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Kunda Kids: fictional stories based on real and inspirational figures from ancient African history

Kunda Kids is created by husband and wife Dele and Louisa Olafuyi, a combined effort to offer informative and fun content about Africa’s ancient history. Together, they have produced a series of four picture books featuring fictional stories based on real and inspirational figures from ancient African history.

The series, according to the authors, was brought to life with stunning illustrations from Nigerian illustrators Isabelle Irabor and Tiolu Yoloye, and edited by Ghanaian children’s book editor and novelist Krystle Appiah. 

At first, Dele and Louisa say they intended the book series, created during the COVID-19 lockdown, to be a Christmas gift for their son but before they knew it, friends (and their friends-friends) started requesting copies. It was then that the couple “quickly identified a gap in the market for children’s adventure stories about ancient African places and characters and the made books available to the world.” 

“Our mission is to inspire the next generation of young people,” the authors said, “ensuring African history and positive and progressive values are communicated and preserved through fun and informative content.”