Godfrey Duncan (who prefers to be know as Tuup) was born in West London, of Guyanese parents. From the age of about 20 he took the name Tuup, a name born out of a vision he had one night.
TUUP joined the West London Storytelling Unit, run by Ben Haggarty and Georgiana, a challenging Innovative Arts group looking at Performance Storytelling for Adults. In the late 80s he formed a storytelling group along with Indian dancer Flora Devi called “Tellers of Time” (Indian tales & dance & Afro-Caribbean tales & rhythm.)
TUUP has been retelling traditional stories for many years. He is recognised as one of the most inspirational storytellers from the African-Caribbean community, as well as the wider International Storytelling