Hello, great readers! Today’s interview at Naijaauthors is with Olubukola Adekusibe. Today’s interview promises to be educative and inspiring. Read further to get the full details.
Introduce yourself, who are you?
I am Olubukola Adekusibe and a Bachelor’s degree in Geography and Planning from the Lagos State University. Also, I hold a Master’s in Business Administration from the Federal University of Technology, Akure.
I love to read and to write, and I also blog weekly on Olubukola’s Thoughts where I share stories, series, true-life experiences all set in the African environment. I am also the Creative Director of NDJs; a fashion label, whose mission is to create and provide classy yet simple pieces with African prints for the everyday woman regardless of the function she finds herself in.
I am an aspiring bass guitarist and currently work in a private organization in Lagos, Nigeria.
What genre of books have you written or how many books have you written?
I write in the Romance genre and I have written 5 books so far. There are 2 more in the works.
What is the best book you have written so far?
I really can’t pick one as my best because each story I have written carries a different message. If you can’t relate to book 1, you would probably be able to relate to book 2. So it is difficult to pick one book as my best.
What is the best book your audience has read so far?
I guess my audience will have a better answer for this 😊
What is the most complex book you’ve authored so far?
Blind Pact was a bit challenging and this is because I had to think like a criminal to imagine the scenes.
BOOK DESCRIPTION – TO LOVE AND TO HOLD
Fadeke and Chinedu are shocked when they come across each other in the elevator of a building they both work in. Chinedu has searched for her the past six years while Fadeke is hurt by an incident that happened in Chinedu’s apartment six years ago which he is unaware of. An incident which altered the course of her life, family and relationships. This love story centres on campus life, tribalism, deceit and forgiveness.
Describe your journey as a writer in a few sentences.
The journey hasn’t been a smooth sail. I started by hand writing on stapled sheets of paper before I moved to typing them on a borrowed desktop and then saving my scripts on diskettes. I have had rejections in the past which almost made me give up my dream of becoming a writer. But the pause was only for a short while and I picked up again and kept my dream of being an author alive. At a point, I had to become an indie author just to get my works out there. It was therefore, a dream come true when I got my story accepted by Parresia Publishers.
What role does self-publishing have in your writing career?
Self-publishing was the path I had to take in writing when I kept getting rejections. So it has played a huge role in my writing career. I still have some books which are self-published.
What problems did you experience while writing?
None that I can think of.
What is your advice to aspiring writers?
I would implore aspiring writers to keep their hope alive and nurture that dream. I would also advise them to read a lot and read wide. Reading expands your horizon and gives you insights into writing.
Olubukola is a writer and blogger. She loves reading and imaginative writing. Also, she blogs at olubukolasthoughts where she writes stories, series and shares true life experiences all set in the African environment. She has authored five books. Her book titled ‘To Love and to Hold’ is available in print while the others are on Amazon as e-books. Here is her author page on Amazon. She is also the Creative Director of NDJs; a fashion label, whose mission is to create and provide classy yet simple pieces with African prints for the everyday woman regardless of the function she finds herself in. Asides writing, reading and fashion designing, Olubukola is also passionate about inspiring music, dance and the arts. She is an aspiring bass guitarist and currently works and lives with her family in Lagos, Nigeria.
Here are some links to her books:
Amazon (all my e-books)
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