Tọlá Okogwu was born in Nigeria but raised in London, England. She studied Journalism and spent some years exploring the world of blogging, haircare and freelance writing before returning to her first love...fiction.
Tọlá’s debut novel, Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun was shortlisted for the British Book Awards, Barnes & Noble Children’s and YA Book Awards and The Week Junior Book Awards as well as longlisted for the Jhalak Prize. Her self-published picture book series, Daddy Do My Hair is a firm family favourite and Tọlá also writes as Lola Morayo. She lives in Kent, England with her husband, two daughters and too many books to count.
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)
Onyeka and the Secret Superhero (A World Book Day Story) (2024)