Hi! My name is Lara, a Nigerian born and bred in Lagos. I’m a big literary aficionado, who previously loved her heritage, hence the brand name Naija Book Bae. A lot of people are fond of assuming my name is Naija, thankfully it isn’t. Naija means Nigeria, it is my birth country’s nickname.

When I’m not reading, I am either badly singing RnB songs, binging a show on Netflix or working on my next literary thing like my secret project or writing a story. In my author portfolio, I have published a non-fiction work A Guide to Self-Publishing and a novel Not Just Another Interlude a feel-good Nigerian romance and collection of short stories that will make you feel good Love is Beautiful When in Bloom and lastly, I have a story in Hell Hath No Fury an African Christmas Romance Anthology.

Odabo is the Yoruba word for Goodbye.