1 January 1969, Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria
Bolanle Austen-Peters is a Nigerian lawyer and businesswoman.
Early life and education
Bolanle was born on 4 February 1969. She is the daughter of Chief Afe Babalola, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria. She attended the Command Secondary School Ibadan, the International School Ibadan and the University of Lagos for her undergraduate studies and earned a master’s degree in International Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Bolanle worked with her father’s law firm before working with the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights in Switzerland and later moved to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees and the United Nations Development Program. She founded the Nigerian arts, education and cultural organisation, Terra Kulture in 2003.
With the creation of Bolanle Austen-Peters Productions, she raised the bar in the theater industry with the production of SARO the Musical in 2013 and has since produced five additional plays. In December 2014 and April 2015, BAP productions produced SARO THE MUSICAL 2 at the MUSON Center.
She worked as a Consultant to the Ford Foundation Lagos and helped raise millions of dollars for the Museum through Arts and Business Council.
In 2015, she commenced the production of the film 93 Days, scheduled to be released in 2016.
She is married to Dr. Adegboyega Austen-Peters, the son of the late Olofin Ijaye of Lagos, with children.