Olubunmi Ajai is today’s guest on The Segilola Salami Show. Olubunmi (AKA Jopas Daughter) shares with us her life as a child with the books she read and how they have inspired and influenced her (and continue to) as an adult. I assure you, you need to click play now.

Mom and blogger Olubunmi Ajai AKA Jopas Daughter talks about the books that inspire her

 

About Olubunmi Ajai

Olu Bunmi is the founder of two NGOs – Ajai Cancer Foundation which was set up to help with the medical bills of indigent breast cancer patients and Greenlands Assistance Foundation which was set up to help victims of domestic violence to leave the violent and life-threatening situation.
As a child, she was a voracious reader and a bookworm. She started reading great classics like Little Women, Great Expectations, to comics like Archie and Richie Rich as early as 6 years old. As a teenager, she loved reading romance novels especially the Mills and Boons series. She also loved independent writers like Danielle Steel and Barbara Taylor Bradford. She, however, got bored of romantic novels and fell in love with Jeffery Archer, Sidney Sheldon. Then, she got bored with fiction and by her late teens, only started reading biographies. The most notable that has stayed with her are the ones she read as young as when she was 10 years old from her father’s library – Wole Soyinka’s ‘Ake : the years of childhood’, Benazir Bhutto’s ‘Daughter of the East’ and Malcolm X’s ‘The Autobiography of Malcolm X.
Now, she no longer reads books by Western writers as she in lives in England and is already exposed to the western way of life. Now, she only reads books by African and Asian writers as she loves to imagine the places that she has not been to.

 

About The Segilola Salami Show

The Segilola Salami show is hosted by Segilola Salami who is also an author and a blogger. Her latest book is called Useless Warrior Princess.

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