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ABOUT

I am a Nigerian-Canadian children's author. I am both trade and independently published.

Through my company, Jewels & Pearls Publishing Ltd., I aim to increase representation of African characters in North American children's books.

I live with my husband and five kids in Calgary, Alberta.

 

FUN FACTS

Favorite author growing up:

Enid Blyton

Favorite author as an adult:

Lawana Blackwell

Book that made me cry:

Fish in a Tree by Linda Mullaly Hunt

Book that made me laugh out loud:

It Was on Fire When I Lay Down on it by Robert Fulghum

Book I recommend to everybody:

Influencer; The New Science of Leading Change by Joseph Grenny et al

Favorite food:

Jollof Rice

Favorite vacation spot:

Anywhere with a beach

​Weird things about me:

I frequently experience deja vu (my theory is that I dream about things before they happen)

I talk to myself all. the. time (I've been told it's a sign of intelligence - that's my story and I'm sticking with it)

I have mirror-touch synesthesia (it means basically if you touch your nose, I'll feel it too)