Afro: The Girl With The Magical Hair Is Finally Out

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I am so excited!

After what seems to be like an eternity … actually its 1 year, 7 months, and 17 days. 34 minutes and 12 seconds from the day I wrote the original AFRO blog article, the book is finally complete!

Not complete as we have edited it and sent to the printers. Complete as in after numerous custom clearance headache it is finally available in Nigeria, as in the physical copy. As in … I am now officially a published author of a children’s book, even though I still am scared of children.

Anyway, I really need your help. We need to sell the life out of this book to impress the publishers to invest in even more copies. It costs less than N1000 and you can buy it on or any major bookstore in Nigeria. I am also hawking it at the back of my car so if you see a funny man on the road selling books from the trunk of his car, don’t call the police, instead buy his books!

NOTE: You can also buy the book for yourself even though you are no longer a kid .. .but ssssh we won’t tell anyone.


Lastly thanks to all the people that made this book possible Eghosa Imasuen (Farafina), Uche Okonkwo (Farafina), Izie Igodan (One girl like this), Oghogho Omorotionmwan (the book inspiration), Sharee Miller (awesome illustrator) and all those people out there who see the beauty in their skin, thanks for inspiring the book and making it what it is.

Now go out and be awesome and buy the book!

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9 comments on “Afro: The Girl With The Magical Hair Is Finally Out

  1. Congratulations Okechukwu!
    I went to the Patabah bookstore in Surulere and bought a copy and i am reading it now!
    I got to know about the book through Eghosa Imasuen of Farafina.
    I’d like to meet you in person(again)!
    Spoke with you very briefly when Nimbus Gallery re-opened with the ‘Metanoia’ exhibition in Sepember 2011.
    I foresee a full length animated feature and franchise coming out of this.
    You are quite smart and this is really timely with all the ‘Hair raising adventures’ and so much hair
    going on with women folk these days.
    Sharee Miller also did a good job of it though her illustrations are really ‘Oyinbo’ style.
    Keep up the good work Mazi Okechukwu Ofili! Jisike o nna!

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