Posted: July 29, 2011 in Blogs from and about school!, INTERVIEWS: THE 3,2,1 SERIES
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So the only permanent thing in life is change right? That’s why now you don’t look the same way you looked when you were 2, 6, 12, or even 16 years old.That’s also the reason why you know a lot more than you knew last month, a fortnight ago, last week, and even yesterday! By the way, what have you learned recently? According to Benjamin Franklin, “what has become clear to you since we last met?”

On to the issue of the day, recently I discovered that to fully understand a statement/claim/pronouncement a person has made, it will help to find out a little about them. Most times it not only helps to put what they’ve said in context, but it also accords them the credibility (or not) to make such claims. For example, you are more likely to believe a counsellor who has been married for 30 years with 3 kids and 5 grandchildren in a ‘how to make your marriage last’ seminar than you would believe a jerry curled, shaped eyebrows, American/British accented fella about whom stories of strings of relationships have been spun. Get my drift?

That’s what the 3, 2, 1 series is all about. Innovation brought to the blog to help every one’s understanding of the issues carried/discussed here. Someone says something insightful (or otherwise), and I interview them on this blog to find out what place they were at when they did or said what they did. I only recently decided to tag it thus because I needed a justification for the interviews, and an explanation for you!

Regardless of who I’ll be interviewing, there will be three questions totally unrelated to the discussion which get thrown in at different times during the chat, just because I am the Fairy GodSister and they are bound to answer! Lol! Seriously though, it’s just a way to be different, and to probe deeper than regular interviews would.

So far I have interviewed Zubair Abubakar, the young man behind the Nigerian Constitution for Blackberry App, I’ve also interviewed Elnathan John on the back of an article he wrote explaining the uprising in Northern Nigeria after the Presidential elections in April.  Recently I interviewed Onyeka Nwelue, another young Nigerian after he wrote an article around the very controversial GEJ Lunch.

I have my sights on a young lady whose organization is interested in dissecting the constitution in a way younger Nigerians will understand and then going round secondary schools to have interactive sessions with them. With time, the 3, 2, 1 series hopes to be the place where new talent is showcased, people doing great things are revealed, and brilliance nurtured and encouraged.

I’ll try my best to give advance notice of the people I’ll be interviewing on Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus so you can send me whatever questions you’ve got for the people in advance so keep in touch! If there’s someone you’d like to see featured on this blog, I’d advise that you read the three interviews I’ve done already and if you still want me to talk to your person, send an email to with their name, email address, and the reason they should be featured in the 3, 2, 1 series! Easy as that!

So, welcome to the 3, 2, 1 series, I trust you will enjoy it!

  1. MsBukonla says:

    I eagerly await! Promises to be interesting already! And I’m particularly interested in d lady who wants to make d constitution more easily understandable for young ones. Brilliant!


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  3. AminaM says:

    Nice one, Chioma. I’m tuned in and waiting:)


  4. Prince says:

    Will be waiting!!!


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