So Oluwastosin Ajibade, popularly known as Olorisupergal, recently released her book, ‘From Social Media Misfit to Social Media Hero.’ I’m not sure though if it has been launched Officially, but the book is live and even before it was assigned to me for a review, I couldn’t resist getting a copy on OkadaBooks.
From the moment I picked it, I expected a whole lot. And guess what, Olori, as I love to call her, did not disappoint. I found myself laughing, smiling, nodding my head and giving all sorts of expressions to every page. Her growing up days isn’t different from a lot of us Nigerians born about the same time. The playing of Suwe and other games with kids in the neighborhood rang a bell, and it flashed memories of my own childhood in my head.
Growing up in a strict home, I will give Olori kudos for pushing for what she wanted in her life, not what her parents wanted for her. Again, visiting the Cybercafe and spending the whole day online was a lot. Her determination surpassed her passion. And with the right push from a friend, she started to earn from her blogging activities. See an excerpt below.
Reading ‘From Social Media Misfit to Social Media Hero,‘ I could relate to Olori’s experience on so many levels. There were parts that felt like she was telling my own story, especially about being so stubborn about social media, not knowing exactly what to do or how to do it but doing it anyway and hoping to make something out of it.
If you’re on social media today, running one business or the other, or at least you plan to have a business online, you definitely need to read this book.
No, this book isn’t written to teach you the in and out of social media. It isn’t a motivational book either. It is simply a memoir of one who has mastered social media enough to build a full company with it. Her passion, startup, zeal, what transpired etc, will inspire you and make you wonder why you’re still sitting on your bum.
You can tell from this book, Olori is smart. She catches up fast. She wastes no time in spotting business opportunities. And when she picks on something to do, she follows up to the end.
For the first time ever, I will say thanks to the constant ASSU strikes. There are those who have done more useful things with their life and time during those strikes, and Olori is one of them.
Apart from her childhood, venturing into business and her climb in social media, Olori also touched on the power of social media in correcting a lot of ills in our society. One of these is the issue of Domestic Abuse and the need for it to be addressed, especially in the African Society.
I never really gave much thought to this issue until I witnessed first hand, the beating, a woman backing her baby, received from her husband all because she asked him for money to buy drinks for his guest. And she asked in the presence of the said guests. It took everyone’s effort to pull him off her.
In this book, Olori shares her own experience with an abusive partner and how it affected her for a very long time until help came in the form of therapy. You can see an excerpt of that terrible experience in the screenshot below.
‘From Social Media Misfit to Social Media Hero’ is written in a way that makes it easy to flow with the book. There are no annoying typos, and it is a lovely quick read; a good companion wherever you find yourself.
After reading this book, I can’t assure you that you’ll know all there is to Olorisupergal, but I can tell you, your admiration and love for this Queen will double.
You should get a copy of Olorisupergal’s book on OkadaBooks. Click here for your copy
Karo Oforofuo is an experienced freelance writer, an author of several fiction books, and a blogger at Pelleura, where she entertains readers with mouth-watering stories, real-life experiences, relationships and business articles. She also specializes in helping authors, who want to start and grow their reader base, through consulting sessions. When she’s not working, she’s busy reading the next best paranormal romance novel or writing one. Check out her novel “Strange Man at Iri”