A book titled ‘The Man that walks tall’ an autobiography of Femi Abulude has been released into the market. Speaking about the book Femi Abulude a chronicler , creative writer, cartoonist, illustrator, soundtrack producer, trained teacher, music composer and a journalist said ,’I have over twenty manuscripts in the book project and I have been posting synopsis on my Facebook and Whatsapp pages on monthly basis since June 2022.
Abulude said autobiography , released by Affection Publications in June 2023, is the anniversary edition of the book compilation . The book comprises my birth, how I got my names before the naming ceremony, my school life, escapades, working career, marriage, divine commitments etc.
There are lessons to be learnt by the younger generations from my odyssey ,”walking tall” . The title was derived from a warning from my great maternal uncle, when I was a child. He instructed me not to bend while walking because he saw in me a tall person.
As a writer the author has participated in biographies of prominent people in the society. ‘I have been around for some time. I have worked with the then NEPA , Lagos Voice newspaper, Prime Publications, Concord newspaper, KSA Holdings, Alaroye newspaper, Affection publications and Affection School’.
The major reason for compiling this story according to him ‘ was my close shave with death a few years before I clocked 50 years and through divine intervention I’m alive to tell my story. I’m sure the old and the younger generation will learn from my journey through life.’