BAOSA Award for professional excellence – Nigeria – 2018
ECBACC Lifetime achievement award US – 2018
Highly commended BBC World Service for Hooked – 2015
Trophy du’Honneur – Tourcoing – 2008
Crayon de Porcelaine – Dessin de Presse & Humour, St- Just-le-Martel, France – 2001
TAYO Fatunla is a British – Nigerian Comic Artist, Editorial cartoonist, writer and illustrator and Editorial cartoonist. He started his cartooning career drawing for Nigerian newspapers. TAYO is a graduate of the prestigious U.S. Art school, The Kubert School in New Jersey, US. His Black history cartoons OUR ROOTS are used for educational purposes in school books, Newsletters, journals and for presentations. He illustrated the award-winning digital comic for the award-winning BBC World service titled HOOKED and has produced African Kingdom illustrations for The British Museum. His work has featured in the Paris based Courier Internationale magazine and the UK based Guardian newspaper and in numerous print and web publications around the world. TAYO also has produced comic pages for DC Comics and the SPIRIT OF LAGOS comics in Lagos, Nigeria. He has held exhibitions of his cartoons and cartoon workshops in countries like the U.K., Nigeria, South Korea, Cameroon, Finland, France, Ethiopia, Spain, the U.S., Egypt, Algeria, Belgium, Italy, Israel and Ireland. TAYO was awarded Crayon de Porcelaine for his contribution to press cartoons internationally at the Salon International Dessin de Presse & Humour, St- Just-le-Martel, France and in May 2018 TAYO was presented with the ECBACC Pioneer lifetime achievement award (PLA) for OUR ROOTS – Famous Black People in History. He is also the recipient of the BAOSA Award for professional excellence.