I hail from Ososo, a scenic town of streams and rocks in the undulating Somorika hills in Edo State, Nigeria. I was born in the early eighties and moved to Lagos, where I completed secondary school. I later obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the Delta State University in 2006. In addition, I have taken numerous writing courses and programs to improve my creative writing.
Currently, I reside in the ancient and historical city of Ile-Ife in Osun State, where I work for the Government of Nigeria in the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), an agency under the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology. I am a member of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), the International Society of Young Writers (SYW) and I also serve as the Osun State Coordinator of the Society of Young Nigerian Writers (SYNW) and I sit on the editorial board of the prestigious COPINE Update magazine, a publication of the Cooperative Information Network. My website www.akanbiafeso.com is a hub for both aspiring and established writers and all booklovers everywhere.
When I knew I wanted to become a writer…
I always knew I would become a writer because right from my childhood, I would scribble short lines as stories for adults to vet for me. In fact, I learned to read not from classroom but from pieces of paper I picked from the floor in those days.
In my spare time…
I read and listen to soft music.
My most recent book…
The book is titled Thankless and was released in January 2014. It is a about a 23 year old handsome yet poor boy who was just an inch from reaching his life-long goal. However, he failed to exercise a little more patience, which led to events that would destroy everything he had worked for. Readers can find the book online at www.akanbiafeso.com and at any major bookstore in Nigeria
Besides Thankless, I have written a number of other books, including Cold Black Night, November 5, and Secrets of a Palace. I have also written numerous short stories. One of them, The Forked Stick, was a finalist in the Africa Book Club Short Reads competition.
My favorite writers
Dan Brown, Mario Puzo, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Wole Soyinka and Chinua Achebe
My favorite novel by an African author
Trafficked by Akachi Adimora Ezeigbo