Friday, January 20, 2017

15 Questions with Adaeze Obiako (Part I)

Happy Friday folks!

Starting a new "15 Questions with Adaeze Obiako" series on the blog. Will throw these in from time to time as a bonus post for the week -- questions in pink and answers in blue. Read, enjoy, and leave your answers to the questions down in the comments section below :)

Q1. What is the first thing you thought about this morning?
A. How much I take the grace of God in my life for granted -- I don't deserve it. 

Q3. What is your morning routine?
A. Hitting the snooze button on my phone alarm at least 3 times before getting out of bed, rushing to i. brush my teeth / shower ii. do my makeup / hair and iii. pick out / iron my clothes (which I should have done the night prior -- I clearly need a better morning routine.

Q3. What do you usually have for breakfast?
A. I normally skip breakfast since I'm rushing to get ready in the mornings (see answer above) and don't have any time. On a good day, it'll be a bowl of Cornflakes or Rice Krispies cereal. 

Q4. What was your first reaction moving back to Nigeria from the U.S.?
A. "Haba! What is this 'no air con in taxi's life' really all about?" -- might be a tad bit spoiled. 

Q5. What's the best way to spend a Saturday in Kano?
A. Probably taking a morning trip to Sabon Gari market, going for lunch at the Lebanon Club, and watching a move at the theater in Ado Bayero Mall -- none of which I regularly do. Kai. 

Q6. What's the best part about living in Kano?
A. When I find out, I'll let you know :)

Q7. What was your first pet?
A. Never had one. Not an animal lover -- a wee bit terrified of cats and dogs.

Q8.What's your favorite beverage?
A. A nice, chilled glass of Sprite -- in an effort to limit my sugar intake however, I stick mostly to good ol' H2O and only drink Sprite 3 or 4 times a year. 

Q9. Which historical figure would you share a glass of Sprite with?
A. King Henry VIII. I'm pretty much fascinated by his life story -- worth a Google search. 

Q10. What's the best way you decompress after a stressful day?
A. Overeating and watching a funny movie (e.g. Horrible Bosses with Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston, and Jason Sudeikis -- hilarious!)

Q11. What's your go-to song to listen to when you're feeling nervous about a public event or presentation or speaking engagement?
A. There's No Easy Way Out by Robert Tepper -- soundtrack to the Rocky IV movie, which I love.

Q12. If your life was a song, which one would it be?
A. Bittersweet Symphony by The Verve

Q13. What's one beauty secret you swear by?
A. Washing off my makeup at night before going to bed -- currently using Neutrogena Deep Clean Invigorating Facial Scrub.

Q14. What's your favorite fashion trend of all-time?
A. The Little Black Dress or "LBD". Classic. 

Q15. Who is your favorite fictional fashion icon?
A. Holly Golightly from the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's


  1. Singing ada ada by flavour... i have been reading your blog since last year... #smiles, from outside naija to kano.

    1. LOL...hey Ralph! So glad to hear you've been on board since 2016 -- I hope you continue to find the posts enjoyable and entertaining :) Where are you based?

    2. Lagos, Lekki to be precised... sorry i took long.

  2. Loooove this!

    Kano.. I have never been.. hopefully travels will bring me that way soon

    1. Glad you enjoyed the post, Frances :-) Will include more of these as often as possible.

      Ah, if you make it to Kano definitely let me know!!

  3. First of all great post! I like the way I always learn something new whenever I read your blog posts. I hope you do get to enjoy yourself and de-stress (if such a word exists) a lot more coz life is incredibly short. Second, I'm glad to see that you are actually keeping up with your discipline of publishing a post at least once a week. You're actually connecting and touching some of us (even if we don't say it all the time and send you flowers, haha!) Third, interesting music choices, I actually had to google (or youtube) those songs you referenced in your post and I must say you were not a typical naija raised child. Also, the part where you had to listen to music to get psyched up for a presentation, I thought I was the only person in the world who did that! Overall great article ! As they say in Igbo - JISIKE !!! we'll be cheering you on throughout 2017!

    1. Thank you Don :-)))) Your comment literally just put a smile on my face -- I love that you find the posts enlightening.

      As for my music choices -- LOLLLLL. I do my best to keep it diversified (plus, those songs I referenced are particularly GREAT). And yes, pre-presentation upbeat music is the way to go bros. What song do you usually listen to?

    2. Well...there's quite a few songs I listen to to get psyched. But for your sake, I'll mention only two of the softest: Invincible by Tinie Tempah ft Kelly Rowland and We made It by B/Rhymes ft Linkin Park

    3. I listened to both -- really liked the Busta Rhymes / Linkin Park jam :))