Toke never envisaged that she would be a successful media personality. She began her journey as a bubbly child but grew into a lonely teenager after the devastating loss of both her parents. For so long after, it seemed as though she would never find herself. On Becoming is the real Toke Makinwa telling us what it is like to be one of the most talked about celebrities in Nigeria. She reveals the truth behind her 14-year relationship with the man she finally married. A marriage that ended in an atrocious scandal that nearly brought her to her knees. In the wake of the peaks and troughs that characterize Toke’s experiences, she now shares her struggle with blinding betrayal, finding forgiveness and drawing strength from her faith in God. On Becoming is Toke’s journey through pain to victory.
The book, WOMEN WE KNOW tells the tales of six women, with each trying to boss the daily, but unique challenges life throws at her. The themes range from love and relationships to issues of abuses and sexual assaults, domestic violence, prostitution, sacrifices and bread winning women. There are scenarios of guilt, of struggle, of survival, of redemption, of girl power, and of enterprising careers. The themes of the stories are carefully chosen to highlight issues the society fails to address, and to encourage women who find themselves in any of the situations. The stories are strictly works of fiction, despite their real pivotal and societal outlook.
Rebirth is a story of thriving in the midst of hardship. It is rightly subtitled, From Grass to Grace. Juliana Olayode tells of the many hurdles she had to scale and the obstacles she had to surmount in becoming one of the most sought after actresses in Nollywood. From hawking on the streets to contending with sexually abusive neighbours to dropping out of school to failing at several auditions, she fought for relevance. This book is one that resonates with everyone that seeks to be more; dissatisfied with being ordinary. Juliana did not hold back in sharing her failures, struggles, fears and accomplishments in this riveting telling of her life’s journey. It is a book that not only gives hope, but also fuels the hope it gives. Reading this book would definitely be the beginning of your own rebirth. Your greatness beckons on you!
A young woman who chooses love. A daughter who must repay her mother’s sacrifices. A filmmaker accused of stealing her own creation. A woman held up by faith, family and true friendship when her world is rocked to its very foundation. Omoni Oboli has played as many roles in life as she has on the big screen. But a movie ends and life goes on. The Stars are Ageless presents the true story of the woman hailed as “The Box Office Queen” of Nigerian cinema. These life experiences shaped Omoni into who she is, and promise that we will see much more from her.
Boss UP! is a 41 chapter book that cover most of the obstacles we all confront--fear, convention, love, money, self-esteem. Some are internal, existing only in our minds, and some are external, found in other people's attitudes. It gives you a guide on how to overcome such obstacles by some of the lessons and experiences of Chika Ike . Bossing Up and changing her attitude, She changed my life. She chose to be happy, successful, ambitious, and driven, and you can too. This book will show you how to work around the obstacles and get your life moving smoothly . Chika Ike explains how She failed, how other people failed her and how she sometimes, somehow, got it right. Hoping that by sharing her mistakes, you won't have to make them. Mistakes such as allowing relationships to define her ,hiding away because she hated her looks, wondering whether all the hard work was worth the effort, being bullied because she was different, and more. Part 1 starts with 'Chikadibia, ' (which is her full name), explains her starting point and introduces the rest of the book in more detail (Self, Business, Society and Grace). Please dip in with both feet, and feel good. I hope your outcome is greater health, wealth, and happiness.
Many years ago, I fell in love with social media. I had no idea where the road would lead, but I went on the journey anyway. I saw the future and went with the flow and today I am happy to see how businesses are leveraging on social media. Writing this book was a challenge I took on because I wanted to connect with people around the world. This is not a presentation of a perfect person but one who is on a journey. A line in the song by gospel duo Mary Mary goes, “I just cannot give up now; I’ve have come too far from where I started from…” This song reminds me where I am coming from and where I am headed.
Nigerian Women are being robbed of love, happiness, attention, passion and their personal identity, yet this injustice is persistently overlooked by the Nigerian community. This book “The Nigerian Woman” can be used as a wake-up call to the Nigerian man about the impact of their behaviour towards their spouses, and also to re-assure the Nigerian woman that they are Queens amongst women.
A few years ago, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received a letter from a childhood friend, a new mother who wanted to know how to raise her baby girl to be a feminist. Dear Ijeawele is Adichie's letter of response: fifteen invaluable suggestions—direct, wryly funny, and perceptive—for how to empower a daughter to become a strong, independent woman. Filled with compassionate guidance and advice, it gets right to the heart of sexual politics in the twenty-first century, and starts a new and urgently needed conversation about what it really means to be a woman today.
Four friends—Rudy, Morgan, Alex and Ola, are desperately in search of love, peace of mind and stability. Though Ola, the least successful, quietly believed she was the failed woman of the group, she soon discovers that everyone has their fair share of mishap. First there is Rudy, prominent plastic surgeon, envied by many for her picturesque family—an attorney husband and two children. However, her marriage is anything but loving. Next is Morgan, cardiologist, married to a world-renowned surgeon. Their home, though filled with love still feels empty, a constant reminder of her inability to have children. Then there is Alex, CEO of a prestigious hospital, with a knack for collecting engagement rings, but yet to walk down the aisle. Saddled with two sons from different men and the notion that no one would ever want her baggage, she has settled into an abusive relationship. Last, but not the least, is Ola, who did not keep the group’s pledge of becoming doctors. She’d absconded instead to marry the love of her life, after which three children followed. But a floundering career leads her back to her friends when Rudy hires her as an assistant. This unideal situation, with her friend now turned boss, further aggravates her insecurities as she struggles to reclaim her place in the group. On the surface all will seem well until the charade they call friendship is tested, and things begin to unravel, leaving them all plagued with more doubts than achievements. Each woman will arrive at a crossroad where she must decide whether to throw in the towel or step up to the plate. Failed Woman is a novel about desire and loss. It is Tealson Taylor’s first book.
Adénikẹ́ is a real life story based on the Power of Faith, Hope and Love against the odds of life’s circumstances. You’re about to read an Intriguing real life story of a young girl whose life’s trajectory completely changed overnight and is still evolving. It’s a story that will take you through her denial, strength, resilience, confusion, pain, tears, brokenness, surrender, and finally her freedom and liberty into true Life. If you ever doubt that you cannot possibly Pass through the trials and Tribulations of life no matter how harsh it may be, Adénikẹ́ will Inspire you to re-think that though. Through reading this book you’ll see her fight for her life, when all she had left in her was nothing but the Hope to fight, you'll see her find herself through a community of Love and most of all you'll see her come into her own. You’ll read about her determination and genuinely see through her experiences; you’ll almost be able to live and be present in this book as much as she was while going through the experiences stated in it. It is my hope that lives will be impacted through this read.