#SuperBloggers III: All The Above – @opesays

Published:18 Jun, 2012

Her writing is as beautiful as her face  is, but both cannot be compared to her infectious humility and endearing spirit. Opemipo Adebanjo came 4th in the 3rd Edition of omojuwa.com’s SuperBloggers competition, let’s get to meet her.

 

Background – I am Opemipo Adebanjo,a 23 year old girl and the first of three children ,all girls.  I graduated from University of Agriculture , Abeokuta, with a degree in Microbiology. I have parents who didn’t clip my wings, they let me fly and that has made me really independent

Beliefs – I went to school with the children of the rich and seeing their lifestyles made me want more. I knew there was more out there and I could achieve more. So I began my quest. I read voraciously …everything I could lay my hands on. I knew that  you aren’t as successful as you want to be, there’s something you don’t know and you have to learn it. I also believe that books are a storehouse of knowledge. That’s why I’m an avid reader.

I’m all the above. You can’t box me in. I can be this and I can be that…very fluid. Most of all I am liberal. The book, Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand ,basically sums up my beliefs, my philosophies and character. Live and let live is my principle. I believe more than anything in the existence of God and He is my source. He is the fountain of all that I am and all that I’ll ever be.

Writing-I have been writing since forever. Writing is my therapy. When I was a kid, I kept a diary. I wrote whenever I was happy, sad, excited or simply thinking. My love affair with writing started when read my first novel, The Concubine, at the age of seven. It took me weeks, but at the end of it, I was hooked.

Blogging – Blogging was sort of accidental for me. I started some months ago with the idea of creating a blog for the Estate where I live. The idea was to create a closely knit community for the youth in the estate. From there I started to blog. Then a friend of mine said, “You are limiting yourself, why not start a blog that’s about you?” .Then opesays was born.

SuperBloggers – It was the first ever writing competiton I had ever entered. I entered superbloggers because I wanted some exposure for my writing and my blog.  This is not my first superbloggers  experience. I competed in the second edition and came 9th,but I really wanted to do better and I entered once more. It has been an wonderful experience and I have met amazingly gifted writers. I say a big thank you to Japheth Omojuwa for creating it.

What to expect- I’ll be writing my column weekly on this site. It is called ALL THE ABOVE. Do join me weekly as we discuss the issues that matter. It promises to be fun.

 

Opemipo Adebanjo

@opesays on Twitter

www.opesays.com

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