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“How Laziness Saved My Life” | Welcoming Ofili’s New Book



Two years ago,  author, speaker and BN contributor Okechukwu Ofili shared his stupidity with the world in the hilariously successful “How Stupidity Saved My Life“. Everything seemed to be going well for the engineer turned blogger turned speaker, but all that changed when he visited the doctor’s office for a routine check-up and was diagnosed with a life threatening disease. He later found out that his diagnosis was a result of over working himself at his job. After seeing other people getting burnt out from work, he decided to write his second book to show that contrary to popular belief, laziness can actually save your life! The result is the witty “HOW LAZINESS SAVED MY LIFE: A collection of radical business ideas for tired, overworked and frustrated people looking for an easier way to get stuff done”

How Laziness Saved My Life is a hilarious attack at the way corporations and businesses push themselves and their employees to the brink of stress. With chapters such as “Three Things I Learned From Getting Kicked In The Head”,“Why We Need Fewer Meetings and Managers” and What Washing Underwear Taught My About Customer Service”. Ofili is able to poke fun at the work institution as we know it but at the same time he offers simple solutions for managers and entrepreneurs to help get the most out of themselves and their employees without killing anyone in the process. If you have ever been stressed at work or felt like strangling your manager then you need to get this book. But don’t take my word for it, after all I am just the author writing in third person…see what others are saying about it:

Grabs you from the first page and never lets you go…until you are done or NEPA takes light.
Okechukwu Ofili

The book is so intelligently written and wickedly funny, it is as if I wrote it myself.
Okechukwu Ofili

HOW LAZINESS SAVED MY LIFE is a must read for Managers and Business Leaders! Get a copy for your boss and one for your bosses cat…it’s that good!
Okechukwu Ofili

The book is currently available on Amazon at and at major Nigeria bookstores including Silverbird Lagos, Silverbird Abuja, Silverbird Port-Harcourt, The Hub Media Lagos, Laterna Lagos and Terraculture Lagos.

BONUS STUFF: To celebrate the release of his second book. Ofili will be giving away a Blackberry 9930, an Amazon Kindle Fire and other awesome prices (no kidding). All you have to do is take a simple picture. See the poster below for more information:


Ofili is an award winning ninja motivational speaker, author, success coach and mind reader entrepreneur who blogs about life, success and entrepreneurial excellence. Follow him on BBpin:3300ED8Ftwitter facebook or subscribe to his blog for more success TIPS!” His latest book is titled HOW LAZINESS SAVED MY LIFE, to find out how it saved his life click

Okechukwu Ofili is a trouble maker, the author of 4 books and speaks at organizations that are tired of hearing the same old stuff and want the truth. He is also the founder of and blogs daily at You can follow him on Twitter or stalk him on Instagram You can also read his funny books on konga or okadabooks


  1. Naz

    May 29, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    lmao! Okechukwu Ofili u have come again abi! welldone bro

  2. tee

    May 29, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    I have read his book “How stupidity saved my life” and it is simply out-of-this-COUNTRY…..I think its superb…..He is a great writer and he knows how to express himself

    • Okechukwu Ofili

      May 29, 2012 at 9:06 pm

      Wow thanks Tee…so appreciative of the words =)

  3. LPS

    May 29, 2012 at 1:42 pm

  4. cathy

    May 29, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    where in uyo can i get the book?

  5. itk

    May 29, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    did laziness make him not get independent reviews? hmm stupidity, laziness – not words i want my child to see on a bookcover – but kudos to him –

    • Okechukwu Ofili

      May 29, 2012 at 9:12 pm

      lol…totally understand.

    • laide

      May 29, 2012 at 10:40 pm

      you take things too seriously…pass the mic jor!

    • tweeter

      May 30, 2012 at 1:37 am

      Really Parent, where is your sense of humor and ability to think outside the box?
      Hope your child doesn’t reason like you =|

  6. iamfascinating

    May 29, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    seems like a great read!

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  7. faith

    May 29, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    ℓ‎oℓ‎​​​….he reviewed the book three times by himself ….lol

    • Okechukwu Ofili

      May 29, 2012 at 9:13 pm

      lol…faith…I was too lazy to get them from others.

  8. Miss Bonnie

    May 29, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    So… Mr Ofili, I just bought ur book. It had better be with my 1500.. I’ll let you know once I’m done reading..:)

    • Miss Bonnie

      May 29, 2012 at 9:37 pm

      * worth

    • Ofili

      June 28, 2012 at 9:33 am


  9. SarahD

    May 29, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    3 recommendations by the author himself! lol OK I am sold! hello amazon 🙂

    • Ofili

      June 28, 2012 at 9:49 am

      awww thanks SarahD…I guess it pays to hype yourself up

  10. Janded

    May 29, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Can I get it on Kobo?

