Skip to main content

What I Wanted To Be...





Last week I made a new friend. Well I happen to be 'seeing' her brother so we knew of each other but we'd never met or spoken. She was coming into town for an interview and her brother asked me to sort out her logistics and possibly keep her company. I paid her a visit at her hotel room, just so I could tell him yes when he asked if I went to see his sister, like I knew he would. I did that to fulfil all righteousness but I ended up falling in friendship!

Have you ever met someone and instantly hit it off? Oh wow! We met for the first time and what I'd planned to be a ten-minute visit lasted until the next day, yeah I spent the night LOL. Same thing the next day, after her interview we went out on a girly date, did some shopping and the back to the hotel room for some gossip, girl chat and a slumber party. 

During this time she asked "Why aren't you in Nollywood?".

Very weird question, right? But I started laughing because you see, I'd wanted to be an actress!

Like, I didn't just "want to", I actually made moves towards being one. I chased scripts but met roadblocks in form of men first wanting to me warm their beds, something I was averse to. And then I applied for Amstel Malta Box Office, went for auditions, got to the final stage and then didn't get called back. But two of the judges on my panel kept in touch and made promises to help me get ahead in the industry even without AMBO, something about it didn't sound savory at the time so I didn't pursue that lead, besides law was getting tougher and I had to focus on passing my papers. 

Yes, Law. The course my father filled in my JAMB form giving me no say whatsoever in the matter that's my own life. 

So in the last few days I've been thinking about it, the things I really wanted to be, the things I'm naturally great at. Acting would have been my first choice. I also love performing too, I still remember my days of miming Keith Sweat's Twisted on stage in FGGC Ipetumodu before QC, and days of stage plays, both there and in OQ. I'm naturally shy but Lord do I love an audience. I could never suffer stage fright, be it an audience of 10 or 10,000. Another thing I really wanted to do, even though that wouldn't have come naturally was to produce music. 


Do I have regrets? Not really. I mean on some days I wonder what life would be like if I'd actually towed that path, where would I be now? What would I have? WHO would I be? 

On other days I smile, life is okay anyways. 

So let's talk about it people, what did you want to be when you were younger, is that what you're doing now? Do you feel like you'd be better off in another career? Why aren't you doing what you wanted to do; your parents or other factors? 

What did you want to be when you grow up? Is that what you are now?

Tell us. 

Comments

  1. I wanted to be a soldier when I was quite Lil, then I grew up realizing that they can die in battleπŸ˜₯πŸ˜₯πŸ˜₯

    Then parents pushed me into Science, you can take the horse to the river but you can't force the horse to drink. 😑😑😑

    Now I trying to live my dreams and aspirations as a very talented filmmaker but Nigerian economy want to frustrate me, I will succeed in Jesus name.
    Can I get an amen please.

    NB:a filmmaking profession is a broad spectrum where every aspect of film and television production fall into. So basically, an actor is a filmmaker as well, just as the costume designer or the makeup artist is also a filmmaker.
    (For those who may be confused a little bit about it.)
    Me, I just want to Produce, Write and direct media contents(and get paid of course). I didn't ask for much Na.
    Baba God pick up this specific call Abeg.

    Filmmaking is a very lucrative venture, investors are needed. The surest way to make money back is right here in entertainment.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Amen my brother!
      God will make a way for you where there seems to be no way! Recession would just be a word and you will be saying there's a lifting up 😊

      Delete
    2. "...then I grew up realizing that they can die in battle...". Lmao.

      Delete
    3. Amen! Just said a prayer for you!

      Delete
  2. I have always wanted to be a business woman,having different chains of business because I am not cut out for the 9-5..I nursed the ambition of becoming an actress but my dad would not hear of it,I get jealous now when I see some of my friends in movies...So now I run my fashion designing business and am fulfilled..TNHW

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Mama the mamaπŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ
      See iv been in IB since subday O!!! πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ
      But I live off airport road and it's just too far from everywhere(interesting places)
      I'd really love to meet up 😊

      Delete
    2. You this geh!!!Alakia is a lil bit far from my place,I stay very close to the government house.,,If you still wanna hook up send me a mail...ayetunde80@gmail.com

      Delete
  3. Wanted to be a computer engineer. I remember I used to go crazy for all things computer then but ended up reading a course way off. But in all I give thanks.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Not too late quirkymoi, you can still take a few courses(online)... It's still very achievable. 😊

      Delete
  4. Ever since I was little I wanted to be a Rev. Father. I even applied in a seminary. But the son of man started noticing too many ikebe around him so he had to give himself some serious self education. Regrets? Well..just a little, but I'm nonetheless satisfied with my decision.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ OK!

