A conversation series for African writers to share the stories they have encountered on their individual writing journeys.
Leila Aboulela on identity, character development & tips for tackling writers block
On this episode, Nicole speaks with award winning Sudanese writer, Leila Aboulela. They discuss the role identity plays in the stories we tell, the character development process and unique ways to deal with readers and writers block.
Ijeoma Umebinyuo on #EndSARS & the Lekki Massacre.
On October 20th 2020, the Nigerian army opened fire on unarmed peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate. Despite eye witnesses and an overwhelming amount of video evidence, the Nigerian army have denied the attack. President Buhari when addressing the nation 48hrs after the attack failed to even acknowledge it happened. On this episode, Nicole Asinugo speaks to writer and poet, Ijeoma Umebinyuo about the failure of the country in contrast to the strength and hope of the Nigerian youth. #ENDSARS
Lola Shoneyin on confronting procrastination, dealing with rejection and honing your writing craft
On this episode, Nicole speaks to Nigerian poet and author, Lola Shoneyin. They discuss how to face procrastination head on, the realities of rejection and her 3 tips for writing; read hard, write hard and live hard.
Eghosa Imasuen on teaching writing, the importance of craft and recognizing mistakes
On this episode, Nicole speaks to Nigerian writer, Eghosa Imasuen. They discuss his transition from medicine to writing and how his life experiences shaped him into the writer he is today.
Anjola on letting go of perfection, practicing in public and slaying dragons
On this episode, Nicole speaks to Nigerian writer and poet; Anjola on her writing journey. They discuss overcoming fear, finding confidence and the many different stories that have helped shaped the women they are today.
If you would like to learn more about Anjola, you can find her on Instagram - @anj_ade
She also has a virtual poetry show this Sunday, the 26th of July. Please visit minimood.eventbrite.com if you would like a (free) ticket to attend.
Chibundu Onuzo on writing, publishing and becoming fearless
On this episode, Nicole speaks to Dr. Chibundu Onuzo - Nigerian novelist, playwright and screenwriter. She takes us through her journey of becoming and the stories that shaped her into the powerhouse of a woman she is today.
Relevant, Insightful and inspiring.
I feel especially privileged to have a little more insight into Ijeoma Umebinyuo’s thought process. This has been enlightening, and very inspiring.
I am also really thankful for this platform, and for the fact that future storytellers from Africa, Nigeria to be precise can draw from the well of wisdom stored in its archives and yes, see their reflections in there.
Guys; I’ll listen to this lady talk; cos she talk sense, clarity, ideas, intrinsically word out your mind and on top of that give you Premium Godly advise.