    • Ofili

      June 28, 2012 at 9:50 am

      It is not yet on Kobo…but we are working to get it on as many e-readers as possible…starting with Blackberry’s

  11. T.S.

    May 30, 2012 at 2:29 am

    Great Job Ofili. You are great at what you do, best of luck.

  12. christy

    May 30, 2012 at 7:20 am

    How many Blackberry is there to give out in the whole country? Even if you should add their pin,they will never accept.Kudo anyway,planning of writing my Novel too

  13. idagid

    May 30, 2012 at 7:53 am

    sounds like a great book afterall.
    can i get a copy at lifehouse?

    • Ofili

      June 28, 2012 at 9:54 am

      We don’t have it at lifehouse again =(

  14. Redcarpetgoat

    May 30, 2012 at 10:01 am

    and Ofili will respond. just love this guy. he is good at what he does. u soar in high places…my prayer for you!

  15. Aibee

    May 30, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    I enjoyed reading ‘How Stupidity Saved My Life’. I’m definitely getting a copy of this book. Well done dude! But you lazy small oh. You’d have asked me to review the book for you na!

  16. Akinyemi Oluwatoyin

    May 30, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Congrats Ofili. Great Job I bet. First of its kind, endoring your own book. Thumbs up!!!

  17. Josam

    May 30, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Thumbs up Ofili, I cant waut to get this book. I love humor; its healthy for my body 🙂

  18. HRS

    May 30, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Never read your other book, but I’m sure gonna read this!

  19. Truth be told

    May 31, 2012 at 3:41 am

    i think reviewing the book himself is just creativity at its best. i laughed when i saw it. who else will blow our trumpet louder than you. kudos jor…

    • Ofili

      June 28, 2012 at 9:54 am

      Abi 0!

  20. nkem

    May 31, 2012 at 10:59 am

    best part of the book is where you illustrated how your mom beat you….lol. very typical of ibo moms….

  21. Blossom

    May 31, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Nwanne!!! Thumbs up!

    • Blossom

      June 4, 2012 at 11:22 am

      *shock* Omg! How dare you steal my ‘Blossom’ name!!!! Come on remove that tin! Been here for yearsss, babe! #StopSwaggerJacking. Hian!

  22. Olulu, the KIng not from Zulu

    May 31, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    keep the good job up bro, Jah bless

  23. dylan

    May 31, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    gr8 job ofili! fell in luv with ur person after i met u in covenant university earlier dis yr

    • Ofili

      June 28, 2012 at 9:49 am

      Thanks Dylan…I fell in love with Covenant myself.

  24. YourEliteShoppers

    June 4, 2012 at 5:22 am

    Woohooo! I won the book on vera’s show. I can’t wait to get my copy in the mail oo, Ofili tell your ppl in America to hurry up sharp sharp. **grin**Hehe. Thanks for the book! God bless you… Will come back with reviews asap. xoxo.

  25. Mz_Chizzy

    June 5, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    LMAO! ok! the self book review got me cracked up! Nice one! I love the way u’ve seamlessly leveraged on the word ‘lazy’ down to your poster…that is one ‘lazy’ poster you know…Ride on bruv!

  26. Glory

    June 6, 2012 at 11:16 am

    Hello Ofili, I’m in abuja. Where can I buy your book?

    • Ofili

      June 28, 2012 at 9:53 am

      Hi Glory…we have them at Abuja Siliverbird Lifestyle bookstore.

  27. Nkem

    June 18, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Just seeing this for the first time. How can get these books?

  28. Ofili

    June 28, 2012 at 9:48 am

    THanks Olulu =) jah appreciates

  29. namex

    August 6, 2012 at 11:42 am

    haa… this baba is LAZY sha.. nd i love lazy peeps, we actually think more than d average man. :p nice book too, jst going thru it now though..

  30. me

    August 31, 2012 at 10:30 am

    please when will we be able to get this book in Accra? Loved the other one.

  31. Bliss

    October 2, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    Where can one purchase this book if you live in North America. I reckon the books on his website are only for Nigerian customers.

  32. ofilispeaks

    October 8, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    you can get it from Bliss…thanks for asking.

  33. Geraldinho

    October 11, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Debonair site nor dey go oh…

  34. Anonymous

    April 24, 2013 at 10:28 am

    Hmmm. Smart dude. Aint lazy at all, he just stepped down a few notches from being too busy, to save his life. I mean you wrote the book yourself right? You’ve found something you’re good at, you enjoy and won’t kill you. And hey, not to talk of making money in the process. I like. Kudos dearie.

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