Ninety-Nine Questions (Not Really)

Day 22: 15 facts about myself

Helloo Nigeria my peoples.

Today I shall be answering a list of select questions about myself, and they are interspersed by a few cute pics I took a while ago. You know what our ancestor Nelson Mandela said: When life presents you with it, one must never turn down an opportunity to be vain. So here goes!

1. If I had one superpower what would it be?

Teleportation/Telekinesis is where the life is at. If you had asked me when I was ten years old, I would have said flying, but now I’ve seen that life is not really like that. Flying for what? And where am I even flying to? Abeg. Time travel seems like a lot of stress, and telepathy — why would I want to know the terrible, terrible things going through people’s minds?

2. Someone I would love to meet?

Issa Rae or Ava Duvernay.

3. One thing I don’t think I could live without?

Music. Like one of the great philosophers said: music is the food of the soul. I was beyond shocked when I recently discovered that there are people out there who do activities like taking a bath without playing some kind of music. Like you dress up in silence? Is that not how people transform into cultists or hardened criminals? Hmm. 

4. If I could win a lifetime supply of one clothing?

It would be those big, comfy, Ankara robes. I would wear them everywhere: from lectures to Bodija market to board meetings (what board meetings?? – I’m sorry I get carried away too easily). But you get the point. I would be unstoppable really.

5. If I had to eat one food for the rest of my life?

Wow. This is incredibly tough but I’ll say pasta. A wondrous delight. A magnificent creation. Thank you, Italians!

6. If I could go back in time and change something?

This one is too easy: being born in Nigeria. Oh, to be born in Canada my home!❤

7. My favorite comfort meal?

A steaming plate of Amala so hot it burns your tongue, drowned in a sea of ewedu and gbegiri. There was this week in school where I was really going through it, and had Amala for breakfast and lunch, for three days straight.  No, I am not joking. It was a tough week. 

8. One thing I know I do well?

Connecting with people emotionally – I’ve been told I’m very comfortable with people’s emotions, and I’m good at helping them confront their feelings. On the other hand sha, I also excel at overthinking and looking for problems where there are none, so there’s that. Let’s call it balance, shall we?

9. What am I listening to right now?

Another Day in Paradise by Phil Collins. I know. I actually listen to Phil Collins. It’s ridiculous.

10. What musical instrument do I play?

In my early teens, I learned how to play the talking drum.

In my 2nd year in Uni, my friend started to teach me how to play the bass guitar. At some point, the lessons stopped. He said something about needing more resources but I know the real reason was because he saw that I was a lost cause.

11. A random fact about me?

I just started watching basketball, mostly so I can completely enjoy Stephen A. Smith’s commentaries. That man is a gift.

12. Something I can’t stand?

I can’t stand the sight of open wardrobes. You know, those things have doors for a reason people.

13. My go-to comfort binge TV show?

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

14. The last thing I bought?

House of Tara primer. Hehe.

15. My favorite book?

Too many to count but for a couple of years now, it’s been Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi and The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy.

There you have it guys!

Don’t forget to ask your close friends, or the person you’re dating, if they dress up in eerie, absolute silence. A word is enough for the wise.

Remain blessed x


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