The Professor Otagburuagu Novella Has Been Published! Grab Your Copy for 4 HBD! (and How this is Hive's Own Book)

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Great news, guys!

Finally, the Professor Otagburuagu Novella which I and @katharsisdrill started here on hive has been published!

This morning the soft copy version was sent to all those who preordered through Kickstarter while the hard copy would soon follow. I want to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has followed and supported this project in any way, for upvoting and engaging with our posts, for sharing, for preordering and paying on Kickstarter and everything else - I and @katharsisdrill are very grateful!

So right now the book is available, you can begin purchase of the soft copy right now on hive for 4 HBD! You'll get it in your email ASAP. Send to me @nevies or @katharsisdrill.

What the Book is About

The Professor Otagburuagu Novella is about Professor Otagburuagu, the middle-aged evil criminal mastermind who abides in the shadows and is sought after by wealthy elite Nigerians who needs to consult him for his criminal master plans and evil expertise. An evil elderly gentleman, witty and sharp tongued. This novella is about a hunt for him by an honest police inspector called Inspector Raymond.

The story is filled with mystery, suspense, smarts, useful information, philosophy and depth, intriguing dialogue, fantasy, sex and a lot of humour.

In this post
I talked about why you can expect this to be a masterpiece

How this is Hive's Own Book

As some of you know, the Nigerian villain Professor Otagburuagu was first created by me here on hive (or what it was) in 2017 in a story contest hosted by @vcelier for @adsactly. Everyone fell in love with the character including @katharsisdrill who contested and won the illustration part of the contest. (You can read about it better in my last

Now I have gone on to give Professor Otagburuagu his own book, a novella of 30,000+ words illustrated by @kathatsisdrill's titillating art.


As you can see, it all began here on hive and is a testimony to the connections we're all making here on hive as a community. Friendships, spousal relationships, collaborations and projects such as this, etc. are the fruits of community done right, the proofs that it's not all for nothing.

And for certain hive is going to be mentioned wherever this book or the Otagburuagu character takes us. There are endless possibilities to where we can go from here: movies (Netflix's interest in Nigerian content is huge, plus my future movie ambitions.), animation, comics, etc. wherever it takes us, hive would be mentioned.

So please support Hive's Own!


I'm calling on some of my hive friends who have seemed to enjoy anything I've created, please support me and don't be offended: @frot, @dandays @nonameslefttouse, @riverflows, @seesladen, @manorvillemike, @battleaxe, @trostparadox, @holisticmom, @vcelier, and surely a number of others I can't recall all at the same time.

@vincentnijman, you already said I should call you when it's all set.

@acidyo, you helped rehived the first Kickstarter announcement post so I thought it would be nice to let you know we are published now.

Thank you very much, everybody!!


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That's cool. Congratulations and all that. I'm not sure how active my following is these days but I'll give this a reblog for now. Maybe people will see, maybe not.

I wouldn't mind a copy but @nonameslefttouse doesn't have a mailing address, if that makes sense...

Thank you very much!🤗

Yeah, that makes sense, but @nonameslefttouse has something else, doesn't he? Like a discord or anything like that.

No man. No discord either. When it comes to this game, the rarest achievement of them all would be talking to me behind the scenes.

At some point in the near future when I have 20 HBD available, I'll send it your way, for 5 copies, I'd like you to give those away, preferably to some randoms on the street or whatever, without even mentioning me. Deal?

Ah, yeah, sure. Deal 🤝. Thank you very much 😊.

Good doing business with you.

Haha! The pleasure is mine

Funds sent. Enjoy. Find a creative way to give those away.

Well, it's active enough for me to see it :)

1 out of 5000. Not too shabby.

I'll be picking up a hard copy. They just won't know it's me. I'm oldschool. Can't do books on a screen. Also not interested in revealing the location of my secret lair. "Be anonymous," they said. "It'll be fun," they said...

Hahahah! Actually I'm pretty sure meboom saw it because of you, so make that two!

In all the years I've known you, I've managed to gather up just enough info that if I were to hire a gifted private detective...they would still probably not find you 😆 I do have the distinct honor of having behind the scenes convos with you in the past, I'll content myself with feeling special over that lol!

Boom was here before me. Nevies mentioned me in the post. I would have missed it otherwise so that's fine with me.

And yeah back in the Steemit days I'd use that chat site, occasionally. What turned me off though was when I noticed some of the more crazy type folks being all dramatic and posting conversations they had with so and so on discord or whatever. Whether it's public or private. Often things are taken out of context, twisted out of shape.

Always looking over your shoulder. I don't need that in my life. In general I like to just keep to myself anyway and not be a burden to anyone. No twitter, no facebook, no nothing; living in the middle of nowhere. Good times...

I got my copy yesterday, and started right in on your stories @nevies. So funny!!! Congrats on bringing such a huge project to fruition.

Ah, thank you very much @owasco! I'm so happy to get your feedback 😃💪

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First time coming across your content you must be really awesome
Congratulations on your first win, more wins to come for sure 😊😊

Thanks so much, bro👌

You're welcome 💯

Great news brother.

I should be sending some hbd your way tomorrow.
Let me get sorted.
I need to get this piece. Sounds so good, and also support a brother.

Great going mate 👏🏿🙌🏾

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Thank you very much, bro!🤗

Just sent the hbd to nevies

Here's my mail

[email protected]

Sent already. Hope you've seen?😊👍

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Niiice. Well done, a lot of work are in su h artfully projects. Rehived. Have a great day

Thank you very much @akida

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Well, this is awesome! Sent the HBD, do you have a discord id or something I can send my email address to?

Congrats on the completion!

Thanks a lot, man.
Yeah, I have a discord ID:


Yo, just sent a discord message

HBD in your wallet

Yeah, seen and sent on discord. Thank you very much, bro!😊✌️

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Congratulations. This is a good project. Well done.
Yes there is massive interest in content from (and about) Nigeria. The world has suddenly realised they've been unaware of one of the largest and most creative sources of amazing content.

I'll be up to 4HBD in a few days so I may grab one next week. Peace.

Ah, you know about the interest. Cool 👍.

Thank you very much, would be expecting 😊✌️

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Congratulations @nevies @katharissdrill. Looking forward to it. Thanks for mentioning me. It's cuz I busted you out for posing like Madonna huh?

Hahaha. That and some other instances.

Thank you very much, @dandays, where do I send the book to? I can send to a mail or a discord ID or anywhere else of your choosing.

I got your discord handle from meesterboom and shot you a friend request.

Well this sounds awesome! Not sure how I missed you before, a story after my own heart! XD I will most certainly buy a copy! Email is [email protected]. Sending the cash over now :0)

Thank you very much @dreemit! I've sent it to you, hope you've seen it?

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I didn't, but I just checked and it's there! Look forward to reading it!

(Just to let you know, it went into my spam folder, so you might want to tell people to check there just in case :0)

Thank you very much for letting me know, please help mark my email as not spam too, maybe that would send a message to Google.

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Yup, I reported Not Spam and it redelivered into my primary,. hopefully the algorithm catches on! :)

Cool! Thank you so much.

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What an awesome news!

Yeah! Thanks 😃

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I got my copy via email, but have not had time to read it yet. I have a backlog of books to get through, but will do a post about it at some point.

Congratulations! This must be very satisfying.


Thank you so much for all the support @steevc. Would be really great to see what you have to say on the post!

Yeah, it's really satisfying 😃

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