Who we are

Clever Clogs Books is a niche, start-up publishing house, focused on the production of African-themed children's picture books for early readers. Our books and events such as the Akada Children's Book Festival, inspire, excite and entertain child, parents and teachers. We desire to see Nigeria attain a hundred percent literacy rate and we believe that this is possible in our lifetime.
Our contribution towards this goal is to efficiently run a business that produces beautifully-illustrated children’s picture books that excite and inspire children, parents and teachers. This is also why we organize the Akada Children’s Book Festival, which is arguably Nigeria’s first children focused book festival.

Our Team


Olubunmi Aboderin Talabi is an author; the publisher of Clever Clogs Books; and the convener of the Akada Children's Book Festival. She is passionate about creating visually-engaging, culturally-relevant content for children, and has a desire to see steadily increasing literacy rates within her community and others. Olubunmi is also the immediate past Executive Council Chairperson of Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ); the Chairperson, Board of Trustees, of the OA Foundation; and was a Member of the Media and Publicity Sub-Committee for the 2019 Nigerian Economic Summit. Olubunmi also sits on the board of Punch Nigeria Limited; Punch Commercial Printing and is a Trustee of the Punch Media Foundation. read more...


Debra-Love is a Principal Consultant at Toba Adept Services, a management-consulting outfit that assists SMEs to increase effectiveness, and automate their human resource & business processes. She has had over 15 years’ experience in corporate administration and organization.
A member of the Nigerian Institute of Management, the Institute of Chartered Administrators & Secretaries as well as a Director at Clever Clogs Ltd. Her strength lies in organizing and planning concepts for start-up projects and conducting training in Professional Ethics. She graduated with Bachelors of Science in Industrial Chemistry at the University of Ibadan, and a Postgraduate degree in Mass Communication at the University of Lagos.
She is also a producer, writer and inspirational poet.

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