Uju Asika

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. As featured in Good Housekeeping, Marie Claire, BBC Radio 2 (Good Morning Sunday) and BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour among numerous outlets. The London Evening Standard selected Bringing Up Race as 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 digital consultancy Mothers and Shakers. 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 two football-mad boys. You can keep up with Uju at her family lifestyle blog babesabouttown.com and @babesabouttown across social media.