Thursday, June 17, 2010

TARIERE Member of the Week: Ulan Garba Matta

So I just don't learn my lesson do I?! After my experience with Nk'iru. Njoku, I still went ahead to ask yet another great Writer to tell me a little about herself!!

Anyway, here it is..Ulan Garba Matta in her own words...

I am sometimes a Geologist, sometimes a Writer, and overall, sometimes a Film Maker, depending on how duty and inspiration call.

Ulan Garba Matta

I believe as a Creative person, I have a Genius attached to me by God who inspires me and how hard I listen to this Genius shows in the quality of my work. (I suspect I know this Genius of yours Ulan, are His initials H.S. by any chance?!)

Music is my first love before films, writing and comics (they follow this order) and it influences my writing a lot.

I am currently listening to Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals (all their albums) and also Fiona Apple's ‘When the Pawn hits Conflict he thinks like a King..’(The title is a whole poem and was in the Genesis Book of Records as the longest album title for a while)

I am obsessed about closed doors because I like to think of any place I am in for a while as my sanctuary.

I recently watched ‘Inglourious Basterds’ and Guy Ritchie's ‘Rock n Rolla’ and thoroughly enjoyed myself; and then I realized most of my favorite movies involved guys being violent and showing off some muscle, with wicked humor! But I have always stood my ground as a girl who doesn't like muscular guys but could always do with a very good laugh. Now I don’t know what this says of me...

Oh yeah, I’m an adrenaline junkie, who would jump at any opportunity to test my limits of mind over matter.

I love the freedom that comes with creativity but I’m also saddened by the fact that as humans and especially adults we do not want to take chances with creative ventures because of the stigmatizing fear of failure.

P.S.- I'm soooo jealous of Ulan's flowing, natural hair, that I always feel like yanking her hair and pulling hard whenever I see her!!

1 comment:

  1. hola! let me be the first, as i have to say i am truly honored to be a featured member on this blog. thanks tari for just keeping our minds updated,amused and boggled. To all the followers, may we keep tariere forever young and alive cos lord know it aint easy having a blog.ciao amigos!