Some of these stories are timeless. Others are set in more modern times, in the last century. Love usually wins, but Ogunlana’s characters suffer from separation, mistaken identity, ethnic conflict, self-doubt and jealousy. He tells these stories beautifully, with an ear for the nuances of Yoruba, and brings them to life for contemporary audiences, painting a captivating picture of life, love, fun and romance in an authentic Nigerian atmosphere.
Olola Olabode Ogunlana, B.A. (Hons), M.A., M.B.A. is a Chartered Insurance Practitioner.
Olola Ogunlana is a life-long learner and following a 50-year long and highly successful career as a chartered insurer, he has returned to school many times: to an Italian academy to study painting; to Oxford University’s summer school for a Creative Writing and Poetry course; as well as for Bachelors and Masters degrees in English Literature at Buckingham University.
Since his retirement from active insurance work, he has devoted much time to the study of Yoruba culture and language. Whilst studying in the U.K, Olola Ogunlana had discussions with the academic community on how best to translate the rich Yoruba folklores into English to appeal to an international audience.