Tọlá Okogwu is a British-Nigerian Children's Author and Hair Care Educator. Born in Nigeria but raised in London, she holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism. She spent some years exploring the world of blogging, haircare and freelance writing before returning to her first love...fiction.
Her self-published picture book series, Daddy Do My Hair is a firm family favourite. Tọlá also writes as Lola Morayo and the first book under this pen name, Aziza's Secret Fairy Door will be published by Pan Macmillan in summer 2021. Tọlá lives in Kent, England with her husband and two daughters. An avid reader and lover of music, she’s also a sucker for melted cheese.
Books in order of publication:
Daddy Do My Hair: Beth's Twists (2016)
Daddy Do My Hair: Hope's Braids (2017)
Daddy Do My Hair: Kechi's Hair Goes Every Which Way (2018)
Aziza's Secret Fairy Door (2021)
Aziza's Secret Fairy Door and the Ice Cat Mystery (2021)
Aziza's Secret Fairy Door and the Birthday Present Disaster (2022)
Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun (2022)
Aziza's Secret Fairy Door and the Mermaid's Treasure (2022)
Aziza's Secret Fairy Door and the Magic Puppy (2023)
Onyeka and the Rise of the Rebels (2023)
Daddy Do My Hair: Deji's Haricut (2023)