November 2017: YELF Literary Evening with Mustapha Bulama

You are all invited to the Creativity Court this Saturday for YELF Literary Evening with the amazing Mustapha Bulama, where he will talk about his journey as an illustrator and cartoonist.

We are also calling on the Poetry community in Kaduna to come and thrill us with their words as the stage would also be open.

Come with your friends and enjoy the wonderful evening we have planned for you!!!!

Who is Mustapha Bulama?

Mustapha Bulama is a 37-year-old self-taught cartoonist from Borno state. He specializes in political cartoons and children’s book Illustration.

He joined Daily Trust Newspaper as a comic strip artist in 2000 and ventured into political cartoons in 2008. His cartoons and illustrations are currently published in the Saturday and Sunday editions of Daily Trust newspapers. He draws his inspirations from the works of many artists, his favourites being Albert Uderzo, Zapiro, Jason Seiler and Xose Tomas.

He has illustrated over thirty children’s books for different publishers since 2008, including the Moonbeam Award winning Zahra and Coco Alphabets, Shehu Musa Yar’Adua, The Empty Calabash published by National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other related Matters (NAPTIP) and Buhari of the People a children’s biography of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Other prominent works illustrated by Bulama include story books on Millennium Development Goals published by Cassava Republic and eight pupils’ books of the Mu Karanta Hausa Series published by Creative Associates International in conjunction with USAID.

He has won numerous local and international awards in story-writing and illustration.

Bulama’s Cartoons covers various aspects which include Politics, Security, Economy, and other social life. He is passionate about good governance, social justice and anti-corruption.

Mustapha holds a B.Sc in Economics from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and he is married with two children. He lives in Kaduna State.