Ayotomiwa Ayodele 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!
Ayotomiwa Ayodele is a broadcaster (focuses on female and youth Oriented program), a gender and child advocate, and an entrepreneur.
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?
My focus will be on the standard of living of the pensioners in Nigeria. It breaks my heart each time I see people that have served their father land with their strength, vigour and youthfulness beg to receive their entitlements. I will put structures in place to ease these pains.
What is the most annoying thing you have heard people say about women in Nigeria?
That they are weaker vessels, should not be heard (I’m glad that is changing gradually though).
What is the one most important thing about being a woman that you would want your daughter to know?
A woman is a strong pillar of any home and society that will progress; she should always stand tall against all odds.
Do you believe in gender equality? Why or Why not?
Yes, because men and women are unique in their own ways, therefore should be given equal rights to strive in their own areas without any form of discrimination or intimidation. Mind you, this is not a form of competition (as being wrongly speculated) but a stand for freedom.
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?
Hhhmmm! The body of a 30year old abeg. Lol, I need the physical strength to move about to put some things in place while I’m still alive.
What is your opinion of the Nigerian woman?
Strong; purpose driven; sacrificial; a goal getter and builder.
If you could wake up tomorrow having gained one special quality or ability, what would it be?
Ability to discern sincerity from falsehood, ( one don’t even know who has good intentions in our society now).
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?
Some things in the past, why I had to go through some things in life, why were some decisions not taken at some points in my life, then I will like to know what lies in future.
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 certificates, though I can still get the original copies but why go through the stress when I can save myself the stress?
If you don’t have to worry about making money, what would you do all day?
Have interactive sessions with youths and teenagers, travel around and sleep (Lol).
If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to? What happened that year?
1999, I had all my family members here happily (it preceded the year I lost my Mum, I miss her a lot).
How do you think your friends would describe you?
Loving, tolerant, beautiful and strong willed (some will say annoying and proud though).
Would you like to be famous? In what way?
Yes, as a woman impacting lives and a strong voice for the less privileged.
Is there something that you’ve dreamt of doing for a long time? Why haven’t you done it?
A full fledge orphanage home and putting up a voice for the pensioners and less privileged in Nigeria. I’m not ready to launch out yet, it’s a great task ahead.
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 please, I appreciate my peace of mind.