60 MINUTES WITH JIDE BADMUS.

60 MINUTES WITH JIDE BADMUS.


MEET JIDE BADMUS

Jide Badmus was born and bred in Ilorin. He hails from Omido in Irepodun LGA, Kwara State. He is the first of four siblings. He is a practicing Electrical Engineer.

Jide has had a flair for creative writing as a child and started writing poetry in 2002. He has a wide range of collections on various themes and shares his short stories, critical opinions and poetry on his blog www.inkspiredng.wordpress.com

His debut book, a collection of poems titled: THERE IS A STORM IN MY HEAD was published in February 2017. He is inspired by nature and beauty.

Jide is married to a beautiful wife, Linda and has two adorable daughters, Nora &Nicole. He is a Christian and a soccer lover; he is a Manchester United fan.  He lives and writes from Lagos.

Whyke Anthology: Good afternoon sir…

Jide Badmus: Good afternoon

Whyke Anthology: I’m a correspondent from Whyke Anthology…

Jide Badmus: Ok. My name is Jide Badmus. I’m an engineer and poet. Husband, and father of two daughters.

Whyke Anthology: Beautiful sir! Please can you tell us the titles of the poems you’ve written?

Jide Badmus: I have written several poems, but If you mean books, I have one titled; THERE IS A STORM IN MY HEAD.

I also have poems on Paper Planes, INKtoxicated, Dry Tears, to mention but a few.

Whyke Anthology: Pls can you explain further in your own perspective, the Life of an author; the good, bad and the ugly aspects it entails?

Jide Badmus: The life of an author is an interesting one. Certain responsibilities fall on you automatically.

People look up to you for support; moral, financial and literary support. Then the weight of your book rests on you, the drive to improve and deliver better art.

Whyke Anthology: What are the challenges authors like you face during the publications of their poems?

Jide Badmus: Money, money, money…then the search for publishers.

Whyke Anthology: Okay sir. Can you briefly dissect one of your poems for our readers to learn from sir?

Jide Badmus: Ok. I have one titled “Infinite Lust”. It is a poem about money. The imagery employed is sensual – imagining money as a lady in short skirt.

The first two lines are:
“I would be an unrepentant flirt
If money is a lady in short skirt”

The poem as a whole just depicts how much we lust after money, as much as we do after sexual pleasures.

It can be found in page 74 of the book THERE’S A STORM IN MY HEAD.

Whyke Anthology: Wow! That’s really lovely and quite educative too… But Sir,  whenever you set out to write poems, what has been your source of inspiration?

Jide Badmus: Everything inspires me. The state of things around me, nature and the love of art.

I believe poetry is not only for education or motivation…it is also for entertainment. & also for therapy too.

Whyke Anthology: OK… What year did your journey into writing poetry begin sir? – The year you became a poet.

Jide Badmus: 2002.

Whyke Anthology: Okay. Sir, what word of motivation would you like to give to the youths and also to aspiring authors?

Jide Badmus‬: To the youths; let’s shun violence and drug abuse. Let’s channel our energies to being innovative and productive.

For upcoming writers and aspiring authors; keep building yourselves. Read, write and read more.

Whyke Anthology: Thanks for sir for granting us your audience. It’s really nice having you here.

Jide Badmus: I appreciate the opportunity to share with you. Kudos to Whyke Anthology for the efforts towards promoting poetry and creative arts as a whole.

Whyke Anthology: Thank you sir. Bye.

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