Born on January 2, 1968 in Vom, Jos, Nigeria, to a history teacher and a storytelling homemaker, Maurice Suwa has always wanted to be a writer and dreamt of becoming a bestselling author at an early age. His first work, a novel about insurance fraud, was penned in class whenever the teacher droned on during insufferable subjects like Math. Later, he picked up a love for poetry and scribed Ravings of the Madman, his rantings about the evil of slavery and colonialism. In 1989, he entered his collection for the prestigious Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) awards. He immediately knew he was onto something great when he got an acknowledgement letter signed by one of Nigeria’s foremost poets, Femi Osofisan.
While at the University of Jos, Maurice made a foray into journalism, writing reviews for the wildly popular soap opera Behind the Clouds in the Nigerian Standard Newspapers. He went on to write two weekly columns on entertainment and tourism in the same publication. Soon after, he pathed into broadcasting, hosting two music shows on leading radio stations in Nigeria:Jos FM, OGBC, and Ray Power FM.
In 1996 he encountered the salvation of Jesus Christ, after which his writing focus changed, leaving his dream novel The Curse of King Tut cold on the cutting room floor. Quotes of Life, a Christian study book, became his first published work, with foreword written by Pastor E. A. Adeboye, and with reviews from Pastors Tunde Bakare and Tony Rapu, prominent pastors with global following and international ministries. His second book Good Success was published in 2007.
In 2003 he became a pastor, founding Antioch Assembly, a parish church of the global church network, the Redeemed Christian Church of God. Today, he consults in publishing from dawn to dusk and writes from dusk to dawn. He currently runs The Voice of One, a teaching ministry with emphasis on World Religions, Christian Apologetics, and the End Times. To date he has authored four titles, including “I AM the Origin of Species!” an Amazon bestseller in Apologetics/Theology.
Maurice is married to his love, Laura, and is blessed with a son, Nengak, and two daughters, Nenritji and Nendi. His hobbies are Reading (which features an eclectic taste) and Traveling (which has taken him to Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America).