Freelance writing is pleasurable. It has been a part of my life for many years. I began my journalistic and photo journalism as member of student publication when I was an undergraduate student in Canada. Over the years, I have written a wide variety of articles be it news, politics, socio-economic, culture, and features among others.
As much as I enjoy writing, it has not been easy to use the craft of writing to attract an audience of passionate followers, however, due to my tenacity and my style of “writing it as it is”, I have ultimately incorporated the craft of writing into my being and making it a habit. It has worked wonders for me.
Freelance writing, not only that it is a craft; it is also a science as well as arts. Artistically, each article that I wrote has, most of the time found a way to capture the hearts and ignites the fancy of my audience. Four years as the Media and Information Director for World Igbo Congress, I developed a unique writing style that cultivated new relationships and expanded outreach for Apex Igbo Organization in Diaspora. The same style was used to leverage Igbo Community Association of Nigeria’s (ICAN) presence in Dallas Fort Worth and beyond.
Writing has been a part of me. The aspect of writing I enjoy very much is when my audience or viewers of my articles are engaged in requests for more articles from me. Over the years I have tried to meet such requests by presenting my articles in various media outlets. As the Staff Editor of Houston based International Socialite Magazine, I left my audience with lasting impression. As a former Columnist with Class Magazine, USA based magazine, I did the same. My articles in various fora (Igbo Forum, Lagos Forum, and Nigeria World) have all been mixed with melancholy, humor, and sometimes brutal.
Freelance writing is all about writing, writing stories that are compelling. As Publisher of “AROUNDTOWNUSA”, I have used this media to publish political and ethnic unrest in Africa, the social life style of Africans living in USA, and the socio-cultural effects of integrating African culture in America’s multi-cultural society. I have used the craft of writing with a felicity of style and easy, sometimes brutal, to express the love that I have for writing. I am not done yet; the best is yet to come.