Workshops for Writers & Illustrators

Dr Eghosa Imasuen

Dr Eghosa Imasuen is a Nigerian writer and co-founder of Narrative Landscape Press Limited. He graduated with a 1999 medical degree from the University of Benin. His second novel, Fine Boys, a coming-of-age novel, was received to wide acclaim in 2012 and was published in America by the Ohio University Press' Modern African Writers Series in 2021.
Eghosa Imasuen teaches creative Writing at the annual Chimamanda Adichie Creative Writing Workshop. He lives in Lagos with his wife and twin sons.

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Creative Writing Bootcamp for Children’s Book Authors

Saturday October 29, 2022    9:00am

Irene Omiunu

Irene Omiunu is a Nigerian born fashion artist/ illustrator based in the UK. In recent years, she has been commissioned internationally by some of the world's top brands including Vogue, Grazia, Vlisco, The Dubai Mall and Aspinal of London. She has successfully illustrated 3 children's books with 2 more due early 2021. She is a firm believer in the power of pictures to illuminate the minds of children and spark a love of reading early on in life.
Her earliest influences were stories by Enid Blyton, animated Disney movies and Nigerian classics such as Macmillan Ali and Simbi series. She frequently draws on her African heritage as inspiration for her colourful illustrations.

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Getting Paid To Illustrate

Saturday October 29, 2022    1:00pm

Olubunmi Aboderin Talabi

Olubunmi Aboderin Talabi is an author; the founder of Clever Clogs Books; the convener of the Akada Children's Book Festival and the Chairperson of the Association of Children’s Authors And Illustrators of Nigeria. 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. Olubunmi was also the Executive Council Chairperson of Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ) for 2018 and 2019; and was a Member of the Media and Publicity Sub-Committee for the 2019 Nigerian Economic Summit. Olubunmi sits on the board of Punch Nigeria Limited; Punch Commercial Printing; the Lagos Chapter of Young President’s Organisation and is a Trustee of the Punch Media Foundation.
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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Websites Every Self-Published Author Must Know

Saturday October 29, 2022    11:00am

Othuke Ominiabohs

Managing Director at Masobe Books and Logistics Limited

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Marketing & Distribution 101 - Level Up Your Book Sales!

Saturday October 29, 2022    2:30pm

Creative Writing Bootcamp for Children’s Book Author

Are you a Children's book author or aspiring writer looking to start a career in the children's category? Then, join one of Nigeria’s most brilliant writers, Dr Eghosa Imasuen, whose publishing house, Narrative Landscape Press publishes Chimamanda Adichie's books in West Africa. From brainstorming to storyboarding and ending with getting your book published, this bootcamp will guide you through all that you need to know.

Getting Paid to Illustrate

From the walls of the world's largest mall to the pages of Vogue, Irene Omiunu's illustrations have been commissioned by the most recognisable names in luxury fashion, retail and children's books. At the Akada Festival, she will teach you how to get paid for your creativity. Unlock the craft of creating engaging illustrations that appeal to your target audiences so you can turn your craft into cash.

Marketing & Distribution 101 - Level Up Your Book Sales!

Are you frustrated with low book sales? Your best work will remain a secret without proper exposure. In this workshop, you'll learn significant tips behind marketing and distribution that will help brand your name, drive book sales and build your credibility as an author. The facilitator, Othuke Ominiabohs is a renowned published writer and the founder of one of Nigeria's fastest-growing publishing houses, Masobe Books. No better speaker to help you level up your book sales than Othuke! Register now.

Three Websites Every Self-Published Author Must Know

Self-publishing has changed the way books get published, sold, and read. Join renowned children’s book author & publisher, the convener of the Akada Children’s Book Festival, Olubunmi Aboderin Talabi, for this exciting workshop where you'll learn about the three game-changing websites that will aid your success as a self-published author.

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