Femi Sowoolu

Femi Sowoolu is a broadcaster, journalist, public commentator, scriptwriter, social media activist, author, raconteur, media consultant, voice-over artist, programmes designer and producer. He worked with the Ogun State Broadcasting Corporation. He then joined Grant Advertising, Nigeria, a leading Nigerian advertising agency and member of the McCann Ericsson Worldwide Group, and left to set up FM Productions. He was General Manager of Smooth 98.1 FM. He is currently the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at JAMZ100.1FM, based in the city of Ibadan, Oyo State.

Gbemisola Shasore

Gbemi is the Executive Director of Access to Knowledge, an organization dedicated to increasing knowledge and education in Africa, and Founder of the Simi Johnson Trust. She is noted for social and voluntary work where she advocates corporate social responsibility, and serves on a number of boards including the International Women's Society where she served as the society's 50th President. In Her Own Right is her first book.

Jimi Disu

Jimi Disu is a Nigerian journalist; his media experience includes serving as assistant editor at The Punch Newspaper, business editor of at Vanguard Newspaper and Marketing Director at The Compass and 234Next. He is currently a resident analyst on Front Page News and anchors ‘Discourse with Jimi Disu’ on Classic FM. For Sam is his first book.

Lukesh Olanipekun

Lukman Olanipekun is a Nigerian professional photographer, who has over the past sixteen years travelled around the world recording history through his lens. His works have been exhibited locally and internationally.  He is also the personal photographer to the former governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola. To date, he has captured nearly six million images of Fashola’s political and personal life.

Mandy Collins

Mandy Collins is a South African journalist and author with a passion for work and wonderful stories. She lives in Johannesburg with her two teenage daughters and two slightly deranged dogs. Her story Dad Goes to School was longlisted for the Golden Baobab Picture Book Prize in 2013.

Nike Campbell-Fatoki

Nike Campbell-Fatoki grew up in Lagos, Nigeria. Her collection of short stories Bury Me Come Sunday Afternoon was released in July 2016. In it, she explores well-known themes, but delves a little deeper to question our ideas about people, our impressions and prejudices. Nike currently lives in Washington DC area with her family where she is presently writing her next historical fiction novel. Bury Me Come Sunday Afternoon is her second book.

Olasupo Shasore

Olasupo Shasore, SAN, is of the Nigerian inner bar, a leading Senior Advocate of Nigeria. He is the author of Possessed, a historical book based on law and justice in the crown colony of Lagos from the year 1861 to 1906. He is also the author of the abridged young reader’s version of Possessed with illustrations, titled The King and The Colony. Olasupo Shasore lives in Lagos Nigeria. He is married with children.

Olusegun Akande

Olusegun is a prolific writer, blogger, opinion leader, and publisher of the critically acclaimed fiction novel, Home. He created Amazing Adventures of Izi and Larry The Dinosaur as a result of his passion for developing a more loving, multi-cultural, and tolerant society. He is one of the leading Personal Development Coaches in Nigeria.

Shaleen Keshavjee–Gulam

Shaleen Keshavjee-Gulam was born and grew up in Kenya. She has a Bachelor of Sciences (Honours) degree from the University of Toronto and now works in Nairobi as a property developer. She is married with two daughters. Malaika’s Magical Kiosk was shortlisted for The Golden Baobab Prize for Picture Books in 2014.

Umari Ayim

Umari Ayim is an award winning writer, lawyer, writer and a poet. Her first book, a novel, Twilight at Terracotta Indigo won the ANA/NDDC Flora Nwapa Prize for Women Writing in 2011. Her second book, a collection of poems titled Inside My Head won the ANA Poetry Prize the following year in 2012. Umari writes regularly on her blog,, visited monthly by thousands of readers who follow her weekly online literary series.  Guardian of the Fall is her second novel.