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Interview with Marc Saint Ange

MarcDonlad Saint-Ange is a great soul and creative writer that is touching and righting lives with his writing. In this exclusive interview with him, you will catch inspirations that will get you fired up to live dreams and fulfill your purpose for living. Enjoy this beautiful interview

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Hinovelty: How are you Sir?
Marc: I am well and I hope that you are too.

Hinovelty:  Money, fame or what inspires you to write?
Marc: I regret telling you that none of these really inspires me to write. It’s true that they may happen over the coming years and it would be a great pleasure of accommodating them. But what inspires me more to write is my life and the conditions of health of my mother. Why? Because if you read my book Incredible Paths you will understand most of my life. If you asked me what motivates me to write? I would tell you that is to see my deepest feeling, the stories of my experiments and the books on my site are read, shared as gift with all those which are the spirit of living these same experiments.

Hinovelty: What distinguishes you from other writers?
Marc: What differentiates me in my opinion from other authors is everything that I write reflects my personal life. I do not claim to be an egocentric person  but experiments which I made in my life pushed me to write stories that are inspiring and justifying, however, which turned around me or  my environment. I think that all I say touches the heart of others even through my blog posts.

Hinovelty: Tell us about your book(s) and three links through which one can purchase them?
Marc: It is always difficult to ask an author to know where to start to speak about his books. Anyway, my books are written in three ways and I will explain to you two of them and the other way can be discovered by the readers themselves. The Incredible Paths http://tinyurl.com/k4lb491    is a personal testimony which explains the reason of my existence. It is the book which has pushed me to create my web site in order to promote inspiring stories. My stories are inspiring and related to our life in general. It is really a book that should be read by anyone who is trying to leave difficult situations and have success in life.  The Challenges http://tinyurl.com/kvmftu7    is another very wonderful book which can help to really challenges. If you read this book, you will be able to understand the reason of your existence and why you must face the challenges which are in front of you. Inside the Gift http://tinyurl.com/mrnyebo   is also another great book people can read.

Hinovelty: What led you into writing?
Marc: Initially, I must say that I started to write poetry when I was about 12 years old. I remember the first poem very well which I wrote for my mom, even if she didn’t like it too much. I cultivated in my childhood the taste of writing because I liked to read classical poems, stories and others. I believed that one day, I would become a writer beyond everything that I can become in my life because my maternal father had inspired me by some countryside stories that he used to tell me.

Hinovelty: What part is hardest when you write?
Marc: I don’t really have a hardest part when I write because I always find pleasure when I write my books. In any case, the thirty first minutes always require concentration so that I can write with satisfaction.

Hinovelty: Apart from writing, what other thing(s) are you into?
Marc: After writing and blogging, I work and accompanied at the same time companies in quality management as consultant according to the standards ISO 9001 and other referential.

Hinovelty: How important is social media in the life of a writer?
Marc: I think that the social Media has much importance in the life of an author today, especially a Self-Publisher like me. You will agree with me that you and I met through social network of Twitter. It’s by Twitter and my site http://www.raemians.com that I could stay connected with my readers where they are. I think that all Indie Author today are unanimous on the fact that the social networks play a significant role in our life as a writer.

Hinovelty: How is your relationship with your readers?
Marc: My readers, even if they are not numerous are very interesting. Some of them stay in touch with me by e-mail beyond the social networks. When they read my books, they share with me their ideas which encourage me to write even more. Because when you are in liaison with your readers, that gives you a better idea of what you write and how your ideas help them change an aspect in their own life.

Hinovelty: Tell us about Raemians?
Marc: Raemians is the name of my web site. This is my brand name. This acronym means future, beauty and comfort. I would like the readers to feel the previous feeling through my writing. I would like, by reading my books, they find themselves in the future, that they find beauty and comfort at the same time.

Hinovelty: How do you spend your free time?
Marc: Normally, I used my time to do all I have to do. The activities are so numerous, it is difficult to do everything in some hours without counting against time. I often asking me if I really have free times. In fact, I would say that my free times are always used to do something for which I find pleasure, for example, to play with my daughter or to do something which would please my wife as well. Sometimes, we watch TV together or playing tennis.

