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 Terra Kulture: an educational and recreational organisation set up in 2003 to promote the richness and diversity of Nigerian Languages, Arts and Culture. www.terrakulture.com
With a Gallery, Theatre, Bookstore, Restaurant and Language School, TerraKulture is the only comprehensive Arts Centre in Nigeria. In its eleven years of existence, Terra Kulture has organized over two hundred exhibitions, ninety plays, sixty book readings and over ten thousand adult and children have attended its Language classes and excursions.
Terra Kulture in 2009 established the TKMG Auction House In collaboration with Mydrim Gallery. The auction house has organised eight very successful art auctions. www.terrakulturemydrimauctionhouse.com
From the Theatre @ Terra initiative which started in 2007 co-producing over 100 plays, Bolanle Austen-Peters Productions was created in 2013 to raise the bar in Nigeria’s theatre by producing world-class theatrical productions and Broadway-styled musicals. It has produced two world-class Award Winning musicals; SARO the Musical and WAKAA! The Musical and six other productions for notable blue-chip companies in Nigeria. It has ventured into filmmaking with its first feature film 93 Days- a film based on the true story of the Ebola crisis in Nigeria featuring: Danny Glover, Tim Reid and other Nigerian films stars. www.bapproduction.com
Her productions have enjoyed numerous accolades and reviews from international media houses including the BBC and SKY News, 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. She is also a British Council Ambassador and an Ambassador of Shape Your City Project.