Orifunke Lawal 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!
Orifunke Lawal is a writer and a content creator. She runs the orifunkelawal.com blog.
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’ll fix the problem of leadership. I don’t know how possible that would be in one day but Nigeria has a very big problem of poor, selfish and corrupt leadership. I’ll fix that first.
What is the most annoying thing you have heard people say about women in Nigeria?
Uhmmm… I once heard someone say women cannot effectively lead because they would make decisions based on emotions and not on logic, like the men. Whatever that means, I still find it as annoying as ever.
What is the one most important thing about being a woman that you would want your daughter to know?
A woman should learn to be independent, especially when it comes to fending for herself. She shouldn’t be a leech wanting to live off men or even other women. That’s one thing I would want my daughter to know.
Do you believe in gender equality? Why or Why not?
If by “gender equality”, you mean having equal opportunities to jobs, education, politics and other fundamental human rights, then yes, I do believe in gender equality. I believe women should not be relegated in societal affairs because they are women and I also believe men should not be seen as stronger and more advantaged than women.
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?
I’d retain the body of a 30-year old, please. I can’t trade away the knowledge, perceptions and experiences of a 90-year old mind.
What is your opinion of the Nigerian woman?
The Nigerian woman is strong. She has a way of dealing with society’s pressures and overcoming them and she is well able to juggle a lot of things together and still come out fine.
If you could wake up tomorrow having gained one special quality or ability, what would it be?
Loooool. The special ability to convert water to money. There’s too much water everywhere. Let’s just turn it to money, please.
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 future and what it hold for me because I feel it’s easier and more effective working and preparing towards a future that you already know.
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?
Errr….. My phone (That’s if it hadn’t even been with me in the first place)
If you don’t have to worry about making money, what would you do all day?
Haha! Surfing the internet, eating and sleeping.
If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to? What happened that year?
It’s hard to pick. Maybe 2002. I was 7 and it’s the earliest age I can remember starting to “live” life.
How do you think your friends would describe you?
Ah. I don’t know o. But let’s say, “Someone who is fun to be with, has a great sense of humour, lively (unless on her period. Lol) and is a good writer”
Would you like to be famous? In what way?
Yessss! Like Oprah Winfrey. Or Mo Abudu. They’re both talk show hosts so I guess I’d like to be famous as one. *wide grin*
Is there something that you’ve dreamt of doing for a long time? Why haven’t you done it?
-Yeahhh. Having a talk show where I get to meet with different personalities and interview them. I haven’t done it because I do not have the resources I need yet and I just feel it’s not just the right time yet.
Would you be willing to have horrible nightmares for a year if you would be rewarded with extraordinary wealth for a lifetime? Why or Why not?