Born in Bristol and raised in Lagos, Nikki May is Anglo-Nigerian. At twenty, she dropped out of medical school, moved to London, and began a career in advertising, going onto run a successful agency. Her debut novel Wahala is inspired by a long lunch with friends.
It has been published around the world and is being turned into a major BBC TV serial. Nikki lives in Dorset with her husband and two standard Schnauzers.
‘Funny, fast-paced and shocking. I loved it’
– PAULA HAWKINS, author of THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN
and A SLOW FIRE BURNING
‘I got so immersed in the lives of Simi, Ronke and Boo,
such flawed, lovable women, I just raced through it’
– CLARE CHAMBERS, author of SMALL PLEASURES
‘Wow, what a debut! Warm and fun. I was left wanting more
of Nikki’s brilliant writing about food and friendship. And I
loved watching the more sinister side to the story emerge.
– SARAH PEARSE, author of THE SANATORIUM
‘Love that SEX AND THE CITY has finally met moi-moi
and plantain with a whole lot of WAHALA thrown in’
– ROSANNA AMAKA, author of THE BOOK OF ECHOES
‘Sometimes it’s not enough to just read a novel, you
actually want to climb inside it’
– CLARE POOLEY, author of THE AUTHENTICITY PROJECT
‘Witty, contemporary, and sharply observed. An illicit
peek into the very secret lives of women’
– NITA PROSE, author of THE MAID