Wednesday, April 6, 2011

E is for Efe Sagay

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Efe is the heroine of my new novel, A Love Rekindled, and her interview is below. Tessa Conte of Tessablurb also did an interview of Efe, and you can find it HERE.

Nigeria Actress - Susan Peters

- How would you describe yourself in three ways? 
Focused, hardworking, a softie at heart.

- You lived out of Nigeria for a while - how did you find it?
I found it very organized. I went to school, I got my first degree and Master's in 5 years, I found it relatively easy to get a job, and I felt comfortable, safe and secure. But I'm glad to be back in Nigeria, closer to my family; I missed them while I was away, because I never returned to Nigeria once during my stay in America. I'm also happy to be working in the entertainment industry, contributing my knowledge and expertise towards its growth.

- It's been said that you're the quiet type. What does it take to get you talking? 
You're right - I'm not a big talker, except when I'm with friends and family, or when the conversation is about interesting topics like music and travel. Current affairs is not really my thing, though.

- We hear that you're an auditing whiz-kid. How did you get to be so good?
I've always been interested in accounting; it's what I studied in UniBen, and I've always been interested in the clues that people leave behind in their financial records. When I travelled to the States to continue my studies, I became even more interested, especially when I took a special course in Forensic Accounting that my school offered. I was lucky to join a whiz team in the Palm Beach Hilton, so I was able to continue feeding my passion and developing my abilities.

- Tell us about your taste in music. Which songs do you really like?
Back in UniBen, I liked soft tunes, R'n'B and easy listening music; I used to follow the UK Top 40, and collected favourites like R Kelly, Mariah Carey, Eternal and Celine Dion. But since I returned to Nigeria, I've been getting into the local popular music scene with D'Banj, Banky W, Asa and Omawumi.


So what do you think of Efe? If you've read the book, do you recognize her? Do you knew a person like her in real life?


  1. I bet Efe is like you, isn't she? Focused, hard working and a softie at heart. I always pull a bit of myself into the characters I create...

    Another A to Zer and new follower here! Dare to Follow Your Dreams

  2. mmmm...
    Agree with Samantha...I bet there are some elements of you in Efe?

  3. I have not read the book. I will find time to get a copy and ready. I want to disagree with Samantha and Naijamum. I have just read your profile and it says you have a masters degree in public heath. Efe is an Accounting person. It's only on that premise that I differ. I cannot figure out who Efe is for now. But after reading the book maybe I will be able to guess.

  4. omg i think i am Efe!..i'm also quiet and we have similar music tastes. maybe i shld play Efe if u get a movie outta this book :p

  5. I seriously need to lay my hands on A Love Rekindled,and i mean the hard copy of it.So,where in port harcourt can i get it Myne?

  6. Can't wait to meet her in the book. Great interview.

  7. lol, i see i'm not the only one who saw a lil bit of you in efe(wonder y when i don't know u much) :)

  8. I guess all my characters will have some bits of me in them, so mea culpa on that score, lol...

    @Kitkat, really? Maybe o.

    @9Ja great, it will get there soon. You can check LibraryPort bookstore in Elekahia for AHTM though. Cheers.

  9. great q and a...
    "E" is the Word...
    A to Z Blog Challenge Participant
    Jeremy [iZombie]

  10. I like Efe!

    Cool, calm, and collected...reminds me of myself!

  11. Great to meet Efe ;) Down to earth and I can relate to her :)

    Following you from A-Z challenge

  12. So fun! I haven't finished it yet, but I am enjoying it, Myne. Review soon, I promise. :-)

  13. I can't say I'm an auditing wizard, but I can identify with Efe's shyness. Great interview - it really tells a lot about her. :)

  14. Hi Myne, Nice to meet you through A-Z challenge :) Hope to see you around!

  15. Aren't we often drawn to people who are like us? I think so...and this woman appears beautiful on the outside as well as inside. Kind of like you!

    Happy A to Z!

  16. She sounds like someone I could admire. Great character!

  17. She sounds like a wonderful person. Great interview. I'm sure she is going to positively jump out of your book!

  18. This is so cool! She's interesting :D


  19. haven't read the book, but i have a feeling i will relate to fee very well.

  20. Interesting. Really creative.

  21. i LOVE efe...interesting interview


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