Ayo Oyeku was born and raised in Ibadan. His career as a writer made an early mark in 2004, when his first children’s book – First among Equals, was selected by World Bank for distribution across schools and libraries in the country. Subsequently, his works began to appear in several anthologies and journals including Brittle Paper, AFREADA, VINYL, Kalahari Review, The Sky is Our Earth, According to Sources (Writers Project of Ghana, 2015), EXPERIMENTAL WRITING: Volume 1 and Africa vs Latin America Anthology.  His first novel won the Ezenwa Ohaeto Prize for Fiction, by the Society of Young Nigerian Writers. In 2016, he was shortlisted for the prestigious Golden Baobab Prize in the Early Chapters category. He has been longlisted for the 2018 Golden Baobab Prize in the Early Chapters category.  He lives in Ibadan, where he is the Editor for an educational publishing company. Mafoya and the Finish Line is his fifth children’s book.