Our guests, Sada Malumfashi and Khalid Abdullahi shared their expertise in the creation and curation of literary works. Be it as a freelancer or curator, writers do have the opportunity to make a living off their craft. While both paths are quite challenging, the payoff is well worth it so long as we put in the work and persevere.
Dreams can come true
Khalid was able to simultaneously regale and scare attendees with the potential payout and sheer amount of work required to succeed as a freelancer in Nigeria. Meanwhile, Sada explained how curators are able to spread the love and appreciation for the literary arts through events like the Hausa International Book and Arts Festival (HIBAF).
If you would like to hear directly from the horse’s mouth, check out our video of the entire chat with Halima Aliyu, our host for the evening.
The journey continues
Beginning in January of 2021, Ayamba LitCast set out to hold a meet & greet for her community once every month. This was with the aim of inspiring others to grow their craft by hearing from the professionals, and also giving up and coming talents the opportunity to showcase their capabilities. We have had academics, famous writers, poets and others on the show already and we hope to bring you even more quality content as the months roll on.
While Ayamba Meet & Greet: December Edition marked the end of our monthly events for the year, this is just the prologue. Ayamba Meet & Greet will return next year on the 5th of February, 2022. We look forward to seeing you again but for more literary fun, why don’t you check out our anniversary competition titled Rebirth, here.
Hopefully, 2022 will be much gentler on the world.