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Product Info


TITLE: E.X.O. – The Legend of Wale Williams Part One
AUTHOR: Roye Okupe
PUBLISHER: YouNeek Studios
DATE OF PUBLICATION: August 31st, 2015
RETAIL PRICE: $14.99 US (Softcover)
ISBN-13: 978-0996607001
PAGES: 136


Long Form –

Featured on CNN, FORBES, BBC and more, E.X.O. The Legend of Wale Williams Part One is a superhero story about redemption, set in a futuristic, 2025 Africa! The 130 page graphic novel follows the journey of Wale Williams, an impetuous young man who inherits a suit with super powers after his father goes missing. Tricked into returning home to Lagoon City, Nigeria following a five year absence, Wale embarks on a journey to investigate his father s mysterious disappearance. As he comes to understand the suit s powers, Wale realizes he must restore hope to his city by preventing catastrophic attacks from the sociopathic, Oniku, leader of an extremist group called The CREED.

Short Form –

Featured on CNN, FORBES, BBC and more, E.X.O. – The Legend of Wale Williams Part One is a superhero story about redemption set in a futuristic 2025 Africa.


“E.X.O. is the fast-paced afro-futuristicgraphic novel from Roye Okupe” – CNN

“Wale Williams, and his setting of ‘Lagoon City’ – is to Lagos what Gotham City is to New York.” – FORBES

“This is a good read if your’ restarting out and even if not, you get a chance to see a new superhero be born and who doesn’t enjoy a good origin story?” – COMIXOLOGY

“It has all of the fast paced action & hi-tech superhero antics you  would expect of most animated series on Cartoon Netwrok” – THE EXAMINER

Where To Buy The Book

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Full Bio

Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Roye Okupe is a creative specialist who holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s in computer science from The George Washington University. His 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, Roye 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 such as being #5 on Ventures Africa’s list of 40 African innovators to watch .

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 and/or ignored. In August 2015, Roye 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 GuardianABC7, BBC, The Huffington Post, Mashabe and more!

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Logos, Marketing Pictures & Videos

You can find additional marketing pics for E.X.O. here in the Dropbox link.

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Sample Interview Questions

  1. What does E.X.O. stand for?
  2. Why did you decide to write a graphic novel based on a superhero from Nigeria?
  3. How would you describe our hero Wale Williams?
  4. Can you tell us a little bit about why you decided to use Kickstarter for this project?
  5. Why did you decide to set the story in Africa and in the year 2025?
  6. Can you talk about some of the villains in the series that Wale will be facing?
  7. Who is Roye Okupe? Tell us how you got into animation, comics.
  8. Will E.X.O. eventually become an animated series and/or movie?
  9. What inspired you to write this book?
  10. Whats next?


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