Written by Umi Gigsby
Reporter, The Consummate New Yorker; Journalist, New York Times
She jokes that her friends call her Carrie Bradshaw, but she is more Miranda, with her dry humor and penchant for telling it like it is.
Like a lot of New Yorkers, Lola is an emigre to the City, not from Nigeria, her parents homeland, but Northern Virginia, where she was born and raised.
Lola Ogunnaike is the cultural reporter for the Arts, Leisure and Style Section of The New York Times, the “go-to-writer” for Vibe and the New York Daily News and a regular on TV.