The first ever official book tour in Nigeria 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.
All inspired by the book and the #TheSmartMoneyWoman movement were called to action by the book’s author, personal finance expert Arese Ugwu to join her on this journey.
So far, the feedback from the attendees at the variously 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.
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.
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.
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 Ezinna 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.
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.