Hinovelty: Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
Marc: I would like to study psychology as a new field. I would like to sell a great quantity of books that will be read by million readers, why not. In fact, I hope your readers help me to spread the word and to choose at least one of my books or read my blogs at: http://www.raemians.com . I want to also create two models undertaking prosperous which are in my action plan. Once reached these things, I will share these experiments with the young people who wish to make the same things. I want my family to be more blessed.

Hinovelty: What are you currently working on?
Marc:  I’ m working on three other books that I’ll send out soon. As you know, we have lack of time. I have several blogs I intend to publish next week. My fans love fortunately my blogs so much. They are very interesting and can hold several readers in breath.

Hinovelty: Are you single, engaged or married?
Marc: I am married and I am also a father.

Hinovelty: Describe your family in 3 words?
Marc: My family is: Love, patience and Faith. At this point, I must acknowledge that I didn’t have patience at the beginning. Now a day, I cultivated it enormously since I live with my wife and child.

Hinovelty: What is success to you?
Marc:  success is to leave a significant trace after you leave this world. It’s not necessary something big.  In my opinion, success is progressive and non temporary.

Hinovelty: What’s your advice to upcoming writers?
Marc: I think that anyone who wantsto become writer must read more. It is good to choose a field in which you want to invest yourselves. To do anything in life, it is initially interesting to have the willing to do it. In fact, the best way to ensure doing something is to ack. How you can know that you are not able to write, if you never try to do it? To start is the first step.

Hinovelty: Any words for your fans?
Marc:  I love my fans so much the same way I love my friends. Some of them bought my books and gave me their ideas. They shared the message with their friends, they are loyal readers. I want to thank them for their support and tell them that they are all in my heart.

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Interview with Shittu Abosede Enitan

Shittu Abosede is a young Nigerian that is passionate to fulfill purpose and she is daily coming up with ways to impact lives positively. Our team recently met her and she granted us an interview. Relax and enjoy our exclusive interview with this young dame and trailblazer.
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Who are you?
My name is Shittu Abosede, I hail from Ogun State, Ijebu Remo precisely. Born in Lagos state in April 29 1991, into the family of seven (parent and sisters).
Am a student, studying Estate Management, presently on trainee at Wale Aderibigbe Estate Surveyor and Valuer. I am always me and can’t be changed for any.

What are you into?
I am into blogging, fashion, online marketing and advertising.

There are billions of people on earth, what are the four selling points (qualities) that distinguish you from this great crowd?
1. Truth
2. Outspokenness
3. Vision
4. Sincerity

Tell us about the face of Shittu Abosede’s blog?
FOSAB, is a name derived from face of shittu abosede’s blog; this is an online photo contest which makes young adults that are happy in the beauty God has given them to showcase their photo online for friends, family and loved ones to cast in their vote for who they want to emerge as their queen and king, who will be an example of a good role model to the younger ones in the society. For this year, the 18 years old Divine Promise who hails from Anambra State and Oriowo Tosin who hails from Osun State emerged the king and queen of FOSAB 2014. We are happy for them.

What do you want to achieve through it?
I want to achieve lots of beautiful things through it – to share ideas, make young models to kiss success and also acquire basic skills towards reaching out to unreached in other to void people from becoming collateral damage to the society.

How has it been since you started this vision?
It hasn’t been easy but God has been faithful, I can’t say I started in a buoyant note, but I believe the word of God that says, “sorrow may last all night, surely joy will come forth in the morning.” I believe the future holds greater things for both me and you.

What inspires you?
Life inspires me, the world inspires me. To my little knowledge, I have come to understand that we can’t live life twice and i get inspired by living my today for humanity with love, sincerity and truth.

Who are your role models?
Jesus, yes Jesus! He is my role model because he is the best definition of love, and without love, the world itself can never progress.

What is your philosophy of life?
Life is a journey, the more we live on it the more we learn but always live on it like its going to be your last day on earth.

What is the number one thing you want people to know you for?
Truth

Describe your family in three words?
My soul mates

Who is a real woman?
A real woman is a woman of good character, her price is far above materials things. She is trusted and makes sure she touches other lives in a positive way. She brings joy to the home and also serve as a good role model in the society.

If you are asked to solve a problem in Nigeria what would that be?
It is unemployment. I am pleading on behalf of all the students out there, both the undergraduate and graduate, that our government should put all hands on deck to create job in other to help the masses, immediately after school and also to help build up the potential, gift deposited in the young ones out there to be able to reach the world at large.

What is your definition of success?
success is not all about money, houses or clothes, but how many lives one is able to change in a positive way.

