PoTW: OLABISI ORIYOMI nee IDOWU

NAME : OLABISI ORIYOMI nee IDOWU
 
LOCATION : Ikeja Lagos
 
ABOUT YOU :
Olabisi Oriyomi was born on the 6th of January 1983 into the Odoru family of Imobido in Iperu-Remo Ogun State. I attended Chrisland School Opebi for my nursery and primary education. After MCSS I proceeded to study accounting at Olabisi Onabanjo University. I see myself as an “unconventional Capricorn ” with crazy inbuilt inner strength.
 
EXPERIENCE ABOUT COMING TO MCSS:
My experience in MCSS at first was horrible!! My brother Adegbuyi and I were meant to attend separate secondary schools outside Lagos, but our dad just changed his mind last minute and we ended up in MCSS.
 
YOU IN MCSS:
Its was a whole new experience, I couldn’t understand why there was so much chattering and noisemaking so I would cover my ears with my fingers and hum to myself.
I remember Emeka always tormenting me and Gbuyi “protector of the universe ” would come to my rescue. (Emeka still owes me 1 cow for the torture he put me through. Lol)
 
After a while I eased up and made few friends. I also realized our classroom wasn’t actually a prison cell and the chatterboxes were pupils from convent (No offense to convent pupils – I come in peace oh!)
 
For me MCSS was an exposure to real life. Every day was like an adventure, there was always something happening somewhere. I remember the fights, oh my! Inter class fights, inter school fights and fights with seniors. Then the following morning assembly time to get some thrashing from the principal.
 
My best spot in school was the home economics lab. There was always something to sample from the food and nutrition students. I still remember one delicious toast bread I had one time (Oh I forgot to mention that i was and still a foodie). That toast was seriously on point. I also remember the bread and soft melting moimoi and smoked Titus we used to buy behind the back gate. That was correct street food of life!
 
I refuse to remember the punishments of picking thrash behind the classrooms. Am sure we all know why we need to block it from our MCSS memories. It was truly traumatic!!
 
PALS IN MCSS
I had my Ajose Mende Connections, Wasimi Pals, Ojota/ Ketu/Demurin & Alapere clique and my Ogba buddies. Visiting friends was so easy back then.

WHAT WE DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU :
I am a Traditional Chief, so next time address me well.
 
PROFESSION/ HUSTLE
Presently, I operate a liquor store where i sell premium alcohol retail and wholesale. I also run a family business.
 
PERSONAL HERO
The most important person(s) to me is my family. I believe family is everything. Every person God brings into our life should be loved and appreciated at every given opportunity.
 
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOUSELF IN 5YEARS :
In the next 5yrs I see myself in good health, exploring opportunities that will keep developing me in every area of my life.
 
IF YOU COULD CHANGE THE WORLD:
If I could change the world…I would instill more love and compassion into humanity. The world has changed, we are no longer our brother’s keeper. We need to realize everyone deserves a chance to be happy. Bless whoever you can, with a smile, a hug, a compliment! You may be saving a life. You never know!!
 
ADVICE TO LANDER FAMILY
Our MCSS Alumni family is growing from strength to strength and it really gladdens my heart. The love is real, and I believe through patience, understanding and respect we shall always remain one big happy family.
 
Thank you Segun for passing the baton to me, i feel truly honored and may God honor you as well.
 
May God continue to protect and guide every one of us and our families.
UP SCHOOL!!!
UP LANDER!!!

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