It’s #WriterSpotlight time! Who is excited because we are. Our guest is the multi-talented Eniola Adeniji. According to her, hardcore dedication, tenacity, persistent and a drive towards success have helped her get to this point. You need to read her story.
Hello Eniola, please introduce yourself to us.
My name is Eniola Ennmae Adeniji. I am a writer, a content developer, a Marketing Strategy Consultant, a Chef, Fashion Designer, a social entrepreneur and a farmer (Let’s just say I am an Industrialist).
When did you start writing and how has your writing evolved over the years?
I started writing when I was 16, that was 14 years ago. I believe with age comes a different outlook to life, people and things. And of course our experiences along the way and how we’ve been able to navigate through life and it’s numerous circumstances and indeed success, all this have shaped the way I write over the years.
Like you mentioned earlier, you are a writer, coach, marketing strategy consultant, industrialist, agropreneur. How in the world do you manage all these effectively?
I manage them basically by having little to no social life (Chuckles). It’s been a journey of hardcore dedication, tenacity, persistent and a drive towards success
Why did you choose Instagram as your primary platform?
Actually Facebook is my primary platform, I only share some of the things I share on Facebook to Instagram. So you’d find more of my writings on Facebook.
Do you think you were born to be a born writer?
I don’t know if I can say I was born to be a writer, I just know someone took the time to mentor me at the age of 13 by giving me two books a month to read and write my perception of it, and this went on till I was 21. That was the birth of my ability to write really.
What’s your take on the belief that ‘talk is cheap’?
Indeed talk is cheap. I’ve seen quite a number of people who aren’t anything close to what they write. But again, as much as most of what I write were drawn from my daily life experiences, as writers we are also sometimes inspired to write things that does not necessarily mirror who we are, but who we aspire to be. The goal is to keep working towards closing the gap between what you say, what you do and who you are. The goal is to go beyond saying to being.
Tell us two things social media doesn’t know about Eniola?
I am pretty shy outside social media and often avoid the camera. I love Cartoons
Do you have an author crush? If yes please tell us who?
Oh yes, quite a lot of them though (Chuckles). But I’d stick with John Grisham
Tell us three ways social media has helped your writing career?
Social media has helped my writing career by helping me to first built a platform, then an audience and on the long run referrals.
What do you love most about being a writer?
I love the ability to weave my own stories, which other people can connect with daily.
What is your advice to other writers who want to merge their talent and faith together but don’t know how to start?
Read. Every great writer is first an ardent reader. Find your voice and never do the smoke on screen with it (Own it) if you don’t, chances are you’d find it pretty hard to convince others to. Begin where you are, write your stories and faith, the more you write the better you will become.
What’s your ultimate goal as a writer?
Publish my books and raise a generation of kids who love reading and writing from early ages through my Mae’s Book Club.