Are there people you are grateful to on your life’s journey thus fa?
I am grateful to God Almighty, my family and my supporters for believing in me and my dreams. I say a big thanks to you all.

Whats your advice to young people like you?
Firstly, I want them to believe in God because with Him all things are possible. They should believe they can make it in life if only they keep trying, its not always easy at the start but remember quitting is never the solution and also an ark wasn’t built in a day, its a gradual process, so work hard now to be able to add to the development of this country.

Shittu Abosede Enitan blogs at http://itanlabi.blogspot.com and she is a lively person. Soon you will be seeing her doing greater things through the grace of God.

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Interview with Preye Tambou


Hinovelty: Please can we know you?
Preye: I am Preye V. Tambou a high flyer business, readership, and personal development consultant and a young entrepreneur. I am the CEO and Owner of Edgewise Nig. Enterprises, and Founder and National President of Edgewise Readership Networks (ERN)
I am an activational speaker and trainer in the Motivational Speakers Network and the John Maxwell Team, students mentor, youth coach, inspirational gifted writer and editor, a book advocate, and an author of published and unpublished books including, Heroes in Many Trials (written in 2009), The World is a School, Readership Edges, The 17 Dynamic Readers, The Joy of Reading, Stretch To Success, Execute Your Dreams, From Backstage To Platforms, Fame Must Not Kill Your Talents, Entrepreneurship: 12 Ways To Achieve Business Success, and 101 Business Ideas For Young Entrepreneurs and others.
I have held positions like Youth President, Campus Ambassador, Chief Editor, Director of Education, and Coordinator of Human Resource Departments in different company, groups, churches, and organizations.
I have been featured as guest in many television interviews, radio discussions, newspapers, seminars and talk show programmes. My mission is to inspire, motivate and educate people through books, seminars, workshops, counseling, consulting and coaching.
I love innovation, invention, risk taking, networking, writing, swimming, adventure, gospel music, volunteering, selfless service and adding value.

Hinovelty: How old are you?
Preye: I was born on 26th of February 1987 in Lagos Island Nigeria.

Hinovelty: What are you into?
Preye: I am into a wide range of services in business and educational consultancy, counseling and career advisory, training and manpower development, mentoring and reading empowerment, publishing, printing and packaging, branding and networking.
In every school term, I organize mentoring and reading empowerment programmes to Junior and Senior Secondary Schools whereby I invite successful men and women, lawyers, doctors, bankers, architects, engineers, first class graduates and first class students, CEOs of different business organizations, published authors to mention a few, to motivate the students for self improvement, reading, self activation, achieving personal and academic excellence. Thereafter, I donate readable books to schools library and give books to the students free of charge.

The type of books I give to them are, religious books, inspiration books, motivational books, educational books, marketing books, political books, biography books, Autobiography books, scientific books, history books, text books, musical books, comics books, children books and adult books.

Hinovelty: When did you start?
Preye: I started small, from the very ground to where I am now. I founded my organization on September 2, 2011 and since then I have been administering it with my paid staff.

Hinovelty: What’s your driving force?
Preye: Firstly, the Holy Spirit of God has always been acknowledged as my greatest inspiration and insight Provider. And He will always be. Secondly, let me say this; selfless service and adding value to lives around and beyond me is my motivation. Profit making, materials and gifts has never and will never be my motivation. I just want to help the youths to be useful in the society. Day after day, I think on how I can help young people to become job and wealth creators instead of only job seekers. I think I have found my own way to be contributing to the stability, development and growth of Nigeria and Africa at large.

Hinovelty: What led you into this vision?
Preye: I explore to discover this vision that drive me through reading, listening and understanding, observing my environment and attending seminars, conferences and workshops. Right from my childhood my vision has always being helping people to discover and live their dreams, assisting the young people to become committed to lifelong self improvement, helping them develop successful life skills and strategies to be all they can be.

