Meet Zenock: Fast Rising Ghanaian Animator

Young and talented animation music video producerand director, ZenockGyimah-Amponsah,has always mentioned that he wants many Ghanaian creatives to invest more in the country’s animation industry.
As the years go by, he looks forward to having an all-star animation team in Ghana that will produce many animation music videos and movies.
Known as Zenks by industry players,ZenockGyimah-Amponsah is a graduate of the National Film and Television Institute of Ghana (NAFTI) who majored in Animation.
Following his love for video production, Zenock soon after he graduated from NAFTI ventured into the production of music animation videos for artistes in the country.
The animator for the past seven years has been involved in the production of animation videos for local artistes, helping to boost the animation industry in Ghana.
“I have been working in animation field for the past seven years now. I have collaborated with various individuals in the animation and multimedia field of which some of the works gained international recognition and awards. I currently run an animation studio namedAnimate 24,” he said.
A few weeks ago, the Chief Executive Officer of US-based Gavali Music contacted Zenock to produce an animation videofor Charles Fanti, who is an artiste on the record label, to promote his song titled ‘Sake Of Love’.
“Some of my notable works include ‘EDEM’ (animated short film which gained 10 international nominations), ‘Tales of Nazir’ and ‘We Do Som’(animated some of the characters), Blakk Rasta’s ‘Mallam Tonga’ animated music video and a host of others,” he disclosed.
Currently, there are very few animation studios in thecountry, but the animation industry is beginning to grow gradually, with a subtle increase in the number of animators and animated music videos. Zenockis one of the animators setting the pace for a greater animation industry in Ghana.
ZenockGyimah-Amponsahhas promised to lead a campaign which targets youth or the younger generation to take up animation.
For him, the dream is to see many young Ghanaian creatives passionate about the art and producing animation music videos and films to promote Ghanaian music and culture.


By George Clifford Owusu