Elsie Godwin is our guest on the 15 QUESTIONS Series today! Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you like to be a guest!
Elsie Godwin is a blogger at elsieisy.com, she is also a radio host and social media manager/influencer.
She answers our HOT questions below!
If you were the President for one day and you have the power to fix one thing in Nigeria, what will it be and WHY?
I wish being president for one day can fix the power issue in Nigeria. We need light and fixing power will go a long way to ease the high cost of living we presently have to endure and also help small scale businesses to run. So if I become the president of Nigeria for one day, I will try to fix power.
What is the most annoying thing you have heard people say about women in Nigeria?
“A woman should not speak when men or elders (always men too) are speaking”, that’s just ridiculous. Don’t even think all that happens just in Nollywood. That is the reality and it’s very annoying.
What is the one most important thing about being a woman that you would want your daughter to know?
You are Human and you are enough to be whatever and I mean WHATEVER you want to be. Be you with pride.
Do you believe in gender equality? Why or Why not?
Yes I believe in gender equality. Why shouldn’t I? Everyone should receive equal treatment. Whether you are a man or woman, it doesn’t change anything and should not grant you special opportunity and treatment. Yes there are peculiar cases where the woman gets to be treated in a special way but think about it, she alone bears the burden of reproduction. Anything less than that should not be accepted. A man deserves as much respect as a woman deserves, vice versa.
If you were able to live to the age of 90 and retain either the mind or body of a 30-year old, which would you choose?
The mind of a 30year old is active, anxious, ambitious, adventurous, goal orientated, etc. How can I manage that in the body of a 90year-old? I will rather go for the body of a 30year-old and keep my wise, experienced and relaxed mind.
If you could wake up tomorrow having gained one special quality or ability, what would it be?
Invisible. Oh that will be fun!
If a crystal ball could tell you the truth about yourself, your life, the future or anything else, what would you want to know? Why or why not?
Who my husband is and for how long we will be married. The thing is, I love relationships. I love family. I am basically passionate about things that has to do with relationship, dating and sex; which is why my blog and radio shows are centred on them. However, emotional issues are exhausting, they drain daylight out of you and as much as I lend a helping ear to and share my thoughts with people who go through them, I try as much as possible to avoid them. So if I can have the knowledge of who the husband is, it will save me the stress of dating the wrong guys really. Although this can be argued but that’s how I feel right now. So yes, who be my husband biko? Will I ever get married?
Your house, containing everything you own, catches fire. After saving your loved ones, you have time to safely make a final dash to save any one item What would it be? Why?
My mother’s picture. I miss her and looking at the image sorta gives me strength. More like she’s watching me… Please don’t judge me. LOL
If you don’t have to worry about making money, what would you do all day?
I will open a free heart to heart centre where people can call me or even visit me to share their problems and try to help them either in cash or kind.
If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to? What happened that year?
2007. The year I lost my mother.
How do you think your friends would describe you?
Trouble Maker. I don’t even know why because I am very quiet and love my space.
Would you like to be famous? In what way?
While growing up, I always told myself I will love to be wealthy but anonymous. I tried it. I ran my blog for 2years without people knowing my face. I finally had to show my face after a while but I am super glad it’s very easy for me to disguise owing to the fact that I look different with different hairdo and makeup. Right now, I don’t think being famous is a bad idea but I will rather be wealthy than famous. I also do not want fame without wealth.
Is there something that you’ve dreamt of doing for a long time? Why haven’t you done it?
Starting my own charity organisation. I have not started it because I do not want to depend on sourced funds to run the organisation. Yes I will have to because the idea is centred on that too but I want to be able to have a seed fund from my personal income before I commence. So it won’t have to be 100% dependent on people’s money. We all are going to give to make it work.
Would you be willing to have horrible nightmares for a year if you would be rewarded with extraordinary wealth for a life time? Why or Why not?
Sound tempting. Yes oo! As long as I am assured whatever happens in my nightmare cannot affect me physically and neither will I feel it when wake up.