Most of our on-screen sweethearts also have a story to tell. One sure medium to achieve this (and make some money while at it) is through writing. Hence, the influx of books from Nigerian celebrity authors to fans’ delight.
Majority of these books are memoirs of their life before or after fame. There are also stories of little beginnings, overcoming odds, financial freedom and even interesting fiction. I bet if you are famous, you would consider writing a book too.
Let’s see if your fave celeb is on the list.
Nigerian Celebrity Authors
- Ice Prince
- Teju Babyface
- Chika Ike
- Laura Ikeji
- Juliet Ibrahim
- Skuki Peeshaun
- Olori Supergal
- Omoni Oboli
- Toyin Lawani
- Eva Alordiah
- Toke Makinwa
- Luvvie Ajayi
- Juliana Olayode
- Betty Irabor
- Jane Michael Ekanem
- Julius Agwu
Read on to find out about these celebrities and their books.
- ‘The Nigerian Dream’
It follows Ice Prince from his days as a fledgling in Northern Nigeria to his time as a breakout Artiste in Lagos and details his exploits on the World stage. The lessons learned, regrets and triumphs are all intertwined in very real life themes of family, community and fortune.It is an inspiring piece of literature for anyone interested in the Nigerian identity.
Teju Babyface Oyelakin
- ‘Secrets of the Streets’
- ‘Forget Principles, Find a Mentor: How to Connect with the People Who Will Help You Get from Where You Are to Where You Need to Be in Life’
In this book, Teju ‘Babyface’ Oyelakin teaches on how to access one of the most powerful forces of success on Earth – the Principle of Mentorship. A fun-to-read book that will leave you laughing and fired up for unusual and outstanding success.
- ‘Oriri’s Plight’
‘Oriri’s Plight’ is a fiction that tells a story of a young man who set out to bring light for and to his people. The journey from his current situation towards actualizing his dreams and make good his destiny. Incase you’re wondering, the author is the same Ara crooner you know.
- ‘Boss Up!’
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.
- ‘How to Make Money on Instagram: The Brand Influencer Guide’
Laura Ikeji’s bestselling manual on how to make money from Instagram. A very detailed and exclusive guide. Definitely a must-read if you’re looking to be a successful influencer like her.
- ‘A Toast to Life’
Witnessing three civil wars is enough to traumatise one for life. But here she is, a survivor telling her story. A toast to that!
- ‘Guy-Girl Code’
Guys and girls are wired differently. To this effect, they need to be related with according to their wiring. If you want to get the most out of your romantic relationship and avoid mixed signals, you have to understand the “code”. This is what one of the Ogunniyi brothers, Atewo, has compiled for ladies.
- ‘Olori Supergal: from Social Misfit to Social Media Hero’
Tosin “Olori Supergal” Ajibade ventured out on her own to become a media entrepreneur when it wasn’t yet a popular career choice. In Olori Supergal: From Social Misfit to Social Media Hero, she tells the story of how she grew her business from cyber cafes to one that has employed dozens of young Nigerians; the challenges of the early days and shares insight on Nigeria’s social media space.
- ‘The Stars are Ageless’
The Stars are Ageless presents the true story of the woman hailed as “The Box Office Queen” of Nigerian cinema.
Omoni Oboli shares life experiences that have shaped her into who she is, and promise that we will see much more from her.
- ‘Be Unstoppable: The Business Mogul’s Guide’
Toyin Lawani is a mother of two amazing children and the creative director and CEO of Tiannah’s Place Empire. As a mentor to many young people, Toyin recently decided to impart the world more with her experiences in life and business.
Elohor Eva Alordiah
11 (eleven) Short Stories about Sex, is a collection of semi-erotic stories you will be unable to put down until you finish! And when you do, you are going to be wanting more, and more!
If you love to read a good erotic fiction then you’re in for a treat, because Eva does have a way with words.
- ‘How I Started my Monday? I was Smoking Weed’
- ‘On Becoming’
‘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.
- ‘I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual’
Ifeoluwa Damilola Ajayi is an author, comedian, activist, digital strategist and hugely popular culture blogger based in the U.S.
With a lighthearted, razor sharp wit and a unique perspective, I’m Judging You is the handbook the world needs, doling out the hard truths and a road map for bringing some “act right” into our lives, social media, and popular culture. It is the Do-Better Manual.
- ‘Rebirth: From Grass to Grace’
Remember “Toyo baby” from the award winning comedy series, Jenifa’s Diary? Yes? Great. Did you know she got into acting by accident, and was molested as a teen? There’s always a story to tell. ‘Rebirth’ takes you through the background, challenges, secrets-laid-bare and rise of the star into Nollywood.
- ‘Dust To Dew’
‘Dust to Dew’ chronicles the author’s various journeys and battles through life from her little insecurities and a full blown fight against mental health/depression. Dust is chaos, dust blinds. Dew on the other hand speaks of a fresh start of hope renewed.
Jane Michael Ekanem
- ‘April The 29th’
A fighter and an achiever, Jane Michael Ekanem went from having something, to having nothing, and then to having everything. This book is a walk through her difficult childhood shadowed by child abuse and being homeless, to an equally challenging teenage life of suffering and being hopeless, to become the successful adult that she is today.
- Beauty of the Beast
“This book is an ideal read for those who want to understand what is meant by ‘little beginnings” and appreciate how humility can take one far. After almost twenty years of knowing my friend “okete” I picked a lesson or two from his book. However, I don’t want anyone to just take my words about this book, rather take time out, read and journey into Koffi’s world yourself. Enjoy”
- Jokes Apart… How Did I Get Here?
Here is Julius D’Genius Agwu: unedited and unardoned as he chronicles in lucid prose and unaffected narrative his journey of hope and determination from the rustic village of Choba to the glittering stages of Lagos, London and New York. It is the story of a young man’s journey of discovery, his coming of age and realisation of God-given potential.
Where to get these books
You might not know this, but popular singer 2Face Innocent Idibia has a biography titled A Very Good Bad Guy. The book which which acts as an insight into the legendary star’s life was edited by Ayeni Adekunle Samuel.
“Love him or hate him, the man internationally recognized as 2Face Idibia, has long entered his name into the history books as one of the biggest artistes that ever came out of Africa.”
Available on The Net NG
Yet to be released book
- ‘Surviving Churchill’ by Tonto Dikeh
According to a post the actress made on Instagram sometime ago, she is set to release a book about her failed marriage. So, fans should watch out.
There you have it. Remarkable Nigerian celebrity authors who have penned their stories in an inspiring manner. Have you read any of the listed books?