It is day 2 and I am still hyped about my win at the #DIVASOFCOLOUR2015 awards ceremony hosted by @fauntee This is truly just the beginning. It's still amazing me how I transitioned from a career in science to an author😮😮😮😮 😇😇My mother 😘😘having sent me away to boarding school in Nigeria, used to send me novels all the time I guess as a form of a treat for being absent in my adolescent life. At first l was angry a lot at her and my father for sending me away so I always ignored the books. Thinking if l ignored them l was making some kind of statement, even though my mother wasn’t around to see me make those statements. I eventually got bored and started reading them. I use to spend all my spare time with a novel. I still remember my first book ‘Flowers in the Attic’ by Virginia Andrews. I became obsessed and got lost in a world that was sweet as honey. A world where an ordinary girl in a book has a past, present and future, she has connections and motivations. I can relate to her. I see the world through her eyes. Anytime I was asked what l wanted my mother to send to me from the UK instead of asking to be taken back to home to England like l always did and getting the same old response from my grandmother “you are home” l started asking for Virginia Andrew books. Perhaps it was inevitable that I would grow up to be a writer. #bestseller #nigerian #nigeriannovelist #Nigeria #niaja #ibitolaojoyeadebayo #african #africanauthor #okadabooks #redcarpet #booklovers #writers #proud2bnigerian #awardceremony #awardwinner #awards #hollywood #movie #director #beautiful #photooftheday #celebrity #style #2015takeover #awardwinningauthor #indieauthor #author #celebritydesigner #celebritystylist

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