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A traveller, a socialite and book lover, Chimezie Ihekuna is fondly known as "Mr.Ben" in literary circles. The essayist, published poet, speaker and voice-over artist from Lagos Nigeria, visualizes his work as tools of emancipation in an inspirational light of "facelifting" humanity.

The calling has arrived, he envisions his storytelling mastery to be adapted into the latest film releases......All film and television producers,Keep an ear out for "Mr Ben!"
“Mr Ben : the acrostic ”G.A.N.G.S.T.A.R” writer (Generally Appreciating Notable Genres by Stating Their Applicable Relevance)”
He is currently working on his Christian play, ”What Are We Leaving Behind?”. His other works
  • The Poured Out Thoughts—The Revised (poetry collection)
  • Winds of Change

Meet #CreatePrenuerAfrica – Mr.Ben in the castle of  Nigeria’s Literary Circles

Tell us what drives you? What is your true passion in life?

My personal experiences and what happens around me.

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 How did you find your passion and how old were you?

I was twenty-two years of age when I found my drive…writing. I picked up this passion because all I thought I would be (an aerospace engineer) was dashed and there was no single person to support my dream. Writing filled up the void created.
What about your passion appeals to you the most?
Fiction and non-fiction writings
 What drove you to make money from your passions?
To pay my bills, have to give to those in need and build a fortune for myself and family
When was the first time you were paid for your passion?

Interestingly, 2017!
 What kept you going when you thought about giving up?

The ”Never-give-up” spirit
  What motivates you every day to be even more successful?

  The need to give back to the society what it has invested in me

Meet #CreatepreneurAfrica – Nigeria’s Mr Ben

What do you have to say to all of the people who doubted you?
Discouragement, in the form of doubt, is all a part of a success
What advice do you give to aspiring creatives who look up to you?

Expect rejections. Keep improving on your craft. Write more…Realize there is what is called the writer’s block. Never give up!

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