Book Title: Olori Supergal: From Social Misfit to Social Media Hero
Author: Oluwatosin Ajibade
Publisher: Kachifo Limited
Year of Publication: 2018
Number of Pages: 184
When things don’t work out, do you give up too soon and too often? Do you feel lost or overwhelmed or exhausted? Does fear, doubt, and failure begin to invade your thinking? If not, how do you react when things become difficult?
Oluwatosin Ajibade is a pioneer in the online media movement. In her book she shows those striving for success how to persevere through challenges in their personal lives, workplaces, and other areas in her memoir titled Olori Supergal.
In it, Ajibade tells no-holds barred stories with themes that span entrepreneurship, work, giving up, failure, patriarchy, domestic violence etc.
Drawing from her personal experience Ajibade candidly chronicles her life journey from an extremely shy child to becoming a bold source of information. This insightful memoir (180 pages of it) is divided into 9 quick chapters each representing a particular stage in Ajibade`s life. The first set of stories in the collection are from Ajibade’s childhood with clear chapter titles made to describe the events covered in each.
Ajibade’s angle here isn’t telling readers to do something – rather, it’s to share her own experience in hopes of inspiring young and aspiring media entrepreneurs by drawing lessons from the challenges she faced. Ajibade is seen holding on to hope even during difficult times, as well as being willing to learn from mistakes. She provides hope and wisdom. She also zeroes in on the negative energy and challenges that can, over time, cause us to lose focus on the greater goals.
As one of Nigeria’s celebrity bloggers, Ajibade describes her early eye-opening stint in online media, giving an analysis of the life of Nigerian celebrities and social media while providing a guideline for running one’s business on social media.
Finally, Ajibade shares that perseverance not talent is the true key to success.
This book may appeal more to younger media entrepreneurs or anyone looking to start up a business and wants to learn from someone who has gone a similar route.
About the reviewer
Titilade Oyemade is a business executive in a leading organisation and holds a degree in Russian Language. She’s the convener of the Hangoutwithtee Ladies Event and the publisher of Hangoutwithtee magazine. She spends her weekends attending women conferences, events and book readings. She loves to have fun and to help other women have the same in their lives. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Social: @tiipree