We all have an idea of what the best version of ourselves should be. Whether it’s becoming better at what we already do and enjoy, or if it’s about learning and growing in new ways. e search for inspiration in different spaces, shapes and forms so that we can one day be our best selves.
In the case of Ajayi, a 19-year-old Nigerian girl from Lagos, reading is her main source of inspiration when it comes to achieving her dream of becoming a TV presenter. She enjoys reading on her mobile phone by using Opera Mini as her browser, through which she accesses the vast collection of free books available on Worldreader, the largest electronic library in the world with locally relevant books.
Ajayi dreams of becoming a TV host
Ajayi has been using Opera Mini for more than 10 years, but it wasn’t until a year ago that she accessed Worldreader through Opera Mini’s Speed Dial while in search of positive and inspiring content. Since then, she has already read more than 100 books.
Ajayi’s likes particular genres
Her favorite books are short stories, biographies and romance novels. Sometimes, she practices her “presenter’s voice” while reading her favorite books on Worldreader so that she can prepare herself for becoming a TV presenter.
On this International Literacy Day, Opera Mini and Worldreader are celebrating that people across Africa have read for more than 4 million hours so far this year. Ajayi has contributed to this milestone and her story is one of more than 414,000 monthly readers across Africa.
“To everyone out there, reading and educating oneself can not be overemphasized in this age. Educating oneself frees you from the shackles of ignorance and allows you to express yourself in a detailed way. Worldreader and Opera Mini have just made it easy.”