Love Ebunlola Omoraiyewa 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!
Love Ebunlola Omoraiyewa is the school administrator of Redemption Academy Schools which is a family-owned business. She has a beautiful daughter who means the world to her.
She is an Educationist, Writer, Divorcee, Single Mum and all-round child of God.
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?
I am passionate about Education. Not just for the girl child but for every child. Every child should be educated. It really irks me when I see children hawking during school hours. The first thing I would do is make street hawking illegal for children and then make provisions for all children to be able to attend school. It may not be possible to make it entirely free but I would enact a system that enables them to learn now and pay later when they begin to make money from that education.
What is the most annoying thing you have heard people say about women in Nigeria?
Well, not just applicable to Nigerian women. ‘The best gift you can give your husband is your virginity’. Keeping your virginity is showing reverence to God and to the knowledge that the Holy Spirit resides in your temple (body). You don’t gift that to a man. Besides such statements sparks patriarchy. Nobody speaks to the men on gifting their virginity to their wives. It is not the exclusive preserve of women. Everyone should live holy and acceptable and keep their virginity as well as other commandments (of what use is the virginity if you are keeping malice with your neighbours or you tell lies?) in honour of God, not man. Our obedience to God should be complete and it is for everyone. P.s. I married as a virgin and virginity did not keep the marriage.
Do you believe in gender equality? Why or Why not?
Yes, I do. I believe a man and a woman should respect each other 100%. I believe that women deserve the same opportunities given to men and vice versa. I would like to see more men teaching in Nursery schools because it should not be gender-specific. I would like to see more women fly planes. Because God made us all and He put in us gifts that are not necessarily gender-specific. I however also believe in the biblical principle of a man being the head of a home. Love and submission are equal. Love begets submission and submission begets love. In the end, they are one and the same thing.
What is the one most important thing about being a woman that you would want your daughter to know?
I want Nifemi to know that she can be anything she wants to be and she does not have to fit into any mould. I want her to know she has greatness inside of her.
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?
This is hard. But I would pick the mind of a 30-year-old. I would still love to be writing and unravelling purpose at 90 thus I need a sharp mind.
What is your opinion of the Nigerian woman?
She is strong, puts every other person before herself, endures all things gracefully and does the same thing over and over again without breaking down. She can’t afford to be sick and even when she is, she is still taking care of others. Kudos to every woman out there.
If you could wake up tomorrow having gained one special quality or ability, what would it be?
To take the pain away from the world.
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 would want to know every purpose that God has designated for me so that I can get on it quickly. I want to die empty and spent.
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 phone. I do most of my work on my phone. If I can sneak out something else, it would be my Joyce Meyer Amplified Bible. I love that Bible.
If you don’t have to worry about making money, what would you do all day?
I would write and sing and probably catch up on all the Television series I have liked from a distance but can’t watch because of time constraints.
If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to? What happened that year?
I would go back to 2014 when I was severely depressed and contemplated suicide and was afraid to leave my marriage because of what people would say. I eventually left and the world did not end. In the end, everything always works out.
How do you think your friends would describe you?
Introverted, fun-loving, can-dance-to-any-music, and very sarcastic.
Would you like to be famous? In what way?
Yes. Famous for my works. I would want my writings and whatever else the Lord will do through me to reach the ends of the earth.
Is there something that you’ve dreamt of doing for a long time? Why haven’t you done it?
Knowing how to dance professionally and playing the piano. I haven’t found the time to do them.
Would you be willing to have horrible nightmares for a year if you would be rewarded with extraordinary wealth for a lifetime? Why or Why not?
My peace is paramount.
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