Every Thursday we celebrate fine writers across Africa who are doing amazing things with their writing talent. Today is not an exception. We hope you love this one!
Hello, please introduce yourself
My name is Peace Ekhibirobo. I am from Edo state and I was born on the 3rd of October in the late 80s. I am also a graduate of the University of Benin where I studied Health Education.
What do you do?
I am a Corporate and Customer Service Representative by day and a writer every other time.
Why did you choose to write or what led you to writing?
I love creativity and I am passionate about writing. I found a way to truly express myself through writing.
Can you tell us your most rewarding moment as a writer?
Hmmm, there are several. It’s a continuous thing for me. When people read my work and respond because they can connect and relate, that’s a rewarding moment.
Have you ever been rejected as a writer and how did you handle it?
Yes and that’s not the end of the world. Being a writer requires a certain connection with your readers or supporters and you won’t have that with everyone.
Will you ever retire from writing?
If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?
Absolutely nothing. I am happy to go through the process of improving my flaws. Success wouldn’t feel so good without the pain.
What do you do in your leisure time?
I spend time with loved ones, write, read, learn new things.
What would you pick
Continental Food or African Delicacy? Hmm, I’ll go with African delicacy
R&B or Hip/hop? R & B
Fiction or poetry? Fiction
Fashion or music? That’s a little hard to decide because these are truly forms of art. Well…if I have to choose, it will be music.
Do you consider writing as work or pleasure and why?
Pleasure because my passion for writing is what makes me continue to do it.
Your best article or story so far?
Hmmm, I would prefer for you be the judge of that.
Any last words for upcoming writers?
Keep writing. Stay focused and don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do it.