London boudoir photographer
Hi, welcome to my website!
You can call me Lize. I’m an Author and Photographer with a penchant for storytelling and wanderlust
I graduated with a joint honours degree in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Sussex and was awarded a certificate in Novel Writing and Longer Works from City University of London. My work is inspired by my culture, social justice, immigration and living in the diaspora.
In 2014, I started a travel and lifestyle blog titled Sewafolie, which can still be found here and in 2015, I was listed for the Etisalat Flash Fiction Prize for Literature. My writing has been published in Culture Trip, Bella Naija, The Naked Convos, Simone Digital and Fashion Business Africa, amongst others. When writing non-fiction, especially memoirs, I seek to uncover experiences and events from my childhood that have impacted my life as an adult. In my fiction stories, I aim to explore the human condition and experiences that are impacted by one’s identity and culture. 
On the other hand, my passion for photography was birthed during my teenage years in Lagos. However, I only began to invest more in my artistry as a self- taught photographer in late 2017.
I’m currently interested in documentary, boudoir and conceptual photography which I use as a means to tell stories and share various narratives. My images have been published in several print and online media including The Guardian, BBC Embrace Network, Amateur Photographer magazine, O Globo (Brazil’s biggest national newspaper), Falstaff, Gal Dem Zine and Positive News. 
In June 2019, my conceptual photo project, Ileke was curated in a solo exhibition as part of the Athens and Epidaurus Festival. In October of the same year, I was chosen to show selected works at Kings College London as part of their celebration of Black History Month; and that November, a collaborative art project I was a part of that celebrates the life of Lilian Bader, one of the first Black women to join the British Armed Forces during WWII, as well as other BAME British women in history was exhibited across London. Since then, I’ve had other works curated across the UK.
My debut novel, The Returnees was published in 2020 by Hodder and Stoughton. I’m currently based in London where I empower women through the art of boudoir photography.


BBC London Radio– London Nightlife with Jacqueline Shepherd (1hr 16 mins mark)

London Live TV

Amateur Photography Magazine – 6 March, International Women’s Day Issue

CGTN Europe

Considering Art Podcast

Locke Living– Women on The Frontlines with Elizabeth Okoh

UKBFTOG Takes Over Notting Hill Carnival 

Black Women Photographers on What International Women’s Day Means to Them

UKBFTOG: The Success Of a Group Dedicated To Black Female Photographers

5 New Books by Black British Writers To Look out For In Summer 2020

Photo Series Explores the Beauty in First-Generation Immigrants 

City Short Course Alumna Fulfills Her Dream Of Publishing a Novel

The Future Bookshelf Names Its ‘Class of 2018’

The Photoseries Capturing the Beauty in First-Generation Immigrants



1 – 31 March 2024, Solo Exhibition: Women on The Frontlines

June 2023 – August 2023: Photo Frome, Bath, Uk

March 2023 – May 2023: Living the Dream, Fujifilm House of Photography, London, UK

October 2022: BBC Black Women Photographers Exhibition

September 2022: Black Joy at The Photography Show

October 2021 – December 2022: Ife Nkili: A Black Women’s Arts Festival

September 2021: UKBFTOG Showcase at The Photography Show

November 2019: Can’t Be What You Can’t See, London, UK

October 2019, Solo Exhibition: Project X: BHM Edition 2019 King’s College London, UK 

June 2019, Solo Exhibition: Visibly Invisible: A Visual Celebration of Glorious Black Bodies, Athens and Epidaurus Festival, Athens, Greece



Authors Online Virtual Talk – Wokingham Borough Library

Can The Female Gaze Empower? – Tinted View

MPB Live with Elizabeth Okoh from UKBFTOG – MPB

Grow Your Story Showcase Event – Hachette X Spread The Word

Brixton Book Jam – Lambeth Country Show

Talking Creative – Suyi Davies Okungbowa 

In Conversation with Elizabeth Okoh – Love of Culture

The Creative Diaspora – Black Ballad 



Black Women Photographers

UK Black Female Photographers (UKBFTOG)