Olushola Ojikutu, the Nigerian arts and culture reporter who blogs as Miss Ojikutu, recently interviewed Tolulope Popoola, author of Nothing Comes Close. Popoola reveals that she had a lightbulb moment when, after studying accounting and finance, she realised that her “true love was for reading and writing.”
Of Nigerian descent, Popoola writes and lives in the UK, and says the biggest support for her writing ambition was from her husband.
Tell us a bit about your background and how it has informed your writing.
I was born in Lagos, Nigeria into a family where reading and academic pursuits were positively encouraged. As a child, I was a real bookworm; the introvert who preferred burying my head in books to going out and partying. After secondary school, I went to university to study Accounting and Finance courses, where I lost my way. Five years and a light bulb moment later, I realised that my true love was for reading and writing.
- Nothing Comes Close by Tolulope Popoola
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