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Farida Adamu is a writer and researcher. 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 reality, it will be hard to fix anything in just a day but if I had the chance, I will revive the poor healthcare system in Nigeria.
What is the most annoying thing you have heard people say about women in Nigeria?
There are so many annoying things that have been said about women in Nigeria and I’ve learned to pay less attention to people spewing ignorance but what gets to me more is the phrase “You are a woman o.” People say it all the time especially when trying to limit women.
What is the one most important thing about being a woman that you would want your daughter to know?
That there are no rules for being a woman. Do what you want, as long as it gives you peace.
Do you believe in gender equality? Why or Why not?
Yes, I do believe in gender equality because every human is equally important as the other human irrespective of their gender.
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 30-year old.
What is your opinion of the Nigerian woman?
There isn’t one single type of Nigerian woman, we all have different personalities and come in different specs. So, no opinions formed.
If you could wake up tomorrow having gained one special quality or ability, what would it be?
The ability to wish for a thing and have it immediately.
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?
I’d love to know when I will die because I think death makes life worth living.
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 Laptop, it’s my most valuable possession.
If you don’t have to worry about making money, what would you do all day?
Read, surf the internet, eat, get fat.
If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to? What happened that year?
2015, I lost my dad.
How do you think your friends would describe you?
Most of them say I’m strong, others say I’m stubborn yet soft.
Would you like to be famous? In what way?
Yes, I want to be known for adding value to my country especially in the area of open data.
Is there something that you’ve dreamt of doing for a long time? Why haven’t you done it?
I want to be able to program robots in the future. I’m not doing it yet because I’m still learning to code.
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?
No! I love my peace of mind.