An interview with Ivie M. Eke. Listen to Lady B’s audio review of her book, Dirt in the Dust here.
LE: Hello Ivie, please tell us a bit about yourself.
Ivie: I’m from Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria. I grew up in Lagos State and I had my Primary and Secondary School education there.
I have a B.Sc. (Ed.) Political Science from the University of Calabar, Nigeria and a Master of Arts in Diplomacy, Law and Global Change from Coventry University, United Kingdom.
LE: What you do for a living? Is writing your full time job?
Ivie: I currently write on a full-time basis and I live in Abuja, Nigeria.
LE: When did you start writing and what prompted it?
Ivie: I’ve been writing since I was a child; I remember always looking forward to the English Composition aspect of English classes. I just enjoyed making up stories.
I got to a point in my life in 2015 when I questioned what made me valuable as a human being. I made a list of the things that I believed I was good at, and writing was at the top of the list.
I started writing short posts on Facebook in September 2015 and based on the positive feedback, I started my blog, classicallyivy.com in October 2015.
LE: Are you currently working on any book and if you are, what is it about?
Ivie: I am currently working on my fourth book. It’s about a young Nigerian woman torn between doing her duty as a ‘good, responsible daughter’ and doing what she believes would be in her best interest. It tackles relationships (my favourite thing to write about!) and mental health.
LE: Sounds interesting. We look forward to reading it when it is published. Lastly, what are your hobbies?
Ivie: I LOVE reading! I’m one of those people who reads while eating (don’t judge me).
I also enjoy watching TV (comedy and crime series) and YouTube videos about organization, true crime, makeup and style. I love window-shopping, and watching action movies in the cinema (I’m waiting patiently for John Wick 3).
Okay Ivie, we won’t judge you. 🙂
Ivie has three published books:
Looking for Myself and my Phone Charger: A Poetry Collection
Walking on Eggshells
Dirt in the Dust
Categories: Authors and Books