TOBI CYPRIAN OBARO
- GUEST WRITER, EDITOR
Today, I interview my second guest from Nigeria, and ask him some hard questions.
Welcome, Tobi ...
1. Tell us about you and what you do.
Hey! Hope you are doing good?
I am Tobi Cyprian Obaro a native of Delta state Nigeria.
I am a Christian reformer and Freelance copywriter.
2. What was the happiest moment of your life?
Don’t have any. But I understood what happiness feels like when I got my first pay cheque.
3. What was the saddest moment?
Childhood. Was constantly tormented in dreams.
4. What surprised you most?
My conversion to the Christian faith.
5. What was your greatest disappointment?
Spending 6 years in the university to attain a 4-year degree certificate.
6. Who did you misjudge? Why?
A friend of mine in high school.
Couldn’t comprehend his kind of being at the time.
7. What or who was your biggest challenge?
What: Building my writing career.
Who: Creating a personal relationship with God
8. What has been your biggest regret?
Growing up with a mindset built to criticize than to listen.
9. What would be your dying comment? Why?
Health to the world.
Because I want my kids to enjoy a healthy world.
10. Who or what stunned you the most?
11. What would you like written on your tombstone? Why?
Because that’s what the world offered me.
12. Who would you rather have not met? Why?
No one for now.
13. Who were you most envious of? Why?
A friend of mine in university.
He was a legend at his craft.
14. Who did you forgive – for doing something you never thought you’d forgive?
My First Love.
15. What was your greatest moment in your life?
Don’t know yet.
16. What is your greatest achievement?
Being able to pen words to paper from a concept true to my being.
17. What personal traits would you like to have in your next life?
18. What advice would you give to world leaders?
19. What advice would you give to parents today?
Build a world that’s conducive for your kids.
20. Who would you choose to be stuck on a desert island with?
21. Have any heroes? Why? Who?
Dalia lama and CS Lewis
They commune in ways I can easily comprehend.
22. What are the greatest legacies you will leave behind?
Making – nigeria –Nigeria.
23. What’s lacking in the world today?
24. Any pearls of wisdom for the rest of us?
Commune in your own voice.
25. What would be the last sentence you ever write?
I don’t know. But am quite certain it would come as a surprise to the world.
26. What inspires you most?
The day-to-day life.
27. Who or what made you laugh the most?
28. What would be your top three chosen careers in your next life?
Law, Writing and Philosophical study.
29. What is your prime focus in life today?
To build a life in line with God’s plan.
30. Do you have any fear of doing something wrong?
Yeah! Lots of them.
31. If or when you reflect on your past, can you identify any world event, saying or movie that you believe had a significant impact on you?
They are in their numbers but somehow this one comes to mind.
‘‘If you want to be
What you want to be
Know what you want to be
To be who you want to be’’.
Got it from an Indian movie.
32. Do you think one can live a purposeful life without knowing the meaning of life?
33. From your perspective - what is the way forward for the world?
Building moral ethics.
34. Imagine that you were given a chance to live again, what will you do first and what will you do differently?
I would say thanks for opportunity. Roll a blunt then read the memo I left behind in my past life.
35. Do you have a bucket list? Tell us more.
No, I don’t.
36. Any great claims to fame?
If leaving comfortable with my family would suffice, then Yeah.
37. What makes you happy?
Praying, reading, writing and smoking.
38. Anything you’d like to add?
Thanks for the opportunity, Clancy.
Clancy's comment: Thank you for being so honest, Tobi. Stay well, and keep writing.