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 magazine Bitesi Review 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 have a story in Hell Hath No Fury an African christmas romance anthology.

Odabo is the Yoruba word for Goodbye.