Jemima-Nikky Jatau, an indigene of Kaduna state, spent her growing up years in Abuja. She is a graduate of Mass communication from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Jemima is the last child in a family of four and hopes to be a Media Consultant mogul. She currently works with I and R Communications, Wuse, Abuja.
How does your weekend start?
After work on Friday, I hang out with friends, have a few drinks and some good laughs and then head back home. Sometimes we go clubbing if we are not exhausted before heading home.
Do you go to club?
Yes, I do and I love to go with friends who make it worthwhile.
That is a rarity for me. This is because I have always been a leader among my age group from childhood. So I do not usually get roped-in to doing what I have no intention of doing. I have my unique personality that stands me out and so I try to maintain that ingenuity without bending to pressure from peers. However, one’s peers must definitely try to influence. In that case, I have to stand firm. Sometimes I could oblige my friends to do what they want, for instance, I hang out with them, because I can never imagine staying home while my friends are out having fun.
I sleep longer on Saturday mornings because that is the only day in a week that I get to sleep past 7am. When I am up, I do a bit of chores, eat breakfast, watch TV and then buzz my friends. Usually, I go to the swimming pool with friends, and play in the water. From the pool we go hang out at a lounge, eat finger foods, have cocktails and gist. Later on, if we are not exhausted, we could go watch a late movie, and then head back home.
I love dancing, hanging out with friends, listening to music and gisting. I love to mimic people, from my mom to my siblings, my bosses and TV personalities.
I love to run and sadly, that is the only sport I engage in. It used to be every day, but now I do it once in a week or once in two weeks.
I wash the bathrooms, sweep the house and mop.
I love country music, rock songs, oldies and contemporary Nigerian music. I like Don Williams, Kelly Clarkson, Daughtry Nickelback and Avril Lavigne.
I admire Mo Abudu a lot because I want to have a show like hers someday and maybe better. Another person is Eugenia Abu. She is a wonderful public speaker, composed and eloquent and also an intelligent writer.
Well, at the risk of coming off as someone who is trying to blow my own trumpet, I would say I have had an exceptionally fast education. I left the University at a very early age. Currently, I am the Operations Executive at the firm I work at and that is pretty remarkable for a young person.
I write and consult for a couple of magazines. I have hosted a few programmes and red carpet events in Abuja and Kaduna. I dream that one day I will have my multinational company and be one of the youngest CEO in the history of Communications.
What do you wish you could do more of at weekends?
I enjoy every bit of my weekend and can’t complain, much as I do love my job well also. However, it would not be a bad idea if the weekend was extended by one more day (Monday)! Then my week will officially begin on Tuesdays. That would be bliss!