Interview with Badmus Olalekan Ibrahim

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a Muslim home in a polygamous family, and because of this I experinced a lot of hard life and demonic oppression. Along the line Jesus found me and I became his follower, so one day the Lord told me to write a book titled the watchman, and that was my first book. After that he began to tell me to write other books in order to help people get out of the terrible situation that they are using my own life as an example.
When did you first start writing?
Although I have been writing tracts long before I wrote my first book, but I started writing books in 2007.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I worked somewhere before where I was not treated well, and my employer feels I couldn't go anywhere again since I was over the age of 40 years, he always feel no one would want to employ someone of my kind any longer when there are young professionals that could be employed in my place. So on the 4th of November 2013, the Lord prompted my spirit that it was time to resign, I didn't know why he said that but I was also tired of the place in a long time. So when man felt there was no way again, God laughed and said "I still have another way, it is called THE PASSAGE WAY OF GOD" No matter how bad you might have been cage, there is still a passage way God had prepared for you.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Well, I have seen a lot of indie authors around who are successful, but my motivational really came from God and his commandment that said "write".
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has really helped me to be known and made by writing know to a lot of people.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The treated joy of writing is to see people read the book and get blessed, get saved and have a new life in Christ Jesus. Although money is part of it but its not the most important thing in this case.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans are my good friend, they are my examiner.
What are you working on next?
Working on a book about man and the holy spirit, their relationship and how to live together.
Who are your favorite authors?
Hmmmmm. Kenneth W. Hagin of blessed memory, Joyce Meyer, Benny Hinn, Billy Graham, Rebecca Brown, Cindy Jacobs Sam Adeyemi etc. I have greatly been blessed by their books.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Lives that need help, that need prayer, love for God and aim to make heaven someday.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I spend my time with my family, my lovely wife Pastor Adebola Badmus, I sometimes spend time being just alone in a quiet place and I like playing video games with my friends.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Sometimes they are sent to me by friend and I sometimes surf the internet for them.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, The Watchman
What is your writing process?
I don't write until I get inspired, after inspiration I get to pray to God for guidance and wisdom. After these I send sit with the system to type out. After I might finished writing I would then sit and real over again. Then I pass it to my editor.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes, not too sure, but I think it was a book by Benny Hinn, titled good morning holy spirit, it thought me that I could be so close to the holy spirit even better than my heart.
How do you approach cover design?
Sometimes cover design comes along the inspiration of the book, and at other time I let my designer do the work.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
1. Good morning holy spirit by Benny Hinn.
2. He came to set the captive free by Rebecca brown.
3. Love, a way to victory by Kenneth Hagin
4. How you can be led by the Holy spirit by Kenneth Hagin
5. He gave gift unto men by Kenneth Hagin.

All these books turned my life around
What do you read for pleasure?
Bible
What is your e-reading device of choice?
None specifically
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Online marketing
Describe your desk
A spiritual and poetic writing meant to help people liberate and enjoy everyday life.
Published 2015-10-16.
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Books by This Author

Nurturing the anointing
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 16,020. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
If we can have the person of the Holy Spirit of the living God by our sides, we will easily move the heavens.
Dear Mama
Price: $7.00 USD. Words: 6,690. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » African Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » African Poetry
Although this work is not about my beautiful mother alone, it’s for all mothers out there who gave their children love and attention, it is about the nation Nigeria as a mother to us all, it is also for Africa the mother of all African countries. It speaks about visions and deep knowledge of nature for those who love and understand riddles.
THE PASSAGE WAY OF GOD
Price: $7.00 USD. Words: 22,780. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Christian » General
This book shows us how God can set a man free when all hope seems lost.
ACID TEST FOR TRUE SALVATION
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 17,120. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Meditations / General
This book acid test for true salvation was written to teach people how to become enviable Christians. It will surely spark up the fire of revival inside of you.
Voice of the mind
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 2,800. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2013. Categories: Essay » Literature
The mind is a very powerful tool if only we can put it to good use. What ever you want to become must first manifest in your mind. The mind speaks or sings if you care to listen. This book Voice of the mind is a product of the voice that I hear speaking through my mind. This poetry book will give different meaning to people when it is being read. Enjoy every moment of it.
THE GOD FACTOR
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 24,580. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Contemporary
All around the world, in every vocation, in every life and circumstance we tend to strive to be the best and achieve the unachievable, but when we start experiencing difficulties we start looking at a spiritual catalyst, the factor that cannot be denied, the God factor. You can’t read this book and remain the same again; it will surely spark the fire of revival in your bones.
The truth about hell
Price: Free! Words: 8,060. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Bibles, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Bibles
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Most times we tend to overlook the truth and say there is no place called hell, even some Christians deny that truth. But when we look through the scriptures we realise even Jesus our saviour warned humanity all through his period of ministry. Hell is real, and this book will help you to understand that truth. Stay Blessed.
Evangelism with Passion
Price: Free! Words: 2,470. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
This is just a manual to prepare brethren for active, rugged and passionate evangelism for the master (Jesus Christ Of Nazareth)
A glimpse into poetry 1
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 1,480. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history
It's about nature, it's about emotions, experiences, it speaks of the divine; it speaks about you, it also speak about me.
Getting out of bondage
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 18,180. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help
A lot of people today are living on the other side of life, with so much unhappiness; they wonder most times what could be the cause of their miserable lives and the way out. The enemy to battle with is not without but within, if only we can look within and deal with ourselves, then we will be free. This book is an expository of man's ways, faults and corrections. Read it to be wise.
The Watchman
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 34,460. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
This book will explain to us who we really are in Christ Jesus, our duties as watchmen or Christians, operation of the kingdom of darkness in our society, their signs of identification and how to overcome them. It contains some spiritual experiences that will guide us into the perfect law of the scriptures and help us mend our ways. Read it to be wise.