I never thought I’d be a writer. Not once.
Yes I loved books as a child. Yes I scribbled stories. But growing up Nigerian I thought I’d be a doctor. Fate told me ‘psyche!’ and here I am.
My short stories have gone on to appear in literary magazines and anthologies.
I was shortlisted for the Quramo writers prize and was third place winner in the United States Embassy Abuja 2017 World Environment Day Short Story Eco Writing Contest. My micro fiction ‘Somewhere in Northern Nigeria’ also ran as a Google Ad. Not bad right?
My entry was featured in The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story! Volume 3 ; an anthology of Black Letter Media’s annual short story writing competition.
Furthermore, my work — Alcohol Deficiency Syndrome was also featured in Experimental Writing: Africa vs. Latin America Vol. 1 (pg. 101)
I am a Ghibler and I would marry Dean Winchester if I could. (Ghibler : Zealous Studio Ghibli fan) I first heard this word while watching Gintama.
When not writing I watch anime, tv shows like Supernatural, play games and read old novels.
In my previous life I was born in Kyoto, Japan and was most probably a Geisha or an Ukiyo-e artist. Currently I live in Asaba, but one day I’d like to return to Kyoto.
Wait! There’s more.
Erhu which means Beauty in Urhobo, in Chinese (Chinese: 二胡; pinyin: èrhú) is a two-stringed bowed musical instrument, more specifically a spike fiddle, which may also be called a Southern Fiddle, and sometimes known in the Western world as the Chinese violin or a Chinese two-stringed fiddle.
They are not pronounced the same way though. Mine is A-RU and the Instrument is Are-Who
Listen to the Erhu here.