My first ambition in life was to be the president of this country until they killed Murtala Muhammed. I felt the job was too risky since l really didn’t find being pumped with hot bullets an exciting proposition.
Then l fell in love with words. From the age of three, my father would drop Sunday Times on my laps and walk away. I would devour it end to end.
I love words. They give life, they are therapeutic and they are the building blocks of civilization. They can also be evil and destructive, depending on who is using them.
Then l started watching the cartoon series, ‘Spiderman’ and the antics of his editor in chief who insisted on meeting deadlines; the race for breaking news, l fell in love with journalism.
That love has stayed. I have written for so many journals, millions of words, and simply admire the finest and the best.
Today, l will be fulfilling another milestone. I will be the the-editor-in chief of a very powerful journal- The Alvin Report.