Musa Ajayi was born in 1991 at Azara, Awe LGC, Nasarawa state. He is a farmer as well as a businessman who also has a passion to tell his story and those of the people around him.
Musa is a businessman that pays more attention to his farm. And writing is a hobby he is very passionate about.”
It is known that being a Muslim means it’s natural for most of the family members to not approve of your writing romance. Fortunately, the other family members aren’t that religious. And those are the ones that support Musa’s works. (His words).
The author didn’t just wake up one morning and realize he was going to be a writer. He knew, long ago, he was going to be. Even at a tender age, Musa used to engage a lot in writing and reading letters for people. That seemed to have piqued his interest to go on and read other materials. He has been reading Hausa books since he can remember.
As a romance author, the title of his first book is Malamin Cin Duri. He was moved to write it during the wedding of one of his cousins residing in Maradi, Niger. He had gone there with his mom and sister. After the marriage, they decided to spend three weeks to reunite with our relatives. After almost two weeks they learned the marriage they spent almost four days celebrating hasn’t been consummated because the bride seemed to be reserved, or maybe possessed, according to the story. She wouldn’t allow her husband even go close to her. It was the turnout of that event that got Musa to write his first book. And it took him only four days to finish it. However, it wasn’t brought to public eyes until a year later.
Personally, I’ve heard a lot of people complain about the negative effect of social media. But I’ve also heard them praise it as an effective marketing tool and Musa Ajayi is one of those authors who has succeeded in using it as a marketing tool for his books.
Musa’s writings are a mixture of his personal experiences and fantasy. He would like to change a lot of things in his book, as he always finds himself laughing when he goes back to read them. Fortunately, his fans love his books just the way they are.
Musa is strongly of the opinion that Africans love to read. But he thinks we’re just being crippled by the unavailability of good, good books and a very bad economy. A lot of people are too busy hustling for their daily bread or too broke to want to buy and read a book.
The hustle of getting publishers to consider his book for publishing isn’t something this author wants to bother himself with. Being self-published on OkadaBooks, he has made a quarter of a million in sales. He loves eBook publishing because it requires less funding and it never runs out of stock. He doesn’t have to print and reprint.
Now, a lot of top authors will tell you, being an author is not only about writing. It’s about marketing as well. Write well, edit well, and learn how to market your book.
Musa ensures he not only writes but also keeps in touch with his readers on phone, WhatsApp, his blog, as well as on social media. Now you can imagine all the communication that goes on in this circle, just to ensure he makes an impact.
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