Izu Obi


Izu Obi was born in Lagos Nigeria in 1997. He is a writer, Poet, Editor, Graphic designer amongst others. he started writing his first book (Vane) when he was fifteen. while trying to juggle being a writer and also an engineering student, he ended up completing his first book when he was nineteen. He is currently a student and an advocate for a peaceful, non tribalistic Nigeria

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
My book was spurned off the ideas of vampires storming the city of Lagos and sipping the residents bodily fluids. I was seventeen at the time and I'd already hand made several comics which I usually shared with my class mates for a fee. It was a nice idea and I thought originally I'd make it a comic, but my mother (who's an English teacher) suggested I write a full fledged novel. I agreed if only she would help me with the process. It took five years to publish (juggling my engineering studies with book writing was a big adventure). I'm ever glad that I did
what is your motivation
when I was young, I was bad at perhaps everything. I was a big klutz and a bad conversationalist. Naturally, everybody thought it was something I'd outgrow. like an eye infection, or a speech impediment. NO, to my dismay, I'm STILL stuck with that problem. in fact, for years I've been at war with myself. Always daring myself to do this, take a drug to make me do that. Become the very sculpture everyone one has of me in their imaginations. I tried, but I just wasn't winning. after years of battle, I finally gave up on the war. I was a big LOSER. Just as all my secondary school teachers predicted.
I, of course, blamed anyone that got into my life; my mother, my sisters, my friends, myself, and even God.
That was until I met a friend who told me to stop moping about feeling sorry for myself and do what I was best at. like a light bulb, it flashed inside my head. I knew it then. I could write! Everyone knew I could. only I wasn't aware of that until now. So I picked up my pen and took off.
The pen was my rocket out of despair, depression, self blame and suicide. The pen, in fact, is my motivation. and like a wise man once said, " I'd gladly trade my kingdom for a pen."
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Where to find Izu Obi online


The Entity
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,040. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
(4.71 from 7 reviews)
The entity comes to you in your sleep. It traps you. You may struggle and scream all you want but once you close your eyes, you're never waking up.
The Diary of a Serial Killer
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,080. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Horror » Crime
He is just a man. A man who has been wronged his entire life. A man with the conviction to take justice into his own hands. But do we call the killings, torture and gruesome mutilations justice? This tale would open a portal into the warped mind of a serial killer and his need to justify his dark deeds.
Vane: The Genesis of Revelations
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,070. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
In a world full of monsters, assassins, and psychopathic vampires, it's a miracle anyone left is sane. A young emotionless assassin finds himself cut off from his past life and on a treacherous journey into forbidden territories. He, alongside a group of scarred heroes have come with a sense of vendetta to do the unthinkable that would either save them, or damn them all to hell.

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africa    assassin    assassin books    blood    dark    dark psychology    diary    domestic violence    izu    lucid    madness    nightmare    second person    serial killer    teenager    thriller    vampire    vane