Punctuated in a chromatic harmony,the passion of Aziz SISI AKAFOMO is ignited in his creations. One of the rare promoters of African values , his chilhood journeys sparked off with drawing anime.Young,dedicated, brave and talented,he is the founder of the studio Iso Afrika Animation which produces 2D / 3D animation.
A graduate from the National School of Fine Arts(Kinshasha) graduate, Aziz SISI AKAFOM’s, true inspiration is the rich African Cultural Heritage. He trained for 3 years in computer graphics in Kenya.
Iso Afrika Animation produces short films for institutions and the advertising industry
As a child, I never wanted to be a fireman, or an astronaut, or a president. I only cared and only continue to care about my art career.
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Tell us what drives you? What is your true passion in life?
Firstly I love my job because it allows me to express all the feelings that are inside of me, joy, sadness is other. My real passion is drawing.
How did you find your passion and how old were you?
I found my passion when I was little age 12, as I love Mickey Mouse very much. On my father’s birthday, I gave him the portrait of Mickey without having a photo reference. Everyone was blown away to see my Art, he encouraged me to continue drawing beside me and my sister Milcan, we really like anime drawing ……after her death so I decided to do anime drawing to keep her memory in me.
What about your passion appeals to you the most?
What drove you to make money from your passions?
Follow your heart and your survival will become a part of it. .
When was the first time you were paid for your passion?
When I was 17 after having drawn the portrait of Patrice LUMUMBA and Thomas SANKARA for my father’s friend.
What kept you going when you thought about giving up?
Every time I do cartoons I feel my sister’s presence with me that’s the reason that pushed me to continue
What motivates you every day to be even more successful?
The effect that all the artwork I create touches the community, plus people support me by buying them.
What do you have to say to all of the people who doubted you?
Life illusion may be deceptive, instead of doubting and judgement, give creatives a chance to see what they are capable of.
What advice do you give to aspiring creatives who look up to you?
Finish your projects! Don’t talk about things you never finished.
In life you have to do what you love, never doubt yourself, always follow your heart.