After a lengthy, successful career as an educator, Shoneyin is currently the director of Book Buzz Foundation, Nigeria- a non-governmental organisation whose main aims are promoting literacy through the creation of reading programmes for children, developing reading spaces and organising the Ake Arts and Book Festival. Shoneyin is also an award-winning writer and a cultural activist. She lives in Lagos, Nigeria. 


Afolabi started out in Abuja as the Logistics & Quality Control Officer at a construction firm. He later decided it was time for change of scenery and moved to Lagos where he joined Book Buzz Foundation. His drive, passion and analytical mind make him ideally suited for his role as the Logistics & Finance Manager for Book Buzz Foundation. Profoundly driven and perfectionist in nature, Afolabi is highly committed to his job and is much loved for his versatility, accountability and discipline. He's an obsessive follower of news, politics and sports; greatly enjoys reading and delights in the company of quirky writers.


Ify Mbanugo holds a BA in English, Literature from the University of Lagos. She has worked with The Learned Friends and also held the position of Project Manager in Advertising and Events Management firms. She volunteers with GetTalking Naija, AThousandIDPs and with children in impoverished communities. She loves books more than people, is an avid reader and likes to learn new languages. She enjoys writing Erotica.


Byenyan Jessica Bitrus holds a BA in English and Sociology from the University of Ghana, Legon and is a trained Multi Media Journalist/Communications Strategist .She is a freelance translator and an Arts and Culture enthusiast with keen interest in cross-cultural engagement, writing and photography.

Accounts Manager

Tosin is that finance guy, with experience in Banking and Accounting. He enjoys a good book, twitter and is a member of Nigeria Association of Shotokan Karate (NASK).


Nanzing  graduated from the University of Jos, Plateau State with a BSC in Political Science. He also holds a diploma in basic French language. He is passionate about education, research and languages. He hopes to be a leading social scientist, public policy analyst and social entrepreneur.