Damilola Onafuwa is a documentary storyteller based in Lagos Nigeria. His is interested in human-interest stories that create consciousness about social issues. He is interested in how human cultures are formed and how they shape our perception of the world. He received certificate training in Storytelling at the LagosPhoto Summer School/Nueue Schulle fur Fotographie, Berlin between 2013-2014 and Canon Miraisha Programme in 2018. He has worked with notable organizations, NGOs and corporations both locally and internationally like UNICEF, MTN and RCS London to name a few. He is a member of APJD (Africa Photo-Journalism Database) and an Associate fellow at The Royal Commonwealth Society. He was a Fellow at Akoma, an African Storytelling Fellowship between 2017-2018 and a Skoll World Forum Fellow 2019. He currently lives and works as an independent photographer and filmmaker in Lagos, Nigeria.
He was a speaker at TEDxLagos in 2018, where he spoke about his work and its impact on human societies. He is an alumnus of the One World Media Global Short Docs Forum. He was nominated for The Future Awards 2018 Prize for Photography and World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass 2019.