Tope Delano 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!
Tope Delano is a writer and a graduate of English and Literary Studies from the University Of Ado Ekiti.
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?
Reduce the nation’s dependency on oil. Doing this provides several income and job outlets for the millions of jobless individuals in the country. Fix the education, security and health system; with all the stories we have for years witnessed and heard, these three things are dang well self explanatory.
What is the most annoying thing you have heard people say about women in Nigeria?
Someone once told me an unmarried woman can never be respected in the society, that statement still irks my very being.
What is the one most important thing about being a woman that you would want your daughter to know?
Independence…my parents taught me this, and this, I am already teaching my daughter. Absolutely beats a woman who owns her own.
Do you believe in gender equality? Why or Why not?
Absolutely! Gender equality aids progress in every aspect of life, Only insecure men fidget when it comes to giving women their deserved rights.
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?
Mind. Own a mind, an active one with tons of experience, trust your physical look will definitely be amazing!!!!
What is your opinion of the Nigerian woman?
Hardworking, brave, loving and beautifully learning there is more to life than being a mum and a wife.
If you could wake up tomorrow having gained one special quality or ability, what would it be?
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?
For the future; when and how do I get to be interviewed by Ellen DeGeneres and Oprah Winfrey.
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. Tope is in there.
If you don’t have to worry about making money, what would you do all day?
If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to? What happened that year?
2014, a year that may eventually be put in a book.
How do you think your friends would describe you?
Brave, strong, vain.
Would you like to be famous? In what way?
Yes, in a way every young woman out there would read a piece of my story. Just a piece, and think twice about whatever decision they are about to make at that moment.
Is there something that you’ve dreamt of doing for a long time? Why haven’t you done it?
Yes, I am doing it now.
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?
Lol, why not. You have nightmares, makes you pray more and take steps to making things right.