By sharing their life stories in books, these women have encouraged, inspired and motivated women that they can be who they want to be irrespective of their past.
Below are 5 Nigerian celebrities that have added “authors” to their list of achievements.
In 2016, media personality, Toke Makinwa released a tell-it-all book titled, “On Becoming.” In the book, she shared everything about her life including her failed marriage.
Last year, Nollywood actress, Juliana Olayode popularly called, Toyo Baby released her book, “Rebirth,” where she gave a detailed account of her life. In the book, she also revealed she was not a virgin against popular belief.
Fashion entrepreneur, Laura Ikeji released her book , “How To Make Money On Instagram,” this year.
Nollywood actress, Omoni Oboli also released a book, “The Stars Are Ageless,” to celebrate her 40th birthday this year.
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THE STARS ARE AGELESS 🌟⭐️💫 You can now add author to my name!!!Been working on this baby for a while and she’s finally here! Thank you Lord! 40 sure looks good on me! Thanks to my publishers @narrativelscape we burnt the midnight candle on this one! Thanks to everyone that worked tirelessly to make this happen! Love you all ❤️ Copies available for sale from tomorrow 💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻 I can’t keep still #TheStarsAreAgeless #FindingMyLight #FindingMyLightInLifeInLoveAndOnSet #OmoniAtForty #TheFirstLady #AfricanButter #ChildOfGrace
JANE MICHAEL EKANEM
Celebrity Stylist and Fashion entrepreneur, Jane Micheal Ekanem released a tell-all book, “April The 29th”, to mark her 32nd birthday. The book talked about her struggle to gain ground with her business, surviving the depression and borderline bankruptcy.
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Today is such a good day to be older, it is a bright beautiful day and I stayed up late watching the clock chime; as excited as a child again to have a birthday. The past year for me has been such a revealing one, it has revealed the shortcomings I took too long to admit, and the strengths I never knew were there. I started my design brand during the recession and despite the pitfalls, it has stood and surpassed expectations, who would have thought? Most business fail in the first year they said, drowning in overhead expenses and struggling to gain ground and a client base; I had all those challenges and more, yet I survived. I survived depression and borderline bankruptcy, found a way to smile and show up every time. I stood tall till I got into this new year. Wow, this is the first day of another new year for me, there is so much to come but I am most excited about my book coming out really soon. My book took two years to write, and I really had a lot to say. A lot more growth happened in those two years and it is for me more than a compilation of experiences and juicy stories to read, it is a testament that anyone can have the life they believe they deserve regardless of what hand life deals them. #Aprilthe29th is a special day and I can’t wait to share what it is about with you all. Happy birthday to me. #happybirthdaytome #birthdaygirl #Aprilthe29th #publishedauthor #author #firstbook #janemichael #janemichaelekanem #intellectualproperty #happychild #nobirthdaydepression