Abi is the author of The Girl with the Louding Voice, which was a New York Times bestseller, a #ReadWithJenna Today Show book club pick, a BBC Radio 4 Bookclub Pick,and an Indie Next Pick.
Translated into 16 languages( till date) and studied on curriculums across the world, the Girl With The Louding Voice tells the story of Adunni, a 14 year old girl who is desperate for an education.
The novel has received critical acclaim and has been shortlisted for several awards including The British Book Awards Best Book of The Year , The Nigeria Prize for Literature ( Africa’s largest literary Prize), and in 2020 was named as The legendary Dolly Parton’s favourite of 2020 as well as selected as an Amazon Best Book of The Year for July 2020.
Abi grew up in Lagos, Nigeria and went on to study law at the University of Wolverhampton, graduating as Best Performing Student on her MSc in International Project Management from Glasgow Caledonian University, as well as an MA ( with distinction) in Creative Writing from Birkbeck, University of London.
Abi has had over 15 years experience in corporate project management, working with several multinationals to deliver multimillion pound programmes and investments and is passionate about education, particularly for the girl child.
A well- sought after speaker, Abi has supported and attended various events advocating for, and highlighting areas of need including NGOs and Charities across the world such as The Malala Foundation, BookAid International, Women’s Global Education Project, FAWCO, The International Rescue Committee and many more. In 2022, Abi was appointed as External Board Member, the BIC Corporate Foundation, and the first ever goodwill ambassador for Women’s Global Education Project.