Usman Adamu


Usman Adamu Attaboh is from Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State- North Central Nigeria. He holds an Advanced Journalism certificate from Thomson Foundation, United Kingdom and a first degree in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos. He also attended Command Secondary School, Ipaja, Lagos.
A veteran journalist, he has worked in such establishments as the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria where he did his Media Attachment Prigramme, Niger Delta Standard newspaper and was the editor of Surveillance newspaper, Port-Harcourt for many years.He is currently the Rivers State correspondent of Ebony Herald International magazine. He was shortlisted for the Gover Story Prize in 2018 (the story is included here) as well as for the NUHA Foundation Blogging Prizes in 2017.
He lives in Rivers State with his lovely wife and 3 beautiful daughters- Naomi, Rejoice and Angel.

Smashwords Interview

What do your fans mean to you?
My fans mean everything to me. Personally, I hate to take people for granted and believe anything worth doing, is worth doing well. I will never want to be associated with mediocrity or average. All these attributes are displayed in my current work "INIKPI".
What are you working on next?
As a professional writer and journalist, I am consistently writing. My next work is a novel titled, "MERCY'S INTERPRETATIONS." I find time to work on it alongside my tight journalism schedule.
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Where to find Usman Adamu online

Twitter: @Philipadamu2002
Facebook: Facebook profile


Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,800. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: September 10, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » African
Inikpi is a collection of five stories. One of them, "The Autobiography of Ogbuefi Akukalia," was shortlisted for the Gover Story Prize in February, 2018.The main story is based on a true life story. The oracle demanded that the king's favourite daughter, Inikpi, must be sacrificed if the Igala people must defeat their age long foes. She accepted but Ogbadu refused and plotted a grand move.

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