Fatai’s writing journey began with a midnight dream in 2003, where he found himself in an empty classroom with chairs, starring at a saying written on a chalkboard by an unknown writer that reads – “A drug is a root that comes from money in such a level.”
According to Fatai,
“When I was 12, I realized I had a passion for writing, but I couldn’t put my words together in the way they should be then.” Never before could he have imagined himself being a writer, but surprisingly, as it turned out, since the day he saw the saying in his dream and was able to copy it down on paper, he received inspiration that enabled him to create his own 65 Sayings. The only thing he recalled was that it was as if someone were speaking into his mind until he was done writing his 65 Sayings. That has also led him to write several other published and unpublished books.
Born in 1978, Fatai studied Journalism at the Times Journalism Institute in Lagos, Nigeria. His dream of becoming an interpreter and international businessman led him to travel to China for an intensive study of the Chinese language at the Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China, to break the language barrier and ease business transactions from China to Africa and the rest of the world. Fatai is also an interpreter of Chinese into English and a business consultant.
His mother tongue is Yoruba, and he also speaks English，Mandarin Chinese and some Arabic.
The activities Fatai enjoys the most are writing, reading, researching, volunteering, travelling, engaging in humanitarian work, listening to music, and making jokes.