Welcome to the Blogger Spotlight: 10 Questions with Abimbola Feyi Omotola!

Our blogger of the month is Abimbola Feyi Omotola

Abimbola is a writer, editor, researcher, content creator, food enthusiast and development practitioner.

She believes young people are the greatest resource of any nation so she empowers them to find their voices and use them. Through researchs, campaigns, advocacy and community development programmes.

Abimbola has six years of experience in the banking and international development sectors and she is currently concluding a research programme at the University of Sheffield, UK.

Fun fact; She loves to travel, listen to music and enjoy good company.

Location; United Kingdom

What is one productivity app, gadget, or tool you use consistently?

Lists. I use two apps for this – Google Keep and Tappsk. If it is not on a to-do list, I probably won’t do it. Lists keep me productive.

How do you practice self-care in your life? 

After ticking off as many tasks as I can off my to-do list, I settle down for a night of relaxation. Think of warm baths, scented candles, warm lights, piano music, dark chocolate, and a good cup of tea.

What is one pet peeve of yours? 

Not putting things in their place. Seeing a fork in a knife drawer for example would make my brain itch.

What is one thing you love about yourself? 

I love my sense of humour. Yo! I am funnnyyyy. I know this because my own thoughts make me laugh. Some wise people have cracked the code that beneath my serious façade, I am actually a goofball, a comedian at heart. I love making people laugh but moreso, I love that I can laugh with and at myself.

What is one thing that makes you laugh hard? 

Sitcoms. The Office, Friends, HIMYM, etc. I rewatch and laugh every single time!

What is one thing about you most people don’t know? 

Haha, this is easy. Most people don’t know that I am introverted. I get the most shocking reactions when I dare to tell people. Truth is, “peopling” easily exhausts me and it doesn’t matter how much I enjoy social interactions, I have to take twice the time recuperating alone. I guess it is hard to believe because when I am out of my shell, I come out with full force!

What is one cause or initiative you believe in and support? 

I support any cause that supports children. My life is dedicated to creating a world where children can be children. Professionally, I gravitate towards roles that help children and in my spare time, I am still all about children. Satayaa Africa Foundation is one initiative I have partnered with to help children read and write. They genuinely support children.

What is one way you practice kindness to women in your life? 

Oh, I love the women in my life! They are all high achievers so I insist on being a safe, warm and fun presence in their lives. Some of my girlfriends call me enjoyment minister because I am always eager to plan a timeout, a spa day, a fun treat or just a lazy day. I do this to remind them that they are amazing and deserve to let loose and have fun sometimes.

What is one personal or professional development resource (book, podcast, course, video, song) you recommend?

Think Big by Ben Carson broke down walls in my mind. I recommend.

What is one of your favorite mantras or quotes?

“It is starvation that will kill the community goat because no one will remember to feed it” – Nigerian proverb.

When responsibilities are not clearly defined, everyone assumes the other person has done the task. This means chaos. To avoid chaos, I embrace clarity.

Bonus Question:

Who is one woman in your network you’d like to see featured on the blog and blogger spotlight series?

Rachel Eyo