Hinovelty: How has it been since you started?
Preye: It’s been good! Though there are challenges that I considered as stepping stones to where I dream to be. Firstly, my greatest challenge has always come from people’s misunderstanding of who I am. Some people are just born to look for faults in others. I have been set up, gang up and lied against, downgraded, scorned, enviously criticized, and misunderstood by men on several occasions. Secondly, the facing of tribalism, nepotism, and favoritism that goes against my successful organizing of programmes in some community. Thirdly, lack of funds and sponsorship. The cost of organizing programmes in these schools and communities are not easy to come by. Some of the schools visited so far don’t have a big hall that can accommodate large number of students at a time; public address system in schools visited cannot cover the large crowd and some schools don’t even have public address system (PAS), though it’s my plan to setup my own media department in Edgewise. I need funds to carry out my plans. Another challenge is in feeding the young people that are attending our programmes. I want to at least provide biscuits or snacks and water or drinks or solid food to them which will encourage them to stay focus and listen attentively to our invited guest speakers.
So far so good, I have written over 250 partnership and sponsorship letters to several people and organizations but only few replied. And majority of them responded that they can’t help. We don’t have major support financial wise. The only people who have volunteer and assisted us with their books are some few authors and organizations from Nigeria, Ghana and USA.

Hinovelty: Are there people you are grateful to for the success of your vision thus far?
Preye: Yes of cause. They are very many them. I will like to thank Mr. Richard Mammah (Editor-in-Chief/MD of Sunbird African Media), Mr. Emmanuel Okoro (Founder/President of Booktent Resources), and my team members who are also working hard to see the dream come through are my vice president Opeyemi Adenuga, Director of Mobilization and Strategy Philip Okia, National Publicity Relation Officer Jerry Apiakise Evah, Acting Secretary Oscar Japhat, Facebook Page Manager Akinyemi Shokey, Graphic Manager Muyiwa Shodipe Abiodun, Director of Research and Documentation Reginald Dokubo, Website Manager Bamidele Aijejina, Charles Mensah (Director of Edgewise Ghana Chapter), Knishna yedshikar (Director of Edgewise India Chapter) and Donatella Zito (Director of Edgewise Italy Chapter). Thanks to all of them for their support, courage and encouragement. Special thanks to all my fans too. More so, let me use the opportunity to specially thank my sweet mother Mrs. Esan-ere Tambou for her ceaseless prayers, unexplainable support and encouragement.

Hinovelty: What’s your philosophy in life?
Preye: It is God who gives power for men to succeed not experience or human or self. We can’t judge him for anything. More so, we can’t keep judging people by ‘only’ with our own experience of them and by what others are saying about them, we are human not God and life is too full of ups and downs to be doing that.

Hinovelty: Who are your role models?
Preye:I have many mentors and models but this I respect most are world renowned leadership expert John Calvin Maxwell, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye (General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God) and Mr. Kolawole Owolabi (Founder and CEO of Pragmatic Educational Press).

Hinovelty: What’s the one thing you want people to know you for?
Preye: I want to be known as a difference maker, history breaker and positive influencer.

Hinovelty: If you are asked to solve one problem in Nigeria, what will that be?
Preye: It will be Youth Unemployment.

Hinovelty: In your next world, which country will you like to be a citizen of and why?
Preye: Is Nigeria of cause? I love my country. This is where I belong. Nigeria will be my country whether in this world or the next. God made me a citizen of this country to solve some challenging problem like youth unemployment, bad reading culture, inequality and ageism.

Hinovelty: Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
Preye: I see myself as becoming more skilled, more efficient person, a peak performer, problem solver and make my organization The Edgewise Company as one of the top organization in Africa. I see myself building schools, business organizations, professional and educational training centers, real estates, and employing people.

Hinovelty: What’s your advice to other youths?
Preye: My advice to other young people is that today, I encourage you to reach high for the stars, throw of the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor, catch the trade winds of your sails, explore, discover, start small but dream big, go confidently in the direction of your dreams and live the life you’ve imagined. See you at the top. God bless Nigeria. God bless Africa.

Preye Tambou is making a positive difference and we encourage all and sundry to support him. We at Hinovelty, will keep supporting him and others making positive contributions in different communities.

Interview with Gordon James (GPA)

Today, we bring to you a beautiful chat with a great soul, lively poet and honorable personality. Below is the inspiring interview we had with James Gordon – one of the world’s great poetic geniuses.

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Please introduce yourself to us Sir?
My name is James Gordon bka G.P.A.(Greatest Poet Alive). I am a composition of author, performer, host, actor, and storyteller.

What kind of a teacher are you?
I am lead by example teacher. If anyone is watching me, they will see that nothing beats hard work and an unrelenting will to succeed.

What inspires you to write?
I am inspired by real life everyday and beautiful women.

