With its broad appeal as a Pan-African and universal children’s narrative, Gbagba has transcended Liberia. It was adopted as a supplemental reader for Primary 3 by the Ghana Education Service, and is currently under review by ministries of education/education boards in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Niger, and Rwanda. Pailey has also conducted Gbagba and Jaadeh! workshops for children in Brazil, Côte d’Ivoire, Jamaica, Mozambique, and the UK.
Gbagba has featured prominently in London, UK, at TEDxEuston 2015, the Africa Writes literary festivals in 2015 and 2016 and the 2017 London Book Fair.
During a ceremony in Putrajaya, Malaysia, on December 7, 2018, author Pailey was recognised with an International Anti-Corruption Excellence Award in the category ‘academic research and education’ by the Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Centre (ROLACC).