An exclusive interview with exquisite ambitious and creative poetess Annie Nasha on a one on one with Pachagazine about her poetry journey.

An exclusive interview with exquisite ambitious and creative poetess Annie Nasha on a one on one with Pachagazine about her poetry journey.

Pachagazine: What’s your brand and real name?

Annie Nasha: Am Ann Wangari alias Annie Nasha Pen name Nasha Poems

Pachagazine: What got you into poetry?

Annie Nasha: I started writing poems as a joke. I was good in English language at school and I was good at interpreting poems. So I felt the urge of writing. I also made poetry as a hobby to me. So when I’m down, I write to express my feelings.

Pachagazine: How long have you been in this?

Annie Nasha: Since 2016. That is 6years now.

Pachagazine: What else do you do?

Annie Nasha: Am a student at the University of Nairobi and a self employed lady, a writer and a freelancer.

Pachagazine: What challenges do you face as a poetess?

Annie Nasha: 

1. Plagiarism which lowers self esteem

2. Inadequate time for writing

3. Lack of support from family

3. Discouragements from other people

4. Lack of proper ground to participate

5. inadequacy of mentors to support, hold on to and correct

Pachagazine: If you weren’t into poetry what would you be doing?

Annie Nasha: I would be managing either my own business or another person’s.  I would also try singing.

Pachagazine: If you can change anything in poetry what would it be?

Annie Nasha: I would change the view that poets are depressed souls to they are mentors and strong souls.

Pachagazine: What advice would you give an upcoming poet?

Annie Nasha: Put God first in all you do. Practice makes perfect. You should be ready to write as many poems as possible. The many types of poems you write, the better. Always be ready for correction from your seniors in poetry. And the last thing that always hurts is, be ready for discouragements. Your slogan should be, I write to express not to impress.

Pachagazine: What’s your best piece in poetry

Annie Nasha: 

DEAR CRUSH

At times I wonder what kind of spell you cast on me,

Yet after casting you ignore me

I look like a fool running after you

And deeply fantasizing about you

You make my world stop for a while

Cause your cute face makes me blush

I can’t live without thinking of you

Since you are my eyes’ apple

Last night I dreamt about you and I

It was so unlike me

I don’t remember my dreams

But you, I remembered you

I’d wish to be in your arms daily

To feel your heartbeat

To kiss and fall in love with you

For the rest of my life

But you darling,

You snob me leaving me in the dark

I try showing you my love

But you don’t get it

So I decide to keep my distance

Because I can’t force love

But it hurts

All I see is you

Please withdraw the spell you cast,

I w… Read more

Pachagazine: Tell us more about the piece what was the inspiration ana why is it the best?

Annie Nasha: I was inspired by my crush who I really loved so much. So I wrote a love poem and sent to him. And he snobbed. He pushed me away but I couldn’t stop feeling what I felt for him. So I wrote the above poem and after it, I felt free at last

Pachagazine: Who do you look up to in poetry

Annie Nasha: My teacher and Mentor, I’d call her Mommy Irene. Also my boss, Simon Kibuchi also known as the street prophet.

Pachagazine: What’s the best advice you have ever been given?

Annie Nasha: My mama told me; God is always there for all of us. Never look down on anyone coz you don’t know what they tell God secretly.

Pachagazine: Now that you have mentioned your crush what’s your status? Dating, married or single?

Annie Nasha: I’m actually dating. Thank God I found a guy who loves me.

Pachagazine: What’s your take about poetry industry in Kenya?

Annie Nasha: Its not taken seriously in Kenya. Poets are not acknowledged.

Social links

Facebook: Annie Nasha

Facebook Group: Nasha Poems

IG: annienasha31

Mirakquil: annienasha

 Telegram

 Watpad  

 WhatsApp Group

 Email : mugambiann31@gmail.com

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