Tolá Okogwu: Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun

Sun 12 Mar 2023, 10.15am
Blue Bar, Level 4, Royal Festival Hall
Family & young people
Adult £10, Child £7.50
past event
past event
portrait of author Onyeka wearing large statement earrings and a pink jumper
Image courtesy of WOW

Author Tọlá Okogwu draws you into her superhero story starring a British-Nigerian girl who learns that her Afro hair has psychokinetic powers.

Join the author as she shares Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun in an interactive family event.

She tells the tale of Onyeka, whose mother whisks her off to the Academy of the Sun, a school in Nigeria where Solari – children with superpowers – are trained.

Follow Onyeka on her journey of meeting new friends at the Academy and find out what happens when their powers are put to the test.

Part of WOW – Women of the World festival. WOW festivals celebrate women, girls and non-binary people, take a frank look at the obstacles they face and discuss solutions for change.

The world’s biggest, most comprehensive festival celebrating women, girls and non-binary people is back in 2023 with its 13th edition.

Alongside a programme of ticketed events, Day Passes for Friday, Saturday and Sunday are available to book now for access to dozens of workshops, talks and performances.

Need to know

Age recommendation

For ages 8+

Children under the age of 2 at the time of the event who are able to sit in their parent/guardian's lap are allowed entry and don't need a ticket.

Dates & times

Sun 12 Mar 2023, 10.15am
Approximate run time: 1 hour.
Run times may vary by up to 20 minutes as they can be affected by last-minute programme changes, intervals and encores.


  • Standard entryAdult £10, Child £7.50
  • Concessions25%**

* Excludes £3.50 booking fee.

** Limited availability. Read about concessions.

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