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Hassan Idris: Nigerian Writers Lift

Welcome to our Nigerian Writers Lift! In this campaign we aim to promote the profiles of Nigerian writers. With this mission we have begun to search out all of the accomplished writers of Nigeria and provide a platform for those authors to share their personal stories, accomplishments, and advice. In this profile you will meet Hassan Idris Please follow the campaign on Twitter @AppliedW_NG or on Facebook at Applied Worldwide Nigeria!

Author Profile: Hassan Idris

I started writing in 2016 when I got admission into Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria-Nigeria. The whole of my writing career was first influenced by Sulaiman Ayuba, a PhD student in India. He taught me almost all the rigors of writing most especially Sociological writing not until he introduced me to Creative Club, Gombe State University where I met Adamu Usman Garko, Mujahid Ameen Lilo Salim Akko, Muhammed Rabiu Jibreel, Balkisu Omolayomi, Sultanatul Jameelat, Hisham Saleh, Maryam Maina, Hammad Puma and many others.

Meeting BM Dzukogi, the founder of Hill-Top Creative Arts Foundation, Nigeria changed everything about my writing. That was when I learnt literary writing, creative writing and leadership role. The influence of BM Dzukogi, PhD, Yunana Ahmed, and Muhammad Gaude Nectarine cannot be overemphasized. They were all my mentors. However, meeting Applied Worldwide boosted my Sociological writings and analyses. So, writing gives me joy today and I don’t think I can stop it anytime soon. Nectarine and others assisted me while I was writing my first collection of book (Armageddon Of Love).

Publications, Achievements, and Awards

Hassan Idris is a member of the Creative writer’s Club, A. B. U Zaria, Creative Club Gombe State University, Northern writer’s Summit, Risingyouth, and Hill-Top Creative Arts Foundation. His works have appeared on Daily Focus, Peoples Daily Newspaper, Daily Trust Newspaper, Wadata TV, Nigeria, Teemika Media, Yodelehub, The Abusites, Campus Info, AllSchools.com, Opera News, League of Writers Magazine, ParrotBox.com, Africa Prime News, Opinion Nigeria, Libretto Magazine and Applied Worldwide (USA). He’s a guest writer/contributor for Applied Worldwide (USA), Chairman, Benue Hill-Top Creative Arts Foundation branch and an editor with Wadata TV, Nigeria.

He received an Award from the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria-Nigeria as the best researcher in 2017, and he recited a third place prize in Applied Worldwide’s student essay competition in the US in 2020 and 2021. He was hosted by the Legislator representing Makurdi North, Hon. Thomas Kwagh-Kudi Terfa in his office, Benue State House Of Assembly in 2020 for making his constituency proud. He’s a reviewer and his review of the book, Behind The Moon was featured in AfricaPrimeNews.com. He happens to be the first reviewer of the book, Pruning The Youngstar written by a Kenyan author. He’s the author of Armageddon of Love (poetry collection) featured in The Abusites, SpeakingHeart.com, Opera News, and more!

Best Advice for Aspiring Writers in Nigeria

Read, read and write. Always be consistent. Never you let your predicament becomes the source of your failure, you’re the captain of your soul.

Hassan Idris

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