Remi Olatunji, whose pen name is Remmy-Olah, started as a poet and gradually matured to become a writer. He is keenly interested in matters that affect young ones because, he also received loving attention from older ones when he was growing up and consequently, is determined to give back to the society. Remi had traveled to a number of countries in Europe and Africa.
Furthermore, he is deeply involved in providing, at personal level, information that changes life for the better, to people in his locality. A graduate of Business Management, he loves reading, writing, intellectual discussion, traveling and community work.
Remi is happily married with children.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I have desired to impart knowledge to others and add value to the constituency that has given me a reason to live. Reading has benefitted me a lot, both secularly and spiritually, and it is only logical that I give back as much as I can.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
My story as a writer is like that of a nearly exhausted desert traveler who suddenly stumbled on an oasis. Smashwords came in sight when I almost gave up trying to get my work published due to lack of fund.
It is instructive therefore, that we all continue to see the trials we face in life not mainly as the handiwork of those around us, whom we may perceive as enemies, but also, to a large extent, as that of powerful demons who continue to instigate and influence humans in their desperate bid to be independent of their creator.
Without knowing it, just anyone may become tools in the hands of the things that he thinks he enjoys and which at the same time he takes for granted. For younger ones though the situation becomes even more dangerous because they are largely naive. It is the duty of parents therefore, to spend not just quality time but time enough to ensure they reach the hearts of their wards.