Hello again :). My name is Tolulope Popoola and I am passionate about many things. I am a Creative Writer, Author, Speaker, Publisher, Writing Coach, Consultant, Trainer and Course Tutor. (Whew, that’s a mouthful!). I am passionate about personal development and helping people to achieve their goals and deepest heart desires. I’m a wife and mother to two wonderful children, and I work around my family.

I have a BA in Accounting and Business Economics from London Metropolitan University, and a Masters’ degree in Finance and Investment from the University of Nottingham. I started my career as an Administrator, then a Finance Intern and then as an Accountant. In 2008, I left my career in Accounting, to pursue a different path in writing and publishing. I started out as a blogger, writing in several different niches such as relationships, motivation, careers, fashion and fictional short stories, and general life discussions. I’ve since written and published “Nothing Comes Close”, a novel, “Fertile Imagination” and “Looking for Something” which are both collections of flash fiction stories. I’ve also written some non-fiction books, several short stories, flash fiction, poems and magazine articles for publication. I have written extensively for many magazines and publications, and have had my work featured in Brittle Paper, The Creative Penn, Flash Fiction Ghana, The Mantle, Radical Chic Magazine, The Travelling Yeti, and many more. I have a few projects in the pipeline at the moment, one of which is a flash fiction collection, titled “Memoirs of a Lagos Wedding Planner” and I’m also working on a novel. You can find out more about my books here.

TolulopePopoola3In 2011, I set up Accomplish Press to provide writers like myself with an opportunity to have their works written and published. I work with aspiring authors to overcome their obstacles, clear their doubts and reconnect with their creative side, so that they can finally write and publish the book within them! I offer teaching, coaching, consulting and publishing services. I care about showcasing the best of African literature and working with other writers and people in the literary world to make a difference. For this, in 2012, I was named runner-up for the prestigious Women in Publishing UK New Venture Award as a recognition for pioneering work on behalf of under-represented groups in society. In February 2016, I was presented with an Award for Excellence in recognition of outstanding contribution to society at the Nigerian Writers Awards. At the end of 2016, I was shortlisted for Diaspora Writer of the Year for the 2017 awards. And then, I was recently named as one of the “100 Most Influential Nigerian Writers Under 40”.

I used to think I should be ONE thing, do ONE job, and focus on ONE profession for the rest of my life. Now I realise I’m what is called a “multi-passionate entrepreneur” and I always have several ideas going on in my head at the same time. The important thing is for me to put all of my creativity, my passion, my energy and full commitment into my work, and as long as my readers, clients, students and customers are happy, then I’m fulfilled.

So that’s all for now. I’m happy you came to my website to read about me, and if you’ve read this far, I say thank you! You’re awesome.