      Delete
    2. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
      *sprinkles holy water* thou shall not be carnally minded! Kilode?! Who ikebe hep?! πŸ˜‚ I still don't get what's with men and ikebe. It is poopoo container o! Don't let it take that away from you😊

      But you as a reverend father tho... Ha! They(the ladies) might not let you be great o! πŸ˜‚ I still owe Tiwa flying tackle on top your matter πŸ˜‰

      Delete
    3. buh eez nor a crime to notice naw πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

      Delete
    4. Rev Father. Not surprised at all...

      Peace.

      Delete
    5. Lol @Kabuoy. Poopoo container ke? Haha. The ikebe of a woman is a WORK OF ART. You can imagine my annoyance when someone will come out and say that such masterpiece was not in the "original plan". Hehe..

      @Kene, noticing isn't a crime but you sef know every. Lol.

      Delete
    6. lol @ WORK OF ART. Kabuoy, if there is a next life, you should probably come as a guy then you'd probably understand our fascination with such work of art!

      Delete
    7. Hip hop artistes get inspiration from Ikebe so I can understand the fixation.
      Oga Memphis, why don't you write a poem on it?

      Delete
    8. Lol. I'm not a hip hop artiste.

      Delete
  5. They say sex isn't food.but why so delicious? From the appetizer(foreplay),the main dish(love making)to the Dessert(cuddling after sex)chai.........
    HUSBAND WHERE ART THOU?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sex is food. It quenches hunger. Hunger for...

      Peace

      Delete
    2. After watching pretty woman as a kid I wanted to be a********. Thought it was a real job.Smh
      A girl

      Delete
  6. I have always loved to talk.

    As a child, I'll take my dad's newspaper and read it out loud(even till now cuz I still did it today) Iv always liked the sound of my voiceπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ
    I also used to stand in front of the mirror and act out any character that comes to mind. Even try to force myself to cry sometimes.πŸ˜‚
    The day I told my dad I wanted to study theatre arts, you would have thought I Blasphemed/commited an abomination.
    He went on and on and on. πŸ˜©πŸ™„

    I have also always nursed the idea/dream of being/becoming a Pilot. Weird right? Two extremes.


    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. "...Even try to force myself to cry sometimes...". Hahaha.

      Our parents and their influence on our choice career path though. My mum made me believe I was cutout to become a medical doctor. All through the years I was quite indifferent about it because a Rev told me that even as a catholic priest, you could still have almost any professional job. One day my dad called me aside and told me the hazards of being a doc (he never said this openly because he could never win a debate with his dear wife. Lol). That was the beginning of doubt. Then when I wanted to take SAT exams I read somewhere that medical students were required to memorize about 13000 scientific words! What?!? I immediately lost it. My mum wouldn't hear of my decision to quit the "dream career". But after a few months of beef and some help from dad, she calmed down. Lol. SMH.

      Delete
  7. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I find it therapeutic when people effusively thank me for restoring their health. Pharmacy can give me that, only it deprived me of mathematics that I loved so much.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Always wanted to be a banker. Because I used to watch my father come home all SWAGGED out in his suit and brief case. That man was GQ. I would look and say "Damn! I wanna be a swagged out banker like him"

    Thats how I enter banking industry thinking Ill become a manager in no time. Many many years passed and no promotion. Frustration set in. Now Im like "Fuck the banks!"

    All I wanna do now is make money!

    In my next life I want to be a lawyer in the Americaaa! Nija lawyers are suffering abeg abeg I nor want. I gat argument, logic and case presentment skills.

