Author, researcher, humourist and musician.
Born: Goodnews Andrew Eruemuare
November 22, 1986 Ogbe-Udu town in
Udu Local Government Area, Delta State, Nigeria.
Pen Name/Stage Name: SIR A-ONE
Occupation: Writer and singer.
Alma Mater: University of Port-Harcourt Cert. Delta State University B.A
Genre: Fiction, Non-Fiction, humour.
Professional and Creative Bodies: The Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA); Creative Writers’ Association of Nigeria (CWAN) ; Urhobo Studies Association (USA); Seaview Poetry Club (SPC).
Positions Held As An Undergraduate At Delsu: Vice President, Linguistics And Urhobo Students’ Association (LUSA); President, LUSA Traditional Prime Minister, National Union Of Urhobo Students (NUUS); Coordinator, Final Year Brethren: St Paul’s Catholic Chaplaincy.
Founder: Creative Writers’ Association of Nigeria (CWAN); Literary Temple Magazine (LTM), www.pengician.com
Positions Held: Financial Secretary ANA, Delta State Chapter; National President, CWAN.
Acclaimed Titles: Literary Shrine Attendant (LSA); LITERARY Field Marshal (LFM)
Coinages: Pengician , Penufacturer,
Penmatization , Pencraft and others
CEO: www.pengician.com, Literary Temple Magazine ; Agebooks
Major event organised
Pengician Blast (Season 1)
attended Ogbe-Udu primary school; Oghior Comprehensive High school; St Vincent College, University of Port Harcourt (CERT); Delta State University (B.A Hons.) Linguistics/Urhobo.
A bilingual writer, writing in Urhobo and English Languages. The linguist cum literati is a humble icon. The literary shrine attendant (LSA) has been around in the laboratory of literary creativity for a while.
From February 2012 to October 2015 He studied at the four walls of the Delta State University (DELSU)
Early Life and Education
SIR A-ONE, the thirteenth oldest of fourteen siblings, was born in Ogbe-Udu, Delta State to Agberia Joseph-Eruemuare. His father worked as a Raffia Palm Tapper producing local gin at the commercial city of Abraka before his retirement. Despite the fact that A-One’s parents lacked formal education, his mother encouraged her son to do his best and leave the rest for God to bless. The father never supported his education, and was also hostile to him before he passed on September 2011. His major breakthrough or perhaps break forth came when his elder brother
Engr. Friday O. Eruemuare struggle to train him despite the hardship. His Uncle Pius E. Eruemuare also encouraged him to face his studies, while as a nonacademic staff of DELSU, as an officer at exams and records, before he was transferred to establishment unit of the same institution.
Before and during college
started tapping Rubber (Extracting Rubber Latex), Knitting fishing cages scavenging for snails at odd hours of the day before riding miles for studies while at St. Vincent’s College, Okwagbe and Oghior Comprehensive high school. The proceeds from this he used to settle his school fees while at Oghior Comprehensive high school (private school then). The sight of a ghost forced him to stopped rubber business and thereafter went into Kerosene business, supplying and hawking from door to door in Ogbe-Udu Town. The spirit of entrepreneurship has been possessing him from infancy.
has been a Christian since he was 10 years old. He was born into the Africa Traditional Religion (ATR ) where the mother do take him to shrine every Saturday. He actually converted himself to Christianity. And became a
catechist of some sort at St. Patrick’s parish. St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Ogbe-Udu became his church alongside his father and mother’s church. After their conversion into the catholic faith.
AWARDS AND HONORS
2010, Pen Prize Awards (PPA)
2013, Six Literary Awards from (CWAN )
2014, Award Of Excellence from LUSA
2015, Pengician of the Year Recognition from CWAN
He was in RAW boys musical crew, which has the names of the three crew members as an acronym.
RICHY -A Rapper
A-ONE– A Rapper
WESLY– A Vocalist
They formed the crew before they secured admissions to study at different higher institution..
Richy became a graduate of Linguistics and Communication Studies from the University of port-Harcourt in 2015.
Wesly became a graduate of English and Literary studies from UNIPORT in 2015.
A-ONE graduate from the Department of Languages and Linguistics, DELSU in 2015.
He has also ventured into comedy skits, which He entitled Certified Mugu Comedy (CMC) ; where he feature stars and upcoming artist(e)s. The very first episodes starred
Dickson Tochi (Icks), Piercez de Gr8, Mr. Fix It, Tony, Tome
The Certified Mugu Comedy (CMC) is actually a TV series that has episodes upon episodes. It’s a weekly comedy series of his always available for download.
They are also available on SIR A-ONE’s YouTube channel: SIR A-ONE
Goodnews is currently the CEO of www.pengician.com
A creative, informative, educative and entertaining website.