Enitan Bereola II


Enitan O. Bereola II (born February 8, 1982) is a Nigerian American author, entrepreneur and public speaker based in San Jose, California.[1][2][3]

Enitan Bereola II
Enitan Bereola II
Enitan Bereola II
BornEnitan O. Bereola II
(1982-02-08) February 8, 1982 (age 40)
San Jose, California
OccupationAuthor, entrepreneur
NationalityNigerian American
EducationInformation Technology
Alma materFlorida Agricultural and Mechanical University
GenresLifestyle, etiquette
Notable worksGentlewoman: Etiquette for a Lady, from a Gentleman


Bereola was born to Enitan (Olu) Bereola and Gwendolyn Toney, in San Jose, California, in 1982. He completed his early education at Piedmont Hills High School. He attended Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University where he studied computer information systems and Business marketing. Bereola started writing at the age of 25. He is a three-time best-selling author,[4] celebrity ghostwriter, former columnist at Soul Train and contributor to Essence Magazine for relationship advice columns.[5] Bereola is currently Co-founder and Creative director at FLOURYSH, a premier platform to shop and discover Black-owned brands.[6] Enitan is CEO at Saint Miles Creative agency and The Bereolaesque Group, a creative branding and publishing company based in Greater Los Angeles Area. He is married and currently resides in Oakland, California.[7]


Bereola authored his first book, Bereolaesque: The Contemporary Gentleman & Etiquette Book for the Urban Sophisticate, in 2009.[2] The book was published by AuthorHouse and debuted in the Top 5 on iTunes self improvement book list in 2009.[3] The book also became an Amazon Kindle bestseller of 2009.[8] Bereolaesque is a required reading at Bermuda College & Kansas State University. In 2013, Bereola published his second book, Gentlewoman: Etiquette for a Lady, from a Gentleman.[9][10] The book explores the demise of femininity and class in contemporary society. Gentlewoman attributes commentaries from New York Times best-selling author Hill Harper. The book also features contribution from prominent celebrities including Meagan Good, Grammy award winner Michelle Williams and Bryan-Michael Cox.[11][12] Gentlewoman became a bestseller in America and one of the top translated bestsellers in Lithuania.[13] In December 2016, Bereola published his third book The Gray: A Relationship Etiquette Study.[7] The book is the study of relationships and is inspired by true events.[14] The Gray debuted as fine art at Art Basel in Miami Beach. Bereola has also contributed to Letters to an Incarcerated Brother: Encouragement, Hope, and Healing for Inmates and Their Loved Ones by Hill Harper, published in 2013, Revival by Angela Benton, published in 2017 and The Mind of a Winner by Steve Canal with contributions from Daymond John, Barbara Corcoran, Grammy award winner 2 Chainz and Kenny Smith, also published in 2017.[11] In 2010, Bereola produced a short film, This Time directed by Academy Award winning director Matthew A. Cherry featuring NAACP Awards winning actresses Terri J. Vaughn and Reagan Gomez-Preston.[15]

Bereola was awarded with The Power 30 Under 30 Award by Porsche in 2011. He has also received BC Award for Greatness in Literature. He was selected as Black Enterprise Magazine Young & Bold Business Leader in 2013. Bereola has been an invited keynote speaker and panelist at multiple educational institutes including Harvard University, Stanford University and Tufts University.[16] He has also appeared on multiple nationally broadcast TV and radio channels including Fox News, NBC Niteside, Centric, TV One with Roland Martin and KMEL.[13]


  • Bereolaesque: The Contemporary Gentleman & Etiquette Book for the Urban Sophisticate (2009)
  • Gentlewoman: Etiquette for a Lady, from a Gentleman (2013)
  • The Gray: A Relationship Etiquette Study (2016)


  1. ^ Enitan O. Bereola II, Born and raised in San Jose, California, the heart of Silicon Valley Los Angeles Sentinel (14 January 2015) Retrieved 14 August 2017
  2. ^ a b Enitan Bereola Wants to Bring the Lost Art of Chivalry Back BET Angel Elliott (14 May 2009) Retrieved 14 August 2017
  3. ^ a b Author, speaker and columnist Enitan Bereola Essence (magazine) Sylvia Obell (2 January 2014) Retrieved 14 August 2017
  4. ^ Ladies Etiquette Book, GENTLEWOMAN, Released by Enitan Bereola II Broad Way World Books News Desk (17 December 2013) Retrieved 14 August 2017
  5. ^ Bereolaesque: Once and for All… Soul Train Retrieved 14 August 2017
  6. ^ Black Enterprise: Flourysh Launches Nationwide to… Black Enterprise Retrieved 20 January 2022
  7. ^ a b Enitan Bereola II is a contemporary gentleman, and he writes books about it Rolling Out Andre Ellington (12 August 2017) Retrieved 14 August 2017
  8. ^ Go ahead, ladies, make the first move. You’ll date more attractive men HypeFresh Clark (15 October 2016) Retrieved 14 August 2017
  9. ^ Career Swagger: When Cultural Code Switching Equals Success, Not Sell-Out Black Enterprise Antoine Moss (14 January 2014) Retrieved 14 August 2017
  10. ^ A best selling author via Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iTunes The Washington Post Demetria Lucas D'Oyley (21 March 2016) Retrieved 14 August 2017
  11. ^ a b Etiquette for a Lady, From a Gentleman: A Review Urban Faith Maya J. Boddie Retrieved 14 August 2017
  12. ^ Latest book of empowerment and the misconceptions of women Centric Gerren Keith Gaynor (1 July 2015) Retrieved 14 August 2017
  13. ^ a b Enitan Bereola, author of “GENTLEWOMAN: Etiquette for a Lady, from a Gentleman,” joined Roland Martin News One Roland Martin Retrieved 14 August 2017
  14. ^ Relationship Expert Enitan Bereola Breaks Down The Rules Of Love, Dating And More Hello Beautiful Charise Frazier Retrieved 14 August 2017
  15. ^ In Short - “This Time” Archived 2017-08-14 at the Wayback Machine Reelsistas Retrieved 14 August 2017
  16. ^ Black Celebration, An Awards Ceremony To Award & Honor the Greatness Within the Black Community Archived 2017-08-14 at the Wayback Machine Black celebration Retrieved 14 August 2017

External linksEdit

  • Official website
  • Enitan Bereola II at IMDb