Interview with Omowunmi Williams
Page Bloom: Please let’s meet you
Omowunmi Williams : My name us Omowunmi Olajumoke Williams, I was born in Lagos and graduated from Covenant University where I studied computer engineering and now I Model, Write and I also own a media company called Globalluas Media. I am very passionate about telling unique stories and helping people become a better version of themselves.
Page Bloom: When did you start writing and what influenced that?
Omowunmi Williams: I started writing since I was a little girl but took it more seriously in 2017 cause a lot of people would read my poetry and inbox me on how much it helped them. I believe a big influence to this was my childhood. My mum would buy me and my sister loads of books to read and she had this book with collection of poetry her friend gave her. I loved reading them and gradually I started writing mine too.
Page Bloom: How has the journey been so far? And how has it been combining writing with modelling?
Omowunmi Williams: The journey has had its ups and downs but I am grateful for each lesson learnt. I delegate tasks and always plan my day so that none suffers or lags behind.
Page Bloom: What would you be doing if you weren’t into modelling or writing?
Omowunmi Williams: Traveling the world to find unique stories to tell, the ones that people haven’t even discovered yet and that’s the core of my media company. We connect you to your audience and help tell your story.
Page Bloom: How do you unwind/relax?
Omowunmi Williams: I read, I know a lot of people might find this funny but reading helps me relax. I also listen to music and watch movies. Some days I go to the spa to get a facial and massage or hangout with close friends.
Page Bloom: What is your favourite book of all time?
Omowunmi Williams: I have two. Redeeming love by Francine rivers and the Go-giver by Bob Burg & John David Mann
Page Bloom: Are you working on a book currently?
Omowunmi Williams: Yes I am. I should be done by April next year, God willing.
Page Bloom: What can you say about the literary space in Nigeria at the moment?
Omowunmi Williams: It’s not where it should be just yet but it’s growing, people are now embracing the idea of books and stories about our culture as a whole; which is a good start. There is still a lot of work to be done though.
Page Bloom: What would you consider as the struggles of a writer/author generally, and in Nigeria specifically?
Omowunmi Williams: Most writers struggle with inspiration block, we have moments where we get stuck and find it hard to finish a book or write-up we started . In Nigeria though, the major struggle is making sales and preventing book piracy. A lot struggle with selling their books because there aren’t a lot of publishing houses that help with this and Nigerians mostly download for free and distribute eBooks rather than actually buying the book itself.
Page Bloom: When it comes to writing, who is your role model?
Omowunmi Williams: Sidney Sheldon , Ted Dekker and Karen Kingsbury
Page Bloom: What would you tell your 13-year-old self?
Omowunmi Williams: Don’t be in a hurry to grow up, things will always work themselves out. Enjoy every single moment.