Ibitola won ‘The Author of the Year Award’ at the Divas of Colour Awards 2015. She was nominated for the Women 4 Africa Awards 2015, received a recognition award at BEFFTA Awards 2015, and won ‘Author of the Year’ at the C-HUB Creativity Awards 2015 and ‘Author of the Year’ at the African Women Rock Awards 2015 respectively. She also won Diaspora writer of the year 2016 and nominated in the Romance writer of the year 2016 Category at the Nigerian Writers Awards.
About her book, Acceptance
Set in London, UK – Acceptance is a family drama about love, loss and betrayal and is the first of a series. The novel shows the tragic consequences of secrets and lies and what happens when an ordinary girl is let down and pushed to extremes by the people she loves; her husband and family. The main plot is about Eva and her passionate relationship with husband, Richard, with a back story about her family history and her mother’s experiences in Nigeria during the Biafran war. As the story unfolds we discover that no one is quite what they seem and Eva gradually uncovers the truth about their deception with tragic consequences.
The Acceptance series is a powerful testimony of Love, Loss and Betrayal. The book speaks of a mother and daughter’s non-existent relationship, it speaks of how a loving marriage can go horribly wrong, it speaks to us of how the act of war can damage one’s soul, and it speaks of the reason why people migrate through no fault of their own. An average woman can relate to the main character of the book and see a part of herself in her and realize that she is a normal person who is capable of making mistakes, and overcoming the consequences of those mistakes, yet finding ultimate fulfillment at the end of the road.
Most Favorite Book Review
This book will captivate you from beginning to end, with unexpected twists and emotional turns, and because its hard to put down, you could whip through this book within two days, especially if you take it on holiday with you. It may be a light read, but its a powerful insight into intense love and painful abuse. I look forward to the next book.