A brand-new South African-produced YouTube series for Cartoon Network Africa
CN Challengers Go!, the new YouTube series from Cartoon Network Africa, hits the screens starting Friday, 9 February.
Straight from the heart of South Africa, Cartoon Network Africa’s newest YouTube series, CN Challengers Go!, is bound to keep you entertained at any time of the day! Hosted by the laugh-out-loud dynamic duo of Ryan and Wilsy, each episode unfolds with the spin of the challenge wheel unveiling their next crazy mission. From unexpected and fun activities like bagpipe-playing antics and rocket launches to testing fans’ Cartoon Network knowledge and the suspenseful ‘doughnut lottery,’ where mustard may replace custard for one lucky (or unlucky) participant – expect nothing less than a whirlwind of weird, wacky, and wild moments.
Ana González, Editorial Lead Southern Europe and Africa, Warner Bros. Discovery, shares her excitement, “CN Challengers Go! is a fresh take for our brand, and we’re confident it’ll be a smash hit with kids across the continent. We’re thrilled to bring a South African-produced show with new local talent and fun challenges to our audience.”
Crafted by South African filmmaker and content creator Howard James Fyvie, CN Challengers Go! is led by two dynamic local hosts. They will take turns spinning the crazy CN Challengers Go! Wheel and tackle three to four challenges every episode. Ryan Dube, a 15-year-old student from Brooklyn, Cape Town, brings his academic prowess and passion for acting, filming, and presenting to his breakout role. Wilsy Kituku, also known as ‘Where’s Wilsy,’ is a 20-year-old creative and social media performer who effortlessly combines his love for comedy with the rhythmic beats of hip-hop music, injects his optimistic outlook and love for film, animation, and comedy into the mix.
“Wilsy and Ryan had briefly met before and hit it off immediately during the auditions, becoming friends during the casting. You can see this great older brother and younger brother synergy between them on screen. They’re hilarious,” reveals Howard.
Wilsy said, “Working together on CN Challengers Go! has been an amazing experience. Ryan and I have found a seamless rhythm that makes every challenge, every laugh, and every moment on the show truly unforgettable.” “It’s been great fun and a lot of hard work. I can’t wait to share the excitement with everyone – it’s going to be a wild ride!” added Ryan.
The first episode of this exciting new series is set to premiere on the @CartoonNetworkAfrica YouTube channel on Friday, 9 February, with a new instalment released every other week after that. González emphasises, “This series is all about bringing the fun directly to your screens – it’s local, it’s big, it’s bold, and it perfectly embodies the spirit of our channel: laughter, adventure, energy, and a touch of wackiness!”
So what are you waiting for? Mark your calendars and join the fun at @CartoonNetworkAfrica on YouTube, starting Friday, 9 February, at 14:00 CAT. Calling all challengers – let’s go!