80 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT SIR A-ONE
Goodnews Andrew Eruemuare is his birth name.
He coined ‘Pengician’ to mean an established Writer, humourist and artiste.
He once said ‘I’m not a poet, but a “Liner” He said his Kind of poetry are “bunch of lines” devoid of so many poetic ingredients.
Ogbe- Udu Primary School in Udu Local Government Area of Delta State was where he attended his Primary Education.
A rubber tapper, snail hunter, fishing Cage Weaver, kerosene hawker were the profession that saw him through Primary and Secondary School.
Oghior Comprehensive High School in Udu Local Government Area and
St. Vincent College, Okwagbe in Ughelli South Local Government of Delta State where his secondary school locations.
Prime Minister, National Union of Urhobo Students (NUUS), Delta State University Chapter, 2013/2014 academic session.
Literary Shrine Attendant (LSA) was one of his self-acclaimed title.
He coined “Penufacturer” to mean a creative ink manufacturer. An ink addict who could sit and ink about anything on earth, below and above.
Coined “Penmatization” to mean a creative personae in a work of creativity. Expanding it further, he said “whenever a pengician/ Writer is indulging in characterization in the work of Art, he/she is into penmatization.
He is a “Memoirist”
He is an “Orator”
He is a “Humourist”
He is a “ Rapper”
He lost his father Joseph Ogbererumiovwin Eruemuare the same day he wrote the lyrics of his track entitled “Introduction” in 2011.
His mother Agberia Eruemuare moltivated him to great extent.
President, Linguistics and Urhobo Students’ Association (LUSA)
2013/2014 academic session.
Founder, Literary Temple Magazine (LTM)
Born, November 22nd, 1986.
Born at Ogbe- Udu Town in Udu Local Government Area of Delta State, Nigeria.
B.A (Hons) from Delta State University, Abraka in 2015.
Ceritificate from the University of Port-Harcourt, Choba in 2010.
Genre: Fiction and Non-Friction.
Coordinator, Final Year Brethren: St. Paul’s Catholic Chaplaincy, Abraka in 2015.
Financial Secretary, Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA), Delta State Chapter 2013- 2015, 2015-Date.
A Linguist Cum Literati.
From February, 2012 to October 2015, He studied at the Delta State University, Abraka.
oldest of fourteen siblings.
His Father was a Raffia Palm Tapper, Producing Local gin at the commercial city of Abraka before his retirement.
Engr. Friday O. Eruemuare struggle to train him through University.
Senator Pius Ewherido (Late) in 2012 gave him a Cheque of ₦100,000 and a Gasoline Steam Washer (Car Washing Machine) for his brilliant performance at the Urhobo Language Competition (Maiden edition) when he came out 2nd out of over eight hundred (800) participants.
He was a Catechist of some sort at St. Thereza’s Catholic Church, Ogbe-Udu before he relocated to Port-Harcourt in 2004.
His Poetry took him on-air
at Silverbird Communication Rhythm 93.7 FM Port-Harcourt, July 12,2005 for the first time.
He was in RAW Boys Crew which has the three crew members as an acronym. RICHY, A-ONE & WESLEY (RAW) in Rivers State.
The CEO of Pengician.com
Mbah Judith was his crush.
Urhuru rȩ Ugben (Voice of the Pen) his poetry collection in Urhobo with analysis in English, published in 2013.
He is a bilingual writer: Urhobo and English.
He never bothered about reading his department/course texts as an undergraduate of Linguistics/Urhobo. Rather he voraciously read novels, plays and poetry collections that are not related to his course of study.
Graduated as the 2nd best in Linguistic/Urhobo unit 2014/2015.
Enrico and Sedico his play published in 2013.
Had a brain fag in 2004 at St. Vincent’s College, Okwagbe.
The psychostimulants and consequent sleep deprivation which contributed to his cognitive disruption was fully made whole after two days at a hospital.
Poetic Field Marshall (PFM) was one of his self-acclaimed title.
He sacrificed his one year house rent to established www.pengician.com in 2016.
Sold his car washing machine to put some of his works in print in 2013.
Urhobo Progress Union America (UPUA) gave him the sum of $500 USD for his outstanding performance at 200 level as an Undergraduate for emerging among the best in UPUA’s Urhobo Competition.
At a time he almost published one of his lecturer who was always giving his dullard girlfriend “A” at the department of languages and Linguistics, DELSU. He deemed it fit to publish the activities of the lecturer who vowed not to give an “A” to any student in his teaching career.
He will never introduce his girlfriend to anyone. When asked, he said “why should I, when I know I’m into an illicit game?” He further added “I should be proud to introduce my wife to the public when I have one and not a girlfriend”
He is an extrovert
His online portal, www.pengician.com covers a range of areas which are: Literature, Music, Video, Romance, News, Essay/Review, Books, Funny post, Education, Fact, Profile, Tech, Sport, Quote, and Entertainment.
He is a stutter/stammerer.
Once said “No drinks should be shared at my funeral, but books should be distributed”. Writers will always value posterity.
He was the Chief Libarian at the launching of the 254 page novel “Fools in Uniform” by Jibrin Idris on September 26, 2015 at College of Education Auditorium, Warri, Delta State, Nigeria.
Time keeper at Junior Secondary School 2.
Monitor/Prefect/ Class Captain at Junior Secondary School 3.
His father passed on September 2011
and was buried Friday, 9th December 2011.
His father, Late Papa Joseph Eruemuare lived between 1929-2011, making him 82 years and was eldest in the family before he passed on.
He has never believed in ‘promises’.
His B.A Project was the most voluminous in the department since its inception. It was initially 165 pages before his supervisor asked him to condensed it and it finally came out 118 pages.
He scored 83 “A” in his B.A Project.
His B.A project was written in Urhobo Language.
He worked on “Efuere re ena ipuetri vwe Ine re udje re Udu’ Critical analysis of Poetry in Udje dance songs of Udu.
The Rural Urban Liner/Poet, as he is fondly called.
The Terrific Prolific Rapper, is what he fondly goes by.
Mrs. E.M Ajiboye supervised him in his B.A project.
He was among the seven persons that were awarded ‘Pengician of the year in 2015 by the Creative Writers’ Association of Nigeria (CWAN).
He vowed not to celebrate his birthday until he becomes an academic Doctor.
‘Nothing means Nothing’ his favorite saying.
If a problem is brought before him, he would say ‘Relax, God is in control’ before his advice.
He is a glutton.
He initiated the ‘Shrine of Laughter’ that was made up of Tome, Dickson, Tony and Himself.
O+ his blood group.
He is the brain behind
CERTIFIED MUGU COMEDY (CMC) where he produces at least ONE comedy skit and upload for audience to Download/Watch free weekly!
AA his genotype.
He hates alcohol.
He abhors lies.
His works have appeared in cwan.org.ng, Tuckmagazine.com, pengician.com, nairaland.com, globalfraternityofpoets.com, Intercontinental Anthology of Poetry on Universal Peace and Love (2014), and Journals home and abroad.
Known for his controversial statement ‘As a human in the laboratory of life, you must envy one or two persons whether you like it or not’.
He would never be part of any argument that will not advance him academically and otherwise.
When asked in an interview in an airport
the best friend he has ever come in contact with, he said ‘My dear Mrs.
Lakshmi Pramod’. According to him, she is the kind that will pay greatest attention before she would say anything.