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WADI

Wadi | passionate and award-winning development worker, writer and public speaker | my principles are founded on the belief that everyone deserves a fighting chance because we are humans first before belonging to any other group | nominated on several occasions | volunteered for a few organizations that focus on education, gender equality and peace which are my major areas of knowledge, interest and expertise | Nigeria

Instagram: @wadibenhirki

Website: www.wadibenhirki.com


1) THE BEST THING THAT HAPPENED TO YOU IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS?

So many great things have happened to me in the past 12 months. I launched my personal website and I represented my country and continent at different programs but the best thing is being able to change the lives of few people in my little way.

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2) THE WORST THING THAT HAPPENED TO YOU IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS?

I was one of the seven young people selected to participate in “Your Best Life” 6-month scholarship program. The program started in February but in March, we had to return to our various homes as a result of the global pandemic. We are living in unprecedented times. I hope the world heals and gets better for everyone.

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3) YOUR BIGGEST WISH FOR THE NEAR FUTURE?

My biggest wish for the near future is to live in a safer, fairer, more sustainable and more balanced world. There is so much we can do when we come together. Generations to come are counting on us; our actions will make a big difference – good or bad. You choose, we choose. Can we please not fail humanity again?

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4) YOUR BIGGEST WORRY FOR THE NEAR FUTURE?

My biggest worry is the uncontrolled increase in inequalities; economic, gender, racial etc.

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5) A CONTEMPORARY WOMAN YOU CURRENTLY ADMIRE?

It is difficult to choose one woman. My mother is my rock and support system. My sisters and close friends are also very important to me and motivate me to be the best version of myself. I also have women in different fields who inspire me greatly but Oprah Winfrey tops the list ☺

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6) A ONE-SENTENCE MESSAGE TO OTHER WOMEN?

You are more than enough, never doubt that.

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