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4 States and Counting! Get The Scoop On Arese Ugwu’s “Smart Money Woman” Book Tour



The Smart Money Woman - Lagos -RSVP6Personal finance expert, Arese Ugwu‘s book tour started a month ago in Ibadan, Oyo State for The Smart Money Woman: An African Girl’s Journey to Financial Freedom. Since kick off, the unprecedented tour has made its way through Lagos, Delta and Akwa Ibom States.

People inspired by the book and the #TheSmartMoneyWoman movement were called to action by the book’s author to join her on this journey. So far, the feedback from the attendees at the various concluded tour events has been overwhelmingly positive, with many especially applauding Arese’s initiative to go on tour.

The tour continues this month in Lagos with stops in Rivers, Accra and other yet to be announced locations. For more information on the movement, the book, and the tour, visit the Smart Money Africa website.

IBADAN, Oyo State – September 22nd 2016

  • House Of Tara Ibadan Mall Book Signing and Meet & Greet

The Smart Money Woman book tour kicked off in Africa’s largest city at the House of Tara store in Ibadan Mall. Arese met with and had one-on-one interactions with the readers of the book who came in to have photos taken with and her their copies of the book autographed.

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VICTORIA ISLAND, Lagos State – September 25th 2016

  • Conversations About The Smart Money Woman and Q&A Session, Hosted by Kemi Adetiba at Terra Kulture

The first Lagos event was the highly anticipated Conversations about The Smart Money Woman, hosted by none other than Kemi Adetiba. It was a packed house at Terra Kulture as the session lasted over four hours. The session was very engaging and full of moments of both sobering depth and lighthearted laughter. Guests included Debola Williams, Oyin Adenuga, Nimi Akinkugbe, Osaru Alile, and Osayi Alile.

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WARRI, Delta State – September 27th 2016

  • Financial Literacy Workshop for Market Women
  • Book Signing and Meet & Greet, Hosted by Orode Okpu at OTRES Restaurant

Just two days after the incredible event at Terra Kulture, The Smart Money Woman book tour arrived at its next stop in Delta State. The first event of the day was a financial literacy workshop for the market women of Warri and over 100 of them attended in hopes of beginning their journey to financial freedom. The second event that afternoon was an interactive book signing and meet-and-greet session at OTRES Restaurant. Both events were hosted by Orode Okpu.

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VICTORIA ISLAND, Lagos State – September 29th 2016

  • Cocktails and Conversations at RSVP, Hosted by Nnenna Okoye and Ezinne Alfa

Back in Lagos, the tour welcomed beauty entrepreneurs and enthusiasts alike to a daytime cocktail event at RSVP, hosted by Nnenna Okoye of Youtopia Beauty and Ezinne Alfa of Beauty in Lagos. The intimate setting allowed for personal questions and honest answers ranging from how to write and publish a book, to surviving financially after a divorce. Guests included Theodora Mogo, Toke Makinwa, Fran Asemota and Adanna Anyaso.

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UYO, Akwa Ibom State – September 30th 2016

  • Book Signing and Meet & Greet, Hosted by Enobong Etuk at Boldoz Bookstore.

The final stop for September was Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. The infamous hospitality of the people of Uyo shined through as they came out in their numbers to a book club event for The Smart Money Woman hosted at the Boldoz Bookstore by Enobong Etuk.

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  1. fee

    October 6, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    I would like a copy. How can i get it BN?

  2. Adisa

    October 6, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    This is a woman making movesssss

  3. Mr. Egghead

    October 6, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    I’d wear a hat for Arese, just so I can doff it for her.

  4. Tincan

    October 6, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    I just love this girl. Book read – you’ve done an amazing job.

  5. tee

    October 6, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    Fine Woman, Smart Woman

  6. Selfless

    October 6, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    I admire this lady’s tenacity and hard work. Arese I’m a fan!

  7. Cece

    October 6, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    This shows that whatever you put your heart into and believe in will work out, no matter what it is. I think connecting with her audience from the beginning by revealing the face behind the blog and using vlogging as a platform really worked. Thanks to Bella Naija too for the exposure.

  8. kudos to her

    October 6, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Kudos to her and her ambition/goals

    However, a placard caught my attention in several of the pictures with the inscription “THE BEST REVENGE IS YOUR PAPER/MONEY”

    Why must everything about women be about revenge? To be candid, many people are on a course cos they have been deprived of something and vow they too must have money.

    Follow your ambition cos its your passion, you have interest in it and probably God given. Dont follow a course cos of REVENGE. It is not worth it. You will die trying to prove what is not.

    • avenger

      October 6, 2016 at 7:13 pm

      Calm down hunnie! Its not that serious *Hands over a bottle of cold sprite*

      Hope you’ve read the book!xoxo

    • Tell me

      October 6, 2016 at 10:21 pm

      Nooooooo! its a line from Beyonce’s song biko!

  9. X-Factor

    October 6, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    This is an exceptional book by all standard, the perfect fusion and quality of creative and informative writing is absolutely unparalleled…. Weldone

    On a lighter note, I guess the CORE message/information in the book applies to both genders and i think the principles( from the right perspective) will also help our men become better people. I am a man, i have read the book and it is one of my favourite of all times!

  10. Zeeee

    October 6, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    I so much love this lady she gives financial tips on her blog and when the book came out I just knew I had to get it. One principle have learnt from her is to create value in to people in your chosen profession and when it’s time for them to pay for it they won’t hesitate. Well done smart money

  11. blazeteks blog

    October 7, 2016 at 2:47 am

    nice post

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