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Smiley NTK Thefir5t

<p><em><strong>Smiley NTK Thefir5t</strong> writes. Oh, so you don't know. He&#160;is a Zambian multi-talented Artist aand Author. proficient in Spoken Word Poetry, Directing, note-taking and Script Writing. In other words, he is always writing. That's a lot of writes, right?</em></p>&#13; &#13; <p><em>He was born Kondwelani Tembo Nguluwe from parents, Peter Mwalumo Nguluwe and Royce Tembo Shawa-Nguluwe, on 5th December, 1994, in Lusaka, Zambia.</em></p>&#13; &#13; <p><em>Smiley Thefir5t's love for the literary arts surfaced&#160;at a tender age. While in his first grade his teacher would summon him to her desk and ask him to create stories, in his own, from the images she would give him. Though the task was meant to keep him from sitting idly after a class task it would later inspire in him a Poet in 2013, his first poem being <strong>"WISDOM"</strong>; Script Writer in 2015, with the rewrite to the play <strong>"WHO AMONGST US?"</strong> by Lyton Phiri Jr.; Director in 2016, for Chazanga Primary School's Drama and Poetry, alongside fellow director, JR The Second.; and now Author.</em></p>&#13; &#13; <p><em>Hailing from humble beginnings, he is an artist keen to explore and experiment in various avenues of art, and is a lover of Christ Jesus, aiming to Inspire, Motivate and Exalt. His works draw inspiration from life itself and the world at large, for he prefers dynamic, outside-the-box thinking for bringing out to the confines of single midedness. And he is not one that easily gives on his endeavours, hanging on the quote, 'It is better to try and fail, than fail to try; and when you do try, and fail, try again. Creation was not completed in a day'.</em></p>&#13; &#13; <p><em>His debut book, <strong>"MY CONFESSIONAL LETTERS"</strong>,&#160;a poetry ebook is set for December 2019 release.</em></p>&#13; &#13; <p><em>Smiley Thefir5t lives in Lusaka, with his three brothers and an overused notebook. And that is also write.</em></p>