OmoobaJesu Adetunji is a fourth year medical student at Ladoke Akintola University. She is an outstanding writer who owns her own lifestyle blog where shares bits and pieces of diverse shades of her life in order to inspire her readers. She is passionate about reading, education, health and good living.

Let’s meet you

I’m OmoobaJesu Adetunji. Yes, OmoobaJesu is my real name, birth certificate and all. I’m a 4th year medical student at LAUTECH. I enjoy reading and writing which is one of the major reasons why I run a blog ( where I share bits and pieces of my life with the hopes of encouraging someone else. I care deeply about education, health and good living.

What are your hobbies

I love to laugh! So naturally, I enjoy the company of family and friends as well as good music, movies, and books.

Who and what inspires you

Inspiration for me comes in different forms and from everywhere. I could be walking on the street and be inspired. I could be gisting with my friend and be inspired. I could be in church and be inspired. I think for me, it’s more about letting myself be inspired through every circumstance rather than searching for inspiration.

One accessory you can’t leave home without.

Earrings! I love my earrings.

 You are a medical student yet you own a blog where you write on diverse life principles, lessons and genres. How do you keep up with your several interests and fortes?

Good question. The truth is I don’t know. I just take one day at a time. And I don’t really compartmentalise my life as such. I see it all as a continuum which I must enjoy and stretch to its fullest potential. I also think every aspect of my life helps each other out. Writing helps me be a better student because it makes me happy. Medicine helps me be a better writer because it gives me something to write about. So I don’t particularly feel a need to balance because they all help me to be better. I just go with the flow, one step and a time. And if I notice a tilt I adjust. I know this process seems a little bizarre and wild, but it works for me and it gives me peace of mind.

Your best quote?

“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” Proverbs 4:23

What is that one thing you’ll like to change about yourself?

I really like myself. Is that weird? Maybe, but I can’t think of anything I’d like to change. Except maybe in the area of things to improve on, because there’s always room for improvement. On that note, I would be interested in improving on whatever needs to be improved on per time. For now, to be honest I can’t think of anything.

What was growing up for you like? And did your childhood in any way prepare you for everything you do now?

Growing up was pretty great for me. I used to be very introverted when I was younger so I suffered many depressive episode but I’m happier and lighter now. I love being all grown up. I’m not one of those people that wish they were children again. No, thanks. I like being an adult.

As a child I was always surrounded by books. My dad was a librarian and he loved reading. We had a library in our home and I’ve been reading since I can remember. It was normal to read. It was default mode. I can’t remember when exactly I started writing, but I remember that my essays were always the best in school. There was a time when my English teacher read my eassy out loud in class as an example of how essays should be written. That’s one moment that cannot be easily forgotten.

Now that I think about it, my mom used to give me writing assignments throughout one particular summer break in primary school. That’s when I got really good at writing. Wow. Thank God for my mom! And dad! Awesome people.

Your biggest fear.

I don’t have fears. God has come through for me way too many times for me to be afraid about anything. I’m just relaxed, I have everything that I need to succeed. And I am grateful to God.

The journal of the Ladoke Akintola University Medical Student’s Association (LAUMED): The Girl Child was recently launched in which you played a very active role. What does this journal mean to you as a girl child? And what does it intend to drive home to all young females and the society at large?

The Girl Child Journal to me personally, addresses issues that are exclusive to the female gender while also not completely shunning the Male child. The balance or interplay between the sexes is particularly interesting and important to me because often times the men are ignored, yet we will still as women have to interact with males on an intimate level. I believe there’s a need for education and empowerment of both sexes and the Journal did justice to that, that made me glad.

The Journal is for every girl child, to remind her of her value and importance in her environment. To show her that all that she wants to be, she can be, regardless of the limitations that society might place on her.

 If given the chance to be the president of Nigeria for a day, what will you change?

Oh interesting. Two things. Definitely pump all the money I can get my hands on, into the education and health sector. Yup. That’s all and I’m good.

 Where do you see yourself/your brand in the next five years?

In five years, I see myself reaching millions through my writing or/and through other frontiers and as always helping people live their best lives.

 If you were given the opportunity to address a group of girls five years younger than you, what will be your advice to them?

You are beautiful just the way you are. Get to know yourself. Get to love yourself. Begin a real and intimate relationship with God. Be rooted in who you are. Don’t let anyone make you feel any less. Take responsibility for your life and own your choices. And always, keep moving, don’t give up!

Comments are closed.