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I would have been event planner — Onome


Segun Oladipupo

In this edition of Maritime Lifestyle, we present to you an amiable, bold, beautiful and outspoken Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA), Tincan Island Port chapter, Comrade Onome Monije.

Onome, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ONAS 100 Resources Nigeria Limited, is one who believes that life must be taken with caution and that everyday must be taken as it comes.

The ebullient freight forwarders is from Effurun in Warri, Delta State.

It is not a surprise that she fancies banga soup above every other delicacies in the world because of her background as an “Area mama”.

She is one of the few women that have broken through in the freight forwarding business in Nigeria.

Onome, who is always in the company of men, said it is discipline and self control that makes her not to play into their hands.

As one that has seen it all, she described men as people that would still go ahead to make advances to women even though they are visibly pregnant.

Meet our guest for the week and get to know more about her as you read the piece.

Q. What is your name?
Comrade Onome Monije

Q. What is the name.of your company?

ONAS Resources Nigeria Limited

Q. Where are you from?

Effurun Uvwie, Delta state

Q. What is your favourite food?
Banga soup and starch

Q . What’s your favourite music?

Rhymes and Blues (R&B)

Q. What’s your favourite colour?
Pink colour.

Q. Which is the day you can never forget in your life?
The day I lost my father

Q. How can you describe life?
Life is simple, I am a down to earth person. I take life one day at a time.

Q. What would you have done if you were  not into clearing profession?
If  I was not a clearing agent, I would have been an event planner.

Q. How do you cope in a profession  dominated by men?
Q. I cope because from childhood, I have always wanted to be in a man’s world. I have always been surrounded by men, most of my friends are men and I am one of those that believe what a man can do, a woman can do better and even be distinguished in it.

Q. How do you manoeuvre among men who may want to date you despite your marital status?
A. Men will always be men even when you are pregnant and in your eighth month, that is so glaring to the blind, they will still say to you “l love you”.

So for me, discipline and self control is the watch word. I know when to cut the rope and am always conscious of my boundaries when with my cuties who are mostly men.

Q. How do you relax?
Partying, sewing different styles of Aso ebi, watch people dance and meet beautiful faces, looking good in party mood. It makes my day, and take off the stress of Apapa from me.

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