Storytelling with Tọlá Okugwu and Chanté Timothy

Storytelling with Tọlá Okugwu and Chanté Timothy

Things to see & do

It’s the morning of Nana’s wedding, and Deji and Daddy need haircuts – right away!

Join them on a race against the clock to make sure they look slick just in time to walk Nana down the aisle.

Join Tọlá Okogwu (co-creator of our exhibition The Box Rocket) and Chanté Timothy as they introduce the latest book in their acclaimed Daddy Do My Hair series.

Starting with an exciting reading from Tọlá followed by an interactive draw along with Chanté. Not to mention some fun craft activities!  

Free with your Entry ticket.

About Tọlá Okogwu

Tọlá Okogwu is a British-Nigerian author, journalist and hair care educator. Born in Lagos, Nigeria, but raised in London, England, she holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism. Having spent several years exploring the world of blogging, hair care and freelance writing, she finally returned to her first love: fiction. She is the author of the Daddy Do My Hair? picture book series, as well as the Aziza’s Secret Fairy Door young fiction series under the pen name Lola Morayo. Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun was her first middle-grade book. Tọlá now lives in Kent with her husband and two daughters. An avid reader and lover of music, she’s also a sucker for melted cheese. Learn more at

About Chanté Timothy

Chanté Timothy is an illustrator who loves experimenting with movement, vibrant colour, character design and storytelling. Drawing for as long as she can remember, she’s always been that strange kid who’d ask for paper and pen to entertain herself instead of playing with toys. Chanté is a Pathways into Children’s Publishing 2019 – 2021 Alumni. Learn more at