Lola Shoneyin

Lola Shoneyin (she/her) is a Nigerian author, poet, and the founder of the Book Buzz Foundation and publisher at Ouida Books. Her novel “The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives” has won awards, was successfully stages as a play and will soon be released as a Netflix original. She has also founded the Ake Arts & Book Festival and initiated the Kaduna Book & Arts Festival. In 2022, when celebrating ten years of Ake Arts & Books Festival, she invited festival directors from all over the world to Lagos in the context of GAOLF (Global Association of Literary Festivals).