Victoria Uchenna Okoro 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!
Victoria Uchenna Okoro is a graduate of English Language from the University of Abuja. She is a English Language/Literature teacher at a Secondary School. She is also a writer, poet, an editor and a bead maker @thehandmadeng.
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?
In one day? I will organise an Orientation Programme where the rich history of Nigeria will be taught and learnt. A clear picture and a good knowledge of where we were will give us an insight into the reason we are now where we are and that will help us shape and focus on where we want to be as a nation.
What is the most annoying thing you have heard people say about women in Nigeria?
I have a list, but the most annoying is that the Nigerian woman, no matter her education, achievements or level of intellectuality, is nothing without a husband.
What is the one most important thing about being a woman that you would want your daughter to know?
I want my daughter to know that it is very important to celebrate her small victories. Life in mortality is probationary and so there’s no time to live in regrets. It is the small victories that make up the big successes.
Do you believe in gender equality? Why or Why not?
Yes, I do. I believe that men and women were created to complement each other.
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?
Who really wants to grow old? The body of a 30-year old bearing the mind of a 90-year old is my choice any day.
What is your opinion of the Nigerian woman?
The Nigerian woman is experiencing an awakening. She is beginning to see herself for who she truly is; she likes what she sees and is beginning to embrace it.
If you could wake up tomorrow having gained one special quality or ability, what would it be?
The power to control time. Then, I will be able to go back and forward in time to correct my mistakes and make changes at will. I want to be perfect at the time of the Saviour’s second coming.
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?
Ehmm… Nothing really. I prefer to allow things happen. Moreso, I may not like what I will hear.
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 SD card containing all my life’s work.
If you don’t have to worry about making money, what would you do all day?
Travel round the world appreciating people and their diverse cultures.
If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to? What happened that year?
I will go back to 2009. My mother fell sick just when I got admission into the university. Eight years after, she is still recovering.
How do you think your friends would describe you?
Ah. They say I’m weird and complicated; that one would have to take classes and graduate to understand the workings of my mind. They also say I care too much for others but don’t give others a chance to care for me.
Would you like to be famous? In what way?
Yes, I’d like to be a renowned public speaker, author, actress and presenter.
Is there something that you’ve dreamt of doing for a long time? Why haven’t you done it?
Acting and TV Presenting. I have gone for auditions but I have not be been discovered yet.
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?
This is tempting! I most definitely can’t handle the nightmares.