Workshops for Writers & Illustrators

Damilola Agboola

Damilola has a background and extensive experience in the Dubbing and Localization industry as a Translator, Dubbing Voice Actor, Dubbing Coordinator,and Sound engineer. Having featured in over 2000 Dubbed movies, and 5 series as a Voice actor, and having produces a considerable number of high profile BBC Documentaries and Dubbing projects featured on platforms such as Netflix and YouTube, he brings a wealth of experience in helping African authors tell their compelling stories through the creation of Audiobooks.

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Books That Speak: Creating A Bestselling Audiobook

Saturday September 23, 2023    10:00am

Irene Omiunu

Irene Yéga Omiunu is a British-Nigerian author and illustrator who over the last decade has garnered an enviable client roster from the likes of British Vogue, the Victoria & Albert Museum and The Dubai Mall. As a mother of two young avid readers, she was inspired to create culturally diverse picture books which celebrate and foster cultural pride. Yéga's approach to writing is purposefully humorous and is greatly influenced by her own personal experiences growing up in Lagos, Nigeria. Puff Puff is her first self-published story, with several others in development.

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Puff Puff

Saturday September 23, 2023    08:00am

Noma Sodipo

Noma Sodipo, a.k.a. Auntie Noma, writes extensively for children. She is author of A PRE-SCHOOL ALPHABET BOOK AND A TREASURY OF AFRICAN NAMES, with a foreword by Professor Grace Alele-Williams, and an acknowledgement by Queen Elizabeth II. She has hosted a number of TV, radio and YouTube programmes including the award-winning STORYTIME WITH AUNTIE NOMA on AFRICAMAGIC, Channels, BEN TV Europe and other channels as well as Wazobia’s Storytime With Paint and Bake.
Through the daily radio programmes, TWO MINUTE ALPHABET AND AFRICAN NAMES and STORYTIME WITH AUNTIE NOMA as well as a Saturday live show on Nigeria info FM, she brings over twenty years’ experience of nursery education and consulting for the Early Years to preschoolers and young children all around. Her latest release, NIGERIA HOTCHPOTCH, is a must-read for all young and young at heart! Her recent Alphabet Activity series is set to transform the culture of African learning too!
Noma Sodipo is a recipient of the GWIIN and PAWIIN Awards. She is a blessed wife and mother of three.

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A Treasury of African Names

Saturday September 23, 2023    01:00pm

Olubunmi Aboderin Talabi

Olubunmi Aboderin Talabi is an author; the founder of IweMi (formerly Clever Clogs Books); the convener of the Akada Children's Book Festival and the Chairperson of the Association of Children's Authors & 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 has written a number of articles in the areas of commerce, agriculture, resource maximization, sanitation and land use in Nigeria. Her articles have been published in several national daily newspapers, such as PUNCH, BusinessDay, Guardian, Nation, Vanguard, New Telegraph, Sun, This Day and others. Olubunmi's 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; Tobi And The Kid's Marathon; Tobi At The Art Gallery; On The Water; Mummy, Can I ...? and Why Do You Wash Your Hands?
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, an honorary doctorate in Media & Communication 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.

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Tobi And The Kid's Marathon; Tobi At The Art Gallery; On The Water

Saturday September 23, 2023    10:00am