    Peace

    ReplyDelete
  10. I had always wanted to become a pilot...watching a plane fly above my house always held a deep fascination for me...then life set in. Parents weren't so welcoming of such career path or choice. We compromised at studying Mechanical Engineering which would be culminated with a Masters in Aeronautical Engineering. Undergrad killed my interest in Engineering as engineering turned out to be more static than dynamic. A couple of years down the line, some life experiences and I finally decided that a path towards management is what I am cut out for. Possibly, much later, I could get a private pilot license and fly a plane later.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I always wanted to be a lawyer but for some reason I kept having D7 in literature(GCE+SSCE) plus mumC kept saying lawyers are liars citing my father as a practical example,such discouragement.....

    Oh well, the dream is still alive.i don't know when specifically but I will still get my law degree. Got to know of a grandfather who got his law degree recently,all things been equal,mine won't be that long

    ReplyDelete
  12. I wanted to be a teacher. A high school teacher. I loooove teaching. I always will. Wanted to read English (edu.). Ended up reading Law. I love my career path sha o, but mehn.....

    ReplyDelete
  13. Wanted to be a paediatrician.but grew up and discovered I hate school books.I'm very intelligent and read every and anything that is not school work.journals, novels, blog posts and whatnot.still possible to read medicine.but I nr like to read sch book abeg n medicine requires sm serious reading.wondering how I'll do masters and Phd when I hate book like this😒😒😒 currently waiting for final professional exam in medical laboratory science. I'm very good at organising though.I cn organise anything.ur clothes, ur books, ur house, ur events, ur life.planning on going into event planning and hospitality. 😊😊 MiDh

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. This is nice. But why don't you just quit the quest for Masters and PHD and go straight into your main desire, seeing as you have "book scare"? You know it's all about what makes you happy afterall.

      Delete
  14. What is it with Nigerian parents and the dislike for theater as a profession. My daddy would say it was for riffraff. But do I blame him. White collar job mentality.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Turia Pitt Suffered 65% Burns But Loved Conquered All...

Amazing Story Shared by Dr. Ben Carson on Facebook, i thought it is inspiring and i decided to share;

The Australian ex-model Turia Pitt suffered burns to 65 per cent of her body, lost her fingers and thumb on her right hand and spent five months in hospital after she was trapped by a grassfire in a 100 kilometre ultra-marathon in the Kimberley. Her boyfriend decided to quit his job to care for her recovery. 
Days ago, in an interview for CNN they asked him:
"Did you at any moment think about leaving her and hiring someone to take care of her and moving on with your life?"

His reply touched the world:

"I married her soul, her character, and she's the only woman that will continue to fulfill my dreams."

***
This made me very reflective. I just wonder; if the person you love today encounters an incident or accident that transforms who they are physically, it could be amputation, it could be paralysis, it could be severe burns that scald their flesh beyond recognition, w…

#WriteRight. VIVIAN: MY FIRST SEX EXPERIENCE WITH MY BOYFRIEND

He was my coursemate, crush, then my boyfriend.... he was super
intelligent, smart, tall, dark and handsome. Believe me he got
swag, but he didn't seem to notice me. (I'm a nerd but a sassy one
if I say so myself).  So oneday I decided to take it to another level..
After listening to a song "IF YOU LOVE SOMEBODY TELL THEM THAT YOU
LOVE THEM and watching the season film of The Secret Life of
American Teenagers. ..when Amy Jeugerns mum told her "you are only
young once". LOL that part got me.
Hope you know what i mean?

Though I'm okay with chemistry class I approached him to coach me for
the Quiz that was coming up, we found out that we had this
great chemistry between us.. hehehe both the covalent and
electrovalent bonds....

So one thing led to another till one unusual Saturday. I invited
him to my house and he came. The guy got swag, he even came
with a packet of durex condom.
We talked for a while and and and and and and
Kai!
See how you are serious dey read this story....!
My…

...

