As part of our Interview series, we interviewed Nigerian Lifestyle blogger Sofiyat Ibrahim. She just got into the blogging atmosphere months ago but is already doing so well.
Read excerpts from the intereview below:
What is your full name?
Sofiyat Aderonke Ibrahim
What do you do?
I am a Fashion+LifeStyle+Beauty Blogger and the Creator of Odd Talks (Yes, I do everything)
Where are you originally from and where are you based right now?
I am from Lagos, Nigeria and right now I school in Lafayette, Louisiana USA
How long have you been blogging for and what inspired you to start?
I have been blogging for about 5months now which is a crazy short amount of time. I have a blog post up actually about why I started my blog, this is the link- https://www.theodditty.com/blog/why-i-started-a-blog-theodditty but it mainly was because I am such a passionate person and I wanted an avenue to express those passions and dreams.
In 3 words describe your sense of style?
African, Casual, Sassy
What/who inspires your personal style?
My mood is something that inspires all my looks. If I feel sexy that day, I dress sexy and If I feel down, often I would be in some shorts or sweats looking like a bum haha.
From your Instagram feed and your blog posts it seems you wear a lot of dresses lately, is there any specific reason why or it’s just coincidence?
When I was younger I had chicken pox and this left bad dark spots all over my legs. Friends and classmates would always make fun of me and call me “spotty” and that really affected my self-esteem. I usually wore long socks or pantyhose because I just could not handle the ridicule. However, now as I grow up I am learning to embrace myself with all my scars and spots and so wearing dresses is kind of symbolic for me.
What is the perfect outfit for Sofiyat on a typical day out of the house?
My mum would probably faint because of my answer but I love shorts and so if I am being casual, some shorts and an Ankara off shoulder top with converse will the perfect basic Sofiyat outfit.
Sneakers or heels?
HEELS!! I love to strut down any place with my heels! I live for them.
Hoodies or Sweatshirts?
Sweatshirts, mostly in the fall here in Louisiana, they are a must-have.
What’s your favorite fashion brand now?
I am all over the place with fashion but right now I am loving Ankara chokers and styles so definitely African print stores like Aso-Dara, Grassfields and Francis and Benedict! I am obsessed with their styles.
What is that one fashion accessory that you cannot leave the house without?
Pearl Bracelets! In all y pictures I always have some sort of pearl jewelry on me! It’s my go-to =fashion accessory.
What brands have you worked with/currently working with?
Sadly none yet. I just started blogging a few months back so I am still getting my feet wet, However I am actively looking for brands to collaborate with and make magic happen.
Apart from Fashion what other things do you have interest in?
I am interested in any and everything! I call myself a Multi-potentiality, I have a passion for everything and I tend to end up being good at anything I put my mind to. So if you have anything else you would love for me to get involved in!? I am your girl!
What are your future plans for you in the world of fashion?
I hope to make my own pearl jewelry line with a special meaning behind every stone. Pearls are so unique, pretty and not the norm and I want to highlight that in one way.
Being a blogger is something that I did not expect to be this time-consuming or even hard. However it is also so rewarding and I implore everyone to go after whatever dream they have. If you say you would do it and never do it…it would never get done haha! So chase your dream, especially my black women out there. We are incredibly strong and I wish the world could see how much power a determined black woman could hold.
Follow Sofiyat on social media:
Instagram – @theodditty
Website – www.theodditty.com
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Author: TLM URBAN
TLM URBAN is a digital brand focused mainly in the areas of Fashion, Lifestyle & Art.