The Publisher of Yes International Magazine, Azuh Arinze is to mark his 50th birthday with launch of two books’, A taste of Success’ and Conversation with Showbiz Stars’ authored by him.
Penpushing reports that, a statement said the ceremony is scheduled to hold March 24, 2022 at Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), on Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The statement added that, the ceremony will be chaired by former Governor of Ogun State, Chief Olusegun Osoba, while the guest speakers include Minister of Works and Housing as well as the former Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, (SAN)
‘The memorable and milestone event is slated for the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), on Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, under the distinguished chairmanship of Chief Olusegun Osoba, former Governor of Ogun State. Minister of Works and Housing as well as the former Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, SAN, will be the keynote speaker’
Penpushing further reports that, the Editor-in-Chief said other special guests being expected at the event which begins at 11am include a veteran journalist and activist, Mr. Richard Akinnola who is to review the book.
The statement added that other guests are Oyo State Governorship aspirant and Group Managing Director of Sodium Group, Mr. Abisoye Fagade, who is to present the book, while royal father of the day is Orangun of Oke-Ila, Oba Adedokun Abolarin.
Penpushing also reports that former Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside; Presidential spokesman, Mr. Femi Adesina; superstar musician and actress, Lady Onyeka Onwenu and Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) Presidential aspirant are also to be in attendance.
The other expected guests include Ovation Magazine Publisher, Aare Dele Momodu; General Overseer of Revival Assembly Church, Apostle Anselm Madubuko; Executive Vice Chairman of Verdant Zeal, Dr. Tunji Olugbodi; President, Association of Advertising Agencies of Nigeria and Chief Executive Officer of X3M Ideas, Mr. Steve Babaeko and erstwhile Managing Director Guinness Nigeria Plc, Otunba Seni Adetu.
The statement added that also being expected are Rotarian Remi Bello, District Governor, Rotary International, District 9110 Nigeria; Incoming District Governor and the first woman ever to attain that position in District 9110, Rotarian Omotunde Lawson and the District Governor Nominee, Rotarian Ify Ejezie.
Penpushing further reports that, the celebrator and author while shedding light on the books described them as distinct, explaining that the first book, A taste of success, is a compendium on what anyone desirous of tasting success in any field of human endeavour must do.
The Editor-in Chief said the book has almost 300 pages and among the successful Nigerians who took out time to share their success stories and which we diligently documented in the book are Chief Segun Osoba, a former governor, renowned journalist and politician;
Penpushing also reports that, others are Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa, a top pharmacist and one time chairman of Neimeth Pharmaceuticals; Otunba Seni Adetu, former Managing Director of Guinness Nigeria Plc and currently, Managing Director of Algorithm Media; Prof. Bruce Onobrakpeya, one of Africa’s greatest artists; Aare Dele Momodu, the highly connected publisher of Ovation International magazine and presidential aspirant
.The author said they also include: Mr. Kunle Afolayan, celebrated filmmaker; Professors Okey Ndibe and Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo, two well known scholars and academics, among many others.
Penpushing reports that, a foremost journalist and Editor-in-Chief, Leadership Newspaper, Mr. Azu Ishiekwene, who wrote the foreword, said the author had assembled a miniature compendium of the life stories and careers of eminent and successful people across different spectrums
“It’s not the run-of-the-mill motivational variety, often quickly assembled by authors who claim that if you have not read their collection you won’t get far in life… In my opinion, the writer has assembled a miniature compendium of the life stories and careers of eminent and successful people across different spectrums. It’s a worthy and interesting compilation and will make a good collectors’ item’,Ishiekwene said”
Penpushing further reports that, the author explained that, the second book, ‘Conversations with Showbiz Stars’, has to do with what anyone interested in making it in the glittering and glamorous world of music, movies and comedy must do.
‘I actually sat down with some of the biggest and most respected in those fields to extract from them how they did it, and are still doing it. From King Sunny Ade to Femi Kuti, Onyeka Onwenu, 2Face Idibia, Wasiu Ayinde, Tiwa Savage, Ali Baba, Gbenga Adeyinka, Okey Bakassi, Basketmouth, Genevieve Nnaji, Richard Mofe Damijo, Julius Agwu, Ali Nuhu, Kanayo O. Kanayo, to mention but a few. As a matter of fact, both books contain 60 of such super exclusive interviews, and they cut across sectors and professions.”
The author disclosed that, a former Editor of The Punch Newspapers and one time Commissioner for Information and Strategy in Lagos State, Steve Ayorinde, wrote the foreword, who noted that the book is another compelling product.
‘This book blossoms with each page and interviewee. It contains all shades funny, of touching, blunt and sometimes controversial responses which makes it yet another compelling product from an elegant interviewer and conversationalist”, Ayorinde said
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