Tata Storytime, the beautifully-made new production is guaranteed to keep your kids glued to their seat. With brilliant stories told by an award-winning cast of actors, Tata Storytime is about to become one of the years most talked shows in children's entertainment. Explore the site to watch episodes, or find out a lot more about how and why this much needed project was created.
About Tàta Storytime
Tata Storytime is the Maiden production of the founder of Madewell Productions, Actor/ Producer Okezie Morro.
"As a father of an infant child, I would look for content to stimulate my daughter; so my wife and I filled the house with picture books. I had come across the odd TV show that would have a performer reading children's books to children, but after a while I was disappointed at the lack of books that had lead characters that look like my daughter and also the lack of books that reflected our heritage.
So I decided to create a children's TV show where children would get fantastic stories to read to them by brilliant actors; but most importantly those books project forward the voices of African, Caribbean & African American authors; and the lead characters also represent the same background. It's really important that children can see themselves reflected on the page and on the screen as they begin to develop and navigate the world.
Our aim is to educate and entertain children all over the world and redress some imbalances in children's TV programming. I think we've created a beautiful show which parents & all children will love."
Kids stories written by us, read by us, for all
Recently Featured Books
A little bit about the amazing stories recently featured on Tata Storytime and where you can buy them.
Riley knows he can
Written by Davina Hamilton | Illustrated by Elena Reinoso
Riley is excited about starring in his first school play - but his nerves keep getting the better of him. His Mummy and Daddy will be in the audience and Riley is excited that they'll be there to watch him in his starring role as the wise king. In addition, Riley can't wait to put on his costume - a kingly cape and crown!
Tiana Eat up
Written by Akitoye Sunday | illustrated by Felicia Whaley
Tiana LOVES food, she has her favourite dishes and her Grandma loves to make it for her. She enjoys the process of cooking and the bonus of eating it at the end. But she is faced with a worry when she is presented with something different. Will she consider the change or will she dismiss it?
Who Do I See in the Mirror?
Written by Vese Aghoghovbia Aladewolu | Illustrated by Irene Omiunu
Who Do I See in the Mirror? is a simple yet powerful book written to introduce children to the concept of self-love and acceptance. It explores the various parts of the body, making the idea of self-discovery exciting for children while encouraging them to love each part.
The man behind
Okezie Morro was born in Watford England. He spent the early years of his life growing up in Lagos Nigeria; and came back to England by the time he was eight.
Okezie was a talented footballer but unfortunately injury would dampen any dreams of becoming a professional. However this opened the door towards another career and Okezie soon discovered a passion for acting. Okezie was accepted into prestigious London Academy of Music and Dramatic art (LAMDA) where he won a scholarship to fund his training. Just before he finished his time at LAMDA, Okezie landed a role in his first Hollywood film; the George Lucas produced World War II epic Red Tails where he got to work alongside Cuba Gooding Jr, Terrence Howard & David Oyelowo who star in the film.
Since then Okezie has worked steadily in Film, Television and Theatre.
In 2014 Okezie starred in season 3 of MTV Shuga.
In 2018 Okezie was introduced to the world as one of the stars of the Netflix series,The Mist.
In 2019 Inspired by his daughter Okezie decided to create the children’s TV show Tàta Storytime so that Kids from the same background as her, can see themselves mirrored in print and on screen.
April 7th 2020, Tata Storytime premiered on Youtube with Okezie reading the first story Femi the Fox , a pot of jollof by Jeanette Kwakye.