MUSTAPHA BULAMA is a Professional Nigerian Artist based in Kaduna State.
He specializes in political cartoons and children’s book Illustration. He is also a graphic designer and visual facilitator.
He joined Daily Trust Newspaper as a comic strip artist in 2000. He ventured into political cartoons in 2008. His cartoons and Illustrations are currently published in the Saturday and Sunday editions of Daily Trust newspapers while his comic strips are published in the weekday’s editions of the same paper. He draws his inspirations from the works of many artists, his favorite being Albert Uderzo, Zapiro, Gado, Jason Seiler and Xose Tomas.
As an Illustrator he has illustrated over twenty 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.
Other prominent works illustrated by Bulama are 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 awards in the field of editorial cartooning, story writing and illustration amongst which are the Diamond Award for Media Excellence (Best Editorial Cartoonists) 2017, (Illustrator) Gold Prize Winner of Moonbeam Children’s Book Award, United States, 2012. Alphabet Category; First Prize Winner, Media Trust Cartoon Competition, 2010, organized by Media Trust Ltd. Abuja Nigeria; Third Prize Winner, 5thInternational Children’s Story Competition2005, organized by The Islamic Foundation Markfield Leicestershire UK.
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.
The 39 years old is a self-taught cartoonist from Borno state, he holds a BSc degree in Economics from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and he is married with three children.