Tolani
Shoneye

Writer, presenter and podcaster

Tolani Shoneye (or Tolly T) is best known as one third of The Receipts Podcast; a leading UK podcast which she has been hosting for five years with Audrey Akande and Milena Sanchez. In 2019, they signed an exclusive deal with Spotify Studios and have toured live shows with Fane Productions across the country including dates at the prestigious London Palladium. Their debut book Keep The Receipts was published in July 2021 and was a Sunday Times Bestseller.

Alongside her work on The Receipts Podcast, Tolani has established herself as a writer, host and influencer. She has written for Elle, The Independent, OK and The I. Tolani's hosting and panel work include BBC 1xtra Live Talks, TED X UCL panel talks and the popular What to Watch on Netflix podcast co-hosted with Gena-mour Barrett.

For TV, Tolani started her career working on a BBC pilot, Wetin Dey which she assistant produced and co-hosted. As a writer, she is developing an original scripted show with Bandstand Productions and has recently appeared on The Big Breakfast for Channel 4 and Tonight with Target on BBC.

She is quick-witted, funny and a trusted important voice that resonates with millennial women, especially black women.

CV

Television

Writer & Creator 

Original comedy drama

Bandstand Productions

Writer & Assistant Producer 

Tolani was part of the writer's room, assistant produced and also co-hosted this stand up and sketch comedy pilot for BBC 

BBC Studios

Theatre

Writer 

Commissioned to write a piece as part of Rachel De-Lahay’s provocative act of letter writing, engaging with racial tensions, microaggressions and emotional labour, and asking the privileged to step back and for the rest of the room to take up space. 

Collection of letters is now published by Oberon.

Bunker Theatre

Other

Writer & Presenter & Creator