She’s a lady of few but powerful words! Olamide Oti speaks from a place of wisdom and this interveiw is a must read. This is #WriterSpotlight. Enjoy!
Hello Olamide. Can you please describe yourself in a few words?
When did you discover that you had a passion for writing and why did you decide to follow this passion?
I discovered my passion for writing in 2013, few months after I made a decision to follow Jesus. I would say I was compelled to follow this passion because for the longest time I had always wondered what I was good at doing and once I found it I could not let go.
Can you tell us what you love most about writing?
Words are beautiful and powerful. With a few words carefully strung together, a broken spirit is uplifted.
In what ways have you grown as a writer and poet since you started writing?
I have grown in the way that I express myself, discovering my style and not trying to be like anyone else.
Which author/ poet (dead or alive) would love to spend a day with if given a chance and why?
Jackie Hill Perry. I love her heart and the fact that she’s a complete woman.
When you are struggling to find inspiration, can you share some of the things that you do find that inspiration to write?
I get quiet before God, I remind myself that the words come from my Father’s heart, I watch spoken word videos and I read as well.
What will you say has been your biggest achievement as a writer so far?
I would say it’s keeping my eyes on purpose.
Where would you like writing to take you in the future?
To the place where I write about the future of nations. To the gathering of Kings and Queens.
What advice do you have for people who know that they have a message to share but fear keeps holding them back?
Dive into the perfect love of your Father where fear loses its hold on you.