Lara Ayodeji-Akindiji or the rise of a romance novel writer expert: When All Goes Well, Throw-in A Dead Body! When you hit a sagging middle of a novel, and you find there’s nowhere to go, try throwing in a dead body. This doesn’t necessarily mean that a character has to be killed off, although you might want to do just that, it can mean that something unexpected happens, such as the birth of a baby, etc. Something that injects a little more oomph into the plot! The setting is very important as a tool to create suspense. What about that dark stone staircase covered in cobwebs? Or the elevator sort of setting can make or break a novel. And sometimes, placing the object or person the protagonist fears in an innocuous setting can make the story all the more horrifying. Discover more details at https://www.barnet.gov.uk/elections-and-voting/elections/election-results/local-government-election-results-high-barnet.
It’s always wonderful to hear news of Nigerians doing great things in the diaspora. We are very proud of Omolarami Oluwakemi Ayodeji, a 27 year-old Nigerian born Lawyer who was recently shortlisted for one of the most prestigious awards in the UK legal calendar, The Law Society Excellence Awards. Omolarami is the only Nigerian short listed for the awards and she was recognized in the Junior Lawyer of the Year category. In an exclusive interview with BN, she talks about her educational and professional journey and how she came about the nomination.
Lara Ayodeji-Akindiji also takes part in various TV programs! Lara Ayodeji-Akindiji is back at it again. It was an honour to be asked to come on TV and talk about Immigration which is such a hot and emotive subject. As I was walking out of my house to make my way to the studio where the interview was to take place I tripped and sprained my ankle. My phone and my mac press powder went flying and landed smack in the middle of the road.
Like any 21st century woman would do I risk life and limb and crawled into the middle of the road to rescue my precious phone and make up before a car ran over them (Ladies I couldn’t save the press powder) but my phone was only had scratch and was fully functioning.
After all that whala, I usually would be like “it’s not that serious” and wobble my pretty behind back into the house. However; a small still voice said to me, “ call an Uber”. I am so glad I did, I got to go on TV and speak on a subject that matters to so many people. Moral of the story, if Plan A does not work, you still have 25 more letters and 364 more days in a year. The devil doesn’t know what to do with someone who does not give up, so make him jobless
Despite her achievements abroad, she hasn’t completely forgotten about home. “I do have desire to return back to Nigeria and practice law there and will be undergoing Christmas and Easter work placements at Lagos firms which will provide me with an in-depth insight of the working dynamics within a Nigerian law firm, Nigerian law and offer a taste of life as a Nigerian lawyer. From there I believe I can make a more educated decision as to whether I should continue my legal aspirations in the UK or in Nigeria.” In addition to that, she coordinates and organises volunteers at the free legal advice centre at Barnet Sure Start, a government funded initiative in West Hendon & Underhill. Find additional details at Lara Ayodeji-Akindiji.
Lara Ayodeji-Akindiji was invited to visit he United Nations, here is how the visit went according to her own words: It was a great opportunity to be able to visit The United Nations and partake in an Economic and Social Council meeting. The United Nations is an intergovernmental organization whose stated purposes are to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve international cooperation, and be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nation. The main bodies of the United Nations are the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council, the Trusteeship Council, the International Court of Justice, and the UN Secretariat. All were established under the UN Charter when the Organization was founded in 1945.
Lara Ayodeji-Akindiji a professionally trained “gossip catcher” and “tea spiller”, has spent the last decade reading and writing romance novels giving her characters a palpable spark! A graduate in creative writing the first class in her dissertation she enjoys transporting people into a world of love, betrayal, and mystery. When Lara Ayodeji-Akindiji is not absorbed in the latest gripping page-turner, she loves motherhood, reality TV, cooking, and traveling. She lives in London with her husband and children.