Adaeze Ezenwa 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!
Adaeze Ezenwa works as pharmacist at a private hospital. 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 would remove the ‘it is well’ spirit that makes us swallow oppression and corruption and nepotism and inefficiency. As long as we continue to console ourselves that it would get better without taking any action to ensure this, things will never change. If we can begin to demand better governance from elected representatives and better service from service providers at all levels, the changes that would occur in a year would be unprecedented.
What is the most annoying thing you have heard people say about women in Nigeria?
It’s hard to pick the most annoying thing I have heard about women in Nigeria. However, it always irks me when people describe Nigerian women as lazy, especially stay at home mums. Do they know just how hard it is to run a home?
What is the one most important thing about being a woman that you would want your daughter to know?
That she is not inferior because she has two x chromosomes.
Do you believe in gender equality? Why or Why not?
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 body of a 30-year old and the mind and wisdom of a 90-year old would be a killer combination, I might just become the next Oprah or the next Folorunsho Alakija.
What is your opinion of the Nigerian woman?
That she is the most resilient of creatures, who thrives despites societies limitations. You might try to break her with your restrictions, your bitter twisted lies, but like a phoenix, she rises every time. However, she can still do more to make her lot better, nobody else can do it for her.
If you could wake up tomorrow having gained one special quality or ability, what would it be?
The ability to bring about lasting peace across the world.
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 like to know the day I’d die, so I can squeeze as much life as possible onto my plate just before I go.
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 knapsack- it usually contains my laptop and tablet when I am not using them. Every other thing can be easily replaced- even my certificates.
If you don’t have to worry about making money, what would you do all day?
Travel baby! I’d see the world a thousand times.
If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to? What happened that year?
2012 when I spent an extra year in the university. I’d tell that version of me to chill because everything worked out well in the end.
How do you think your friends would describe you?
Stubborn, funny, addicted to Coca-Cola, loves music and books more than people.
Would you like to be famous? In what way?
No. I just want to be a billionaire, in dollars
Is there something that you’ve dreamt of doing for a long time? Why haven’t you done it?
I know I should say writing a book or books but it’s not something I dream about. I really, really want to visit all the continents of the world with certain countries being a must. Why haven’t I done it? I can’t afford to.
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?
I wouldn’t. I’d try harder to get the extraordinary wealth on my own. However, if I were poor, I’d jump at it. There’s no nightmare worse than poverty.