Ibejigba Caleb, popularly known as seuncaleb spilled more interesting information in an interview with him. A writer and storyteller, Seun says he’s currently trying to grow a beard and has given up on ever growing tall. He also thinks Amala is very unnecessary. “ I’m a young man who just likes to drink Fresh Yo and eat Pounded yam with Egusi whenever I can”. He points out ‘being real’ as his biggest accomplishment so far and mentions that problems never end In life so everyone should relax.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR FOLLOWERS?
Oh! they’re my love. We have a beautiful relationship. To be honest, I couldn’t ask for a better set of followers. Sometimes I wish I could hug everyone of them.
WHAT’S THE CRAZIEST THING YOU’VE DONE
The craziest thing I’ve done? Hmmmm. I planned a trick In secondary school where we printed fake Jamb results and pasted it. It excited teachers until our principal confirmed it was false.
YOU SEEM TO LOVE FRESH YO DRINK A LOT. WOULD YOU PICK IT OVER WRITING?
I do. Please, two lovers can co-exist. I can’t pick one, leave my lovers alone.
WOULD YOU BE A CARWASHER OR A MECHANIC FOR A DAY?
Carwash man, I’ll rather play with water.developed
SEUN WHO’S YOUR ROLE MODEL?
No role models. And I’m here right now. No role models to speak of. None.
WHAT DOES WRITING MEAN TO YOU? WHY DO YOU WRITE?
Writing means everything to me. At first I felt like I could get girls, but then it has evolved to be more than that. It’s what keeps me sane most days. I’ve come to realize it’s my way of life.
If you write well, you’ll attract people. People like people good with what they do.
IN YOUR BOOK, DIARY OF A LAGOS INTERN, DID THOSE STORIES REALLY HAPPEN?
Ermmm, yes they did in some sense, but there were exaggerated stories. You know, sugar, spice and everything nice.
WHAT’S YOUR STAND ON INTERNSHIP IN NIGERIA?
It’s a scam mostly, but if you find a lovely place to work, that’s great. I think it’s really chilled for students in STEM, but for liberal art and social science student, it’s just ‘suffer head.’
Well, as terrible as it might sound, it has its perks. Again, it depends on where you’re working, but overall I’d advise anyone to go for it. Especially when it’s in a field they’d like to be a professional in.
WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IS YOUR BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT SO FAR?
That would be finally discovering my voice and how to be me. Before now, I’ve always tried to imitate people and do what people do. But I’ve finally found my voice, and it’s amazing.
WE SEE THAT YOU LOVE PARTYING. WOULD YOU SAY YOU’RE AN INTROVERT OR AN EXTROVERT?
Love partying? Hahaha. People close to me wouldn’t say that. I’m mostly dragged to those events. I’m more of an introvert. I like to think I’m extroverted in more intimate spaces.
WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE WRITER ON INSTAGRAM?
Hm, Apollo. (@apollotheyouth)
DESCRIBE IBEJIGBA CALEB WITH THREE WORDS
Eccentric, Handsome and Creative.
SPEAKING OF HANDSOME, WHAT WOULD YOUR BIO ON A DATING SITE BE?
“I’m a Yoruba man, one of us would cry and it’s not me.”
WE KNOW YOU THINK AMALA IS TRASH. DID A PARTICULAR INCIDENT TRIGGER IT?
No, not really. I didn’t just like it from the get go. Oh, I tasted it. That’s when I knew it was terrible.
I ate it, and it tasted like sorrow and failed Oh,.
IF YOUR LIFE WAS A HASHTAG, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
“I’m a Yoruba man, one of us would cry and it’s not me.”— Seun Caleb