Writer’s Interview: Meet Simi, the non-American Short story writer, poet, and professional interviewer.

A hearty welcome to our guest for this week’s episode of writer’s interview. Can we meet you?

Hiiii!!! It feels weird being on the other side of the interview, lol. Anyways, I’m Motajo Mosinmiloluwa, a member of the part 3 constituency. I hail from Lagos State.

What has your writing journey been like?

Hmmm..this question, ehn…takes me back on memory lane, and whoosh!! It’s been a ride. So, yeah, I started writing when I was in primary school, say Primary 5. I started by writing novellas, majorly American-based plots and setting, because I felt I was more an American than Nigerian (oh my gosh. Feels so weird saying that). I wrote them manually and shared them with a few people and I always got beautiful comments about the storyline.

It wasn’t something I took seriously. I just saw it as a means to express the whole drama going on in my head as an American that I wasn’t.

As time flew by, I stopped writing. I wrote a few original poems here and there. When I resumed OAU, I decided to pick up writing again (but this time, not novellas). After realizing I needed a push, I hopped into the Medivoice family.

That’s quite an odyssey. What does writing mean to you?

Writing to me, is an oulet, an expression, a written voice.

Sounds poetic. What do you like to write?

I like to write short poems and maybe short stories. Best of all, I like to interview people. If that’s considered writing lol.

The readers of the writer’s interview column would love to know how you’re able to stay consistent in your writing. Where do you get your inspiration from?

My inspiration has various sources, ranging from occurrences, to imagination, to other people’s pieces.

What are your other interests apart from writing?

Speaking of interests, hmmm… I would say watching movies, reading novels(I have a soft spot for novels and movies), having meaningful conversations, chilling and soft life must make the list.

Chilling and soft life sounds nice o. What’s your favorite book?

Favourite book? I have a well of them that picking would be hard. Anyways, I would go with the latest – “A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder.”

An American novel. Here’s another important question for this writer’s interview: what’s your favorite writing piece amongst the ones you’ve written?

My favourite written piece would be “The Beast” a short story I weaved. I just love the concept and every creativity woven into that beautiful piece of art. You should read it, if you haven’t.

How do you combine writing with medical school?

Ka sha ma dupe…that’s all I can say. Thank you.

Some of Simi’s published stories include: My forever, Chaos, A second chance at love.

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