Good morning people! 
Just checking in to sign the register. Lol. It's been a very busy week and it looks like it might be an even busier weekend. I was hoping to get some writing done when I got to the airport yesterday but I even almost missed my flight. It was hopeless trying to do any work on the plane as it was bumpy af, and this toddler behind me wouldn't stop screaming in piercing shrieks like he was being exorcised. 
I got into town pretty late and needed to keep an appointment ASAP. I'm heading out right now and it's going to be a long day, but thought I should drop this first. 
Have a splendid day. Im'ma be back soon.

THE ‘NEW’ SIDE CHICK: I WAS HER

A side chick is commonly known as a mistress or a woman that’s romantically involved with a man who is in a committed relationship.  However after doing some reflecting, I realize that’s not the only type of side chick.  I want to discuss “the new side chick”–a woman who decides to stay by a man’s side after he has expressed his lack of relationship intentions with her through his words or actions.  So many women have made this mistake at least once in their lifetime, and unfortunately I’ve done the same thing. I like to think of the new side chick as an appetizer.  You’re there just to satisfy the immediate appetite of the man, but as soon as that mouth-watering entrΓ©e comes out to the table, you will get pushed to the side, literally.  Why?  Because that entrΓ©e is what he really wanted; he went to the restaurant to order steak, not hot wings.  You were just a placeholder, fling, temporary commitment, or  maybe even just a “good ol time” until what he really wanted was presented to hi…

Shhhhhhh....

I'm in an amebo mood tonight. Don't ask me, I honestly don't know why. Also I'd like to share too but I'd do that anonymously in the comment section. Tonight I want to talk about secrets. It's ok, we can all be anonymous. 
Is it true that EVERYBODY has a secret? 
Is there anyone here who doesn't have a secret? I'd really like to know; You're a completely open book and there's not ONE thing about you that you wouldn't mind other people knowing about? Please raise your hands up. 
And for the rest of us, what's something about you that no one knows, or very few people know? Who's got a dark secret here, or a weird one, or a funny one even? I really don't mean to be invasive but I don't want to be the only one sharing, plus I think hearing other people's secrets is quite fun, don't you think?

Let's Be Random Together! (Open Keypad).

Hey guys, a while back blog reader F said something about creating an Open Keypad post, where you can write whatever you want in the comment section. I thought it was a fun idea!
So who is interested? Comment on anything you feel like, ask me or anyone a question, talk about how your day went, your job, your interests, tell us something about you that we don't know, share a testimony with us, rant about anything you feel like, talk about your crush/boo/spouse/relationship/marriage, challenges you're facing, ANYTHING AT ALL! 
I'll only make one request; that we stay civil. 

(F it was you who made this suggestion, right? I'm not too sure and I can't even remember the post the comment was made on). 
BTW please Ejoeccome out come out, wherever you are!

One More Post...

Adventures, Fun, Friendship & Laughter at the TTB Hangout (Lekki Conservation Center).

Nicole to Clare: mummy lets go. I want to climb that ropy thing!

Isn't Clare beautiful?!

Uyi et moi. Clowning. 

Mother & child. 


Scary af! Trish on the ramp. The chica loves the outdoors so much, she was like a kid in a candy store. She and Uyi took this walk twice! More power to them, you can't pay me to do this a second time.


Uyi & Tiwa

Giveaway Finale!

Happy Sunday y'all. 
This is the conclusive part of #WCG. 
All the N25,000 recipients have received their cash.
All the students have also received their N10,000. 
Once again guys please comment under any of the posts, or this one that you've received your money. Thanks. 

So moving forward, this final giveaway contains 
1. N10,000 for 5 people. 

2. 3 kimonos from Julian's dressmakers. 
3. 3 pairs of Palm slippers from WaleOnibata. (Gents) 
4. 2 pairs of shoes from Courtney's Closet. (Ladies. Size 9 and Size 11). 

5. 1 human hair wig from Gabby's Wigs'n'Weaves. You pick from one of the wigs below. 
6. 3 cakes from CakesandCream 

7. A getaway at CitiHeight Hotel Ikeja for 3 people. (Who can each bring one person along).  


As I said earlier, Kon has already won a stay at CitiHeight and Clare, a kimono. So those gifts are now available for 2 people each. 
There is no competition. We are only going to play a game. 
I have each gift item listed out in numbers. Number 1 to 100. …