On Thursday the 12th of January, in front of a packed house at London’s Southbank Centre, award winning Nigerian author Chibundu Onuzo launched her second novel, Welcome to Lagos.
There was a live band, live poetry, and a surprise musical performance by Chibundu that took everybody present straight back to the streets of Lagos.
Onuzo was in conversation with Ellah Allfrey OBE and she spoke about her inspiration for the novel, her faith, her experiences living in England and much more. Copies of the book sold out on the night.
Sarah Savitt, Deputy Publisher at Virago tweeted from the event, ‘This might be the best launch ever!’ If you missed it, don’t worry, just get your copy of Welcome to Lagos, which the Economist is already calling a ‘fine novel.’
Don’t forget to use the tag #WelcomeToLagos and maybe see you at the Lagos launch.
See photos from the launch below