Festival Schedule*

* subject to change



(Children's Workshops)

(Writers & Illustrators Workshops/Parents Workshops)

(Book Readings)

(Story Time Sessions)

08:00am Welcome to the 5th annual Akada Children's Book Festival Dara Oluwatoye and Tony Olaniji The ABCs of Safety Adejumoke Sangolana Puff Puff Irene Omiunu
08:30am Mummy, Daddy, Me: Let's Dance! Zumba Edition Sandra Osaigbovo Osinachi: The Boy Sent By God Chioma Fakorede
09:00am Book Chat with Kayen: My Favourite Book Smarter Finance: Investing Tips For Children Ifedolapo Peter-Ajakaiye Achieve More: How To Maximise Your Potential As An Illustrator Irene Omiunu Tobi At The Art Gallery Olubunmi Aboderin Talabi
09:30am Book Chat with Michelle Ojo: My Favourite Book Mma Powered Chinyere Ifediora
10:00am Book Chat with Heavenly Kalu: My Favourite Book I Am Remarkable: Super Special Me! Abiola Bashorun Books That Speak: Creating A Bestselling Audiobook Damilola Agboola A Is For Africa Louisa Olafuyi and Oladele Olafuyi
10:30am Book Chat with Adannia; Semilore; Abdulkabir from Kid's Court School Amang Goes To The Village Namse Udosen Finding Kitty Chigozie Mbadugha
11:00am Young Author's Panel with Oluwasemilore Lanre-Raheem (Author of Miss Cleany Shoes) and Kosisochukwu Ugboh (Author of Left Alone). Moderated by Titi Umaru (Author of Fun In The Sun) My Passport Of Rights Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi Winning Hearts & Minds: Creative Writing Masterclass for Children's Authors Noma Sodipo The Great Wall Of The Benin Kingdom Damilola Solesi
11:30am Mummy, Daddy, Me: Let's Dance! AfroBeat Edition with Joseph Tale of Bayajidda: The Forebearer Awaita Atebor
12:00pm Book Chat with Opeyemi Ogundipe: My Favourite Book Picture Perfect Tips For Young Photographers Busola Dakolo The Impact Of Social Media on Your Children Foluso Gbadamosi Tobi And The Kid's Marathon Olubunmi Aboderin Talabi
12:30pm Interview with Mariam Longe Author of Vultures To The Rescue: The Clean Up Crew No: You Can't Invade My Space! Body Safety 101 For Children Chimdindu Ugwuanyi Crowning Glory Olunosen Louisa Ibhaze
01:00pm Interview with Richard Mammah: 10 Reasons For Visiting A Library For Girls Only: Navigating Puberty Omobola Olaribigbe (Panelist); Omolayo Oyawoye (Panelist); Lola Udabor (Moderator) Discipline in the 21st Century Zeal Akaraiwe A Treasury of African Names Noma Sodipo
01:30pm Book Chat with Della Montessori School: My Favourite Book The African Safari With Queenie and King Olunosen Louisa Ibhaze
02:00pm Drama Presentation: Kob The Antelope Sponsored by the Society for the Performing Arts Nigeria (SPAN) Special Needs, Special Care Solape Azazi Raising A Reader: Inspiring A Love of Reading in Children Fokanferanmi Okojie Meet Lara Craft Lara Akinwolere
02:30pm Book Chat with Umachi; Gbolahon; Sharon from Dansol School: My Favourite Book Be Inspired by MKO Abiola Olamidotun Votu-Obada
03:00pm Announcing The Winner of the Illustration Competition Sponsored by Leadway Assurance Navigating Your Teenage Years Kehinde Ayeni Identifying & Correcting Maladaptive Behaviour: An Anti-Bullying Session Enimien Inegbedion Lulu Learns Ronke Giwa-Onafuwa and Tobani Onafuwa
03:30pm Book Chat with Mohau; Obaforehanmi and Mojola from The Learning Place School: My Favourite Book I Am Mindful Titilayo Adenuga
04:00pm Drama Presentation: Mummy, Can I ...? Sponsored by the Society for the Performing Arts Nigeria (SPAN) Success Secrets For Children David Adegboyega My Child's Got Talent: Now What? Nike Kuti On The Water Olubunmi Aboderin Talabi
04:30pm Announcing The Winner of the Writing Competition Sponsored by The Learning Place School The Adventures Of Dele The Street Kid Tomi Adetayo
05:00pm Announcing The Winner of the Chess Tournament Sponsored by Kids Court School Not Too Young To Code David Ogunshola Sarai's Culture Day Tania Omotayo Teller
05:30pm Mummy, Daddy, Me: Let's Dance Again! AfroBeat Edition with Joseph Hanzzy & Fawzzy Ingressive For Good