Whenever I write a post on this blog, I usually start with good dose of indecision. It is centred on my opening sentence.
Do I start with Hello, Hallo, or Sup? Do I jump right into the topic? I’m not adept at small talk, I’d rather punch you on the arm and say sorry than have to start with the normal social pleasantries like “how are you?”, “you look good!” etc. On my other blog, I don’t have that problem. I just jump into the story and flow from there. Why am I telling you this? I don’t even know.
There’s a blogger I follow, she has one of the most beautiful names in the world Omoobajesu. I can’t tell you how much I love that name, I’m already stealing it for one of my children. It means the child of King Jesus and It is definitely not a name you hear every day. I’m even thinking of extending my name to AdaezeJesu too, Omooba is actually a Yoruba synonym to Adaeze, it’s the unisex version of the name while Adaeze can only be borne by a girl. Omooba can write! But seriously though, there are so many Nigerian female bloggers who will awe you with their writing. I’m not saying that male writers are not trying, they are but it is the women who are winning at this blogging thing, even the big name gossip bloggers in Nigeria are women.
Omooba tagged me for the Sisterhood of World Bloggers Award not long after I’d done Uju’s tag and today I’m going to do my part by answering her questions. Duru– who honestly needs no introduction on this blog also tagged me for the Versatile Blogger Award after I had been tagged by Tessa. Being the sweetheart that he is, he only asked us to write seven things about ourselves. I’m going to use one bird to kill two stones- I know it’s the other way round. In answering Omooba’s questions, I’d be telling y’all at least seven things about myself. Although I don’t think there’s anything about me that I haven’t shared here yet.
1. What are the top five songs on your playlist? Everything by Michael Buble, The days by Avicii, Eze El’igwe by Frank Edwards, Easy by Lionel Richie, Reggae Blues by Harrysong
2. What are your top five reads? The Holy Bible- that book is awesome, any book by David Baldacci, Any book by Cyprian Ekwensi, this top five thing is hard, really hard to narrow it down to just five.
3. What would you say is the best quality in a person?- Empathy.
4. What unnerves you? -Animals, dead ones especially.
5. What keeps you motivated?- Many things
6. Why do you blog?- A means of self-expression, I guess.
7. What’s the best thing anyone has ever said to you?- I’d have to think about it.
8. What’s the first thing you do in the morning?- Go back to bed.
9. Do you like being female? Why?- Sometimes. Because a lot of foolishness is ascribed to women, when a woman is being foolish, they’ll say “leave her, she’s a woman”. But a man is judged for his foolishness on his own account, why can’t we do the same to a woman.
10. Is happiness the ultimate point of living? Why if you agree, and if not what is?- Happiness is not the ultimate point of living because happiness is transient. What is the ultimate point of living? Money… Ok maybe not.
So Adaezewrites left a comment on my last post about daddies and inter-tribal marriages.
“As for the part when daddies frown at their daughters desire to marry from other tribes or states, I understand this so well, my dad does that too. In fact, he wants me to marry from my family compound if possible but ‘who sigh?’ (I just borrowed a slang from Senorita!)”
I read it to my dad this morning and he laughed and laughed and said Adaeze is a correct girl.
Tomorrow, I’ll be posting Ibukun’s 100 questions tag and with that I’d be done with all my outstanding tags.
PS: I got featured on a travel blog ktravula.com. Biko help my ministry by reading the piece and leaving a comment. You can say I’m the best writer in the world sef… I’m joking! But please read and comment.
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