Helen Ovbiagele

Helen Aiyeohusa Ovbiagele (born 1944) is a Nigerian novelist. She was born in Benin City, and after attending C.M.S. Girls' School, Benin City, and St. Peter's College, Kaduna, she studied English and French at the University of Lagos and studied at the Institut Français du Royaume-Uni in London.[1] Her work is associated with the romance genre, published in Macmillan's hugely popular Pacesetter Novels series,[2][3] but her heroines are said to be a bit older and more independent than normal for that form. She is the Woman Editor of Vanguard newspaper.[4]


  • Evbu My Love (1981)
  • A Fresh Start (1982)
  • You Never Know (1982)
  • Forever Yours (1986)
  • Who Really Cares (1986)
  • The Schemers (1991)


  1. ^ "A Fresh Start - Helen Ovbiagele". Product description. Victola Stores. Archived from the original on 11 January 2010. Retrieved 15 October 2016.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  2. ^ Adeshina Afolayan, "The Art of Living and Dying: The Sartrean Moment in the World of Books", Nigerians Talk, 13 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Pacesetters", Sahara Reporters, 13 May 2010.
  4. ^ Ajayi, Babs (12 March 2006). "Notes from Travel to Lagos: A Shameful and Diplorable Miasma (2), Feature Article". Nigeria World. Retrieved 15 February 2010.