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Jada Pinkett Smith coming to Abu Dhabi to promote her new memoir

This marks Pinkett Smith’s first stop in the Middle East

Jada Pinkett Smith coming to Abu Dhabi to promote her new memoir
[Source photo: Anvita Gupta/Fast Company Middle East]

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US actor and talk show host Jada Pinkett Smith will promote her new memoir Worthy in Abu Dhabi on November 6, her first stop in the Middle East as she embarks on the world tour.

According to reports, Pinkett Smith will talk about her new book in an intimate setting inspired by her Emmy Award-winning show Red Table Talk on Facebook Watch, which she co-hosts with her daughter, Willow Smith, and mother, Adrienne Banfield-Norris.

“I’m thrilled to celebrate the incredible spirit of Abu Dhabi’s businesswomen. I’m eager to intertwine our stories, exchange ideas, and explore new horizons of storytelling for Westbrook, Inc. in the capital city of the UAE,” said Pinkett Smith in a statement.

The memoir spans three decades of Jada Pinkett Smith’s life as a musician, actress, and human rights campaigner. Set to be released on October 17, the book tells her journey of self-discovery in raw honesty, publishers say.

“My hope is that through the exploration of my own tumultuous situations to the rediscovery of deep love, that we are all reminded that no matter where we may be on our journey, we are all…Worthy,” the author shared in an instagram post.

Smith will be co-hosting the event with Souad Al-Serkal, a corporate brand and leadership developer, and Sarah Omolewu, the co-founder of Maven Global Access.

“I am incredibly honored to welcome Jada to the Middle East for an unforgettable series of events celebrating growth, worthiness, and self-discovery. Jada is an icon I’ve admired for her strength in vulnerability,” said Omolewu.

Red Table Talk, which aired from 2018 to April 2023, featured candid conversations with some of the world’s most famous celebrities, including Alicia Keys, Kid Cudi, Kevin Hart, Demi Moore, Matthew McConaughey, Snoop Dogg, Sandra Bullock, and Keanu Reeves.

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