Ajibiké Ojomo, also known as BiKé Ojomo, is a dedicated finance professional who always find time out of her busy life to reach out to help whenever there is a need for an accountant. As a Mentor, she has a setup mind not only to acquire an attitude to learn but also to support others in gaining self-confidence, self-control, self-assurance, self-development, a healthy environment, healthy living, moral support, and teen empowerment.
1. Tell us about the featured book. What is it about, and why did you choose to write this story?
The featured book “My sewing world: Sewing my way out of depression” is about my sewing journey. How I started sewing and how I used my sewing as a distraction and gateway out of my depression.
I choose to write this as a means to encourage people to use what they are good at doing “hobby” as a means of distraction to whatever situation or whatever difficulties they are going through.
2. Tell us a little about your writing process. What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book?
When I started writing my book, I already had photos of my sewing which I used several in my book. I try to always take photos of everything I sew. Prior to writing my book I took some classes on Coursera and also attended webinars on how to write a book.
3. What is the most difficult part of your artistic process?
The most difficult part of the process is settling into the mood. Either the mood to write or the mood sew or crochet. If the mood is not right, it’s always very hard to get a result.
4. How did publishing your first book change your process of writing?
It gives me the ability to think further in life about who I am as a person and the environment I find myself. It also helps me to be patient.
5. Are there any writers or authors who have influenced your writing? If not, who are some of your favorite writers?
The first person that advised me to start writing is Bukola Oriola. I never thought about writing a book or publishing a book until Bukola made me see further than my horizon. She helped me see that I could use my book to encourage other people in their process of healing.
6. How many unpublished and half-finished books do you have?
I’m working on another book right now which I just started putting together.
7. What does literary success look like to you?
Success means living a life that is fulfilled. Being able to touch a soul or two with my book. Being able to change someone’s life and impact what they’re going through at the moment in a positive way.
8. What inspired you to start writing?
My writing inspiration came from my life experience and my journey during my period of depression. I wanted to use my writing to encourage people that we have option to be better, to move forward from where we are and that we have the power to overcome our obstacles if we put our mind in it with the use of our talents.
9. When you’re not writing, what do you like to do in your spare time?
In my spare time, I like to sew, crochet and also do create learning tutorials for sewing. I motivate and advocate on health and wellbeing.
10. Do you have a website or social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.) where readers can learn more about your work?