Damilare Kuku is a Writer/ Creative Artist.  She has worked as a radio presenter, designed sets and costumes, written scripts, produced and directed films. With a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the Arts, She hopes to start a PhD (also in the Arts), some day, and maybe teach.  

As an actor she has featured in: films (including The Set Up and Chief Daddy ); TV series (including Season 1 of Ebony Life’s Castle and Castle and Africa Magic’s Unbroken); and theatre (including Kakadu the Musical and Ewa).  

From childhood, she has been drawn to the enduring magic of books, and saw writers as spellcasters. Naturally, I  was entranced to become one.   ‘Nearly all the Men in Lagos are Mad’ is her first book. It is a best seller in Nigeria and doing very well in the Uk. Her second book is due to come out later this year.What does a journey mean to you?

What does a journey mean to you?

A journey to me is an opportunity to discover new places, amazing meals and meet new people. 

Which country or location most inspires you? 

Lagos, Cape Town and Paris inspire me. Cape Town shows me what Nigeria could be if we had better leaders and Paris makes me believe that love exists in a place. Lagos of course keeps my creative juices flowing with its never ending hustle and bustle.

Which country or location most inspires you?

I would always go back to Cape Town because it is home for me. I love Cape Town.

What journey would you most like to go on?

I want to do a six African country tour some time soon. I think Africa has many hidden gems.

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