Bolanle Arijenileola is our guest on the 23 QUESTIONS Series today! Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you would like to be a guest!
Bolanle Arijenileola is an eventpreneur, teacher and a certified Foodie.
She answers our HOT questions below:
What’s one thing that’s happened to you that has made you a stronger?
God’s love has made me stronger, happier and graceful.
If you can say one thing to your 18 year old self, what will it be?
Bola Girl, chin up and live on your OWN terms. Enjoy your age and life baby girl.
If you don’t have to worry about making money, what would you do all day?
Cook a spicy sumptuous meal, read books, get to chats with teenage girls and dance.
Would you like to be famous? In what way?
Yessssss! As a bankable eventpreneur who has a girl hub to help you get girls go through life and it’s attendant issues with ease and guidance.
What do you consider the most beautiful thing about your personality?
I have a forgiving heart. I hurt easily and I forgive easily as well (some hurts heals slowly but then I forgive still).
Would you rather explore space or the deep sea? Why
Space, as a little girl I watch the cloud and talk to my departed loved ones so the cloud and space holds a mystery I am in awe of.
What is the one compliment that people always seem to give you?
Cooking, sharing my meals and my hearty laugh.
Do you believe in miracles? Have you ever experienced one? Please share
I am a believer of the school of miracles. From healing of what the doctor can’t explain to my aunt’s conception after long years of hoping for a child.
Is there something that you’ve dreamt of doing for a long time? Why haven’t you done it?
I want to write a script for a television series and start a girl hub for girls from broken marriages or with a deceased parent. Procastination and finance is not an excuse but it is a reason.
What would make you leave someone you love?
Insecurity. I can’t deal.
When was the last time you complimented a complete stranger? What did you say?
Almost everyday, told a cook friend of mine that he makes the yummiest pancake in the world and I mean it.
Who is the strongest woman that you personally know? And why?
Iya Bola of life!!! My mum is an institution of strength and resilience, she graciously picks her lemons and bitter leaf that life gives her then turn it into an wholesome meal. How she has it all together without breaking is beyond me.
What is the most annoying thing you have heard people say about women in Nigeria?
Nigerian women are not ready is the saddest thing I have ever heard. Upon the glass roofs and ceilings the Nigerian women are breaking daily yet the “NOT READY” is an insult that meant we will never be enough. So saddening.
What is the one important thing about being a woman that you would want your daughter to know?
A woman is HUMAN, a whole being with a mind of her own and the world will be on her terms.
If you have the power to fix one thing in Nigeria, what will it be and WHY?
Make firm laws that protects children and their future.
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?
Body of 30 year old, I can not waste my wealth of experience and knowledge.
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?
Sleep is part of my inheritance and I don’t want to waste my wealth on therapist appointment.
If you could wake up tomorrow having gained one special quality or ability, what would it be?
The ability to heal pain/hurts.
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?
Nothing. My process of becoming will lose it’s mystery.
If you had the opportunity to learn exactly what every person in your life really thinks about you, would you take it? Why or why not?
Only God’s opinion is needed now. I have lived in the shadows of their opinion enough.
If you had to give up one of your limbs in exchange for there being a cure for cancer, would you do it?
If someone paid you a million dollars to wear the same exact outfit every day for the rest of your life, would you do it?
For a million dollars, NO!
For unending wealth, YES!
If you could have a conversation with any type of animal in the world, what would you choose? What will you say?
Maybe I can get a better explanation of what goes through their minds when they have to shed their wings, pull out beaks and talons then wait. The waiting lesson from the eagles will be better.