Maureen: Who is Kukogho Iruesiri Samson?
KIS: Depends on what you mean exactly. I describe myself as a person with a different view of life and I chose to share that perspective with those who care through writing.
Maureen : Okay. When did you discover you could do much more with writing, because you are a voice that can’t be sidelined in the literary circle?
KIS: I don’t know if I discovered that I could do more with writing? There was never this point where I said, ‘hey dude, you can do something with this writing.’ I just write, because I write and then people take it serious, people find truth, beauty in it. My personality requires that I express, and since I am not one to bring people into my personal space, I could talk to the world through writing and achieve the same aim as talking with people in my personal space.
Maureen: Wow. So you could call yourself and introvert?
KIS: No. Those who have met me know I’m a noise maker with everyone as a friend.
That’s in public. In my private space, my house, I’d rather be alone and unbothered than otherwise No visitors without invitation.
Maureen: Okay. At the moment, I can stand to say there is a revolution brewing, it is a bloodless war, do you think the literary circle is capable of championing a change in Nigeria…
Maureen: Okay. Any specific reasons.
KIS: Not now, not with the ragtag crew we call writers Only a few are thinking, the rest just want to join the train No solid systems in place.
Maureen: Ragtag crew??? Hahahahahaha. Wow, Such a title.
KIS: The apex body, ANA, is neither here or there being broke and powerless.
Maureen: Okay then, enough of writing. What else do you do?
KIS: I eat.
Maureen: Oh yes, I almost forgot.
You are a kitchen guru. Did you grow up with so many sisters? How did your kitchen adventure begin? Are you planning on opening a restaurant in the nearest future?
KIS: I was joking when I wrote eat. My main hobby is photography, followed by talking. I like to talk, either as a one on one chat or public speaking.
Maureen: You are really gifted and versatile.
You have a beautiful smile, how do you cope with admiration from both sexes?
KIS: As for cooking, that came naturally. I love food, especially food cooked at home. So since I started staying alone long ago, I developed the knack for cooking. Over the years, I improved.
Maureen: Do you ever dream of venturing into politics in Nigeria? If yes, Where do you know you can function well?
KIS: Admiration from both sexes are welcomed and kept in control. I’m human, I love admiration. I’m a man, I love women.
Politics? No. I’d rather be a political appointee or something like that. I am too rigid to go into politics. I wouldn’t last long.
Maureen: That’s commendable and admirable.
I look forward to having a feel of your kitchen to fill my hunger and quench my curiosity.
One truth about you, you’d love the world to know.
KIS: I’m not angry even it seems like I am. I just get excited when explaining something important to me. Or talking about something I’m passionate about.
Maureen: One last question, what motivates you to live life as you do?
KIS: I don’t want to fail, for my own sake and those around me.
Maureen: That’s really touching. Thank you for your time. It was indeed a privilege having this conversation with you. I look forward to catching up with you soonest.
KIS: okay ma