What do you think about the importance of Black Literature here in the UK?
The importance can never be overemphasized. With most black’s having migrated to the UK, it becomes necessary t
m connected to their roots, their history through different ways, especially through literature.
Do you think Writer’s of African Descent are Bold enough in tackling issues that have huge impact on the Community or Diaspora? Indeed they do, though more focus should be paid to adolescents and young adults who should as a necessity, be enlightened about social issues like rape, domestic violence, cyber bullying etc.
How much Better is your Novel’s than any other African writer on HIV Aids or Teenage awareness issues?
I wouldn’t use the word better, rather I’d say more informative in terms of enlightening parents, adolescents and young adults on social issues which are not totally addressed as they should, like HIV amongst adolescents and young adults, and the need to end stigmatization at all cost.
How Bold is ‘Trapped In Oblivion? Extremely bold and insightful.
What is the purpose of your latest book titled ‘Trapped In Oblivion?
To create awareness about rape, domestic violence, teen pregnancy, cyber bullying, HIV/AIDS especially as it affects adolescents and young adults in our society and how parental guidance can help our young ones make better choices in life. Trapped in Oblivion is meant to address issues and hopefully enable the readers work out the solution themselves which will then lead to discussions’ as different people would probably come up with different solutions.
How long have you been writing for? About two years.
What notable person has endorsed or bought your book before that you know of?
The wife of the ex president of Nigeria, Dame Patience GoodLuck Jonathan, The Director General, National Agency for the Control of AIDS, Prof. John Idoko among others.
Why a UK release?
Trapped in Oblivion, is a story originating from Africa, but meant for the world as a typical adolescent in Africa, is the same the world over. Nigeria like UK is a member of the commonwealth which supports literature.
What is it like to work with 200% Positive Achievement?
Most interesting and encouraging. It is a concept that assures that the first thing you think of when you work together is all the ‘Positive’ things that can happen. That then spurs you on to do something better than you did before, or work on something complimentary to your project or others doing something similar.
Their work ethic and dedication is ‘200%’ admirable. The fact that they have created such a difference for all outfits out there that use the service, by being an exclusively positive force, through publishing positive stories, experiences, accomplishments of various people in the Community gives like minded people a chance to believe that positivity is the way and strive to endeavour to be successful in their respective field.
What can you tell us about the book titled ‘My Daughter’s & I? It is a self help, preparatory book for the girl child, composed into essays. It assists in the easy transition into adolescence by guiding them on how to deal with puberty and different issues relating to it. The essays range from Puberty, Boys to Sex.
How relevant is ‘My Daughter’s & I’ in a time of today?
Most relevant because before a girl child becomes an adult, she will first have to experience puberty. It also enlightens the girl child on how important it is to be empowered in life, thereby being in control of life choices you might make along the line.
Who is your inspiration as a Writer?
Everyday person, what they go through and how society reacts.
What role has your background and Culture got to have with your work?
Everything I write about emanates from the society I live in, and how norms and culture have impacted both positively and negatively to the society we live in today.
Do you plan on publishing further titles and what would you be inspired by?
Who knows? If I feel to some extent, there is a social issue I need to address, then I probably will.
Do you have any advice for young Writer’s or people that want to Publish in the near future?
Stay true to yourself. Don’t try to copy the style of writing of someone else. Identify your purpose for writing, and every other thing will fall into place.
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