How many books have you written till date, and what are the titles and genres?
The Confessional Heart of a Man, The Book of 24 Orgasms, The Mind of a Poetic Unsub, Revenge of the Orgasm and the Soaking Wet Edition, and Hi, My Name is Bobo. They are all Poetry, but as you can see, some are sensual.

Where can one get your books and other works?
http://www.iblowyourmind.net, Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, Google Play, and the Chicago Public Library.

As a poet, what are the three selling points that distinguish you from other poets?
I have a penchant for telling vivid stories in my poems, give you something different every time I write or perform, and have an unmatched passion for what I do. Oh, the voice gets them every time.

In your poetic masterpieces, what do you communicate to the people and what do you want to achieve through your works?
My pen paints poetry that is cinematic. My goal is to take them on a journey and have them be changed once the journey is over.

Recently, the world lost a great female poet and woman of substance named Dr. Maya Angelou. What is your view about Maya and her works?
Dr. Angelou was an institution. She was proof that Poetry has no conventional means of conveyance whether writing or reciting. People look at her crossing to the other side as a loss. This is incorrect. Dr. Angelou inspired many of us to write so that when a moment like this arrived, we could step up.

Do you agree that with our writing, we can right our world?
All we have to do is touch one or a few people to do that. Yes, I agree.

Briefly educate us about GPA? G.P.A. is perhaps conglomerate of multifaceted talented that the modern day era has encountered.

How will you describe your family? Couldn’t be without them.. Irreplaceable

Are there people you are grateful to on your success journey so far?
There are too many to name. They are #teamGPA, which is God, family, supporters, and poets.

Sir, you are among the nominees for the 2014 National Poetry Awards. If you win the award as the Poet of the year, what will you do with it?
When I win the Poet of the Year award, I will represent by continuing to write and perform at a superlative level. Also, I will continue to exemplify all aspects of a aggressive gentleman.

Where do you see yourself in the next 3 – 5 years from now?
I will have taken Bobo into his college years and beyond and starred in several major motion pictures.

What next are we to expect from you?
Summer with Bobo is up next, and I have several storytelling performances on the horizon. Plus, I will have more guests on my talk show, G.P.A. TALKS Everything.

Please, what is your advice for upcoming writers and poets?
Write consistently, form your own style, read as many books as you cam, most importantly, experience life as much as possible.

Any words for your fans and supporters?
Thank you, and stick with me. Together, we are going to get even better.

Dear readers, kindly follow this link http://www.thenationalpoetryawards.com/#!nominations/galleryPage and vote for James Gordon for the Poet of the Year at the 2014 Natioanl Poetry Awards. He is a great poet, teacher and multi-talented artist.

Chat with N.K. David

N.K. David is a great doyen and one of the Nigerian-born writers who are influencing the globe positively. We have read his books and articles which are life-impacting. When team Hinovelty Met with him, we discovered that he is very lively, understanding and an inspiring personality who is honest and humble. He is a great leader who believes that if we all can play our parts well, the world will be a better place for all to live in.

Below is our chat with this great maven, enjoy it.

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1. Hinovelty: Please sir, introduce yourself to us?

N. K. David: I am an international Author and I am in my last stage of training in the Veterinary profession. I was born in the Eastern part of Nigeria, which is regarded as the Christian part of the country. I have, personally, passed through a lot of struggles especially, in my academic life because of a corrupt educational system. I had to stand and fight against the corrupt educational system. I am glad that some people in the sector answered my call and worked to change the system but unfortunately, the change is always in progress. It was during the struggle and in my quest for answers from higher planes of existence that my first book, “It is time we truly know why Jesus wept at the grave of Lazarus,” was born and published to predict the end of the struggle and to send some messages to humanity. I hope to publish the true-life story of the struggle in a book, “Proffered solution to the problem with Nigeria: Where Chinua Achebe stopped.” I have currently published five books.

I grew up in a Christian family and I witnessed many hate speeches among various Christian sects. Consequently, I saw the need for freedom and religious tolerance, equity and justice for all. It is a shame that man is divided by religion just as man was once divided by the color of his skin. That is one thing I trust we can change our sense of reasoning and understanding of religion and how it affects our relationship with our fellow man. My principle is base on the Golden rule.

