From a banker in the day and unleashing his mighty prowess in poetry when the inspiration comes, Inufin Ayomide is a great delight and wizard of the pen painting provocate pictures with literary words that would keep his reader visualizing their thoughts and even yearning for more reads. His recent work, Loyalty is Dead keeps garnering interesting opinions and critics from readers across social media platforms till the time of this interview.
WHO IS INUFIN AYOMIDE ?
I am Inufin Ayomide (Ayomide d’great), some people call me InuAyo d’great, I was born into the family of Inufin in the early 90s, I am the third child of my parents out of four children. I hail from Kogi state, but born and bred in Ibadan. I’m a graduate of the University of Ibadan, I studied Library and information science, I presently work with First City Monument Bank (FCMB), I am into poetry, creative writing, script writing, music lyrics writing, partially into music, but basically into poetry.
LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT BEING A POET, HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE ONE?
Well, I feel great and alive, it gives me delight and immense pleasure, I feel whenever I pen down my thoughts, I speak to humanity, I realize reality, I blow the wind of entertainment in poetry. Being a poet is like being a human being living a fulfilled life.
WHAT ARE YOUR WORKS IDENTIFYING WITH IN THE SOCIETY?
I have written nine poetry collections, I’m presently working on my tenth and eleventh collections respectively. In identification with the society, my works capture the essence of real life situations, the way they happen, morals, sociology, norms and trends. My works attempt to shape, explore and inform the society on real life happenings as well as how people can relate to them.
YOUR MOST RECENT WORK, LOYALTY IS DEAD IDENTIFIES A WOMAN WHO BROKE THE WRITER’S LOYALTY, WORDS ON THE STREETS SAYS THE WORK IS ABOUT YOUR PERSON, HOW TRUE?
Truth be told, it has nothing to do with me. I am a writer and when the inspiration comes, I write in that direction. Yes, there are controversies that I wrote about my lover who I am in a distant relationship with. Honestly, it doesn’t have anything to do with such. I just write about reality just the way people watch Hollywood and it looks real to them, as a matter of fact, I write reality in other for dreamers to wake up and realize their dreams.
WHAT IS THE INSPIRATION BEHIND LOYALTY IS DEAD?
Several cases of heartbreak have been recorded over time according to my research, especially among middle aged youths and majority of this effect is as a result of unfaithfulness, no love from the onset, true lust etc. I only employed the theme of Distant Relationship because, it is rampant in such love affair, but in general, the work talks about the dead loyalty which is common in the western love relationship.
JUDGING FROM YOUR WORK, DON’T YOU THINK A MAN HAS NO BUSINESS IN LOVE IF HE IS BROKE?
Like I always say, Money is not everything, there are more to offer in a love affair than money, any relationship grounded in money will definitely end up in the ground when there’s no more money to keep the ground.
A PART OF YOUR POEM AGREES LOYALTY CAN BE BOUGHT, HOW WOULD YOU ARGUE AGAINST THIS?
It actually can if there is genuine sincerity from day one, if there’s True love, those are the things that buys loyalty.
HAVE YOU ENCOUNTERED AN HEARTBREAK ?
Just break up no heart break really, because sometimes, I see it coming *smiles*.
SAY A FEW WORDS TO BROKE BOYS IN SEARCH OF TRUE LOVE.
Alright, guys, keep your hustles tight, the dreams and hope alive, never relent in searching for a true loyal girl, this time is time to decipher True love because when you make it, it will be difficult to identify one. See you guys at the top.
WHAT ARE THE MOST SIGNIFICANT LESSONS YOU REALLY WANT PEOPLE TO TAKE HOME FROM LOYALTY IS DEAD?
Loyalty is paramount in a relationship, a relationship without loyalty is like a Titanic heading to rest at the bottom of the Atlantic.
FROM THE LINES “ONCE THE SUN DON’T SHINE AND THE RAIN DON’T FALL, SHE WILL BE LEAVING BEFORE THE END OF THE SEASON”, DO WE CONCLUDE A LADY’S CLAIM OF LOVE IS MONEY DEFINED?
To some extent, ladies of nowadays are money driven than goals in a relationship, majority are all about the money and that is the reason why the line went that way.
WHERE CAN WE CHECK OUT YOUR WORKS ?
I am planning to launch a blog where my works can be widely seen, but I have a few bloggers and lovers posting and sharing my works on their platforms.
WE WOULD LOOK OUT FOR YOUR BLOG AND KEEP READERS UPDATED.