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    Tola Okogwu

    Tola Okogwu: Onyeka and the Rise of the Rebels


    Tolá 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. She is the author of the Onyeka middle grade series, the self-published picture book series Daddy Do My Hair, and Aziza’s Secret Fairy Door under the name Lola Morayo. Tolá 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. Learn more at

    Tola will be talking about Onyeka and the Rise of the Rebels below during the event.

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    Daddy Do My Hair: Beth's Twists

    £6.29 £6.99
    A warm, rhyming celebration of Afro hair and father-daughter relationships, from hair care coach and author Tola Okogwu

    Daddy Do My Hair?: Hope's Braids

    £6.29 £6.99
    A father helps his bullied child to feel better by doing her hair. A children's rhyming picture book for ages 0-7.

    Kechi's Hair Goes Every Which Way: Daddy Do My Hair?

    £6.29 £6.99
    A children's rhyming picture book for ages 0-7

    Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun

    £6.00 £7.99
    Black Panther meets Percy Jackson in this action-packed and empowering middle-grade superhero series about a British-Nigerian girl who learns that her Afro hair has psychokinetic powers.

    Onyeka and the Rise of the Rebels: A superhero adventure perfect for Marvel and DC fans!

    £6.00 £7.99
    The epic second book in the action-packed superhero series.

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