Sexual Abuse, Bullying & Self Discovery! Ariyike Akinbobola’s New Book- “The Cost Of Our Lives”


Come this Saturday, the 25th of April, Spice TV presenter Ariyike Akinbobola will be hosting a few media personalities to a book reading for her debut novella “The Cost Of Our Lives”. This event is scheduled to take place at the Terra Kulture, Tiamiyu Savage street, Victoria Island from 4- 6p.m.

“The Cost of our lives” tells the heart warming story 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.

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Ariyike Akinbobola saw the urge to emphasise the issue of child sexual abuse and is drawn into a harrowing world centered on a case of sexual abuse literary masterpiece.

The book aims to shed more light on child sexual abuse, cyber bullying and the journey of self discovery. The major character, Ibudun is portrayed as an optimist who also fights for change.

4sfkjstyk Ariyike Akinbobola shares in a short statement reasons for writing this book, “Asides from wanting to create awareness for cyber-bullying, my reasons for writing this book are to encourage people to stand up for themselves, to educate parents that your children cannot be trusted with everyone and to also educate the young girls to speak up about child sexual abuse so that they can be helped and counselled.

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