United States’ former First Lady, Michelle Obama is writing a memoir titled ‘Becoming’, and Nigerian media personality, Toke Makinwa who has a book with a similar title ‘On Becoming‘ took to Instagram to show off her excitement.
According to Toke Makinwa who pointed out the similarity in the book titles in her Instagram post, everyone has a story to tell no matter who you are or where you are from. Here’s what she wrote;
Way to go MO!!!!! I wrote a book called “On Becoming…”, it’s the first of many as I am still on a journey to become! She’s written a book called “Becoming”. Everyone has a story to tell no matter who you are or where you are from. We are all traveling thru life and It is important to share your story. You never know who needs your strength to get thru their demons. Everything that’s happened to you, happened for you and the more you break the barriers of shame, accept the past and use it to shape who you become for the future; the more you rise. I cannot wait to read her own journey to becoming who she is now and I hope this further inspires anyone out there to live in their truth and shine thru each phase of their lives. #OnBecoming#Becoming#Powerofwords#tunnelvision#OnBecomingBold#Onbecomingmore
However a follower was quick enough to point out that Michelle Obama’s memoir, is not about Toke Makinwa. Well Toke had a quick reply for her which has long been deleted now. Here’s the exchange below;
Michelle Obama, the Chicago-born former lawyer and US first lady announced yesterday (Feb. 25) that she will release her memoir, Becoming, on Nov. 13 this year. She and her husband, former president Barack Obama, sold two memoirs together in a publisher bidding war that was rumored to have gone as high as $60 million.
Michelle’s book will be published by Crown, an imprint of Penguin Random House, and will be available upon release in 24 languages.