Kenechukwu Obi was born to Nigerian parents. He immigrated to Canada in 2013 and now lives in the city of Regina, where he currently writes and studies business administration at the university of Regina.
His writing consists of plays, novels, short stories, poetry, children's stories, articles and song lyrics.
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Honey Gone Thorny
Set in Nebraska and Los Angeles, the story is hinged on Beck Blades, a writer from rural Nebraska who is quite obsessed with having big Hollywood studios make movies based on his fiction stories. His ambition, however, proves very difficult to accomplish, as his first ten stories meet with steady rejection. Nothing can stop his determination to succeed, even if it means angering his wife Julie, who is on the verge of leaving him.
Beck writes his eleventh story in spite of all, and reluctantly sends it to fiction editors of a magazine published in New York, after experiencing more rejections from movie studios. Much to his surprise, editors of the magazine write back with a big interest in his story. The magazine begins to serialize his story, and like a bomb, news of his story and talent explode everywhere. Readers all over America love his story and his artistry, making executives of movie studios take notice and begin jostling to acquire his story.
Finding Love Twice
Apart from finding fame and fortune, Beck unexpectedly finds love once again. He gets romantically involved with his agent Trisha, just as his estranged wife Julie is about to enter his life once again. Despite being abandoned by Julie in the time he struggled with his career, Beck realizes that he still loves her in spite of everything. He cancels his already advanced marriage plans with Trisha. Staying calm while receiving the news, she assures Beck that she respects his decision and that from now on, their relationship should be kept purely professional. But, that is only the beginning of Trisha's plans about to unfold.
Please Dial Nine One One
In his sleep, former American congressman, Mark Nixon, is transported to a surreal London world. He goes by the name Dale in this alternate universe, where he finds himself a married, jobless chef. Nancy, his wife, is the family bread winner. His frustration with his unemployment is exacerbated upon meeting his high school friend Richard, who is now wealthy and owns a movie studio in Hollywood. Richard turns Dale’s life around with his wealth and fame. But behind his magnanimity is a plot to snatch Nancy from Dale. Dale does not know this, and falls for Richard’s plot as a result of his excessive love for money.
Secret Love Affair
Meanwhile, Dale’s 18-year-old son Rooney dreams to play for one of England’s top football clubs. He is in love with a 28-year-old woman named Katy, who has been part of Dale’s family as a nanny. Katy can’t stand Rooney, who she nursed as a little boy and who now pesters her with his feelings. She knows deep down in her heart that she feels love for him too. However, she is already engaged to John, a 28-year-old man, who she is focused on helping find success as a singer.
Between Power and Pleasure
Katy becomes instrumental to John’s record label signing at EMI, after introducing him to her friend Jane. In charge of talents acquisition, Jane is also the daughter of Kevin, the label’s founder and CEO. Unknown to Katy, an affair thrives between John and Jane, and disrupts her plans of getting married to John. Meanwhile, Kevin, who is a divorcee, desperately wants Katy to be his wife. In pain and anguish, Katy is heartbroken and torn between seeking revenge, and resigning to the whims and caprices of fate, which is bent on crossing her path with that of Rooney once again.
A Dance with the Naked Virgin
The story takes place during the pre-colonial era in the Nnewi and Akwaete kingdoms located in the southeastern part of Nigeria. It centers on Onyirionwu, who is chosen at birth to carry out the mission of his native Oracle in another kingdom. Onyirionwu is not a son that pleases his father because of the passion he has for playing the flute, instead of working hard on the farm like his mates. His hot-tempered father, not knowing the purpose behind his flute-playing passion, often dismisses him as useless, and speaks of his intention to castrate him.
Wrath of the Gods
When Onyirionwu’s father cannot bear his son’s lack of interest in the farm any longer, he does the forbidden and strikes him. Onyirionwu sobs spasmodically. Successive crackling of thunder follows. The atmosphere suddenly rumbles with a very deep liquid voice. The sky, clear before the incident, becomes full of clouds. Weird occurrences fill the land, with farms being filled with planted yams that will not sprout, goats walking upright on their legs, and cocks laying eggs instead of hens.
Onyirionwu’s father has to dance to the tunes of the sacred drums of doom. This is a sacrificial dance in which he will lose his soul, his blood cleansing the land. The event also marks the commencement of Onyirionwu’s mission for which he has been chosen. He leaves without knowing where he is going, wandering far away from his native kingdom, finally with time to hone his flute playing.
Searching for Salvation
Onyirionwu’s ability to play the flute gets him the attention of King Udeze, who is in deep distress as a result of his childlessness, and needs a good entertainer. King Udeze has done what is not right in the sight of the Oracle, by murdering his brother and ascending the throne, which by right does not belong to him. To obtain forgiveness for his sins, he has to dance with a naked virgin, whose identity only Onyirionwu knows.
Bachelors on Strike
Bachelors on Strike is a novel set in a pre-colonial village called Ohanze, and in an urban area called City. It focuses essentially on the people of Ohanze, ruled by a certain King Edozie, who employs forces of oppression and injustice to keep them in check. The people of Ohanze groan under his tyranny. King Edozie denies them even the opportunity of getting married by imposing a high “bride price” at will. This makes Ohanze a land of very old bachelors and spinsters, as an Ohanze man has to pay a “bride price” that is very much on the high side, to get married. The consequence of the high bride price on the women folk is that they continue to live with their parents, when they ought to have husbands. Change is desperately needed, and a courageous person is needed to inspire the people of Ohanze to rise against King Edozie and his oppressive rule. Kene, a young man full of ideas for democracy and the son of Oliseh, leaves the city for Ohanze, his fatherland without knowing he is the one already favoured to champion the cause of his people, after his father’s failed attempt. Kene’s seditious, fearless and dissident voice rises throughout Ohanze as the appointed time arrives. This precipitates a strike by all bachelors in Ohanze, who then head out in search of wives in lands where bride prices are non-existent. The strike brings about a rebellion initiated by Kene. King Edozie’s daughter, the Princess, needs a man in her life. But her high bride price scares interested bachelors. She is not getting any younger. Consequently, she does not mind doing anything in her quest to get married, including playing a vital and decisive role in dethroning her father. With the rebellion comes the collapse of King Edozie’s tyranny. The rebellion ushers in justice, freedom, an atmosphere and platform for democratic dispensations in Ohanze, where loss of life may be the price of having change.