Passion and desire does not equal success

May Morris-Kawel shares her failure story at Fuckup Nights Lagos. In 2015, May Morris became a TV producer for a very ambitious premium indigenous talk show for Africa Magic, one of the most recognized collection of pay TV entertainment channels in Africa. After a bad season and lack of planning, the spiral fall begun when the salaries started to pile up, landlords started calling and the staff member started to leave. This horror story went into full swing when she had to start cutting expenses to the point that she could not longer afford school for her children.

About the Speaker

May Morris Kawel
May Morris Kawel

TV Host

May Morris Kawel from Nigeria is a TV Producer, Talk Show Host and above all a no-quitter with the mission to share stories tell stories for impact for Africa.


Fuckup Nights is a global movement that helps people break free from the paradigms that limit their lives. Every month we organize events around the world where speakers share the stories behind their professional fuckups, using failure to encourage difficult, vulnerable, and meaningful conversations.

The stories of failed business, commercial relationships that ended sour, the products that had to be removed from the market. We tell everything without filters.