For as long as I can remember, I have always had a flair for writing: I wrote everything from short letters to my close family members to narratives and descriptives of occurrences that never happened. Most of these never saw the light of day…lol. This triggered a desire to pull my thoughts together into one complete, impactful piece and I still dream about that to date.
One of my greatest writing influences I vividly recall is a particular column in the Guardian newspaper’s Life magazine. The column was titled “The convenience”. The writer shared his/her experiences visiting different conveniences in banks, airports, malls, companies, eateries, and other public places in Nigeria. To my young, impressionable mind, it was a highly creative and intriguing piece – I mean, who reads meaning to a seemingly ordinary toilet visit? I looked forward to this piece every week, which made me better appreciate the uniqueness of each everyday experience. I believe that each new day and activity is a worthwhile experience that should be treasured, savoured and shared: that is one of the reasons why I run this platform.
Apart from writing, I also enjoyed reading as a child. The moment my mum pointed out to me that “readers are leaders”, that sealed it for me. My favourite books to read are inspirational/motivational books. Admittedly, in terms of my reading habits, I am quite promiscuous: it is typical of me to read several books at a time and never complete any of them…lol. So, when I find a book that engages me enough to read it from cover to cover, it is a massive achievement. Using this platform, I hope to share highlights of books I have read that have positively impacted me, and I firmly believe that you would find these of great interest and benefit to you.