The International multiple award-winning author, Ibitola Ojoye-Adebayo is finalising preparations to launch her new book titled, ‘My Name is Lizzy Adams’
My Name is Lizzy Adams, which is the introductory part of the Lizzy Adams boarding school mysteries contains experiences, travails and lessons which develops the African girl-child into a strong, determined and brave woman, despite the limitations, restrictions and unbearable circumstances she grapples with.
Ibitola Ojoye-Adebayo is a UK-based International multi-award winning author, podcaster, host and creator of The Insight of an Author Show and the creator of the ‘Lizzy Adams Brand’. Ibitola is a graduate of the University of Portsmouth with a BSc in Pharmacology. Her genre of writing is Contemporary Romance with a twist, which is a portal into her mind and soul. Sparked with a passion for gothic horror, mystery and romance novels; her top writing influences include Virginia Andrews and Stephen King.
Ibitola Ojoye-Adebayo who founded and hosts the Insight of an Author Show is committed to inspiring people because she started her journey alone and she came across many rejections as well. She is committed to ensuring authors and lovers of books interact, benefit and get thoroughly inspired by the stories they all share and the passion they all have.
This epoch-making launch which is strictly by invitation is scheduled to hold on Friday, 16th December, 2016 in Ikeja, Lagos with the Red Carpet which starts at 2:30 pm.
The Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo and former First Lady of Lagos State and Founder of LEARN NGO/Ella Cares, Dame Emmanuella Abimbola Fashola are among prominent Nigerians and international dignitaries expected at the launch.
Ibitola wants to change mind-sets that have long-prevented girls from pursuing their dreams. Her aim is for the girl-child to reach their full potential and live their best life story. Her ‘Lizzy Adams’ platform aims to empower the girl-child by directing them through the path that would empower and inspire them to becoming the very best at their chosen career paths.
Through this platform, the girl-child will be able to speak out and address the issues facing her generation, and act as a role model to younger peers.
As part of her mission to inspire, mentor and nurture the girl-child, Ibitola Ojoye-Adebayo created the ‘Face of Lizzy Adams Competition.’
The Face of Lizzy Adams competition will be one of the ways for us to establish our ethos above. The Face of Lizzy Adams competition would be an annual project where we would discover a young girl of Nigerian origin who would emerge the Brand Ambassador and the Face of Lizzy Adams to the general public. The age range will increase each competition year, and to start off this competition year we will be looking at girls between the age of 12 and 14.
The winner of the Face of Lizzy Adams competition shall be announced and unveiled to the public, among ten finalists on the day of the launch.
The winner shall get a One-Year endorsement as Ambassador and gets her profile and pictures in ALL copies of ‘My Name is Lizzy Adams’. Other benefits include: educational support and sponsorship, travel opportunities all around the world, among others.
The Lizzy Adams Fan Club shall also be launched on the day and all finalists of the Face of Lizzy Adams’ shall be registered into the Fan Club automatically at the launch.
Ibitola Ojoye-Adebayo is a proud recipient of numerous local and international awards, some of them are: ‘The Author of the Year Award’ at the Divas of Colour Awards UK 2015. ‘Author of the Year’ at the C-HUB Creativity Awards 2015, ‘Author of the Year’ at the African Women Rock Awards UK 2015, ‘Diaspora Writer of the Year’ at the Nigerian Writers Awards 2016,‘Most Outstanding Author of the year’ Award at The Highflyer Entrepreneurs Online Award 2016 and ‘Best Author’ at the just-concluded BEFFTA AWARDS UK 2016.