political cartoon and illustration by Mustapha - the spark youth empowerment platform in nigeria

Political Cartoon and Illustration by Mustapha

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Mustapha Bulama, also known as Bulama, is a Self-Taught Political Cartoonist and Illustrator.

political cartoon and illustration by Mustapha - the spark youth empowerment platform in nigeria

“I never had a formal training in art; it started as a hubby right from childhood.  Although I was the pioneering cartoonist of Daily Trust Newspaper in 2000, I never chose to be a professional artist.”

“I obtained a B.sc in Economics from Ahmadu Bello University, and while I was waiting to be enrolled into the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC), a friend of mine who was a columnist at a local newspaper requested for an illustration from me to go with his article.”

“The editor of the paper liked the illustration and offered me a job as a cartoonist and illustrator. There, my professional career began.”

“As an Illustrator, I have illustrated more than thirty children’s’ books for different publishers since 2008, amongst which are 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.”

political cartoon and illustration by Mustapha - the spark youth empowerment platform in nigeria  

“Other prominent works I illustrated are storybooks on Millennium Development Goals published by the Cassava Republic and eight pupils’ books of the Mu Karanta Hausa Series published by Creative Associates International in conjunction with USAID.”

political cartoon and illustration by Mustapha - the spark youth empowerment platform in nigeria   political cartoon and illustration by Mustapha - the spark youth empowerment platform in nigeria

“My political cartoons which I am mostly known for are published in Daily Trust Newspaper weekend editions. They mostly portray our shortcomings as a country and people in various aspects of life like politics, security, economy, and other social life. The objective of my cartoons is to bring our problems to the fore in the simplest way in other to widen the discourse and hopefully find and implement solutions.”

political cartoon and illustration by Mustapha - the spark youth empowerment platform in nigeria   political cartoon and illustration by Mustapha - the spark youth empowerment platform in nigeria

“I am passionate about good governance, social justice and anti-corruption so my cartoons are often inspired by the wrongs happening in Nigeria.”

political cartoon and illustration by Mustapha - the spark youth empowerment platform in nigeria   political cartoon and illustration by Mustapha - the spark youth empowerment platform in nigeria

political cartoon and illustration by Mustapha - the spark youth empowerment platform in nigeria

Find him on

Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook: Mustapha Bulama (@bulamacartoons),

Facebook Page: Bulama’s Cartoons

 

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