Meet The Contestants For FlashLockdown17: Eketi Ette
The biggest writing competition on social media is here! Flashlockdown17 is aimed at rewarding writers on social media. This year’s winner walks away with 120,000 naira and a laptop! The event is hosted by Pryamedia and Syncityng is the official media partner for this year’s event.
Meet Eketi Ette:
The Flash: Last year, you were probably the biggest flop of the Flash:Blackout, getting eliminated in the group stages against unknowns. What happened?
Eketi Edinma Ette: Simple. I didn’t give the competition everything. My attention was severely divided between work and I turned in my stories late. I still rue that time.
The Flash: You are in a very difficult group that has quite a lot of seasoned flash fiction writers, especially your nemesis Hymar, Someone commented that nobody who gets eliminated from that group can be blamed. You say?
Eketi Edinma Ette: Hahahahahahahhaaa Honestly? I was terrified when I saw the names. But this time, I’m giving my all to this competition. And if I lose, I know it’s against worthy opponents. But it’ll be such a delight to crush Hymar once more.
The Flash: How would you describe yourself as a writer? Disciplined? Spontaneous or some other thing?
Eketi Edinma Ette: Both. Sometimes, when I’m writing for the fun of it, I start out spontaneous, then I realise that I’ve got to be disciplined to finish the job. But when it’s for competitions and business, discipline’s the word.
The Flash: You are a writing coach and prominent presence in the Flash competitions. Would you say you feel some shikini pressure to deliver make your students no go find another coach wey im rep never spoil?
Eketi Edinma Ette: I don’t feel that kind of pressure. I’ve got three former students who write as good as I do, if not better. My students are smart, and know I’m not the best in the country. They’ll be alright if I don’t win, so will I.
The Flash: Do you think the Flash contests promote the art as much as they promote public sensationalism? In the past, there has been cases where a story is believed to be ‘better’ but losses on the strength of public votes. What do you make of that?
Eketi Edinma Ette: Yes, I do believe that the contest does promote the art. However, as long as public voting is going to be a part of the competition, sensationalism is to be expected. And if each competitor can live with that, then it’s alright.
Best of luck!
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