Temitayo Ilesanmi 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!
Temitayo is a graduate of Political Science & International Relations from Osun state University. She is also the makeup artist behind Temah_touches
She answers our HOT questions below:
What’s one thing that’s happened to you that has made you a stronger?
Well, it was learning to love myself and this wasn’t a day thing. It was a hard process and through that process came strength and growth , so definitely learning to love me made me stronger.
If you can say one thing to your 18 year old self, what will it be?
It would be love
If you don’t have to worry about making money, what would you do all day?
I’ll watch movies all day, hang out with friends and cook all day.
Would you like to be famous? In what way?
Being famous is something I always dreamt about, so, I’ll like to be famous for being myself. I find myself to be really interesting and inspiring and I’ll like people to be able to see me grow and learn from my growth and experiences.
What do you consider the most beautiful thing about your personality?
My ability to always want to better myself. To be better than the person I was yesterday. That’s beautiful to me
Would you rather explore space or the deep sea?
I’ll rather explore space because that would definitely blow my mind away. To know there is so much more and be able to see it would definitely be amazing.
What is the one compliment that people always seem to give you?
That I have a beautiful smile.
Do you believe in miracles? Have you ever experienced one? Please share
Yes I do believe in miracles. I have experienced a few but I just don’t know how to put it to words.
Is there something that you’ve dreamt of doing for a long time? Why haven’t you done it?
If I am being honest, it’s traveling out of the country. To be able to visit other beautiful countries, have beautiful experiences and meet people. It hasn’t just happened yet but hopefully very soon, I pray.
What would make you leave someone you love?
When was the last time you complimented a complete stranger? What did you say?
Last time I complimented a stranger was probably two days ago, I told her she was very stylish
Who is the strongest woman that you personally know? And why?
The strongest woman I know is my mama. I mean my mother has been through so much and I don’t know how she does it and yet it has never given her a reason to give up and I wonder how she is still so beautiful. I must be so blessed to have her as my mom because she is the strongest woman I know.
What is the most annoying thing you have heard people say about women in Nigeria?
That we are “weak” which is so not true
What is the one important thing about being a woman that you would want your daughter to know?
The one important thing I’ll like my daughter to know about being a woman is “POWER” and owning that power is everything.
“You have the power to do and be anything you want.”
If you have the power to fix one thing in Nigeria, what will it be and WHY?
If I had the power to fix anything in Nigeria, it would be Poverty.
Recently, I read that Nigeria had overtaken India to be “poverty capital” of the world. That’s a sad thing to read and knowing fully well that Nigeria has one of the highest economic growth rates yet we are the “ poverty capital “ of the world.
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’ll like to retain the body of a 30 year old.
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 way! Nightmares! At the end of the day my peace of mind is worth more than wealth. What happens to the wealth if i die after that year? Lol… wealth is good but not that extreme
If you could wake up tomorrow having gained one special quality or ability, what would it be?
It would be the ability to travel through time… lol
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?
Oh yes. I’ll love to know about my future. I mean everything about my future. Maybe not though, especially if I get to be a mom and if my babies are gonna be fine.
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?
I wouldn’t want to know what each and everyone thinks of me , because at the end of the day it doesn’t matter what they think… Everyone has a right to their opinions. It’s what I think of me that matters
If you had to give up one of your limbs in exchange for there being a cure for cancer, would you do it?
Before I do that, I have to be 100% sure it would cure cancer and help save lives then I would.
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?
This is tempting but how I dress is how I feel and not being able to fully do that would be so sad. So, no, but I do want the money though.. LOL.. who wouldn’t?
If you could have a conversation with any type of animal in the world, what would you choose? What will you say?
It would be a dog and I would like to know what makes them so loyal.
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