Happiness Over Stress

Hello and thank you for your interest in my work.
PLEASE CHECK OUT MY LATEST BOOK - POWER AND PRAISE! I love encouraging people to make the most of their opportunities and achieve their goals in life. As someone who has had to overcome many challenges in life, as shared in my first book, Fortitude, I am passionate about encouraging people to keep going despite their challenges.  
I am a practising GP (General Practitioner/family doctor) with a special interest in mental health. You can access my inspirational books and podcasts here. There is also information about my charity work and gift shop. I'm so glad you visited. Please CONNECT on social media to keep in touch. Have a great day!

Niki x

AFINIKI AKANET was born and raised in Nigeria, then moved to the UK in 2000. She studied Anatomy at the University of Liverpool (BSc. Hons), Medicine at the University of Warwick (MBChB), and is now a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP), UK. She is the author of several articles and motivational books, as listed below. 

Afiniki lives with her husband and two children in England. She has spoken at several charity, library, church and community events, educational institutions, health events and medical programmes. You may have also heard Afiniki presenting Pocket Wisdoms on Premier Praise Radio and contributing at Warwick University events. She is available for speaking engagements by advance booking.


Watch Afiniki's 2024 interview about her GP career:


Choosing Happiness Over Stress



I have been privileged to meet several interesting people who have given me opportunities to share my message, helping others look after their mental health and be the best they can be. I also encourage people to make good career choices based on their strengths, needs and interests.

Giving Back

I enjoy sharing my story and helping people to see that the challenges of today do not have to be the end for our dreams. We all need encouragement sometimes, which is why I love to hear feedback from readers about how my books have helped them.

Motivational Talks

My Happiness Over Stress video series is still available on Youtube. I recorded excerpts from my self-help book, Life Without Coffee, to help people stay motivated during the pandemic. I still enjoy receiving invitations to speak at events, when not working as a doctor. 

Inspirational Books by Dr Afiniki Akanet

My books are all available to purchase on Amazon. Please follow me on Amazon for updates on new releases.

Power and Praise is available to ORDER NOW as an ebook and paperback - released on May 21, 2024. There will be a book signing event from 2pm on Saturday July 13, 2024 at Royal Leamington Spa Library, CV32 4AA, England. Hope to see you there, if you can make it. Thank you for your support!

Forte Charity for Inspiration

We were pleased to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Forte Charity for Inspiration in 2023 and the educational projects of the charity in Africa because of your generous donations. We have been active in Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Sudan so far, with plans to reach more African countries in future. The educational grants we offer have helped several young people further their education and have better lives. Forte Charity for Inspiration won an International Changemakers Award from Coventry UK City of Culture 2021. We hope to see you at our annual Forte Charity Walk to School fundraising event if you can make it, but donations for support are welcome anytime on our Justgiving page.

Living Hope was launched in December 2023 to provide meaningful, affordable and inspirational gift options in the UK. Please check out our new online store. Thank you so much for your support!

Greatness begins in the mind!


F - Figure out what you want (know your forte)

O - Organise your life (Have a plan to succeed)

R - Read (get knowledge, learn new things)

T - Trust God (Have faith)

I - Intentional living (good time management)

T - Try hard (do your best; discipline)

U - U can do it! (believe you can succeed)

D - Diligence (don't give up when things get tough)

E - Enjoy life (love people, have hobbies)

                                - Dr A. Akanet

Please visit our Justgiving Page to support FORTE CHARITY FOR INSPIRATION

FORTE is registered charity number 553355 in Nigeria and UK charitable company no. XT21186. 

FORTE CHARITY HSBC Bank Account No: 402908 - 32887797

Students, please email fortecharity@live.co.uk to request a grant application form or check with your school office.

We will consider eligible undergraduate students registered at African higher institutions. There are no grants available for postgraduate studies.

Feedback from attendees

"Niki presented an inspirational session with her fantastic knowledge, as well as brilliant sense of humour. It helped to pause and put everything into perspective." 


"Really helpful in bringing wellbeing to the forefront of our minds."

"Very much appreciated and great session delivery." 


"I thought that Nikki's presentation was brilliant, and I really liked the opportunity it presented for reflection and self-evaluation. I found the Intentional Living slide particularly thought-provoking."  


"The training was insightful into focusing on perspective and discussing changing our mindset."  


"The training was well delivered and Niki’s personality and humour made the training enjoyable and understanding. Niki’s knowledge of wellbeing and perspective of life outside of education was insightful and inspiring." 


Listen to my Happiness Over Stress podcast for weekly inspiration. 

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