#SuperBloggers III: Something Fresh – @ikeamadi

Published:18 Jun, 2012

A published Nigerian writer resident in Russia, Ike Amadi is a rare blend of talent, Godliness and humility. He came 2nd in the 3rd Edition of omojuwa.com’s SuperBloggers with an entry capable to winning any literary competition nationally and internationally. Let’s meet him:

 

Some call me, ‘Mr. Do Something,’ others, ‘Mr. Fresh’. However, I still miss being called ‘Ikechukwu Amadi’.

Born in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria to hardworking Christian parents who both hail from Imo State, Nigeria, I have since imbibed the code of conduct that says, ‘Hardwork Pays!’ By the special grace of God, I was able to gain admission to do an undergraduate program in Moscow, Russia after having spent nearly 2 yrs studying Veterinary Medicine in the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Computer Engineering caught my fancy here, and I am currently working on completing my Masters Programme in the same university here in Moscow, Russia.

I speak Hausa and Igbo quite fluently and currently working hard to perfect my Yoruba, so as to be WAZOBIA in perception. For my non-Nigerian friends, WAZOBIA is a collection of ‘come’ in the three major languages in Nigeria: ‘WA’ – for ‘come’ in Yoruba; ‘ZO’ – in Hausa; and ‘BIA’ – in Igbo. Thus, when one is said to be WAZOBIA, it means he is a fully integrated Nigerian.

Being 2nd in a family of 5 with relatives constantly flocking the house day-in day- out, I have since learned that the more, the merrier. This has etched in my medulla oblongata the need to always be part of a community that fostered goodly conducts while propagating the need for one to use up all the potentials invested in one’s self, thus leading me to the platform of Twitter, and subsequently Superbloggers – a fine competition spearheaded by our very own, Mr. Omojuwa.

I have been reading since I knew how to. I am very sure my dad misses me as he would have to read his newspapers alone. The adage that says, ‘he who loves to read will one day wish to write’ proved true in my life when on Oct. 23, 2010 I launched my very first motivational book, ‘Do Something!’ Which is purely based on my ‘do something’ philosophy. I have since been working hard on my next which I think I might call, ‘Steady Freshness.’

I entered the Superbloggers competition so as to test the waters and to see if Nigerians were interested in short stories – especially when on the subject of love. It was an exciting adventure which was more enthralling considering the fact that we had to voraciously share our write-ups and get our friends to read and comment and not just rely on ‘literary excellence’. I have since learnt to spread my tentacles and try to put out my works to as many people as possible.

Being part of the winning team for Superbloggers 3 is really something fresh, as I haven’t won a writing competition before. I see it as an opportunity to share freshness with the world.

Writing for me is medicinal. While hospitalized last year due to the stress of my book launch, I asked the nurses to please give me nothing but paper and pen. That was the only way I could get better.

I write about anything and everything, from short story fiction to motivation. When I dive into the pool of love, I find myself doing poetry, albeit rarely.  Every experience is a story to me. The only thing that I do not write, for now, is politics. I’ll rather stick to reading.

Now every guy, I hear, loves to watch football. I only happen to watch football when Chelsea is playing. My whole family is Chelsea. We are all Chelsea. I am, however, an excellent footballer on the pitch. Some persons have actually asked, ‘why don’t you play for the national team?’  I digress.

I remember wanting to close down my website as it wasn’t generating any income even though I had to pay to maintain it. I consulted with my friend, Nze Sylva, who is also a writer, and he advised that I worked harder in writing and sharing my works in strategic places. Since then, I have been faithful in documenting all my thoughts and ideas which I hope to share with you now that I have been given the opportunity to write on omojuwa.com.

Keep doing something to stay fresh!

 

@ikeamadi

www.ike-amadi.com/blog

  • Mercy

    Wow, fresh!
    Nice introductory note!

  • Aliu Dare

    It’s a take-over. Watch out world.

  • http://omojuwa.com Japh

    Interesting story. Nice to see Dreee comment here as I was already wondering how much you’d know yourselves. Keep the drive. Yes, it’s a take over!

  • http://www.kayceeuzor.wordpress.com kaycee

    Keep it up dude. Always happy to meet writers.

  • @Elexharry

    Lovely! Glad I came across this now. ‘Met’ you after Omojuwa’s Blackberry “Why I love Nigeria” Competition (which you won and I was in the first 3), I never knew about the SuperBloggers III, would’ve loved to participate. Another thing I grabbed here too is that you actually watch football too, I’ve never read you tweet on football. Lol. Nice Intro.

