Renowned journalist and publisher of Yes International Magazine, Azuh Arinze, has unveiled 2 new books that feature the success stories of high-profile individuals and vital lessons to be learnt from them.
The unveiling was held to commemorate his 50th birthday, with a public presentation of the books on Thursday, March 24, 2022, at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Lagos.
Titled: “A Taste of Success” and “Conversation With Showbiz Stars,” the two books are inspired by Arinze’s enduring career in journalism.
The first book, A Taste of Success, focuses on entrepreneurship cutting through the corporate world, showbiz, academia, law and religion among other sectors.
The book which was reviewed by renowned author and broadcaster, Richard Akinola features perspectives from respected voices such as Segun Osoba, the former Governor of Ogun State; Sam Ohuabunwa, respected pharmacist and former chairman of Neimeth Pharmaceuticals; as well as Bruce Onobrakpeya, the legendary artist.
The second book, Conversations With Showbiz Stars, is an interesting documentation of the journalist’s encounters with 35 leading Nigerian entertainers in acting, comedy and music.
Among them are Sunny Ade, Femi Kuti, 2Baba, Onyeka Onwenu, Tiwa Savage, Lagbaja, Wasiu Ayinde, Richard Mofe Damijo, Pete Edochie, Funke Akindele, Kenneth Okonkwo, Kanayo O. Kanayo, Segun Arinze, Desmond Elliot, Chioma Chukwuka, Ali Baba, Gbenga Adeyinka, Basketmouth, Okey Bakassi, Tee A, Julius Agwu, AY, Bovi and Don Jazzy.
Others include corporate guru, Seni Adetu; Dakuku Peterside, former NIMASA DG; Festus Keyamo; Babatunde Ogala, Senior Advocates of Nigeria; Dele Momodu and Adesuwa Onyenokwe, celebrated journalists; and Professors Okey Ndibe and Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo, renowned academics.
The foreword to this 294-paged book is written by the former Editor of The Punch and former Lagos State Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism, Steve Ayorinde.
Speaking at the launch ,former Governor of Ogun State, Dr Olusegun Osoba commended Azuh for his dedication and commitment to journalism, he recalled how Azuh reviewed his Autobiography and touched every part of the book such that whoever has not read the book with getting a grasp of the entire page.
The event was well attended by veterans in the media and entertainment industry, like
Taiwo Ajayi Lycett, Funke Aboyade SAN, Moriaga Enajomo _ Mudi of Africa , Gbenga X Adebija, Biodun Osinibosi. Richard Akinnola, Tade Adekunle, Wole Arisekola, Larry Izamoje, Dr Dare Babarinsa, Reuben Abati, Julius Agwu, Akogun Tunji Alapini, Sammie Okposo, Mike Effiong, Quincy Ayodele, Jimi Agbaje, Alhaja Montai, Funke Egbemode, Bisi Olatilo, Ngozi Nwosu, Isaac and Nneka Moses, Onyeka Onwenu and a host of others
—Reported by Seun Joseph
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