Damilola Onafuwa is a visual artist from Lagos, Nigeria. The focus of his works are on human-interest stories that create consciousness about social issues. He is also interested in how human cultures are formed and how they shape our perception of the world.
With over ten years of field experience, he has worked with notable international private and non-governmental organizations around the world like The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), UNOCHA, UNICEF, Prince’s Trust International, Vlisco, among others. He is a member of APJD (Africa Photo-Journalism Database) and an Associate fellow at The Royal Commonwealth Society. He is the founder and creative director of StoryMaxima, a professional storytelling organization. He is an alumni at Akoma Storytelling Fellowship and One World Media Global Short Docs Forum. He has been a Skoll World Forum Fellow since 2019.
He has been a speaker at TEDx, where he spoke about his work and its impact on human societies. He has also been recognized for his excellent work by The Future Awards Africa and World Press Photo.