Obasanjo’s Internet- Aderonke Adesola

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Aderonke Adesola

Did you know that there are approximately 4.66 billion active internet users worldwide? Can you imagine all the different ways in which we all use the internet? 

Obasanjo’s Internet is our interview series where we speak to some of our Internet favourites on how they relate to the Internet and what it means to them and their work. This week,  Aderonke “Olori Sports” Adesola, Yoruba football commentator on Super Sports TV, talks to us about how she uses Obasanjo’s Internet. 

What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?

I pray, then pick up my phone afterwards. 

How do you use the internet for work or pleasure?

Both. I work with the internet. In fact, if there is no internet I can’t work and anytime I’m bored from work I switch it up to pleasure. 

What moment or episode in your life would you say captured the essence of the internet?

When someone I don’t know posted my bant video on Twitter all because he found it on someone’s WhatsApp status.

Your favourite social media platform and why?

Twitter because of the Gbas Gbos and you can never be boring on Twitter, whether you’re angry, happy, annoyed, frustrated, anxious or any emotion, Twitter will bring that out. 

What was the last meme you saved?

I don’t do memes. I just read, laugh and pass, I don’t save most of the time. 

Do you remember the first time something you posted went viral? What was it? How did it make you feel?

Actually I have a lot of viral videos on Baba Iyabo’s internet but the day Lekan KingKong AgbaInaki posted my video it hits differently because that same day we had a couple of other celebrities that posted it – the likes of Ijebuu (an actor), Iconic, Veteran and Legendary Actor Alhaji Adebayo Salami (Oga Bello) posted my bant video that same day and a couple of celebrities reached out to me  that they love what I do. It made me feel acceptable in a good way that despite a lot of sportscasters out there they love my art and craft. 

What’s the most outrage you have ever generated over something you posted? How did you react to it?

No answer.

What rules do you live by on the internet?

Don’t pass your boundaries, don’t fake it for anybody on the internet because social media isn’t real life and lastly, you don’t have to put your mouth, comments, hand and opinion on everything you see on the internet. Just find the one that suits you best. 

What is your guiltiest online pleasure?

Insulting people is funny right? There are people that will frustrate you on Obasanjo’s internet and they’ll expect you not to reply? And at times when I reply I feel guilt like ha this eebu (insult) is too much o.  

Would you say you have an online persona?

Yes I do have an online persona, and my online identity is actually an expansion of my real life.

What’s your favourite emoji and why?

I don’t have a favorite emoji but I use Tuale, respect and one that has like like whistle in its mouth cos I just saw them as emojis I relate with so well (✊) 

Are you particular about your feed?

Yes I am particular about it but not really on Facebook. For other social media platforms like IG and TikTok, I’m particular and intentional about my feed.

YouTube or TikTok? Which do you prefer and why?

The black App ( Tiktok ) I just love it and as a TikTok content creator that creates content for Tiktok Nigeria I’d choose them over YouTube. YouTube is also kinda difficult to build, TikTok is a lot easier.

Which Nigerian creator do you think the world needs to see and hear more of? 

My content personally. I think the world needs to see more of my content, and also this guy Agba lon soro ( OliEkun). 

Who is the coolest person you follow and the coolest person who follows you?

The coolest person I follow will surely be Cristiano Ronaldo. The coolest person that follows me I don’t know right now can I say Kenny Blaq, KieKie, Omowunmi Dada, Oga Bello,and  Pasuma.  

What is your favourite Nigerian podcast?

Tea with Taymesan. I don’t watch it regularly because I’m not a fan of podcast but it is one of the few podcasts that makes sense to me. 

Have you ever hooked up with someone you met online?

Hook up in what sense or context? If I have met with some of the people I met online, yes definitely, but hook up? NO. 

5 people you’d love to see answer these questions?

Katherine Adeogun,  Omotara Akanni, Toyosi Olosunde, Joy Ojeabulu, and Toyosi Afọlayan. 

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