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Why Are There No Millionaire Fiction Writers In Nigeria? by kayo80(m): 11:14am On Dec 11, 2017
I have done a lot of research and I have found out there are no rich fiction writers in Nigeria. Why is this so?



Yes, I know Nigerians don't have a reading habit, but what of the population of readers in the county? I believe they should be enough to make some authors of good works rich. Come on! We have a population of 180 million for crying out loud.

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Re: Why Are There No Millionaire Fiction Writers In Nigeria? by kayo80(m): 11:29am On Dec 11, 2017
Yes, Nigerians don't really read, but someone like NaijaSingleGirl was able to capture a lot of Nigerians with her humor and controversial subject matters. But since she released her book (29 and single or something like that) two years ago, the book has sold just 800 copies on Okadabooks. I was really disappointed in her sales, judging from her popularity and all the promo she did before the book was released, I was expecting it to have sold at least a couple of thousands of copies.

We have a population of 180 million. And in Lagos alone, there are like 20 million people. What can be done to turn things around so fiction authors make a good living from their works?

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Re: Why Are There No Millionaire Fiction Writers In Nigeria? by meneski(m): 11:12pm On Dec 11, 2017
grin we must force our people to start buying books.

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Re: Why Are There No Millionaire Fiction Writers In Nigeria? by Divepen1(m): 12:34am On Dec 12, 2017
Let's find the perfect formular together.

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Re: Why Are There No Millionaire Fiction Writers In Nigeria? by kayo80(m): 6:16am On Dec 12, 2017
meneski:
grin we must force our people to start buying books.

Yes o!!

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Re: Why Are There No Millionaire Fiction Writers In Nigeria? by kayo80(m): 6:17am On Dec 12, 2017
Divepen1:
Let's find the perfect formular together.

Yeah. Let's put our thinking caps on.
Re: Why Are There No Millionaire Fiction Writers In Nigeria? by Centino: 6:32am On Dec 12, 2017
Could be that they have all gravitated to Nollywood. I get told everyday that my story should be on the screen. I imagine others who set out to write prose too may have been coopted into the Nollywood bandwagon. Maybe the cash is there.

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Re: Why Are There No Millionaire Fiction Writers In Nigeria? by wildcatter23(m): 7:01am On Dec 12, 2017
True. But the average Nigerian isn't buit that way

Re: Why Are There No Millionaire Fiction Writers In Nigeria? by chynie: 7:02am On Dec 12, 2017
Oga MI na piracy dey cause am
Cos we have some good writers and a huge no of readers.


But some fiction writers are very bad, don't can't even create a good imaginery scenes

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Re: Why Are There No Millionaire Fiction Writers In Nigeria? by freeman95(m): 7:02am On Dec 12, 2017
Lol

Wetin concern Nigerians with books...

Movie don spoil our life grin

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Re: Why Are There No Millionaire Fiction Writers In Nigeria? by Donald3d(m): 7:03am On Dec 12, 2017
Most of them don't understand their target audience when advertising wink

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Re: Why Are There No Millionaire Fiction Writers In Nigeria? by Nobody: 7:04am On Dec 12, 2017
People are too stressed out to read. Simple

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Re: Why Are There No Millionaire Fiction Writers In Nigeria? by BruncleZuma: 7:04am On Dec 12, 2017
Wrong, that's because no one has tried it. Nnedi Okoroafor is a good example though she's technically not a Nigerian.

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Re: Why Are There No Millionaire Fiction Writers In Nigeria? by kingthreat(m): 7:05am On Dec 12, 2017
Pastors books sell a thousand times more than fiction books. Choose the spiritual writing genre

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Re: Why Are There No Millionaire Fiction Writers In Nigeria? by Exturzee(m): 7:05am On Dec 12, 2017
with all the fake ass slayers our there, we don't need to read fictions anymore.
Re: Why Are There No Millionaire Fiction Writers In Nigeria? by yanshDoctor: 7:05am On Dec 12, 2017
i marvel each time people talk about 180 million people. half of this populations are northerners who sees western education as sinful. another 80% of the remaining 90 million people are very poor. no food and no clothes. haggard looking faces and you expect them to read fictional books.


Nigeria population is good for nothing other than food commodities, like indomies noodles, paste, salt and sugar. e.t.c what the poor can afford and consume for daily survival.

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Re: Why Are There No Millionaire Fiction Writers In Nigeria? by opeolu202: 7:05am On Dec 12, 2017
because fiction hardly sells
Re: Why Are There No Millionaire Fiction Writers In Nigeria? by anonimi: 7:05am On Dec 12, 2017
Because we are blacks who don't read hence are eternal slaves to those races who read and take calculated risks and adventures for creating what we depend on for modern living.


