(she/her) Guest/Teaching Artist
Uju Asika is a multi-award nominated blogger, screenwriter and creative consultant. She is the author of Bringing Up Race: How to Raise a Kind Child in a Prejudiced World, published by Yellow Kite (Hachette) in September 2020 and by Sourcebooks USA in May 2021. Featured in Good Housekeeping, Marie Claire, BBC Good Morning Sunday and BBC Woman’s Hour among numerous outlets. The book earned starred reviews in Publisher’s Weekly and BookPage and the Evening Standard named Bringing Up Race one of the Best Books of September 2020 calling it ‘timely and important’. A former journalist, Uju’s writing has appeared in publications such as The Guardian, salon.com, Time Out and the Daily Times Nigeria. She is the founder of the Top 10 UK Mum Blog and Top 10 London Lifestyle blog Babes About Town and a former screenwriter/script editor for some of Africa’s top TV dramas including the multi award-winning Tinsel. Born in Nigeria, Uju grew up in the UK and has lived and worked in London, New York and Lagos. She is based in north London with her husband Abiye and their teenage sons. Follow Uju at babesabouttown.com and @babesabouttown across social media.