I was interviewed by Indies in Motion a global radio station that features rising stars. I made Golden Nugget on muttonline. and I have an accolades like the most engaging writer on hubpages where I blog. My debut book, “It is Time we truly know why Jesus wept” made it in UBAWA (Urban Book Authors and Writers of America) best first 50 books of 2013.

 

2. Hinovelty: What are your selling points?

 N.K. David: the inspiration to new ideas yet unknown to many.

 

3. Hinovelty: What inspires you?

N.K. David: What inspired me to write my first book is different from what inspired me to write my third book and so on. However, in general my inspiration is my desire to send messages across to humanity and my quest to help create a more peaceful world united in the brotherhood of man.

 

4. Hinovelty: You are a medico and a writer, how do you combine this two tasking things?

N.K. David: well it is not so easy being in a medical training profession or practicing and being a writer. There are times one has to go on ambulatory services or be on call duty or hospital duty or public health duty and, you know, we keep studying and learning each day so that we can improve ourselves in our various professions. The profession involves hard work and I am glad that I am not found wanting.

In as much as we may not write all day but we need to think and make use of our imagination. It means many things happen in the same brain and that is the fun of it. There is also the need to always keep abreast with my fans on social media.

 

5. Hinovelty: Please tell us names of your published book and which bookstore(s)
can they be purchased?

N.K. David: Currently, I have published five books and the books –

It is time we truly know why Jesus wept at the grave of Lazarus

My Game: The Switch

Formula for reincarnation (Rebirth equation)

Most perfect exchange: The cost of liberty”

Noble Killers: Left Eye” are available on Amazon and other global bookstores.

 

6. Hinovelty: Among all your published books, which is your favorite read?

N.K.David: (chuckles.) This is a difficult question because it is like asking a mother her favorite child when she knows that she has wonderful children. Even though they may differ in various ways, yet each of them carries her gene of greatness. That little gene is what separates them from other bloodlines. However, if I must choose then I shall give it to my first book, “It is time we truly know why Jesus wept at the grave of Lazarus.” This is because it is a book that was born out of struggle and it has inspired many lives. The book continues to inspire me each time I read it.

7. Hinovelty: You have written many books but, recently you released ‘Noble
Killers: Left Eye‘. What do you want to achieve through this book?

N.K. David: I am fortunate that Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha, a leader at Hinovelty wrote the foreword of this great book so it is a plus to the book. Moreover, the book was, recently, among muttonline book of the month for May/June 2014. The book exposed the main problems in Nigeria and some other countries. Then the book also pointed to the way out of the situation. Consequently, the book is a wake up call with the primary objective of opening the eyes of Nigerians and Africans. That is if we want to stop being sick. We no longer have to pretend that we are not the cause of our problems. I know there are good and honest people in Nigeria but they need to be brave enough to act. It is not going to be easy changing the tradition over night but we must start somewhere.

8. Hinovelty: Is Nigeria a failed state?

N.K. David: If I say ‘Yes or No’, some people will not understand why. The reason is that most Nigerians do not understand what patriotism means so to such people it is wrong to speak ill of one’s country. Unfortunately, many of them are same people who turn the country into a mess so they do not want the ugly picture to get outside the country. Then for those who ignorantly support them, I want them to know that those who have the courage to, openly, condemn corruption do so not to destroy the country’s image but so that we know that, we have a problem and then look for a way out of the problem. That is the best form of patriotism. We can only look for a cure if we admit that we are sick. Nigeria failed in many ways. For instance, it is because of security failure that we have the Boko Haram situation in the country. This is because the wealthy Nigerians and politicians have their own security so the Government failed to protect the streets and the citizens. Now the streets have become so dirty that the security agencies do not know what is happening in various houses. They do not have the data or the intelligences.

The worst part of it is that Nigerians claim to be most religious country even more religious than the white men that introduced the religion yet one of the most corrupt countries in the world. When did it become wise for corruption and religion to increase in the same proportion? I once wrote an article in which I wonder if the corrupt Nigerian leaders do not belong to any religion.

9. Hinovelty: You are an advocate of religious tolerance, how do you think
Nigeria can overgrow and overcome religious bias and ethnicity which
is the root cause of its problem?

N.K. David: the main thing I do is to do my best to treat people, as I would want them to treat me. That is the golden rule that is in all world major religions yet it is the only law that is ignored. In Christianity Jesus, himself, not Paul or others said, “Do unto others as you would want done to you. That is the law and the prophets.” Moses in Judaism said it in his own way but what I like most in his statement is that he said, “ the summary of everything is treat others as you want to be treated. Every other thing is commentary.”

