Roye Okupe, born in Lagos, Nigeria is a creative specialist who holds both a Bachelors and Masters in computer science from The George Washington University.
Okupe passion for animation led him to found YouNeek Studios in 2012, an avenue that would allow him pursue his dream of creating a diverse library of superheroes.
Under that umbrella, Okupe wrote, produced and directed several animated productions including, but not limited to, 2D/3D animated short films, TV commercials, show openers, music videos and much more.
These productions have allowed Roye to attain much prestigious recognition’s such as being number 5 on Ventures Africa’s list of 40 African innovators to watch (2016) as well as being part of NewAfrican Magazines 100 most influential Africans of 2016.
With the superhero genre currently at the height of popularity, Roye has made it a goal to create a connected universe of heroes, with origins from locations that are currently neglected.
In August 2015, Okupe released his debut graphic novel titled: E.X.O. The Legend of Wale Williams Part One, a superhero story set in a futuristic Nigeria.
E.X.O. was received with critical acclaim and has since been featured on CNN, Forbes, The New York Times, NBC, The Guardian, ABC7, BBC, The Huffington Post and Mashabe.