Damilola was born in London. She is a graduate of Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger state where she studied Food Science and Nutrition. She became Project Management Professional (PMP) certified in 2014. After graduation she chose to pursue her first love - writing and film making, and has continued her professional development by taking certificate courses from foreign universities namely Open University, Australia where she studied Writing for the Web in 2014; University of East Anglia where she studied Introduction to Screenwriting in 2016; National film and television school where she studied Explore filmmaking in 2016 and University of Birmingham where she studied Dementia in 2016; Creative Skillset where she studied Film production: Behind the Scenes of Feature Filmmaking in 2016; Norwich University of the Arts where she studied Visual Effects for Guerrilla Filmmakers in 2016; Michigan State University where she studied Script Writing: Write a Pilot Episode for a TV or Web Series) in 2016; Wesleyan University where she studied Creative Writing: 5 course specialization in 2016. Damilola Olaniyi lives in Lagos, Nigeria where she works as a freelance screenwriter and organizes a children’s contest and workshop called Onkowe. Some of her works have appeared in national dailies like Daily Sun and National Mirror, Kalahari review and in The Writing Disorder magazine.