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Re: Why Are There No Millionaire Fiction Writers In Nigeria? by Nobody: 7:06am On Dec 12, 2017
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Re: Why Are There No Millionaire Fiction Writers In Nigeria? by ebig21(m): 7:06am On Dec 12, 2017
You want to sell books while 80 percent of nigerians have not eaten

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Re: Why Are There No Millionaire Fiction Writers In Nigeria? by kaziblake(f): 7:07am On Dec 12, 2017
wow!So true.I have read a lot of foreign books and most of them talks about this millionaire hot guy who is in love with a stripper or a bar attendant and the sex part is always wow but I guess culture and religion is playing a big part in ours here that why you hardly get those kind of book
pls read (accidentally by mistake)a book by KA Linda.

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Re: Why Are There No Millionaire Fiction Writers In Nigeria? by eceemon(m): 7:09am On Dec 12, 2017
The problem is Nigerians are after their belly and the quick quick scheme... only 20% Nigerians have patients to do Reading stuff 80% are after unrealistic Hustle!!

Anyway I find my self among the 20% cool shocked

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Re: Why Are There No Millionaire Fiction Writers In Nigeria? by Nobody: 7:13am On Dec 12, 2017
I see reading fiction as a complete waste of time. It doesn't add a modicum of value to my life. That's why I don't read it. And you Nigeria fiction writers aren't even creative to begin with. All you do is rehash old stories or copy the plot of already successful books.

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Re: Why Are There No Millionaire Fiction Writers In Nigeria? by Ermacc: 7:15am On Dec 12, 2017
kayo80:

Yes, Nigerians don't really read, but someone like NaijaSingleGirl was able to capture a lot of Nigerians with her humor and controversial subject matters. But since she released her book (29 and single or something like that) two years ago, the book has sold just 800 copies on Okadabooks. I was really disappointed in her sales, judging from her popularity and all the promo she did before the book was released, I was expecting it to have sold at least a couple of thousands of copies.

We have a population of 180 million. And in Lagos alone, there are like 20 million people. What can be done to turn things around so fiction authors make a good living from their works?
she only started selling it on okada about a year ago. she mostly sells it in hard copies.

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Re: Why Are There No Millionaire Fiction Writers In Nigeria? by Nobody: 7:15am On Dec 12, 2017
i am Nigerian, i dont like reading. so how do u expect me to read unreal stories.
Re: Why Are There No Millionaire Fiction Writers In Nigeria? by kayo80(m): 7:19am On Dec 12, 2017
Ermacc:
she only started selling it on okada about a year ago. she mostly sells it in hard copies.

OK. Thanks for the information.

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Re: Why Are There No Millionaire Fiction Writers In Nigeria? by AfroSamurai: 7:19am On Dec 12, 2017
Actually, nigerians read. If nigerians don't read people like Linda Ikeji, Seun and the rest of them won't be millionaires today.

The trick is, nigerians don't read the kind of literature that adds value to them. A cursory look at this fact is using Nairaland's literature section as an example. The amount of traffic it generate is far below what other section like Romance (usually fool of horsesh1t) generate.

So, before there will be what the OP is asking, we nigerians have to re-orientate our minds.

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Re: Why Are There No Millionaire Fiction Writers In Nigeria? by AfroSamurai: 7:20am On Dec 12, 2017
doctorkush:
i am Nigerian, i dont like reading. so how do u expect me to read unreal stories.


If you don't like reading you wouldn't have been a Nairalander.

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Re: Why Are There No Millionaire Fiction Writers In Nigeria? by kayo80(m): 7:21am On Dec 12, 2017
Centino:
Could be that they have all gravitated to Nollywood. I get told everyday that my story should be on the screen. I imagine others who set out to write prose too may have been coopted into the Nollywood bandwagon. Maybe the cash is there.

OK. But we still need real fiction authors who can make a decent living from their works.
Re: Why Are There No Millionaire Fiction Writers In Nigeria? by kayo80(m): 7:25am On Dec 12, 2017
BruncleZuma:
Wrong, that's because no one has tried it. Nnedi Okoroafor is a good example though she's technically not a Nigerian.

You said I am wrong, then you say it is because nobody has tried it. I don't get you. Is there any millionaire fiction author in Nigeria that made his/her money in Nigeria, from fiction book sales in Nigeria? No. That's my argument. By the way, Nnedi Okoroafor lives in America.
Re: Why Are There No Millionaire Fiction Writers In Nigeria? by kayo80(m): 7:27am On Dec 12, 2017
chynie:
Oga MI na piracy dey cause am
Cos we have some good writers and a huge no of readers.


But some fiction writers are very bad, don't can't even create a good imaginery scenes

But piracy hardly affects online sales. There are millionaire authors in America who made their millions selling e-books only. I am not saying Nigerian authors can be as rich as American authors, but at least they should be able to earn a decent income from their works... Which isn't the case.
Re: Why Are There No Millionaire Fiction Writers In Nigeria? by RickandMorty: 7:28am On Dec 12, 2017
Because we are just existing in Nigeria, we are not living.

85% of the polulation are just trying to get through the day without dying or starving.

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