Lola Shoneyin: ‘I once sold pants in Ibadan’

Lola Shoneyin: ‘I once sold pants in Ibadan’

Popular Nigerian poet and author, Lola Shoneyin has revealed that she sold pants for a couple of years in Ibadan, Oyo State.


The founder of Aké Arts and Book Festival revealed the “fun fact” in a tweet on Friday to thank Business Day for a feature article on her.


“I owned an underwear store on Aare Avenue, New Bodija, Ibadan,” wrote the 46-year-old.


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Lola further stated;

“I sold all sorts of undergarments for men, women and children. The store was called ‘Pata-Pata’, which always teased a smile from customers as they walked in.”


Born in Ibadan, Lola began formal education in the United Kingdom before completing secondary school at Abadina College in the Oyo State capital.


She earned her BA (Hons) degree from Olabisi Onabanjo University.


Her groundbreaking novel The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives was published in 2010.


Netflix in June announced a partnership with Mo Abudu to adapt the novel into a series.


In other news, Nollywood actor Deyemi Okanlawon took to social media to narrate how his wife delivered a bouncing baby boy three years after the doctor delivered a negative report.


Deyemi Okanlawon


In his post, the seasoned thespian recounted how he was born three years after doctors told he and his wife that she would not be able to conceive.


Deyemi revealed he never lost hope and maintained his hope in God.


Here is what he wrote;

”After 3 yrs of trying and then finally being told we couldn’t conceive your mum came home crying. 

I held her close and let her cry then when she was done I tilted up her face, looked her straight in the eyes and told her “That’s not what God told me!

We will have our own children!”.

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