My work is likely to be found regularly on YNaija.com where I have a contributing editor role and on 360nobs.com but I have also written for South Africa’s City Press newspaper, Africa Arguments, Music in Africa and the Guardian UK. I have also pitched to a lot more but they are all yet to get back to me. I also appear on the television show Africana Literati hosted by Isabella Akinseye which airs on Africa Magic.
On the medical side, after housemanship which I did at a Military Hospital in Lagos, a friend,- funny enough it is the same friend, Alex who helped me out with the writing stuff so I guess I owe him my entire career,- called to tell me a senior colleague was relocating temporarily to the UK for his PHD thesis and would I be able to cover for him in a locum capacity for 3 months? Of course I was available. I started and loved it, and let us just say the senior colleague never came back. Plus I have the most wonderful colleagues.
This is a big one. You need to see the sheer number of people who arrive at the NYSC camps every batch to appreciate the enormous challenge facing us, and that is just those of us with an education. I certainly think that education is key, and for those who are willing, decent education should be available for every child’s taking. There is also something to be said for the standards which have fallen so short these. There should be programmes or structures for people who choose not to go to school or do not have the opportunities. These could be in learning a trade or skill or whatever. Sometimes it seems so intimidating the scope of the problem, and some days it seems so easy you wonder why government isn’t seeing it from your lens. Also youth can empower themselves by reading. When you read, you open up a world of possibilities for not just yourself but those around you.
You can reach him on Twitter and Instagram via @drwill20 or send him an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have something worthwhile.