BORN AND RAISED in Abuja, Nigeria, Wafikah Adaviruku is a geologist, creative writer, spoken word artist and a neuro-linguistic programming practitioner. She believes words are the illuminating path to an enriching future and hopes to showcase as much light as possible in her writings. She currently resides in the bubbling city of Lagos where she hopes to bring her creativity to life. The Girl in the Labyrinth is her first novel.