Adesewa Sontonwa 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!
Adesewa is a youth corper working with a consultancy firm.
She answers our HOT questions below:
What’s one thing that’s happened to you that has made you a stronger?
One thing that’s made me stronger, hmm this is a very big question. A lot of things have made me stronger but they are all as a result of something big; Jesus!!!
If you can say one thing to your 18 year old self, what will it be?
That’s easy. I’d tell her to BREATHE!!!
If you don’t have to worry about making money, what would you do all day?
Wowww, it’s a long list. I’d lay in bed for the early hours of the day and just think out loud on so many things, converse with my Senior Partner, read (my bible and related books an generally things that interest me), pray. Then I’d sing and dance to very loud music using a speaker, talk with friends via social media and go back to the early morning routine.
Would you like to be famous? In what way?
Hmm, not necessarily.
What do you consider the most beautiful thing about your personality?
Would you rather explore space or the deep sea?
None actually. The deep sea and space are not on the list of things I want to explore.
What is the one compliment that people always seem to give you?
My dentition which of course gives me a beautiful smile (flips hair and smiles). Lol
Do you believe in miracles? Have you ever experienced one? Please share
Yes, I believe in miracles and yes I have experienced not one, not two but many. But an example is the greatest miracle of all which is who I am today in Christ.
Is there something that you’ve dreamt of doing for a long time? Why haven’t you done it?
Trust me, I’ve dreamt of doing so many things, so much that I’ve lost count. In fact my name is Josephine!
What would make you leave someone you love?
Depends on who I’m loving. But under simple assumptions of the right kind of love and individuals, nothing.
When was the last time you complimented a complete stranger? What did you say?
Today actually, I happen to compliment or should i say “famz” people a lot. I told a lady at a client’s organization that I liked her outfit.
Who is the strongest woman that you personally know? And why?
The strongest woman I know, she used to be my colleague but now, she’s my big sister. I see her as a strong woman because she has inspired me in so many ways. She slays in every way possible through Christ in her and I learnt a lot from her and her complete dependence on God is what makes me see her as a really strong woman.
What is the most annoying thing you have heard people say about women in Nigeria?
That would be when people (men and even women) call women who sweat it out during house chores or undergo one inconvenience or the other a wife material. And as funny and annoying as it can be, people see it as a compliment. You see a lady sweating, washing clothes and she’s called a wife material, like can’t i just be chilling in my living room, watching TV while eating pizza and the washing machine is doing my laundry for me and still be called a wife material? A woman who can wake up as early as 4am to cook is more of a wife material than a woman who doesn’t cook in the morning before going to work.
What is the one important thing about being a woman that you would want your daughter to know?
That being a woman is not what the world defines it as. That the expectations, roles, personalities associated with being a woman that we have today have been so worldly-defined, its a mirage. I would let her know that as a woman, she’s not conformed to the worldly standard and definitions of a woman but the WORDLY standard and definitions of a woman. That to be conformed to these standards means to fully understand them through reading and meditating on it (the Word). Most importantly, I would let her know that fully understanding these standards involves going to the One who set them, God.
If you have the power to fix one thing in Nigeria, what will it be and WHY?
I would tweak the reasoning or mindset citizens have about their nation because many Nigerians seem to think Nigeria is a lost cause and praying for her is waste of time. I’d just make some changes with their minds and make them understand we shouldn’t give up and lament but make use of prayers with works.
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?
Lool…there’s a catch to this question. Would have chosen the mind of a 30 year old but no two 30 year olds have the same mind. Would have resolved for the second option but bodies of 30 year olds differ with individuals also. Since I don’t know the mind or body in question, I’ll stick with mine and work on both.
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?
Nahhhhh. My father said he would give his beloved sleep. Since I’m his beloved, I get to have both, wealth and sleep. Thank you
If you could wake up tomorrow having gained one special quality or ability, what would it be?
Yesssssss, to SING!!!!! To know how to sing really well like knowing the rules and all (P.S: singing is one of those dreams I told you about)
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?
Lol…I don’t do crystal balls.
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?
Learn what EVERY person in my life thinks about me? No I would not. I have different kinds people in my life, some with like ideas, minds and beliefs, some with nothing in common but just some certain things bringing us together. Now knowing what each person thinks of me? That’s what I like to call “Kill yourself starter pack”..loool. No I wouldnt, its not healthy. However, selecting a few people that you are very confident is very helpful as they can help you grow and become a better version of yourself.
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 rough play..looool. I’d ask God first and make sure I hear very well.
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?
The same exact outfit? Ehn I would use that money to make several duplicates of the same exact outfit and keep wearing them. Lol, I’m kidding, I wouldn’t, that’s style bondage.
If you could have a conversation with any type of animal in the world, what would you choose? What will you say?
I’m not a fan of animals so talking to an animal? I’ll pass, thank you.