“Anytime I travel, I make sure my pen and diary is beside me…” Ohio Emmanuel
Good Evening sir. This is Personality Friday With Mimi. Can we meet you?
My name is Ohio Emmanuel Marvelous.
I’m a graduate of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba, Akoko, Ondo State. I studied Religious Studies and I’m a poet.
Nice having you on board sir.
So, what do you do?
Well, I’m a caterer, a poet and a public speaker.
Someone must have looked at you and be like “a guy into catering?”..
How did you feel?
I love cooking and it’s my passion.
I actually learnt that from my mother because whenever she’s cooking, she makes sure I’m there. And to this, I feel excited.
I’m not shy about it, it makes me feel joyful. How? By cooking and meeting the needs of the world.
So, how is life after school?
Is it the normal fantasy we all crave for while in school?
Life after school?
Hmm… It has been God!
I never knew it’s this way but all I have to say is when you have God, all things will work out for your good.
To survive life after school, you must be disciplined, diligent and have a good character if not, reverse is the case.
What’s your own definition of poetry?
To me it’s the expression of feelings and ideas which is being conveyed into writing.
What inspires you to write?
Travelling or let me say adventure.
I travel alot. When I’m inside a transit, the intuition just come and I begin to write.
So anytime I travel, I make sure my pen and diary is beside me to ink it on paper.
Have you ever faced a challenge as a public speaker?
Yes I have!
Many times and I must say it boost my confidence and helps me to overcome shyness.
That word “shyness”!
A lot of people who would love to be public speakers are stopped by shyness.
What’s your advice to them?
My advice to them is to boost up their confidence. When they are in a meeting or seminar, they should maintain eye contact always for this is the only way their confidence can be absolutely boosted. When they get home in their closet, they should practice it overtime, be it in a church gathering or any place. Try answering questions, it helps too.
I must say that’s enlightening!
So, what do you have to say to other youths out there?
They should have the fear of God, follow their passion, live a righteous life, maintain focus and pray without ceasing. With this, no struggles!