn their challenges into great opportunities.  This reflects our own ethos at Maliyo Games and our commitment to showcase the vibrancy of this continent through the games that our passionate pan-African team makes.”

Sonoko Ishioka, Executive Director, Product Development, of Disney Games also said:

“Maliyo Games was the perfect studio to bring this authentic African-driven story to life with an original game.  Through this collaboration with Disney and Kugali, Maliyo Games has captured the essence of Iwájú by bringing their own vision, talent and expertise to a unique game inspired by vibrant Nigerian culture and cuisine.”

Check out the trailer below:

Embark on a culinary adventure and experience the culturally rich and playfully futuristic world of “Iwájú” alongside new and familiar faces from the animated series. As a plucky chef ready to make it big, players will take over a local neighborhood spot and expand it into a world-class Nigerian restaurant. With the help of Tola and Kole, players can learn about and celebrate the culture from Nigeria through the authentic cuisine of the area.

Here are some screenshots from the game:

“Disney Iwájú: Rising Chef” will be available for purchase for $1.99 (USD) on iOS and Android on February 28th, which is the same day as when “Iwaju” will be available to stream on Disney+.

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