Success is a process, not a destination, says young poet
What’s the story behind your rise in the creative world?
Writing started unconsciously for me, at secondary school I wrote a lot of love letters for friends, still, I never took writing serious. At the lowest point of my teenage years, when I had issues academically, friends left me, family insulted me, my only refuge was to write, writing became an avenue to empty my heart, wipe away my pains and then motivate myself, after passing through this stage, it was time to use my writing in given hope to others experiencing the same condition.
Reading a lot of newspapers and literature text during leisure time quickly upgraded my writing skills, since I wasn’t writing for myself; the joy was to see my works published in newspapers and online literary blogs worldwide. I did get reviews both positive and negative. I eventually noticed my ink gets were my legs can’t, and made the needed differences.
What are the basic traits required to succeed in
Artistes are born; it takes a lot of practice and vibrant reading to be made. One also needs to be careful on the kind of literature we consume, because everything a writer reads reflects in his/her work.
To attain a new height, I try much to maximize my efficiency by the day, so most times I seek for knowledge on my own.
Do you consider yourself a success so far?
I think success is a process and not a destination, so I don’t consider myself to be one, but every Nigerian/ African writer should have it in mind that the immediate market doesn’t read (Africans). So, let us try to write in a universal language, not only by telling our already commercially success stories of (Slavery, Oppression and racism).
I would love to read African stories with clarity on how we intend to prepare for our future to the understanding of generality, also, to create pleasure for mankind.
What projects are you currently working on?
I am seriously working on a campus newspaper, to give Nigerian/African youth a common voice and keep the youths involved in politics with importance of service to humanity.
What is your advice for youth, many who are still unemployed?
Success starts from a pinch, there are no express way to riches.
Let us embrace agriculture as quick as possible, since we are full of energy. According to father Africa, Nelson Mandela, he said “Poverty is manmade”, which I strongly agree, and we must agree that half of poverty is lack of food. Immediately we depend on agriculture, Africa wouldn’t be tagged a hungry continent anymore. Look well, your challenges are miracles in waiting.