Thursday, May 28, 2009

Interview Thursday: ...no one is going to give you all the things you want, you’re just going to have to reach out and grab it- Woomie O

My guest for this week, is young, is an achiever, is a leader, is a writer and is a cheeky pretty lady. Woomie O a blogger and facebook{er} agreed to tell us more about her career and life. Welcome on board my lady.

Who is Woomie?
This is the all encompassing question that I’ve always feared. I’m still struggling to find out who I am, I only know that I am Cecilia’s granddaughter…I am clueless about the rest


For someone so young so passionate and so intelligent, how has life being for you in General?
Maybe no different than it has been for the average Nigerian child. Passion and intelligence have helped, but only a bit, what I think is the most important thing I’ve learned about life is that no one is going to give you all the things you want, you’re just going to have to reach out and grab it.

You often partake in Writer Anonymous, are you planning to be a writer?
Writers Anonymous is a wonderful platform for people seeking to express their thoughts and feelings. I won’t say I am ‘planning’ because I haven’t taken the necessary steps, but someday, before I die, I will put something in a book that everyone can read and enjoy. Amen.

Can you tell us about your work and how you are making impact?
Well, I work in consulting (the king of all slave-drivers. lol.) and so far, I’ve been having a ball. What we basically do is put ourselves in your shoes, feel where it pinches and help you fix your shoes, your feet or maybe help you buy new shoes.
Where will you want to be in the next 5 years?
The first and most important thing I want is to be alive. Not necessarily in Eldorado, but hopefully, I wish to at least be living my dreams. To have a main squeeze…maybe two out of my 6 girls…and a red Range Rover 2014 edition. Basically, to be in a place where there are really few unanswered questions, nothing good is lacking and all is bliss.

What would you want to have achieved in the next 5 years?
To be done with school and reading and exams!!!! Most important achievement! Then I hope that in 5 years, I would have built my career to a certain desired level. And maybe just maybe, I will have written that book we talked about.

Can you
list 5 people/bloggers that have impacted in you and how they have?
First, I will have to say Laspapi, he made me start blogging, funny how he just led me here and left me to sort myself out.

Second, Chronicles of a Soldier, she’s stopped blogging but she was really good…she had/has what a real blog is. She also encouraged me to open a blog, was tired of anonymous comments.


Third will be PoeticallyTinted, she helps, she encourages, she listens…at one time – when it mattered most – she gave a voice to the screams within me.


Fourth…Laide XSN, she inspires me to be crazy, to basically express myself to the fullest. I love her.

Fifth person that comes to mind will have to be Vera, she cracks me up for good.

Having said that, I admire everyone, every mind, every heart in blogville, the things they say almost always make sense because this is the one place we can be 100% honest with ourselves.

Do you s
ee the Nigerian youth making huge difference in our country?
Of course sis, we’re the only hope this country has got left. I can already see the visions of the youth manifesting – positively. All the changes there are to be made can ONLY be done by the youth, we feel the pain! We know the cure! Time will tell.

Do you have any particular youth that has made a difference that you will like to talk about?
Well, that would have to be my friend Lawunmi. So simple and so complex, maybe she hasn’t made a difference in Nigeria, but she has made a difference in my life, in her life and maybe our families, that to me is the most important. She is the epitome of reach-out-and-grab-it, never-give-up syndrome, she hasn’t taken NO for answer, not from life, not from God and least of all, not from people. I admire her excellent drive a great deal.

Any last word
 
Thank you Standtall for this interview, it’s a wonderful idea. I say it helps us know some of our favorite bloggers better…maybe someday we can turn the tables and have interviews with more intimate questions. lol. Here’s to a kiss for you *muah*
You are welcome my lady.

14 comments:

aloted said...

nice one..so woomie what consulting firm do u work for if u don't mind telling

chayoma said...

Beaurriful interview...
My shoes size na 9 oh! yes i know, big feet to fill...
Amen to the intimate questions...

Adaeze said...

lol intimate questions would be fun but I don't know how intimate we are talking here. Chayoma, Im a size 9 too! Oh my. I know..
another great interview Standtall thank u for bringing in Woomie O, a blogger I would like to read so much more from.

Kafo said...

hmmm nice one
thanks for introducing us to a new voice

Tairebabs said...

Standtall this interview thursday is a wonderful way for us to get to know more bloggers. Very nice interview...eh Woomie, I'm a size 7. lol. Very common and rather easy to fill.

Afrobabe said...

Hey my fav girl…nice interview…cheeky smile, cheeky personality

Tigeress said...

Hello me dear! Another good interview. :):) I've always wondered do u meet these interviewers in person or its all done via cyberspace or phone?

Anyway, dont forget to tell me ur Chicago plans cos me self needs to go to Chicago. Also pls check out my latest post on http://thecounselorandherthots.blogspot.com/

Tigeress said...

interviewees*

poeticallytinted said...

I left onee long comment here on this post. what happened?!

anyway, I love Woomie. She needs to write that book. She's so brilliant.

StandTall-The Activist said...

Sorry abt the disappearance of your long comment PoeticallyTinted.

Sorry folks that i am yet to do my blog rounds. I have not being so well here...

I love your philosophy dear Woomie O, go rock the world.

Parakeet said...

Me like this lady...got her head totally screwed on. Well done Standtall for another great job.

O'Dee said...

Humm! should I guess which consulting firm you work for???

Standtall, I got your comment on Studio5i. thanks.

Woomie O! said...

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
I am soo touched.
Chayoma, Size 9? No problem...one size fits all.
Aloted: lemme give you a clue, it's not Accenture, and it's not PwC.*wink*
Adaeze: thanks girl...keep ur fingers crossed.
Taire: easypeasy, thanks for stopping by.
Afrobabe: *blushing* thanks.
PTinted: I'm so burnt about the long comment. Thank you tonnes, I love you more.
Thanks Standy! You rock!

Naughty Eyes said...

Ha! Nice one. So when will mine come ehn?

My Passion, my focus, the change that I want to see in the world - is my propellent factor.

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