From the outside looking in, twenty-five year old Emem appears to have a glamorous life. But only those close to her know half the truth.
Therapy unmasks deep-rooted hurt and opens up a box of fears, insecurity and distrust. Determined to face her truth, Emem takes up a volunteering opportunity in South-South Nigeria, where she strikes a remarkable friendship with seven-year-old Joy, the girl without a smile.
Emem is determined to restore Joy’s radiance and inner bloom, and in the process, finds healing and true happiness that comes from within.
Branded takes you through the menace of child witchcraft accusation in southern Nigeria.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lydia Adunola was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria. She graduated from Babcock University with a degree in mass communication and has engaged in a few live radio presentations where she used her voice to inspire and motivate young people.
She started her career in radio and television broadcasting in Nigeria before immigrating to Ontario Canada in 2016 where she is now a Certified Human Resources Professional.
Lydia is also a proud member of the Human Resources Professional Association. She has experienced and learned a lot after moving away from her family and loves to tell her stories through her music.
As a music lover, this is a song written by me and inspired by my life experiences that I would like to share with you.
It's a song about our relationships in general.
People come into your life for a purpose, not everybody is meant to stay.
Don't get stuck in feeling rejection when that happens. Learn the lessons and move on to the next phase.
Don't hold on to people, jobs or anything at all because they will all pass away.