Young Authors

Olusegun Akande

Author of the best-selling children’s books series, ‘Amazing Adventures of Izi and Larry The Dinosaur’ 

Olusegun Akande

Author of the best-selling children’s books series, ‘Amazing Adventures of Izi and Larry The Dinosaur’ 

About Me

I am the author of the Amazing Adventures of Izi and Larry children’s books series, which tells the stories of two very good friends, eight-year-old Izi, and magical, flying dinosaur, Larry – who lives in a zoo. Together, they go on wonderful adventures, where Izi and Larry learn about the history and culture of different African countries. They see the world as a kaleidoscope of many customs and practices, held together by tolerance, kindness and understanding.

Through my company, OA Empowerment, I teach primary school children and adults creative writing and drama via both classroom and online courses.

I am passionate about helping children and young people Identify and realise their talents.

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About Me

I am the author of the Amazing Adventures of Izi and Larry children’s books series, which tells the stories of two very good friends, eight-year-old Izi, and magical, flying dinosaur, Larry – who lives in a zoo. Together, they go on wonderful adventures, where Izi and Larry learn about the history and culture of different African countries. They see the world as a kaleidoscope of many customs and practices, held together by tolerance, kindness and understanding.

Through my company, OA Empowerment, I teach primary school children and adults creative writing and drama via both classroom and online courses.

I am passionate about helping children and young people Identify and realise their talents.

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My Achievements

At a glance!

My Achievements

At a glance!

NEW BOOK RELEASE

THE APPRENTICE

Amazing Adventures of Izi and Larry the Dinosaur

Want your child to learn about African history and culture?

My Izi and Larry children’s books series educate children about the history and culture of different African countries through exciting and fun adventures. In a period wherein the calls for schools to teach black history have never been louder, my books provide an excellent platform for introducing your child to African history and culture

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Amazing Adventures of Izi and Larry the Dinosaur

Want your child to learn about African history and culture?

My Izi and Larry children’s books series educate children about the history and culture of different African countries through exciting and fun adventures. In a period wherein the calls for schools to teach black history have never been louder, my books provide an excellent platform for introducing your child to African history and culture

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Children’s Story Time

Launched during the Covid 19 pandemic to help parents keep their children engaged, Children’s Story Time is a free weekly broadcast for children aged between 7 and 11. The programme includes a narration and acting out of short stories, creative writing competitions, and even singing performances from various guests.

The objective is to entertain, challenge, and inspire children to embrace reading, writing, drama, storytelling, and singing as fun and exciting ways in which to develop excellent communication skills and build confidence.

The programme is live on Facebook Live on Wednesdays at 4pm

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Children’s Story Time

Launched during the Covid 19 pandemic to help parents keep their children engaged, Children’s Story Time is a free weekly broadcast for children aged between 7 and 11. The programme includes a narration and acting out of short stories, creative writing competitions, and even singing performances from various guests.

The objective is to entertain, challenge, and inspire children to embrace reading, writing, drama, storytelling, and singing as fun and exciting ways in which to develop excellent communication skills and build confidence.

The programme is live on Facebook Live on Saturdays at 4pm.

Six-week Online Creative Writing and Drama Course

This is an interactive and highly impactful course for children aged between seven and eleven years old.

Testimony: “My son has always been interested in writing, but this course got him hooked on it. He is writing every day now and practicing the techniques he was taught. As a result, he aced his school Creative Writing Assessment test.”

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Six-week Online Creative Writing and Drama Course

This is an interactive and highly impactful course for children aged between seven and eleven years old.

Testimony: “My son has always been interested in writing, but this course got him hooked on it. He is writing every day now and practicing the techniques he was taught. As a result, he aced his school Creative Writing Assessment test.”

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Creative Writing Competitions

I believe competition is a healthy way of improving one’s skills. I regularly run Creative Writing Competitions in schools, with the prize being the wonderful accolade of becoming published authors. Every child wants to see his or her story published and available on amazon.

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Creative Writing Competitions

I believe competition is a healthy way of improving one’s skills. I regularly run Creative Writing Competitions in schools, with the prize being the wonderful accolade of becoming published authors. Every child wants to see his or her story published and available on amazon.

Five-week Creative Writing Course for Adults

Thinking of starting your own blog, or wondering how to set about writing your first novel? Click here to find out about my Five-week Online Creative Writing for Adults course.

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Five-week Creative Writing Course for Adults

Thinking of starting your own blog, or wondering how to set about writing your first novel? Click here to find out about my Five-week Online Creative Writing for Adults course.

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Harnessing Key Attributes for Sustained Development

Are you concerned about the academic and emotional development of your child?

My ‘Harnessing Key Attributes for Sustained Development’ course will significantly improve your child’s creativity and critical thinking skills. 

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Harnessing Key Attributes for Sustained Development

Are you concerned about the academic and emotional development of your child?

My ‘Harnessing Key Attributes for Sustained Development’ course will significantly improve your child’s creativity and critical thinking skills. 

After School Creative Writing and Drama Club

I run After School Creative Writing and Drama Clubs for schools including Havelock Primary, Bell Lane Primary, and Woodlands Primary. Every term, the children in the club perform a play in front of pupils and parents. Drama is a wonderful and effective way in which to improve your child’s confidence and self-belief. 

Testimony: “We love Segun’s assemblies and his creative writing and drama club. His enthusiasm for learning is infectious!”

Clare Rees, Head Teacher, Havelock Primary School

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After School Creative Writing and Drama Club

I run After School Creative Writing and Drama Clubs for schools including Havelock Primary, Bell Lane Primary, and Woodlands Primary. Every term, the children in the club perform a play in front of pupils and parents. Drama is a wonderful and effective way in which to improve your child’s confidence and self-belief. 

Testimony: “We love Segun’s assemblies and his creative writing and drama club. His enthusiasm for learning is infectious!”

Clare Rees, Head Teacher, Havelock Primary School

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Four-week Online Story Telling Course for Adults

Want to make your bedtime stories more exciting and impactful? 

My four-week Story Telling course for adults will enable you to consistently connect with your child whilst narrating stories, as well as enable him / her to significantly grow in confidence and communication skills.

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Four-week Online Story Telling Course for Adults

Want to make your bedtime stories more exciting and impactful? 

My four-week Story Telling course for adults will enable you to consistently connect with your child whilst narrating stories, as well as enable him / her to significantly grow in confidence and communication skills.

Other Activities

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Online Creative Writing and Drama Holiday Camp

My Online Creative Writing and Drama Holiday Camps are fun, exciting, interactive, and incredibly impactful.

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Effective
Leadership

My ‘Effective Leadership’ course is specifically designed for new school prefects – both primary and secondary school pupils; enabling them to influence and persuade others through a mindset of listening and servitude.

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Transition to
secondary school

Is your child anxious about starting secondary school? Our ‘Attaining a Successful Transition to Secondary School’ course is designed to equip your child with the necessary tools to succeed in secondary school.

Click here to find out more. 

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