Bola Agbaje

b. 1981

Bola Agbaje was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2018.

Bola Agbaje graduated from the Young Writers Programme at the Royal Court Theatre in 2007. Her first play, Gone Too Far!, won the Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliated Theatre. It was revived in 2008 and had a run in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs at the Royal Court, as well as at the Hackney Empire and Albany Theatre. Bola was also nominated for the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright in 2008. She is currently writing a feature-film adaptation of Tété-Michel Kpomassie’s novel An African in Greenland.

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