In my work on religious tolerance, I stated the way forward. The primary way out is for the religious leaders and preachers to change their pattern of teaching. This is because it is their teachings that make their members to see others as enemies. Even among Christians, there is a big problem. It is obvious that each religious sect wants to grow in number and that is where the problem starts because they continue to preach why they are better than others instead of preaching the common virtues like love, peace, unity, justice among others.

It is because of religious intolerance/bias and ethnicity that Nigerians are concern about the next president. This is because the country is only united in the maps and on paper. This is where the biblical injunction of “a nation divided against itself shall not stand.” It means the religious leaders have a lot of work to do in their various religious settings if they want to help the country.

10. Hinovelty: Recently, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan in a media chat said corruption and stealing are not the same thing. Do you see Mr. President as the leadership messiah Nigeria desperately need?

N.K. David: I heard people saying that Mr. President made such comment and I wonder if it is a joke. Well, it depends on the way he looked at it. May be, he decided to use stealing when a leader steals public fund then he uses corruption when a leader abuses his powers. The only bad news here is that what he is just trying to tell us is that the Nigerian leaders steal and are corrupt. Therefore, next time we mention corruption, we do not forget to add stealing. It is not easy to be the President of a country but, he I do not think he has done enough especially in cases of missing fund, excessive spending, etc. He may not be responsible for most of them happening but, how he handles the situation is vital.

11. Hinovelty: Is any profession or career greater than another?

N.K. David: I do not think any profession is better than the other profession. This is because it all depends on an individual in the profession and not on the profession. For instance, a painter that loves painting and does his work well with commitment can go places than a medical doctor who does not put much effort in his profession. Consequently, it is all about doing what you love and enjoy doing.

 

12. Hinovelty: Who are the people that influenced your life – mentors/role models?

N.K. David: Men like George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Nelson Mandela among other men that lived and stood for something in the interest of all.

13. Hinovelty: In three words describe your family?

N.K. David: A wonderful family

14. Hinovelty: If you are to change one thing in Nigeria, what will that be?

N.K. David: The vision of Nigerians especially the leaders.

15. Hinovelty: Some people write to make money or become famous, why do you write
and which other writers do you like their works?

N.K. David: well, I write to send a message that will make us think and encourage us to continue working and fighting for a positive change so that someday when the struggle is over, the world will recall my inks on papers.

16. Hinovety: How do you spend your free time?

N.K. David: This is one thing I never really thought about because I do not set aside any time as free time. However, I can go for a sport, join my friends and fans on social media, read and write among others

17. Hinovelty: What’s your advice to youths?

N.K. David: it is obvious that many of us are in a very deep narcosis so I think it is time for us to wake up. The most unfortunate aspect is that the youths are not thinking differently from the leaders. That is most of us will not make any difference if given an opportunity to lead this great nation because we think corruption is a norm. That is if one is not corrupt then it means one is a fool or not sharp, in the parlance of the youths. We know that it is wrong for youths who expect change in their generation to fail to change the cause of their problems. It is because ignorance that many youths sell their birthright during elections for a pot of porridge by helping to rig elections. Basically, the change should start from the youths because we are the leaders of tomorrow. That is we have to be the change we want to see.

Hinovelty:Presently, N.K. David’s newest book: ‘NOBLE KILLERS – LEFT EYE’ is among the books in 6th Ubawa’s book cover contest. Please do vote for his book cover by following this link https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=657132707705766&set=a.657131251039245.1073741850.100002271297049&type=1&theater and click the like button of this book cover photo. Thank you as you do this for this penpro. His winning will encourage him to do greater things for humanity’s betterment.

Interview With Amaka Imani Nkosazana – The Inspiration Diva

Recently we crossed path with a great woman who is living her purpose and we are grateful she squeezed out time from her busy schedule to rub minds with us. We are glad to bring you full details of the interview we had with her. Enjoy it!

Amaka Imani Nkosazana is popularly known as 'The Inspiration Diva.'
1. Ma’am please introduce yourself?

Amaka Imani Nkosazana, Author of Sweet Destiny and Release The Ink by Bernadette Watkins

2. Why do you write?

I write because it gives me the ability to express myself to the world. Often times, I share information that inspires myself and others. It might be about life in general or something specific. I write because people need to read positive uplifting stories. There is so much negativity in the world. We need to be able to read something good every once in a while.

