All posts by john chizoba vincent

JOHN chizoba VINCENT is a poet, novelist and cinematographer,. He lives in Lagos.

What Is Success To You?

Success means different things to different people. Different races, tribes, school of thought and scholars have different definitions of what success is. Therefore, there is relatively no one-way approach to what success is to different people from different walks of life. To Mr Chima, success maybe when he built a house for his mother. To … Continue reading What Is Success To You?

Dear Uche Njie, From My Heart I Write To You The Memories Of A Longing Life

DEAR UCHE NJIE, FROM MY LIFE I WRITE TO YOU THE MEMORIES OF A LONGING LIFE. Like the spider spinning her web and knowing which threads were safe for her to tread on and which were the sticky ones meant to trap her meals, I am quite a stammerer blaming the work of my maker … Continue reading Dear Uche Njie, From My Heart I Write To You The Memories Of A Longing Life

John Chizoba Vincent Is A Poet Or Something Like A Fine Wine

JOHN CHIZOBA VINCENT IS A POET OR SOMETHING LIKE A FINE WINE I have learnt how to die a long time ago but death is so boring. I have learnt how to deprave myself of many things to remain the kind of person heaven may be pleased with. I never knew salvation scream also learning … Continue reading John Chizoba Vincent Is A Poet Or Something Like A Fine Wine

Writer’s Miseries And Nightmares:Emotional Breakdown.

WRITER’S MISERIES AND NIGHTMARES: EMOTIONAL BREAKDOWN The most electrifying and interesting part of a writer’s life is to hold his or her hardcopy published book on his or her hand, to read or to show some friends and family members and relations. This means a lot to many writers out there. Some have not gotten … Continue reading Writer’s Miseries And Nightmares:Emotional Breakdown.

Writer’s Miseries And Nightmares: Finance

WRITER’S MISERIES AND NIGHTMARES: FINANCE Finance is one of the nightmares of every writer out there. Every writer encounters the problem of finance whenever he or she tries pushing his or her book out there for publication. It is a major thing in every writer’s life especially these days when we no longer have traditional … Continue reading Writer’s Miseries And Nightmares: Finance

Burying The Dead Is More Expensive Than Caring For The Living

BURYING THE DEAD IS MORE EXPENSIVE THAN CARING FOR THE LIVING IN SOME PARTS OF NIGERIA. “The man that buried his father with cow and the man that buried his father with hen, each did according to their ability”. Igbo Proverb. The chaos and havoc experienced in some families when sharing what a dead man … Continue reading Burying The Dead Is More Expensive Than Caring For The Living

Letters: To An Exceptional Youth Leader And Great Thinker, Soul’e Rhymez

LETTERS: TO AN EXCEPTIONAL YOUTH LEADER AND GREAT THINKER, SOUL’E RHYMEZ I will hate myself if I fail to acknowledge your impact in my life. You stood to defend my art when the storm came. You came to my inbox some years back, 2016 precisely to tell me to keep writing when they said I … Continue reading Letters: To An Exceptional Youth Leader And Great Thinker, Soul’e Rhymez