You meet some people and the connection is so awesome that you are simply thankful you got to meet them. ‘
‘Nedu is one of such people that I’ve met in cyberspace and when I call her my home girl and sister, it’s for many reasons that goes beyond enjoying her entertaining posts.
We are both Nigerians and of the Igbo tribe. I am not sure she knows this, one of my native names is also Chinedu – short for ‘Nedu like her’s and lastly, we both love Lagos. She currently blogs from Lagos and even though I left many moons ago, I’m still a Lasgidi chic.
Whenever I get to go home again, this enterprising, fine chic owes me some pepper soup and small chops. 😉
Thank you, sis, for granting this interview.
Let’s know a bit about you.
My name is ‘Nedu Ahanonu, I work as an Investment Analyst by day, Blogger by night and DIY sewist at the weekend.
I enjoy well-crafted satires and clever puns. I like genuine acts of kindness and I dislike an unfounded sense of entitlement.
As I’ve gotten older and wiser, I’ve come to the realisation that life is as simple as we choose to make it. One must learn to take full responsibility for both their enthusiasm and happiness.
Why blog? What’s your blogging experience being like?
It all started as a blog where I’d showcase my completed personal sewing projects, then it gradually evolved into a fusion of both my musings and the sewing construction process.
My main motivation was to show readers that sewing wasn’t rocket science at all, it simply required practice and a can-do attitude.
Blogging has been a wonderful experience, it’s giving me a platform to share my thoughts. I’m particularly thankful for the opportunity to build a supportive network of virtual friends.
The post about Lagos I-live-here was a big hit with readers because they could relate with the many idiosyncrasies of a fast-paced city.
My favourite post has got to be this one- I’m-not-giving-up-on-you because the underlying message about having a positive perspective, inspires me.
What’s your typical day like?
My weekdays are pretty much routine, commuting to the office, working and commuting back home after conquering the monster that camouflages as Lagos traffic.
Weekends are far more interesting, there’s always something to do in Lagos! I go shopping for fabric and sewing accessories at least once a month, there’s something about fabric that excites me, I guess it’s the possibility of creating a beautiful garment.
So, what plans do you have in the offing?
I’m an avid muser and it’s my deepest wish to write a book someday once I convince myself that my past and present experiences plus my imagination are sufficient material for a best-selling novel.
With regards to the sewing aspect, I recently launched a Sewing Club, which is a nice transition from simply writing about my hobby to actually teaching a live class.