Armed with a degree in Dramatic Arts, Tunde Babalola commenced his multiple-award-winning writing career in the UK. In 1996, his sit-com play IN EXILE was the success of the Channel 4 Sit-com Festival. It went on to become a critically acclaimed UK’s Channel 4 Television sitcom series.
IN EXILE went on to win a Special Commendation at the 1999 Montreaux Television Festival in France.
Tunde was regular writer on the successful UK network police drama series THE BILL from 1996-2001 turning out episode after episode, thereby exhibiting his unique and versatile ability for writing both Comedy and Drama.
In 2004, Tunde was commissioned to write the produced box office hit CRITICAL ASSIGNMENT – a political-thriller set in South Africa. It was acquired by HBO in the States, and BBC Films in the UK amongst other territories in the world.
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS
- WINNER (THE MEETING) – 2015 AMVCA Award for Best Script Comedy (Africa), 2014 AFRIFF Award for Best Screenplay (Africa)
- WINNER (OCTOBER 1) – 2015 AMVCA Award for Best Script Drama (Africa)
- WINNER, 2007 Afro-Hollywood Awards (UK), Outstanding Achievement In Film.
- WINNER (CRITICAL ASSIGNMENT) – 2004 Screen Nation Awards, (UK), 2004 Hollywood Film Festival (US)
- WINNER (EGSY) – 2003 Screen Nation Film & Television Award For Scriptwriting
- WINNER (IN EXILE) – 1996 Channel 4 Sit-Com Festival (UK), SPECIAL COMMENDATION; 1999 Montreaux Television Festival
- STAFF WRITER, 1996 BAFTA (UK) Best Drama Series – (THE BILL)