Obasanjo’s Internet: Jola Ayeye

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Did you know that there are approximately 4.66 billion active internet users worldwide? This makes the internet, one of the greatest tools and catalysts for the advancement of humanity. Our new column, Obasanjo’s Internet documents the internet habits and methods of some of our favourite creators and thinkers. 

Today, we are joined by co-host of the I Said What I Said podcast and screenwriter, Jola Ayeye.

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

I check to see if I can sneak a few more minutes of sleep in. I don’t like my Lagos reality very much and often wish to avoid it. 

How do you use the internet: for work or pleasure?


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

Ah. I don’t know oh. I don’t think I have one per say 

Your favourite social media platform and why?

Twitter. That app genuinely changed my life. I’ve made friends, learnt a bunch of stuff, grown a podcast and made money off that app. 

What was the last meme you saved?








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

I can’t remember what exactly it was but I have had a few viral tweets since I started using Twitter in 2010. Viral anything always makes me a little anxious which is why I mute tweets once there are more than 50 or so retweets. 

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

There was a time I wondered aloud on the interwebs whether Lagos kitchens are particularly wretchedly designed because most of the designers and developers involved are male. As per patriarchal society so they don’t really use it and don’t really care for function, comfort, and design. Omo, I still get insults to this day. I was amused. 

More recently, I agreed with JK Rowling about the need for sex-based segregation of vulnerable spaces, especially for women and I got FLAMED. I didn’t mind that one at all because I can’t be convinced that I am wrong. 

What rules do you live by on the internet?

The internet is important, but it’s not the be-all and end-all. I cannot allow the praise or criticism and insults of strangers to get to my head. I also try not to be too rude or talk in a manner I wouldn’t if the person or people were in front of me. 

What is your guiltiest online pleasure?

TikTok. I love that place. 

Would you say you have an online persona?

Not really. If you know me off the web I am just as silly. 

What’s your favourite emoji and why?

My favourite emoji is 🤣. Because life is too hard as a Nigerian for me to take everything serious 

Are you particular about your feed?

To an extent. For instance, I like my YouTube feed in a particular way. 

YouTube or TikTok? Which do you prefer and why?

I think I prefer YouTube because I enjoy long-form video content way more. 

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

There are many oh. 

  • Korty 
  • Nicole Chikwe 
  • Hafymo
  • Alma Chronicle 

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

I’m drawing a blank on both. I follow a ton of cool people and I really don’t know who follows me o! They are all cool please. 

What is your favourite Nigerian podcast?

My own o! I Said What I Said is my favourite Nigerian podcast. 

Have you ever hooked up with someone you met online? 

Mind your business please I don’t believe in hookup. 

5 people you’d love to see answer these questions

Okay, I’m going to choose people at random. Celeb or otherwise 

  • I want the Submaroach podcast to answer 
  • Blaqbonez 
  • SwitOpe
  • FK
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