Her debut novel, The Spider King’s Daughter (2012), was longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize and the Etisalat Prize, shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize and the Commonwealth Book Prize, and won a Betty Trask Award.
Her most recent novel, 'Welcome to Lagos', was published in 2017 and has been reprinted three times.
Chibundu was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2018. At the 2020 American Black Film Festival, the HBO Short Film Competition was won by 'Dolapo Is Fine', for which Chibundu co-wrote the screenplay and which was based on her short story 'Sunita'.
Chibundu has supported Christian Aid through joining internal discussions about depictions of African identity within international development and is now involved as an ambassador.