Ariyike Akinbobola releases her debut novella ‘The Cost of our lives’

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.

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.

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 and The e-book will be out next month.
Ariyike started her writing career on her widely read ‘Ariyike writes’ segment on
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.
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 [email protected]. You can follow the book journey of THE COST OF OUR LIVES with these hash tags #Thecostofourlives #Thecoolnovella #BuyNigerian.
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. 
message: ”Procrastination is the thief of time, stop postponing your
day of joy, whatever it is you want to do, start now.”
out all the fun promo pictures of Ariyike, VJ Adams, Sharon Ojong,
Reminisce, Gabriel Afolayan and others for THE COST OF OUR LIVES.


Olamide x Enimoney x Reminisce - Shibinshi
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

Kemisola Ade

Kemisola Adeyemi is the Assistant Editor of Kemi Filani News. She loves to write and write and write and hopes to own a publishing firm someday! Email: [email protected]


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