Today we are wishing a happy belated birthday to Lola Shoneyin! The Nigerian author and poet celebrated her 48th birthday over the past weekend among friends and colleagues.

Stylish as always, Shoneyin shared her birthday look on Instagram with a few glam photos, as well as pictures and selfies with friends. The celebration look place at Ouida Lagos, a three floor cultural space in Ikeja centered on a book store and publishing house. Shoneyin received a variety of sweet birthday treats and a large birthday card signed by her loved ones.

Shoneyin is the author of the novel The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives, three poetry collections, and Mayowa and the Masquerades, a children’s book. She is the powerhouse behind Ake Festival and other key institutions in the African literary scene.

Join us in wishing Lola a happy belated birthday!

[Photos via Instagram.]