Meet Tola

Tọlá Okogwu is a British-Nigerian Author, Journalist and Hair Care Educator. Born in Nigeria but raised in London, she holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism. Having spent several years exploring the world of blogging, haircare and freelance writing, she finally returned to her first love…fiction.

Her self-published picture book series, DADDY DO MY HAIR is a firm family favourite. The first book in her new middle grade duology, ONYEKA AND THE ACADEMY OF THE SUN will be published by Simon & Schuster in June 2022. Tọlá also writes as Lola Morayo and the first book under this name, AZIZA’S SECRET FAIRY DOOR will be published by Pan Macmillan in June 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.


Tọlá is represented by Claire Wilson at RCW .