  • http://www.scribd.com/doc/224538354 scrap car Aylesbury

    I was curious if you ever thought of changing the layout of your website?
    Its very well written; I love what youve got to say.
    But maybe you could a little more in the way of
    content so people could connect with it better.
    Youve got an awful lot of text for only having 1 or two images.
    Maybe you could space it out better?

Related Posts

Recent Posts

Obuah denies allegation of purchase of three mobile stages, costing $6.9m

The Chief Security Officer (CSO) to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Mr. Gordon Obuah has denied the allegation of purchase of three mobile stages, costing $6.9m, for public appearance of the then President. Speaking through his lawyer, Mr. Andrew Tsekiri, in a telephone conversation with Punch correspondent on...

EFCC sets up four-man panel to probe Diezani

EFCC has commenced a full investigation into the activities of the immediate past Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, and the NNPC by constituting a four-member committee of crack detectives to probe all the NNPC accounts which were supervised by the former minister. The committee is led by a Superintendent of Police, who was...

Jonathan’s ex-ministers battle Buhari, write warning letter to the president

Some former ministers who served under the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan have warned President Muhammadu Buhari to give the former president his “due respect,” and to stop condemning, ridiculing and undermining the efforts of the Jonathan administration including the integrity of the individual members of the past administration. A former Minister of National...

#Pausibility: September! The EDD For Our Hybrid by Adebayo Coker

I have been in your face too many times recently. I don’t know where this juice is flowing from. I am just bleeding (literary). All thanks to the Almighty, The Giver of all things. The first few paragraphs of this piece may put a dent on or even put a stop to my writing career. My hands are shaking as my pulse rate is faster than normal but I will do...

Tonto Dikeh’s traditional wedding photos

Popular Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh and her fiance Churchill Oladunni had their traditional wedding yesterday Saturday August 29, 2015 at Port Harcourt. See photos below...

APC appoints el-Rufai as chairman of Kogi guber primaries panel

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has named Kaduna state governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, as the chairman of a 7-man committee that will oversee the conduct of the primary election of the party slated for August 29 ahead of the forthcoming Kogi State governorship poll on November 21. The panel also has Senator Magnus Abbe as secretary, while Alhaji Ibrahim Sarki, Mrs. Omorge Osifor, ?Mr. Mohammad Wali, Mr. Lanre Asiwaju and Mr. Greg Egwu will serve as members. Inaugurating the committee yesterday...

38 Swazi virgins going for reed dance die in tragic crash

Not less than 38 girls and young women were killed in a crash on Friday while travelling to Swaziland's most famous traditional festival.   Trucks transporting scores of young women to the traditional Umhlanga Reed Dance collided on Friday near the town of Matsapha on Swaziland’s major highway, the Times of Swaziland reported.   The young women and girls were travelling on the back of an open truck, the rights group said.   “According to inside sources, a total of 38 young girls have been...

Appointments: Buhari, APC move to pacify S’East

There are indications that President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress have begun moves to compensate the South-East for not getting any appointments so far in the current administration. According to reports reliably gathered by Sunday Punch, some states in the South-East geopolitical zone might get more than one ministerial slot.

Japheth J, Omojuwa: Government Appointments and Cries of Marginalisation

This is one of the most lucrative periods of business for ethnic entrepreneurs; it is appointment season and trust them to whip up every sentiment under the tent of bigotry and hatred. Nigeria’s heterogeneous reality makes it impossible for any Nigerian president not to select his/her team from across the different geo-political zones that make up the country. President Buhari’s appointments so far haven’t quite reflected that, but if you note, these ethnic entrepreneurs started screaming ‘marginalization’...

Nigeria’s Paschal Dike Nominated for Junior Chamber International World President

Since JCI became an international organization in 1946, it has produced till date 70 World Presidents from about 36 countries. JCI started in Nigeria in 1957 making it a 58 year old organization in Nigeria. Unfortunately, no Nigerian has ever been elected as President of this International Organization for these numbers of years. A look at the JCI Website www.jci.cc indicates it is a truly international organization but with local and national impacts....

NNPC recommends sale of refineries, Buhari disagrees

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has recommended the sale of the nation’s three refineries in Port Harcourt, Warri and Kaduna due to some challenges the agency described as critical elements, which may continually hinder their effective operation in the hands of the Federal Government. NNPC has equally finalised its position on the protracted pipeline...

