I’m not Hausa, or Kanuri or Fulani. I’m from the Bolewa tribe of Yobe.
I can neither sing, nor dance, nor paint, nor draw nor do anything creative apart from writing.
I learnt how to read in primary 4 (I think I was dyslexic)
I learnt how to speak English towards the end of primary 4. Prior to that, I knew only the basic ‘Good morning, yes, no, stop’.
I write faster than anyone I know
I love everything natural. My hair has been natural from birth. I’d rather go out with my face bare than apply even powder.
I am a pretty good masseuse. But I don’t tell people because they might demand a massage all the time. If I were on another dimension, I probably would have been a professional masseuse.
I never eat chips with ketchup only. I eat chips with ketchup and yaji (ground pepper) together. So much sizzle and spice God!!!!!
My favorite colour is green and favorite number ,7
I am a highly principled person and stubborn to a fault! I can be very obstinate
I absolutely love pringles. I can eat a can in one sitting.
At some point in my life, I didn’t believe in love because I had never actually ever fallen in love. But then the craze that love does exist was (and is) still on so okay… yay! Love is real.
I sleep better with a pillow on my head
Sometimes, I direct my own dreams. Like a movie script. Cut! Bruce Willis do not shoot him yet! God! . Okay take two. And…. action. I honestly dreamt up an action dream with Bruce Willis in it (would have been better if it was The Rock but no problem) and I controlled the whole movie.. sorry dream. So no one could shoot me without my permission and even if you do… it’s a dream so joke’s on you.
They call us Lucid Dreamers… we can bend our dreams to fall in line with our will.
I want to take up a second degree in psychology
Plenty people who read my works assume I’m a small person. So they are mighty surprised to find an almost 6 feet, plenty KG human looking down at them.
There was a time I’d often confuse bakwai and takwas , dankali and doya, tattase and attarugu. I still confuse Sahoor and Budabaki😂😂
I’ve never watched (and I’m not proud of this)… I’ve never watched ‘The Sound of Music’
I live off lists. I make lists of what I should buy, what I buy, who I owe, who owes me, sometimes what I should do…. I don’t really love lists, lists love me.
The more comfortable I am with you, the more the likelihood that I’ll unleash the full fury of my sense of humor which happens to be quite dreadfully hilarious. So if I’m holding back, comfort-o-meter is down.
If I can really, fully eat bones, goriba and sugarcane before you, then I can trust you.
I was a very very shy and reserved kid, I couldn’t look people in the eye.
What I consider the most beautiful thing on my face are my full eyebrows.
If I could add 4 feet to my height, I will
I’m not actually 6 feet tall… yet. I’m 5’10 (close enough) but love it when people think I’m 6 feet.
I’m addicted to newness.
I’m easily tired of talking except to people I really enjoy talking to, then I never get tired.
I still haven’t met a person who has read the book ‘1984’ by George Orwell apart from myself.
Plus- I make mean grilled steak
I don’t have an ex
I can look at the sun rise and set, and the moon, and the stars, and the clouds and sky and trees and anything nature all day
I’m lowkey a romantic at heart