Meet, Greet and Win

Hello Friends and Family,

Join us for our next edition of the ‘Meet the Author’ series organized in collaboration with Paperworth Books!

We’ll be having a chat with Eriye Onagoruwa, author of ‘Dear Alaere’ on Wednesday, 20th of April at 5 pm WAT/12 pm EST on Instagram Live.

You do not want to miss this session as the first 20 people stand a chance to win signed copies of ‘Dear Alaere”. Follow us on on our Socials below to get notified as soon as the Live session is on.


Dear Alaere is the story of Alaere Benson – your typical modern, professional woman in search of that elusive work-life balance and societal acceptance in Lagos. When she gets a job at Criole, she is excited to be working for a multinational company, but it does not take long for her to see that Criole is dysfunctional and bears an eerie similarity to Nigeria. As she struggles to find her footing in her new role, she witnesses a never-ending theatre of murder, sexual harassment, and mysticism.

At home, she is happily married to ‘Laja, but they begin to have problems when they experience difficulties having children and their situation is compounded by extended family interference.

With things spiralling out of control, she is forced to reassess how she feels about the chaos around her and takes charge of her life with her often humorous, frank diary entries. As she confronts and grapples with her experiences, she finds peace and healing through the catharsis of writing.



Eriye Onagoruwa is a lawyer, author, public speaker, financial literacy expert, and oil and gas professional. She is skilled in gas and power multi-party contract negotiations and has proven commercial acumen in concluding complex gas and power projects. In 2019 she transitioned her career from major oil and gas commercial transactions to stakeholder management, external affairs and sustainability. She is currently the External Affairs and Government Relations Manager for Waltersmith Petroman Oil Limited.

When Eriye is not negotiating energy deals or impacting lives through corporate social responsibility initiatives, she writes fiction, trains women on financial literacy and investments and contributes opinion editorials to leading publications in Nigeria and beyond.

Her first novel, Dear Alaere, published by Paperworth Books in 2020, is a captivating tale about a woman’s quest for the much elusive work-life balance and societal acceptance in Nigeria’s commercial epicentre, Lagos. Eriye is driven by impacting her community through service to humanity.

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See you soon,

The AWB Team