Pastor Tunde Bakare gives out daughter’s hand in marriage (Photos)

General Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare yesterday gave out his first daughter Olubunmi in marriage in an exquisite and exclusive occasion. The first daughter of the former running mate of President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2011 presidential elections, Olubunmi’s wedding was met with pomp and pageantry.

Jonathan, Diezani, Obuah face probe over purchase of $6.9m campaign stages

The financial heist committed under former President Goodluck Jonathan's administration has come under probe by President Muhammadu Buhari as he beams his anti-corruption searchlight on the alleged purchase of three mobile stages, costing $6.9m, by former President Goodluck Jonathan and two of his officials, a Presidency source has said.  

Actress Mercy Johnson heavily pregnant with baby number 3 (photos)

Nollywood actress Mercy Johnson Okojie who recently turned a year older has shared photos from her birthday celebration on her Instagram page which revealed she's expecting baby number 3.   The beautiful mother of 2 who got married to her husband, Prince Okojie, in 2011 has since kept a low profile.   Below are photos from her birthday celebrated with her family...

Amaechi denies criticizing Buhari over appointments, arrives Port Harcourt

Former governor of Rivers state, Chibuike Amaechi has debunked rumours that he flew to London on Friday in anger because he was not offered an appointment in any key position recently announced by President Buhari.   The former Governor Amaechi who arrived Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital on Saturday to attend the opening of St. Vincent Due Paul Catholic Church, Elechi beach Port Harcourt, was received at the airport by Dakuku Peterside, the governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) and...

Ogunsanya Tosin: Welcome Into The Nigerian School Of Public Governance

A welcome speech by the institute head… Listen up everybody, we welcome you all to NSPG, a place where we transform individuals to leaders primarily in the public sector. You are left with only one option and that option is to learn. More specifically, NSPG covers all aspects of governance in domestic and global organizations, from risk assessment to policy analysis, disregarding societal status to whoever jettison the rule of law, design and evaluation.

#DeltaTribunal: Lack of Proper Certification of Election Results by INEC Threatens to Render Evidence Inadmissible

?The Delta State election tribunal proceeded with a hearing on Friday, 28th August. The counsel to the petitioner (Emerhor/APC), Chief Okpoko (SAN), drew the attention of the tribunal to the failure of INEC to properly certify results from polling units in 24 LGAs. He noted that certification is to be done by an authorized scripted signature rather than an unscripted signature, and further stated that INEC, being an electoral body, should be an unbiased umpire instead of...

Kylie Jenner Allegedly Paid Tyga’s Rent

Tyga made headlines last month when he allegedly had his girlfriend Kylie Jenner lend him cash and by cash we mean $50,000 to pay off rent on his Calabasas, Calif. mansion. The 25-year-old was pictured on Thursday leaving a bank, openly holding a stiff looking stack of dolla billz! We can clearly see a Ben Franklin at the top of the stack, an can only assume there is more where that came from! Read...

OPC Opens Up On Buhari’s Appointments

Reacting to Buhari's appointments on Thursday, founder, Oodua Peoples Congress,OPC, Dr Fredrick Fasehun has implored Ni­gerians not only to be vigilant but also get prepared for a long battle ahead. According to him, Buhari through the appointments has shown himself to be insensitive to the feelings of oth­er ethnic groups across the country. ‘’What Buhari has done is evil. Through his actions since his inau­guration, he has been pandering to­wards the interests of a particular...

Senate Begins Probe Of Power Sector

The stage appeared set for a comprehensive probe of the nation’s power sector as the Senate declared on Friday that officials of the Federal Ministry of Power, its departments and agencies and other key players within the sector would soon appear before it. The Chairman, Senate Ad-hoc Committee on Power, Senator Abubakar Kyari, stated this when the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, inaugurated the 14-member fact-finding panel at the National Assembly Complex. Kyari said stakeholders in...

Seven Die As Nigerian Air Force Aircraft Crashes

Seven people have been killed after an aircraft belonging to the Nigerian Air Force crashed at the old site of the Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna , Northwest Nigeria. The casualties include all four crew members and three passengers. The victims were travelling from the Nigerian Air Force Base in Kaduna en route Abuja. Emergency officials say the helicopter crashed less than ten minutes after taking off. Read More: channelstv