Ejiro Emenike Ukaumune is a passionate writer, author and singer. Her books have hit bestseller status several times on the Okadabooks ebook platform. She teaches writing to kids and has impacted a lot of them positively.
So we caught up with Ejiro, and below is the interview.
Pelleura: It is nice to have this chat with you.
Ejiro: Thank you, I feel honoured.
Pelleura: Please can you share details of your background with us?
Ejiro: Ejiro is passionate about what she does; a writer, blogger, author, voice over personality, a creative writing coach, a producer and a storyteller. I’m a graduate of English Language from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Samaru, Zaria. I am a content provider. A mother and a wife.
Pelleura: What were your dreams like when you were in school?
Ejiro: To become great at what I do.
Pelleura: Are you full time into business? Or do you have a day time job? And how do you bring writing into your tight schedule?
Ejiro: Writing is a full time passion for me and thus forms a formidable part of my life.
Pelleura: Please tell us about your writing. How did you start?
Ejiro: As far as I can remember, right from the days of my primary school education, writing has always been my forte. I would write stories on my spare notes and everyone in school took turns to read them, thus my works became quite popular and this has been the story onwards.
My writing progressed from hard cover notes to online platforms where it has gained attention widely.
Pelleura: What inspires you as a writer?
Ejiro: As a writer, everything that happens, good or bad inspires me.
Pelleura: How many titles have you written?
Ejiro: I have lost count of the titles I have written thus far; both published and unpublished. However I have four published on okadabooks.com
Pelleura: What kind of books do you enjoy reading?
Ejiro: Inspirational stories.
Pelleura: Have these books in any way influenced your writing.
Ejiro: Yes, they have.
Pelleura: What are the obstacles you’ve faced as a writer and how were you able to overcome them?
Ejiro: None that I can think of. Rather I would say I get different experiences by virtue of readers feedbacks and these feedbacks enriche me as a writer in terms of exposure to different perspectives of life.
Pelleura: In a country like ours, do you think the government has put in place structures that help freelance writers survive?
Ejiro: None that I know of, sincerely.
Pelleura: So presently, what are those achievements you’ve made in your writing and what future goals are you aiming for?
Ejiro: I would quantify my achievements as the kind of impacts my works have in the lives of those that come across them. Still I aim for the best and to continue to be at the top of my game.
Pelleura: How have you used social media to your advantage?
Ejiro: Many ways; one of which is getting across to as many mindsets of varied age grades and disposition through storytelling, and creative writing programs.
Pelleura: What’s the most important social media activity you engage in daily, to grow your writing business.
Ejiro: Sharing, sharing and even more sharing of all the links to my works on every social media platform you can find me.?
Pelleura: Do you have your own online platform?
Pelleura: If you were to do it all over again, would you choose to start and grow a business, or would you rather stick to paid employment?
Ejiro: Both experiences are worthy depending on the vision at a time. So, I wouldn’t mind getting the best of both worlds.
Pelleura: What advice do you have for upcoming writers?
Ejiro: Originality is key. Continue with that passion, stay with you and before long, you will be announced. Most importantly, honour God.
Pelleura: Thanks so much for your time, Ejiro. It was nice having this chat with you.
Ejiro: Thank you.
So, you’ve read it all from Ejiro. You can connect with her via her handles and blog below:
Facebook: Ejiro Emenike Ukaumune.