Stephanie Coker Aderinokun celebrates daughter’s birthday with a picture book for children; ‘Ariella & the talking drum 

Ariella and the talking drum - Stephanie coker aderinokun

Stephanie Coker Aderinokun celebrates her daughter’s birthday with the unveiling of a new picture book for kids titled ‘Ariella & the talking drum.

In recent years, Stephanie Coker Aderinokun has gone through various transitions in her personal life;  from wife to mother and most recently a titled chief as a custodian of her Nigerian heritage and culture. This transition has brought with it new passions as she ventures into a new horizon, adding author to her list of achievements.

Culture is a big reflection of our society that forms our identities, explains beliefs and contributes to the vibrant experiences of human life in a world full of differences. ‘Ariella and the Talking Drum’ gives expression to Stephanie’s love for Nigerian heritage and the inherent need to ensure the younger generation is carried along. The beautifully illustrated book celebrates African culture in its setting and characterisation, woven through with African sounds.

The book is centred around a little girl’s encounter with a princess, which brings about lessons in gratitude, contentment and kindness. Every act of kindness towards ourselves has a rewarding effect that makes our lives better. It also allows us to connect with other people and build meaningful relationships.

Ariella and the talking drum - Stephanie coker aderinokun

Speaking on the launch of her debut children’s book, Stephanie Coker Aderinokun stated:

This book has been in the works for a while and I’m excited to finally share it with the world. Inspired by my daughter, ‘Ariella and the Talking Drum’ is not just a kids book but a tale that celebrates our culture, and Nigeria’s rich history. It is also a heartwarming story, and with all African tales, there are lessons to be learnt“.

The book is one of the many projects that the media entrepreneur has in the pipeline.

‘Ariella and the Talking Drum’ is now available to Preorder on Amazon and with the festive season just around the corner, it is the perfect gift for the little ones.

‘Ariella & The Talking Drum’ is now available on Amazon for purchase/for pre-order on 

For more information on ‘Ariella and the Talking Drum’, visit or follow Stephanie Coker on her Instagram page @stephaniecoker