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 worked as a Lawyer with the United Nations before starting the renowned cultural hub; Terrakulture in 2003.
She has featured three consecutive times in Forbes Afrique as one of the most influential women in Africa. Also described by CNN as the “woman pioneering theatre in Nigeria” she has received wide global media attention and awards for her contribution to the arts. She has curated and supported over 250 art exhibitions and ran an Art auction house for over a decade. Also produced and directed over 200 stage plays.

She is an award-winning movie and theatre Producer/Director whose plays have traveled to London’s West-end, South Africa, and Egypt. Some of her award-winning plays include Saro the Musical, Wakaa the musical, Fela and the Kalakuta Queens, Moremi the Musical, Olurombi, Death and the King’s Horseman, and numerous others. Fela and the Kalakuta Queens is the most successful and longest-running stage play in Nigeria with over 100 runs so far. Her movies 93 Days and Bling Lagosians were selected in some of the world’s most prestigious film festival’s including Toronto and Chicago Film Festivals and five other festivals with over fifteen nominations. Also recently directed two films; Collision and The Man of God to be released on Netflix. She has won over 35 awards in
recognition of her work.