Olorunisola Abe 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!
Olorunisola is a journalist, who tells the stories of women. She doesn’t believe that there are voiceless people, but people whose voices aren’t heard because they don’t have the platform.
She answers our HOT questions below:
What’s one thing that’s happened to you that has made you stronger?
The love and the mercies of God.
If you can say one thing to your 18 year old self, what will it be?
Don’t be worried about tomorrow. Tomorrow will take care of itself.
If you don’t have to worry about making money, what would you do all day?
Read, eat, eat, eat, sleep and go on adventurous trips. I believe they are all therapeutic
Would you like to be famous? In what way?
I love to be behind the camera. I’d rather do great things on a low-key.
What do you consider the most beautiful thing about your personality?
I have a very beautiful and large heart. (A big shout out to my niece, Zoe, who helped me realize this)
Would you rather explore space or the deep sea? Why
I am quite conservative about taking risks but I think I would like to explore space. I catch cold easily when in water.
What is the one compliment that people always seem to give you?
Sola, you are a strong woman!
Do you believe in miracles? Have you ever experienced one? Please share
The miracle of salvation; of seeing another beautiful day; of graduating from school; getting a good job; surrounded by quality friends etc I experience miracles every day.
Is there something that you’ve dreamt of doing for a long time? Why haven’t you done it?
To study abroad. I’m working towards it.
What would make you leave someone you love?
Abuse. When people talk about domestic violence, the focus is often on physical abuse. For me, it bores down to the littlest thing like name-calling, not supporting my dreams etc
When was the last time you complimented a complete stranger? What did you say?
Hmmmm, been a while though but I am good at doing that.
Who is the strongest woman that you personally know? And why?
My eldest sister. The way she keeps hope alive after every setback is amazing. She’s my wonder woman.
What is the most annoying thing you have heard people say about women in Nigeria?
The belief that we are materialistic and that whatever we own is from a man irks me.
What is the one important thing about being a woman that you would want your daughter to know?
Baby girl, please love yourself.
If you have the power to fix one thing in Nigeria, what will it be and WHY?
The mindset of the people. When we complain about the government, we talk as if they are machines. The average Nigerian is corrupt, greedy and unlawful. We need to be contented and bear each other’s burdens, knowing that these things translate into a better society.
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 course. A 90-year old experience in the body of a 30-year old would be superb.
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?
Never! Only the blessings of the Lord maketh rich and addeth no sorrow to it. My peace of mind is important.
If you could wake up tomorrow having gained one special quality or ability, what would it be?
The ability to stop evil before they happen.
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’ll pass. There’s something called ‘process’ and I would love to go through it.
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?
Yes. But it also means that only the people that matter get to make a comment because I believe they will be constructive in their criticism of me.
If you had to give up one of your limbs in exchange for there being a cure for cancer, would you do it?
This one is hard o. I’m not sure o.
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?
Nooooo. What is the essence of the money in the first place?
If you could have a conversation with any type of animal in the world, what would you choose? What will you say?
Cats. I love them.
“Why do Africans think you embody evil?”
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