3. What inspires you?

I am inspired by God. I am also inspired by like-minded individuals who share words of wisdom.

4. There are billions of women living in the world today, what are the selling points that distinguishes you from this great number?

Well, I write fiction and poetry. I would say what distinguishes me from other authors is my ability to interpret exactly what the reader would enjoy. For example, when I write, I know how to perceive the next best information to share. Also, I am reliable, honest, and capable of doing the necessary research to engage the readers. I have the capacity to reach many people through the information that I share by focusing on the characters in the story and being specific. When I write, I do so from the heart. And, my poetry is designed to inspire others. I feel that I am distinguished from others by the passion that put into my works.

5. As a teacher and lover of children how do you think we can create a better world and what are you doing to make this happen?

I think we can create a better world by enhancing the minds of the children to change the world. Children need positive role models. There are so many adults who are not training their children in the proper ways to be upright citizens today. They allow them to access unhealthy videos and pictures online, doing rude and vulgar things and using foul language. The parents think that is cool. But, I tell you this is in no way cool. I think it has something to do with the children being born and not having a good role model to look up to. I believe in order to help someone else you must first be able to help yourself. So, It starts in the home by raising your children to have respect and integrity. This causes children to grow up and have their minds shaped and formed to to do great things in the world. If the children can be transformed to the person that God created them to be, the entire world can be transformed. They become our future leaders, inventors, and visionaries, etc.

6. Do you have any role model?

I would say that Maya Angelou is my role model. I am inspired by her wisdom and poetic expression. I could never forget when she said if you have but one smile in you give it to the ones you love. Also, If you don’t like something change it, if you can’t change it,then change your attitude.

7. In three words describe your family?
Hmm, describe my family in three words, I would say Faithful, Truthful, and Courageous.

8. Divorce is an evil wind that is tearing marriages apart today, what advice do you have for singles and married that can help them enjoy blissful and successful matrimony?

My advice would be to never allow your love to be with material things because they can easily be gone. There are too many people who get married based on what someone can do for them. Make sure you are financially stable an able to carry your own weight before you join in unity with another person. Don’t look for them to carry the load. A marriage is 100/100 each person doing all they can to manage the family, finances, and the household. There is no room for selfishness in a marriage because all it does is destroy the union. Be grounded in your connection to God because he is the ultimate inspiration that will nourish the marriage through your prayers.

9. What goal do you have that you believe when it comes alive will impact lives positively?

I have a goal to write more books and inspire children positively. I believe when it comes alive people will be impacted to change for the better by choosing to live healthier, happier lives. By empowering the children, the crimes in our world can be decreased. By reading my uplifting books and inspirational stories, people will decide to make a difference in the world by helping in their communities with awareness and poverty.

10. What is your view about Africa?

I do know right now 2014 there is a crisis in Nigeria, Africa that needs to be resolved. A terrorist group called Boko Haram is terrorizing the country and killing many innocent lives. I do know that Africa is a land of many valuable resources. If the politicians in Africa would help the people by creating more jobs, the businesses would be more productive and the economy would be better in Africa. It seems that people in high places and positions are not doing everything in their power to help Africa.

11. We are living in an ever-changing world where people encounter different kinds of challenges daily, what words of encouragement do you have for your fans and the general public?

Yes, People have many different kinds of challenges everyday. I have written some information about achieving your goals in life and I will share it here. If you have that burning desire to accomplish a goal, go for it! There is nothing in your way except your thoughts. When you believe that you are capable of achieving success, it happens. Sometimes you are ready and sometimes you must take small steps. Either way, you are bound to reach your destination. The road may seem rocky at first, but it will eventually become smooth. Take the route that you feel most comfortable. Use the resources that you have and don’t let pride convince you to stay there in one place. Seek guidance along the way. Many people will doubt you and some may tell you that it’s not a good decision. Stick with your gut feelings because you know exactly what you want to do. There is no one in this world who could know better than you. It takes time to develop a skill that is worthwhile. Don’t be discouraged if at first you do not succeed. Pick yourself up and try again, and again.

Amaka Imani Nkozasana is an inspiration diva, she derives joy from using her sagacity to inspire herself and other to be their best. She is a mother, poet and a published author.