On Friday, October 20th, 2023, the prestigious Alliance française hosted a memorable book launch event that had a remarkable audience deeply moved and inspired. The event hosted by creative writer, and the book’s author Ayodele Alabi and was compered by the talented Bisola Aiyeola. Ayodele Alabi held the audience’s attention by reading excerpts from her latest book (Happiest Girl in the Room) and engaging in a heartfelt discussion and connecting with the audience through the words and experiences expressed in the book.
The evening stared off with the elegant surroundings of Alliance française setting the stage for an impressive experience. The event was then graced by a diverse and passionate group of individuals and avid readers including employees and senior Guinness Nigeria executives like Chair of the Board, Dr Omobola Johnson, Managing Director/CEO, John Musunga, Corporate Relations Director Rotimi Odusola, amongst others.
Bisola Aiyeola, brought her own brand of charm and humor to the stage. She effortlessly guided the audience through the evening, keeping everyone engaged and entertained. Her presence set the perfect tone for the evening’s proceedings.
The celebrated author went on to showcase her mastery of storytelling by reading excerpts from her latest body of work in her book titled Happiest Girl in the Room. As she read, attendees were transported into the vivid worlds she created on the pages, resonating deeply with those in attendance. The audience were not only enthralled by the narrative but also got a glimpse of the e author’s pain and journey to healing.
Known for her spirited persona and creative mind, Ayodele shared personal anecdotes on how she pulled through grieving moments, which provided insight and inspiration behind her work.
Throughout the evening, attendees had the opportunity to ask questions of the author and share tales of their individual encounter with her, creating an intimate and interactive experience. Ayo’s candid responses left many in the audience feeling a strong connection with her and a deeper understanding of her journey through grief. It also provided strength to people who might be grieving through the loss of a loved one, friend or a job.
The highlight of the event was the book launch itself, led by Oil and Gas expert and Chief Operating Officer, LEKOIL Nigeria Limited, Chief Adeleke Adedipe, after which guests had the opportunity to demonstrate overwhelming support for the book.