Few hours ago, I was on call with a friend of mine. Discussing some upcoming projects which had linkages with writing as a career.
So, he asked, “Would you write about politics?”
I hesitated before I answered, “Yes, sure. I already do write about it although on a low scale,” I thought briefly about the dangers of voicing against ills in government and my loved ones, “But, I don’t mind writing about politics, like for real.”
Silence. I continued.
“If someone doesn’t stand up to write against these ills, they’ll continue. These ‘leaders’ are just evil.”
Writing about Nigerian politics could be messy, yet… A writer’s job should be telly, in honesty.
Write against. I will.