It’s 6 am, I’m laying down on my bed listening to halsey sing while the rain dances to her tune. Working my brain out, trying to find a perfect message to thank my dear friend Ibukun who nominated me for the liebster award.
He’s a reflection of his creator, principled and strong in the faith. I learn from him and I would love it if you visit his blog and drink from the water he lets running. So much wisdom, the truth he shares. Here’s a link to his blog ; Ayansola ibukun .
A Little About This Award.
The Liebster Award is internet based and given by bloggers to fellow bloggers. The idea is to help connect with and support other bloggers.
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
2. Share 11 facts about yourself.
3. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
4. Nominate 11 bloggers and make them happy!
5. Make up to 11 questions for your nominees to answer.
6. Notify your 11 nominees.
Facts about me
I’m Nigerian, I love my country and I’m proud of being a Nigerian.
I’m the first child out of 7.
I’m a graduate with B.sc honors in English and literary studies.
I’m passionate about my writing, I see it as a tool to change the world.
I’m a believer, Christ is the reason I live and breath. I get to learn about him every day and I see him unfolding himself to me.
I’m a poet, it’s another tool for me to change the world. I love instrumentals in my poems, someday I’m going to have albums released and sold around the world.
I’m a big dreamer, I enjoy being alone and just imagining my world. I picture myself on the beach a lot, I find solitary in waters, there’s so much about waters I can’t explain. I’m not a mermaid in case you think I’m one.
I’m a food lover, especially noodles, it’s my favorite.
I talk too much, I can talk from dawn to dusk, it depends on the listener if he is a talker like me. I see my talking as a tool to also change the world.
I’m very ambitious, hard-working, talented, goal-driven, optimistic, kind. There’s so much about me, I possess lots of good traits.
I want to change the world, affect it positively the best way i can, solve problems and be the best i can be.
My answer to ibukun’s question
What makes you tick?
I’m sitting on my lawn having a cup of coffee before my eyes are nature. So calm, the waters dancing to and fro while I listen to some soul music or write. I just gave you a trip down to what I love or makes me tick, I hope I got this right.
I have quite a few but one person I admire so much is Chimamanda Adichie, her style of writing is amazing and she tells great stories.
3. What’s your most memorable experience in recent times?
I don’t do anything fun, being a bit boring for quite a while until a friend of mine came around. We drove around town, having drinks and just staying. Lots of memories from that experience
4. Why did you decide to blog?
I was home one day, searching the internet and I came across WordPress, it offered me an opportunity to share my truth and inspire the world. I needed a place where people could get to read my works and i can inspire them to be better version of themselves, so yes that’s why i decided to blog.
5. Where is the best place you’ll go for a vacation?
Omg!!!! I love this question. I want to go to the island. Caribbean, babardos, bahamas etc. I’m a nature lover.
6. Who are your first three most loved artistes?
There’s a band called salt worship, it’s a gospel band. I love Jorja smith and halsey. I don’t know if these are my most loved but have been listening to them and i love their music.
7. How do you find inspiration for your writings?
Everything speaks to me. Listening to my pastor or any pastor teach inspires me to write, my Bible teaches me so much and I’m inspired to share sometimes. On my way out, I see different things, I ponder on them and a new topic comes up and I write about it. So basically everything gets me writing.
8.whats your best meal?
I don’t have any but i eat noodles a lot, so maybe noodles.
9. What’s that one thing you can’t do without?
I can’t do without writing. It’s my everything, even though I’m not sharing what I’m writing sometimes, I enjoy writing a lot. Be it fiction, poems or my thoughts. I just love pressing my keypads.
10. How best do you relax?
I don’t get to relax the way I want to so I do all my relaxing in my mind. Stay by the beach, have a glass of wine and just stay. I love staying no disturbance, just me alone.
11. What’s your favorite quote?
I don’t think i have one favorite, i have so many. Let me share a few ” Be the best version of yourself “, ” Dream bigger “, ” love yourself “. I have so many quotes, some i do not even remember.
I am not specific, I am a lot of positive energies distributing parts of me to everyone I come across. A writer who wants to affect lives and change the world. How am I going to do that? Why don't you find out yourself 😏