Laju Iren

As a pastor, Laju is passionate about pointing people to the Christ-centred purpose of their lives, preaching with clarity, accuracy and signs following.

Fondly called The Lord’s Storyteller, Laju is the author of Dating Intelligently, a common sense guide to courtship, and is extremely passionate about helping singles maximize their singlehood and make wise relationship decisions. She also authored the critically acclaimed Selfies With Bible Girls, which retells the stories of over twenty-two female bible characters and the contemporary lessons we can learn from them. Her debut book, Girl-Cyclopaedia is a compendium of questions young ladies ask and answers they actually need. Her recent Christian Novels, Loving Amanda and Finding Miriam, have been hailed as masterpieces that communicate the love of God and his plan for relationships in a way that keeps readers glued. Her recently published book, Mirror pushes women to see themselves through the eyes of the All-seeing one.

Laju is also a filmmaker. She wrote, directed and produced her debut film, Love is a Star, which garnered over 14,000 views in one week on her YouTube channel, Laju Iren. She also recently wrote, directed and produced During Ever After, which has already beat it’s predecessor’s record, gathering over 14,000 views within the first three days of launch. She premiered her new movie Mistakenly yours, with about 6000 sales in movie tickets for a virtual premiere. She is the Founder of the Christian Story Teller Prize, Africa’s premiere prize for Christ-centered stories.

Laju Iren spends her days purposefully, as she raises her four children in partnership with her husband and best friend, Emmanuel Iren.

Job: Author, Filmmaker, Book writing Coach
Location: Nigeria
Umi100 Honouree 2024