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After broadcasting, Femi Sowoolu pens poetry, fiction

Renowned broadcaster Femi Sowoolu says he has been writing a lot lately and plans to devote more time to the craft, going forward.

“If I wasn’t a broadcaster, I would have probably been a writer,” Sowoolu told The Daily Report in an interview earlier today, during which he mentioned that he had retired from broadcasting. “I’ve always loved to write, and I’ve been doing a whole lot of writing.”

Sowoolu, who started his career at the Ogun State Broadcasting Corporation (OGBC) was MD/ CEO at JAMZ 100.1 FM in Ibadan before retiring in January. His first book “There Are No Heroes: An Autobiographical Instructive for the Modern Broadcaster” was published by Lagos-based Quramo Publishing.  

“I’ve got four books ready and I’m trying to find money to publish them,” he said, adding that one of them is a novel that he plans to commission a screenplay for. “It’s titled, “A Kiss Before We Die’. I want to turn it into a movie, if I can.”

 One of the finished manuscripts is titled ‘Voices in my Head’. According to the man affectionately called Wongi-Wongi, “It’s a whole lot of stuff I’ve been writing over the years. They include articles — some have been published, many haven’t.”

A third one is titled, ‘The Last August and 99 Other Poems’. “I have been writing poetry all my life, so one is a book of poetry,” Sowoolu said at the tail end of the interview, conducted by Ify Onyegbule.

“And the most recent one is a compilation of all my wisecracks and sayings over the years in broadcasting. The working title is ‘Chatterbox’. I have other passions too that God gave me. I don’t know many of them I can pursue, but I’ll do the best I can.”

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