ABOUT KIDOGO PRODUCTIONS
Press Play for Culture!
Our goal is to connect with and have a positive impact on children from all across the world through our Black-centered curated videos, interactive activities, and live events.
At Kidogo, we believe in the power of authentic, consistent, and 360-degree representation of Black children of the African Diaspora. We offer safe, wholesome, educational, entertaining, Black-centered, love forward content. We recognize and embrace all differences and welcome all of our allies. We strive toward accessibility.
Kidogo does not promote one-dimensional characters, intolerant behavior, stereotypes, marginalization of Black people, derogatory content, sexual content, foul language, bad behavior, or content that has no educational value.
Meet the Founder, Keeana S. Saxon, Esq.
Keeana Serene Saxon, Esq. is a proud mom, wife, attorney, piano teacher, volunteer, and entrepreneur. She was born in Washington D.C., raised in Newton, Massachusetts, and currently resides in Jamaica Plain with her husband and their 6-year-old daughter. After graduating from Newton South in 1995, she attended Spelman College as a Presidential Scholar, majoring in Classical Piano Performance and minoring in French. She earned a certificate to teach classical piano at L’École Normale de Musique, a private conservatory in Paris, France in 1998. She graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.
After graduating from Western New England University School of Law, she first practiced law at Day Pitney LLP in Connecticut before moving back to Massachusetts to practice law in the public sector. From 2007 to 2014, Ms. Saxon served in the Patrick Administration as Counsel in the Department of Housing and Community Development and then as the Deputy General Counsel in the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development. She graduated from LeadBoston (where she met her husband, a Morehouse graduate).
In December 2014, she was appointed by the Mayor of Boston to be a Commissioner on the Boston Licensing Board, where she currently serves as its first Black woman Commissioner.
Ms. Saxon has volunteered for several non-profits. She served as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Boston Renaissance Charter Public School and as Chair of the Friends of the Rwanda Youth Healing Center. She currently serves as Clerk for the Boston Renaissance Foundation, Inc. and as Vice-Chair on the Origination Cultural Arts Center, Inc. board. She serves at her daughter’s BPS school as one of the tri-chairs of the School Parent Council. She is also a member of the Bethel AME Church in Jamaica Plain, where she teaches elementary-age children. As the daughter of a (now retired) pastor (mother), she has experience as a church pianist.
Like her father who was a math teacher, loves teaching. Ms. Saxon currently teaches classical piano to beginner, intermediate and advanced students (in-person and virtually). She is also the Founder and Owner of Kidogo Productions, the company behind kidogo.tv., a platform of curated videos, interactive activities, and live events, which center and honor Black children. She started this company to address the dearth of positive representation in children’s media. One of Kidogo’s original productions, “Wheels on the Bus, a Soulful Rendition” was selected by the Indie Night Film Festival for an extended run.
Ms. Saxon has recently graduated from two accelerators: Innovation Studios and EForall Roxbury, both from which she earned a spot in the winner’s circle of their pitch competitions. Her EforAll classmates chose her as their class speaker. Ms. Saxon also graduated from the Black Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Program at Babson College and completed a Facilitative Leadership training at the Interactive Institute for Social Change. She won a grant from the ParentPreneur Foundation in March 2022.
Ms. Saxon enjoys walking, running, listening to all kinds of music and books, traveling the world,
spending quality time with her family, and entering into passionate discussions about politics and social justice matters. One of her stories was published in the Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul, 25th Anniversary Edition. She completed the 2018 (raising money for the Boston Children’s Museum) and 2021 (virtual) Boston Marathons and has her sights on walking the 2022 Chicago Marathon, raising money for Girls on the Run.
Her Why in Her Own Words
"Kidogo Productions LLC (the company behind kidogo.tv) started out of exasperation. I was tired of switching the channel in the middle of an episode my daughter was watching because the evil antagonist and/or his/her henchmen were colored dark. I was frustrated by not being able to show my daughter quality children's programming, which highlighted her cultures (I'm African American and her father is Haitian American). I was dismayed by the dearth of depth in Black children's characters (animated or live action). 'Where are our cultures? Where are our voices?' I often wondered.
One day, my Pastor preached a sermon, which encouraged me to do something about my complaints. I assembled a team and we began creating. Kidogo Productions LLC was born! Our "KTV Originals" have been so well received! As a business, Kidogo Productions LLC is also highlighting the content of other creators who share Kidogo's passion and purpose. Thus far, it has been a rewarding journey and we have only just begun. I do this for my kid and yours.
For the kids, for the culture...."