“….Poets shouldn’t write for prestige and personal honour but for changing the world with their intellects.” Tijani Sodiq
Good evening sir. This is Personality Friday With Mimi. Can we meet you?
I’m Tijani Sodiq Olamide.
A Political Science student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria.
What do you do?
I’m a student but I’m into blogging and graphic designing.
Your blog is based on what aspect?
I only post motivational articles and seldomly upload some poems too when I have the time to do so.
So, you’re a writer?
Yes, I’m a writer. I write poems, articles, and books but those books are not yet published.
I only write fictional and non-fictional books.
Due to the fact you’ve not had any book published, have you ever felt like quitting?
No, because writing isn’t about getting one’s books published. It is about feeling and perspective view about the environment where one lives and resides. There are writers who have got their books published and they really passed no message in their books to the audience; otherwise some people(young ones in particular) who haven’t got their books published but they’ve really succeeded passing positive messages across through the help of social platforms and the audience mostly get those messages.
Still, it is good to publish one’s books so as to be recognized internationally and meet the targeted audience or those who you really write the books for– be it government agencies, individuals, financial institutions, terrorists, and amongst others. Thus, I never really felt like quitting because writing as a means of expressing my mood and tone is what I feel passionate about– I do it because I love it.
Uhmmmmmm.. That’s deep!
How do you relate poetry to life?
Poetry depicts life itself and life itself depicts poetry because poetry pictures social misfortunes of humankinds in their various environs, it reflects one’s sentiment and state of being through expressive principal use of language, and even poetry includes more than one’s feeling and social befalling; it influences one’s horizon, mentality and personal philosophy. And when one talks about personal philosophy, I talk of one’s attitude towards life. Attitude here in a more developed sense characterizes a person’s world views, expressed and observed which may be the sum total of his/her thinking and reasoning which are fully acquired and fully inherited in the process of living. Don’t forget that all reasoning is thinking but not all thinking is reasoning. This explains why some people write ordinary words and they considered it to be poetry; otherwise some people write true feelings not deceptive one. Thus, I will say Poetry has necessary nexus would life because it pictures every circumstances through the principal use of language or semantics.
So, do you have anything to say to other youths out there?
I will urge every youth who are so vigorous about writing poems/poetries to be meticulous and focus more on how to write fallaciously free poetries in order to edify and promote the world as a better place, not for prestige and personal honour but for changing the world with their intellects.