Empower Change with

"I Have Been There Before"

  • Join us in making a difference! In Sub-Saharan Africa, a staggering 244 million children are currently out of school, and an alarming 20 million of them are from Nigeria alone*.

  • "I Have Been There Before" is not just a book—it's a beacon of hope.

  • We're proud to announce that 30% of the profits from your purchase will go directly towards providing quality education for orphans and vulnerable children in Africa.

Find Courage in the Midst of Your Challenges

Here's what awaits you when you choose to grab your copy of "I Have Been There Before" today:

  • Impact Lives: Your book purchase becomes a powerful tool for supporting education initiatives for orphans and vulnerable children in Africa.
  • Sola Mathew's Journey: Explore the inspiring narrative of Sola Mathew's humble background as an orphan, intertwined with a captivating love story.
  • Uncover Destiny's Secrets: Delve into the correlation between gifts, character, and the determination of one's destiny.
  • Academic Triumph: Unearth the profound message that nearly derailed Sola Mathew's academic journey, and learn how he overcame adversity.
  • and so much more.
  • By choosing "I Have Been There Before," you're not only enriching your own reading experience but also contributing to a brighter future for those in need. 

  • Let's rewrite destinies together—grab your copy now and be a part of the change!


I read about Sola Mathew Akinluyi through an article written by Olawale Perfect and since I was introduced to him, I've been taken in by his sense of purpose and humility.

I Have BeenThere Before is his story — his struggles and victories, his pains and gains, his challenges and breakthroughs. The book was written in very simple prose that makes it easy to read and expressed in a very transparent manner that makes it easy to relate.

Two major things stand out for me in the book: the author's heart of gratitude as shown by dedicating a chapter to role players in his life and the sharing of stories of people who have gone through similar circumstances like he did. This is a book every person seeking to discover a new sense of direction should read.  You'll be glad you did.

Bayo AdeyinKA

Like Coach and Top Banker

I Have Been There Before” is an honest expository written in a simple to understand language in order to be a blessing. In his narrative, Mathew displays a heart of gratitude and his viewpoint learnt from various aspects of his life and from those he admires. It tells his story while dropping life nuggets that will bless you and enrich your journey.

I recommend this book for those who are searching for purpose in the midst of serious challenges, it emphasises how God uses people to meet our needs even from the most unexpected sources. Blessings!

Rev. Matthew Akinjide Daniel

Global Vision Coordinator Flaming Sword Ministries

This book is not only an interesting one, due to the author's unique style of writing, but also very practical and inspiring. In sharing his story with others, Sola relays life issues that his readers can easily relate to, and principles that are doable and will work for them in realising their full potential. Excellent book!

Ayotunde Awopetu

Founder of Facebook's most sensible online community, Sense Academy

Sola Mathew brings a challenge to everyone out there that may have a tenable excuse to remain down. The book “I Have Been There Before” unveils how anyone irrespective of background, culture or religion can walk through life with not just a sense of purpose, but arriving at the station called fulfilment in the midst of daunting obstacles. This is the impeccable dose for the push needed!

Olufemi Ibitoye

Lead Consultant, Phevicplus; a faith-based writing consulting firm

I have carefully read this book for about 48 hours and I discovered that it is a life changing book. It will help young Nigerians to be focused on God and personal development. I want to commend the author for not mincing word at all in the book. It takes great courage to do this. I hereby recommend this book to all Nigerians.

Oshinubi Kayode

Lecturer, LASU Foundation and Associate Lecturer, Caleb Business School

This is a book worth reading. I must warn you though, you may not be able to stop reading until you finish it. It is that interesting. In the pages of this book, Sola Mathew shares his story to encourage and enlighten the reader that no matter how out of hands things may get, as long as you are in God's Hands all things will work together for good.

Drawing from the journey of His life so far and the journey of others, Sola shows us that we are not alone in our struggles and GOD is mighty enough to work all things together for good bringing along our ways the right people to help us reach the right places. We just need to learn to trust Him and apply ourselves 100 percent in whatever our hands find to do.

Gbenga Samson

Convener, The Mind Gym

After spending few hours reading this book, I can confidently say that it is the best I have read so far this year. It is insightful, inspiring and highly informative. Sola, fondly called Cloud, has explicitly shared his life stories which I believe would spark you up to believing that the only barrier to your success in life is YOU! Thank you, Sola for choosing to bless the world with this great piece.

Olayemi Afolabi Emmanuel

President, The Troops Teens Ministry

* Statistics: UNESCO 

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