Nigerian Lawyer turned Media Personality, Ariyike Akinbobola has released her debut novella, ‘THE COST OF OUR LIVES’, a must read for anyone who is successful or everyone who has been through ups and downs in life and is still striving to make the best out of their lives. The interesting novella which has a fashion angle to it highlights some social issues like cyber bullying, sexual abuse, rape, human trafficking and fraudulent lifestyle. The book has a message for everyone who reads it most especially Africans in diaspora.
The Cost of Our Lives tells the heart warming tale of the girl next door. After almost a decade in London, young Ibidun moves back to Nigeria to forge a path in the bustling Lagos society. As she struggles to swim through her new life, sharks of bad friends and her past threaten to gobble her up.
The novella which was published by Bookvine has been read and endorsed by Bloggers, Authors, Social entrepreneurs, Filmmakers, Media Personalities and Celebrities like Funke Akindele, Chibundu Onuzo, Latasha Ngwube, VJ Adams of Soundcity, Sharon Ojong, Pauline Long, Yinka Obebe, Ayodeji Osowobi of Stand to End Rape Foundation and many others. It is on sale at all the major bookshops and online stores. You can buy it immediately on http://www.jumia.com.ng/jumia-books-the-cost-of-our-lives-190631.html and https://www.shopmagic.com/The-cost-of-our-lives-Ariyike-Akinbobola. The e-book will be out next month.
Ariyike started her writing career on her widely read ‘Ariyike writes’ segment on www.bellanaija.com. She is a TV Presenter/ Associate Producer with Spice TV Africa, a Humanitarian and a Vlogger on her youtube channel called ‘Ariyike Weekly’. She is married with Children.
Ariyike’s book tour will begin soon and during her tour, she will do some stop overs at the STAND TO END RAPE office in Lagos, Media houses, Lounges, Bookshops, Fashion houses, the Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce head office and Book clubs in different African countries. If you want Ariyike to visit your country or book club, send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can follow the book journey of THE COST OF OUR LIVES with these hash tags #Thecostofourlives #Thecoolnovella #BuyNigerian.
Ariyike presented two signed copies of her book to Nigerian/British actor, David Oyelowo for himself and Oprah when he came to Lagos for the movie screening of Selma. She is giving two lucky aspiring African authors the opportunity of going on tour with her where she will teach them the modalities involved in getting their books published. If you want to be a part of this, upload a short video of yourself reading from THE COST OF OUR LIVES novella on Instagram with the hash tags @LadyAriyike: #Thecostofourlives #Thecoolnovella #Mybookjourney.
Author’s message: ”Procrastination is the thief of time, stop postponing your day of joy, whatever it is you want to do, start now.”
Check out all the fun promo pictures of Ariyike, VJ Adams, Sharon Ojong, Reminisce, Gabriel Afolayan and others for THE COST OF OUR LIVES.
Photo credits: Avalon Okpe Photography and Philips Okwy Photography.
Make up: Blessing Abdullahi and Joy
Costume: Traditional outfit – TKinnuda
Red suit: Calvin Klein
Hair: Beedaisy hair
Location: Tiannah’s Place Empire, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos