Bolanle Austen-Peters

Bolanle Austen-Peters has a master’s degree in International Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Law degree from the University of Lagos. She is the Founder of the multiple award-winning centre, Terra Kulture: an educational and recreational organisation set up in 2003 to promote the richness and diversity of Nigerian Languages, Arts and Culture.

She is also the Founder of BAP Productions and has directed award-winning musicals that have travelled round the world such as SARO, WAKAA THE MUSICAL, FELA AND THE KALAKUTA QUEENS and MOREMI THE MUSICAL. She is the producer of the multiple award winning movie ‘’93 DAYS’’ and also directed the blockbuster movie ‘The Bling Lagosians’ in 2019.

Her musicals were the first Nigerian musicals to be staged in London, Egypt and South Africa. She is described as the woman ‘powering theatre industry in Nigeria by CNN’. She built the first purpose built theatre in Nigeria, and has built an additional four for the Lagos State government. Her productions have enjoyed numerous accolades and reviews from international media houses including the BBC, Financial Times Africa, SKY News and CNN amongst others.

Prior to setting up Terra Kulture, BAP Productions and TKMG Auction House, she had worked as a Lawyer with the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Ethiopia and Namibia. She returned to Nigeria in 2001 as Consultant to UNDP, Lagos. She is a public speaker on Entrepreneurship and has won numerous awards internationally and locally.