NTA Director Admonishes Upcoming Writers on Alternative Sources of Income

By Collins Yakubu-Hammer
Abuja –  Mr Wole Coker, Executive Director, Programmes, Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) on Monday admonished upcoming writers to have alternative means of income to be able finance their passion.

Coker gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sidelines of the Abuja Guest Writers forum in Abuja.

He said that it usually took time for them to have the breakthrough they desired and especially if they were depending solely on their writing skills for a living, they should have alternative sources of income.

“Having a job to finance your passion is usually helpful. You don’t just wake up and say because you are a writer you will not work instead you will write scripts and sell.

“The script may be good, but it is not everybody that will be interested in what you write; and you need to eat and feed your family.

“So it is advisable to have another job that can finance your passion either as a writer or a film maker or script writer,’’ Coker stressed.

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According to him, writers in the country face a lot of challenges as they have to sell so many books before being recognised.

“If you are a writer and have something doing and your writing is good, you begin to get recognition; that is when people will like to buy and read anything you write.’’

He stressed that writers should build themselves to a standard that people would appreciate their works.

Coker, who is a graduate of Fine Arts from San Francisco Art Institute in the U.S. added that success in the arts could not be achieved overnight.

He said that money should, however, not be a motivation for writers and film makers, adding that writers should be able to crawl before walking. (NAN)

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