The book chats take place ONLINE on Saturday July 3, 2021.




Awele Chukwudi-Okonkwo

Awele Chukwudi-Okonkwo is currently in Year 3. She is an interesting child, very outspoken and caring, she loves to read and make presentations on different subject matters.
She loves to sing, bake and swim. She has won numerous awards in her school and is always picked for a presentation. She was once tagged "Popular Jingo" in her preschool because she always had a smile for everyone.
She is a doting big sister to her only brother. Above all she is an amazing daughter to Daddy and Mummy....She is Mummy’s best friend.


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My Favorite Children's Books

Saturday July 3, 2021    11am-12pm



Dorcas Ikya

Hi! My name is Dorcas Ikya. You can call me the bookfairy, the booklady, reading specialist, book whisperer!
My love of literacy started at an early age. I grew in a bok loving home. I'm also a trained educator with 17 years of work experience as a school teacher and head of school.
My work experience and passion for books has helped me start up and run this amazing bookstore called Tabithas Kids. We are fun children's book and giftstore. Offering children a range of books and literacy activities that help them fall in love with books and reading!


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My Favorite Children's Books

Saturday July 3, 2021    11am-12pm



Jemima

A violinist and football fan, Year 2 student Jemima loves reading, learning and swimming. Jemima assisted the Editorial Board of the 2021 Akada Children's Book Festival by reading and reviewing many of the books submitted. She also assisted the festival planning team by providing feedback on product development from the perspective of the intended audience, children.


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My Favorite Children's Books

Saturday July 3, 2021    8-9am



Kemisola Adetola

Kemisola Adetola is the founder of Book Hangout, a socially engaging community of readers, channelled towards redefining the reading narratives in Nigeria and Africa at large, as well as fostering self improvement through reading, and promoting social interactivity among creatives and business professionals.
Kemisola is a PR consultant at ADVerb Agency where she is working with businesses, personal brands with authors to create valuable social engagements around the theme of their books, as well as driving sales and distributions.
With her educational background in Psychology, Kemisola is passionate about applying the principles of human psychology to build an active and engaging community for brands across various walks of life.


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My Favorite Children's Books

Saturday July 3, 2021    5-6pm



Kimberley Ajayi-bembe

Kimberley Ajayi-Bembe is a British Citizen who relocated to Lagos 12 years ago, she has been an early years professonal in both Scotland and Nigeria for 14 years, she is the School Director at The Nurturing Tree which started in 2017. Kimberley has a passion for building the right foundation and giving the children the necessary skills for an easy transition to school, her personal goal is to ensure the children adopt a love for books as books help develop a childs brain and aids in concentration, attention span and their social skills while helping develop early literacy skills.
Kimberley believes in mentoring her staff and encouraging them to be the best educator that they can be, she also likes to volunteer her spare time; she was previously the Chairperson for the Education Board for Meadow Hall School and is also dedicated to the Lagos Caledonian Society and the Nigerwives Organisation.


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My Favorite Children's Books

Saturday July 3, 2021    6-7pm



Obioma Maduekeh

Master Obioma Maduekeh (popularly known as #ProfObioma) is a multi-talented 6 years old prolific reader, presenter, and storyteller. He is a kidpreneur and the CEO of SmartKidObi Media. Through his IG page @smartkidobi, he regularly reviews diverse children's books and produces content that encourages kids to read books, and models good behaviors and values.
Prof Obioma enjoys physical exercise such as running and playing football. He also enjoys creative drawing, playing piano and watching his favorite TV programmes. He started reading fluently at the age of 4. His personal goal in 2021 is to read and review 75 books amongst others.


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My Favorite Children's Books

Saturday July 3, 2021    9-10am



Olubunmi Aboderin Talabi

Olubunmi Aboderin Talabi is an author; the publisher of Clever Clogs Books; and the convener of the Akada Children's Book Festival. She is passionate about creating visually-engaging, culturally-relevant content for children, and has a desire to see steadily increasing literacy rates within her community and others. Olubunmi is also the immediate past Executive Council Chairperson of Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ); the Chairperson, Board of Trustees, of the OA Foundation; and was a Member of the Media and Publicity Sub-Committee for the 2019 Nigerian Economic Summit. Olubunmi also sits on the board of Punch Nigeria Limited; Punch Commercial Printing and is a Trustee of the Punch Media Foundation.
Olubunmi has written a number of articles in the areas of commerce, agriculture, resource maximization, sanitation and land use in Nigeria. Her passion for writing developed into collaborating with talented artists to create beautifully-illustrated children's picture books designed to make reading attractive, inspire innovation and excite children, parents and teachers. Her published works include: Tobi Visits the Conservatory; Kob the Antelope; Diary of a Toddler; Tobi Bakes A Cake; Tobi Learns To Swim and Why Do You Wash Your Hands? (www.cleverclogsbooks.com). Olubunmi has read her books and given keynote speeches at numerous conferences; schools; book clubs; and events in various parts of Nigeria and internationally.
Olubunmi, has a Bachelor's degree in Economics from City University London, and has also completed the General Management Program at Harvard Business School as well as the Advanced Management & Leadership Program at Oxford University Said Business School. Olubunmi is a member of the Institute of Directors Nigeria; the Young Presidents' Organization; the Corporate Governance Society of Nigeria and the Harvard Business School Alumni Association of Nigeria.
Articles written by Olubunmi have been published in several national daily newspapers, such as PUNCH, BusinessDay, Guardian, Nation, Vanguard, New Telegraph, Sun, This Day and others.


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My Favourite Children's Books

Saturday July 3, 2021    6-7pm



Olufunke Oluyemi

Olufunke Oluyemi is the founder of Infant and Toddler's Corner, an early childhood education resource and consultancy organization. With a background in Information and Communication Technology, she gained experience in the financial services and Information Technology sector before starting up the early childhood organization. In pursuit of her passion and quest for knowledge on rounded education and development of the child, she certified as a Montessori early childhood educator and a Professional Early Years Consultant. She is married and their marriage is blessed with two young boys.


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Saturday July 3, 2021    4-5pm



Semilore Okojie

Semilore Okojie is a 5-year-old multitalented boy.
He is an avid child reader, book reviewer and story-teller in the making. He started reading and reviewing books at the age of two with a preference for his favorite African Author –Bunmi Aboderin Talabi; an influence that amassed his interest in African books.
He is extremely playful, witty and can talk the hind legs off a horse like a mini-consultant. He loves math, science & technology and is passionate about wild life and ancient animal history (with a specific interest in dinosaurs). He is a good gamer and is quite open minded; always willing to learn about anything and everything.
He is a contortionist/gymnast in training, potential child model and sportsman with energy levels that exhibit consistent enthusiasm and a passion for the things he loves.
His hobbies are swimming, running, cycling, cooking, inventing and imaginative play. His career goals for now are to be a pilot, engineer, super hero and fly a rocket to the moon.


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My Favorite Children's Books

Saturday July 3, 2021    7-8pm