I’m Ogonna Juliet Nnamani, the second child of my parents, a wife and a mother of 3. At an early stage, my siblings and I were forced to read story books because of our mother’s love for novels and our father’s proclivity for education. “Reading storybooks will help you build your vocabulary”, my father would often say. I tried to finish all storybooks purchased by my father each holiday just to gain his approval. At age 8, I began expressing my sad and uncomfortable feelings as poems, poems no one in my family was ready to read. My father termed it an “unforgiving spirit” for a child to express hurtful things in poems rather than simply forgetting them. During my secondary school days, I would secretly take my mother’s romance novels to read and soon developed a penchant for romance novels. For me, life is about love and reading love stories provides the necessary escape from the harsh realities of life.
When inspired, I would pen down my thoughts and emotions and I have since written a number of short stories and poems. During my undergraduate days at University of Lagos, UNILAG, I worked with Radio Continental. Upon completing my Bachelors in Mass Communication, I joined the political desk on Channels Television, a move that further broadened my knowledge on reporting. My first book Choices was inspired by the classes I took on Intercultural Communication during my Master’s degree studies at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
In 2020, I heard about crypto currency and blockchain technology, and in my desire for the right knowledge about this technology, joined Crypto Elites, an association of Crypto Enthusiasts with members in over 16 countries. I play a pivotal role as Trustee Board Member and Associate Coach for Capacity and Financial Growth in the community. I still express my deepest emotions as poems and stories, and escape the world around me by reading love stories.