At the forefront of my intentions is a need to entertain. Of course to whom much is given, much is expected in return. This means I do not write in a vacuum, or rather I do not ‘entertain’ in a vacuum. There is so much to be said, so many questions to be asked, ills to be addressed . . . so much that even a thousand books will still not be enough to cover it all. So I write, first to entertain, and in the same vein, to question/address whatever pressing concerns there may be.
In Nigeria, we don’t talk about how historical sexism affects women’s progress in education, writing, and literature. We talk about how colonialism has affected the country or set it back from other nations, but when it comes to women in the publishing industry, we often expect that they will be at the same level as men, and if they aren’t, then it is their fault
Nigerian literature is not in the state that it ought to be, given the enormous Nigerian population; we need to do more. We need to develop a conscious policy towards enhancing the results achieved by our books out there in the market across the world.
ANGEL OYINPREYE TARILA–NIKADE is 9 year-old Nigerian writer from Agbere in Sagbama local government area of Bayelsa State. Oyinpreye is the first born child of her family. She recently published her first book ISABELLE AND THE REWARD FOR DISOBEDIENCE’. Oyinpreye is presently a primary four pupil of Biedomo Premier School. You are now officially one of… Continue reading AUTHORPEDIA CHAT: “The more you read, the better you write” — ANGEL OYINPREYE TARILA–NIKADE
Goodness Olanrewaju Ayoola hails from Osun State, Nigeria. His poetry has appeared in numerous poetry journals. He has won several poetry awards, including second place in the World Poetry Prize for Peace, place in the Patriot for Change Creativity Contest, 2015, second place in the Brigitte Poirson Poetry Contest (May Edition, 2015), third place in… Continue reading AUTHORPEDIA CHAT: "Literary prizes do not define a writer’s worth” — AYOOLA GOODNESS OLANREWAJU
With two published poetry collections and a massive social media poetry movement called WRR, Kukogho Iruesiri Samson has established himself as a poet of note in Nigeria. He talks about his art and the state of poetry in the country. Kukogho Iruesiri Samson (KIS) is a notable poet with two published collections, ‘What Can Words Do?’ and… Continue reading DAILY TRUST INTERVIEWS WRR CEO KUKOGHO IRUESIRI SAMSON
Emmanuel Ayibaemi Frank-Opigo, an engineer and a poet, is the Director of Works and Services at the Niger Delta University, Bayelsa State, Nigeria. He was the Chairman of the State Branch of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) from 2013 to 2015 and is still the Editor-in-Chief of the Branch magazine THE MARINER. His latest book, VOWELS IN… Continue reading “Nigerian writing is currently an iceberg” —Emmanuel Frank-Opigo
Ebidenyefa Tarila Nikade is a wife, mother, Educationist, teen mentor, counselor, broadcast Journalist and public speaker who believes in creating platforms for young people to express themselves. She is passionate about women and children, especially the sexually abused; hence her writings are centred on such themes. She is the CEO of Creative Xpressions – a foundation set up… Continue reading AUTHORPEDIA CHAT: "My gender equality idea has bounds" — Ebidenyefa Tarila Nikade