UCL Institute of the Americas


UCL Americas alumna in Forbes' 2021 'Top 30 Under 30'

21 April 2021

Bolu Babalola

We are proud to announce that UCL Americas alumna, writer and journalist Bolu Babalola was named in the Media and Marketing category for her best-selling debut novel 'Love in Colour'. She was also recognised her work as an ambassador for The World Literacy Foundation, which equips children in underserved communities with access to literary tools.

Bolu Babalola's debut novel 'Love in Colour' published in 2020, was a Sunday Times bestseller and on Waterstones book of the year shortlist. Bolu completed her MA US Studies: History and Politics in 2017. Learn more about other UCL alumni mentioned by Forbes.

Warm congratulations from us all at UCL Americas to Bolu!

Love in Colour


[top] Bolu Babalola ©Forbes

[bottom] cover of Bolu Babalola's book 'Love in Colour' ©HarperCollins


The World Literacy Foundation - website

Love in Colour | website

MA US Studies: History and Politics at UCL Americas | webpage

Forbes’ 30 under 30 Europe 2021