From Olujimi Ojikutu: “I've always loved Art and
creativity, and it started at a very tender age. As a kid I would lie down
on a chair and make a whole movie in my head, I had a very active
imagination. In secondary school I would draw comics of Super heroes I had
created myself and other students would buy them.
I eventually concentrated in the Sciences in high School, and went on to study Education Technology, in the University of Lagos, Nigeria. I eventually got a Job on a Finance project, but my passion called on me. I would work during the day and write at night, I would even have stories in my head when I was at work sometimes. I offered to be a contributor for a local Newspaper so I could write, I also wrote a 13 episode Children's Adventure series for a Production company that eventually wasn't produced because of funds.
I eventually left my day job to concentrate on my talents fully. I started an Urban Fashion line, UrbanFU, did freelance writing for Ad Agencies, News papers, magazines, and online blogs, I was really passionate about expressing my creativity. I currently run an online blog with a friend, also shot a Short Film which I wrote 'White Cloth' and hope to have most of my stories in Film one day. Rebirth is close to my heart because it signifies the beginning of a journey that starts with me and would one day involve the whole world knowing the stories I tell, through different media, Writing, Film, Art, Design and Music.”
Rebirth is an exciting twist from the norm, exploring interesting genres with African and global themes. The young writer is currently working on a film project and a new Novel that he would soon unveil. Pick up a copy of Rebirth and be taken into a whole new world that will leave you excited and asking for more.
Rebirth is a collection of short stories, which includes Rebirth and other short stories, that gives the reader African story telling like they have never been told before, exploring various genres that other African writers are yet to explore, from Horror, to Sci-fi, Fantasy, the stories take you on a journey that is both magical and sometimes scary, from places that can only exist in the imagination and myths to places we see every day. A haunted house, the origin of fear, a queen cursed with immortality, a fantasy world on the back of a giant tortoise, green babies, and a prince's battle with a god for the love of a princess, rebirth promises to be a thrilling ride.