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Lilian Chidiogo Ezejelue
February 19, 2020
The story of Lubabah is captivating, from the first line to the last fullstop.
It was well told and the lines flowed seamlessly. The voice over artists also did an amazing job of pulling the listeners into the world of the characters.
It's a story thousands of Nigerian girls and women can relate to.
It tells a tale of bravery, the courage to stand alone, and the faith to hold on to a dream even when the odds are not in your favour.
From the start, I was hooked. I loved Lubabah's accent but it's the least of what I loved.
In my opinion, Sekina is the hero of this story. A "wild" woman, her courage gave Lubabah the permission and strength to resist when her aspirations were threatened and that is why I say she's the hero.
Every minute spent listening to Lubabah was absolutely worth it.
Also, look out for the useful information at the end of this audio book. It might come in handy for you or someone you know.
Ohikhuare Honour Chiagozie.
February 14, 2020
Lubabah took me to the North and back, sat me in her palms and spoke to my soul.
A victim of a norm that steals and stills the many dreams of young girls, as it did the dreams of their mothers, Lubabah's story is so many people's story out there.
I had little idea what I was in for until beautiful pieces from Ayomide's imagination that had filled my head were replaced by Uncle Sam's cruel whips of outright anger and hate. If I could, I'd have reached in and pressed Uncle Sam into oblivion.
Ayomide is a story that tells the struggles victims of abuse face on a daily basis, the stigma they go through, and the fight to be heard above the thousand voices that try to drown out theirs.
Ayomide is one of the best audio books I've listened to, and is totally worth every moment spent listening to it.
February 7, 2020
Goosebumps along my arms as I read. Thank God justice prevailed for Ulooma and Nnenna.
Owonipa Olufunke SuntropFiji
February 7, 2020
Ayomide is the story of many girls in Nigeria some of whom their stories will remain untold because of societal response to these cases and backlash they fear they may suffer.
Thank goodness therevare people and organization who have set themselves to be the hands of support for survivors and see to it that sexual violence against the girl child is brought to a grinding halt and that those who have suffered in the past recieve justice so that abusers no longer go unpunished.
Thank you Isaac Newton Akah telling this story so beautifully and for the wealth of information on action plans in the case of an occurrence of abuse. Once again I say thank you.
February 6, 2020
Thank you Isaac! There are lots of Ayomides out there but majority do not have this courage. I hope things improve and victims are emboldened to get justice.
Chidiogo Lilian Ezejelue
January 29, 2020
Ayomide is worth the time spent listening to it. The story is well told and the background sounds give the impression that you're watching a movie with your eyes closed.
I especially loved the lessons in the story, and how it ended with useful information.
Nice one Isaac Akah.
August 15, 2017
I moved to Lagos this week, more like first time in Lagos, not in transit. I remembered "Living in Gidi", the ultimate manual. Lol. Everything you wrote is true oh, I am barely halfway.
Today I got lost and conductor lied to me. Chei! I told him where I was going. He said enter. I did. Only for bus to stop me in one place lai dat which was not where I was going and the conductor 'ran' away as we were all asked to come down while bus was still moving. Is this how they use to do? :( Your book is so hilarious, I am even trying to write 'a day in Gidi' inspired by your book.This place is crazy compared to the quiet Uyo I just came from.Your style of writing, I love. The book has helped me oh. Teinx so mech. :DPlease think of Vol. 2, after all manual fit get many volumes. :D