Why 'Don't Call Me Lucky' A Book By Founder Of Worital BookPlaze, Fola Folagbade Is A Must Read For Everyone

Fola Folagbade is a creative guru with wide experience in brand development and book publishing.


He launched his first startup, Pholar Studios in the year 2015, and that same year, he won the under 30 awards, under the category of Creative Entrepreneur of the year. Pholar Studios has helped hundreds of startups create a befitting brand identity, revamp their existing identities, and forge a complete visual experience, which will attract new clientele. The company focuses on branding and all its nuances.


Some of the brands he has been privileged to work with include but are not limited to SOBCA, INNOCENT MINDS, HEADSTART AFRICA among others.


Fola’s experiences in graphic design, photography, videography and web design are what culminated in the services his newest brand WORITAL provides. In less than a year of WORITAL’s birth, they have worked with over 100 authors not only in Africa but globally.


In two years, WORITAL has recorded so many success stories. Within this short time, WORITAL has produced and printed over 60,000 books and have worked with prominent figures in different fields.


In 2021, Fola was again, awarded at the world-changer conference as a world changer and another by NGD under the category of publication design.


He has been featured on notable blogs, national newspapers, TV, and Radio and is still on the journey to creating a formidable publishing company.

— Why did you author this book?

The first time I would leave home to live in a new home, a megacity fondly called Eko, I did cartwheels. Lagos! As in Lasgidi the city of money! I had heard how people found their footing financially in Lagos and how easy it was to make money.

I was unprepared for the experiences that Lagos greeted me with. However, it was in Lagos after many nights of being a ready meal for mosquitoes and eating stale and cold food in the chilliness of many long nights that I found my life's compass. The trajectory of my life changed after many sacrifices, duly paid in full.

I am still on the journey of becoming, however, life has taken on new meaning.

Here, I bared my heart, withholding nothing as I share my business hacks and journeys with you. The many failed businesses, the lessons and how the global brand, WORITAL was built.

I hope you realize as I have; that it is not about what has happened to you, but what you decide to do with those defining moments of your life.

According to the author, the book (Don't Call Me Lucky) is available on Amazon and Worital BookPlaze, Gbagada, Lagos. 

Fola further revealed what he went through in writing the book; It was emotional putting the book together. Took me back the memory lane and yeah, reminded me of how strong I am, the author said.

About the content of the book, he said; In this book, I shared practical lessons on entrepreneurship and self-employment. I shared insights on how I started and scaled my business from scratch within a short time. And how I was able to leverage mentorship and the right network to build healthy relationships. The complete narrative of how I moved from passion to becoming a globally recognized creative entrepreneur.

— Are you a first time author? Otherwise, how did your other books fare? 

Yes, I’m a first time author. 

— What next now the book is written? 

Make sure it reaches the hands of millions. 

— Tell us a story of your upbringing. One that would wow us and that connects with what you do now.

I was a boy who came into Lagos some years back with just a bag and then became a struggling security guard sleeping outside all night.

— Who's your mentor or favourite author?

Favorite author is Jack Canfield

— Sell yourself.

The story of life is journeys of invisible indices that leave footprints and patterns on the way to an undeniable destination.

These patterns were my draw to Fola when we met online years ago, I immediately knew ‘there’s something here’. Undoubtedly,  this is a man of vision and passion. Over the years, the truth of my assumptions are irrefutable.

Have we seen all he has to offer? Far from it! If there’s any authentic book to read on ‘becoming’, then this is it.


Paul-Kayode Joash

Chief Rainmaker, MyDoubleDouble International


If there’s ever a cardinal story of radical growth, girt and complete self reinvention, this would be it. 

Meeting Fola’s quiet, but persistent energy years ago, I knew there was an untold story that made the man. 

His giant strides over the years have been a marvel to behold and an honour to witness. 

Every superhero has an origin story, and this one is a must-read.

John Obidi

New media consultant 

— Sell your book.

In my newly released book, I bared it all; my journey from grass to grace. I shared the mistakes I made, the experiences and the challenges. I also talked about the steps I took to get to where I am today. Writing this book made me travel down memory lane, from how I combined schooling and work. I would go to school during the day and work as a security guard at night. From there, I started working in a company where I had to travel in trucks from state to state. That was how I moved from one menial job to the next until I started my own business.

— What do you think about Worital?

Be rest assured that from your manuscript to production, in the three major formats known to man – e-book, physical book and audio book, your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed. If I wasn’t the founder of Worital, I would have still used Worital for the publication of my book!

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