Nigerian Author Farida Ado makes TIME’s 2018 “Next Generation Leaders” List
Featuring 11 people from around the world, including pop stars The Weeknd and Ariana Grande, Time describes Farida as “Kano’s Jane Austen.”
32-year-old Farida is known for her romance novels. Picture a Mills & Boon novel, but in Hausa.
And her books draw inspiration from real-life events, too!
Discussing her series “The Block of Ashes,” Farida revealed she was inspired by the story of her neighbor who, trying to solve her marital problems, decided to see a juju priest. She said:
I try to reflect the reality of society in my stories. These juju doctors had become a menace in many homes.