Welcome to Kunda Kids
Crafting Stories for Tomorrow's Leaders
Kunda Kids is an award-winning children's EdTech and media company based in London (HQ), Lagos and Kampala. We are a leading provider of global multi-channel media for early learners (0-11 years) aimed at bringing African storytelling to a global audience.
We work with leading experts, from educators to child psychologists, to create culturally rich stories that meet early years learning goals (EYLGs) and primary school curricula while developing essential soft skills such as confidence, communication, emotional intelligence, problem-solving and teamwork.
Our journey began in 2020 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, founders Louisa and Dele Olafuyi, a dynamic husband and wife team and new parents, were driven by a vision to transform early education through storytelling to inspire a generation of young global citizens.
Today, Kunda Kids is a name that resonates across 170 countries, with our resources enriching over 400 schools. Our books and digital content have become indispensable tools for educators, a source of joy for parents, and, most importantly, a beacon of inspiration for millions of children around the globe. We're not just loved; we're trusted. We're not just read; we're relied upon to build the future, one story at a time.
Stories that are fun first.
Research shows that children (and adults!) learn more effectively from experiences that are exciting and joyful and that meaningfully connect the play to their lives.
Our focus on Africa.
Kunda Kids intentionally creates stories to improve the lack of representation of African history and culture in children's education, publishing and media.
Kunda Kids stories are a collaborative effort. We engage our community and experts, from teachers and child psychologists, to ensure our stories are best in class.
Awards & Recognition
Kunda Kids Nominated for AOT Lagos Start-Up of the Year 2023
Kunda Kids is delighted to be nominated among FinTech's best for this year's AOT Lagos Start Up of the Year.
Kunda Kids Named Finalist in the Black British Business Awards 2023
Kunda Kids was proud to be among the UK's most pioneering businesses as a Finalist within the Arts & Media category for the Black British Business Awards 2023
Kunda Kids Shortlisted for the Black in Business Awards 2023
Kunda Kids was honoured to stand among the UK's most innovative businesses, earning a finalist spot in the Arts & Media category at the Channel 4 + Lloyds Bank Black In Business Awards 2023
Kunda Kids Announced as Recipients of the CcHub Mastercard Foundation Grant 2023
Top 10 Children's Books for Black History Month by The Independent 2022
Recognised by The Independent as one of the UK's Top 10 Children's Books for Black History Month 2022, "Mansa Musa Builds a School" is celebrated for its engaging storytelling and enriching historical perspective.
Top 10 Children's Books for Black History Month by The Independent 2021
For the second year in a row, we are recognised by The Independent as one of the UK's Top 10 Children's Books for Black History Month 2021, "Mansa Musa Builds a School" is celebrated for its engaging storytelling and enriching historical perspective.
Oladele Olafuyi | Co-founder & CEOConnect on LinkedIn
Oladele, an MBA alumnus of the University of Cambridge Judge Business School, is renowned for his impactful role in driving growth in Africa for the unicorn FinTech company WorldRemit. With a strong track record in the FMCG sector, he has built a reputation for effective leadership.
Louisa Kiwana Olafuyi | Co-founder & COOConnect on LinkedIn
Louisa, an award-winning innovation specialist with a background at Cambridge University Press, WPP, and Unilever, has significantly expanded Kunda Kids globally. She is an author of over 50 children's books and actively promotes diversity and inclusion in children's EdTech and media.