A few weeks before I launched this interview series on my blog, I pitched the idea to creatives in the travel niche and a few delivered a crushing riposte.
Dr. Rochelle Knight was the first of the bunch, she’s a travel blogger based in Jamaica and during our Q and A, Rochelle explained how she’s able to juggle her medical profession with blogging.
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So after looking upandan for Nigerian Travel Bloggers and Content Creators to collaborate with, I wasn’t too surprised by the terrific and brilliant replies from Lola Daniyan [Unravelling Nigeria], Prosper Isaac [D_Bagpack_Guy] and Tunde [Nomadic Negro].
Special thanks to everyone for their fantastic comebacks. Thank you and if you’d like to read future interview sessions, don’t forget to Subscribe!
Today’s amazing guest is Chinasa Afigbo, she is a travel blogger ready to make a difference and through her creative writing, poetry and book reviews, she inspires readers to visualize the beautiful things of life.
On Chinasa’s Blog, she writes about new places and her travel adventures and when she’s not blogging, she shares poetry, lifestyle or travel content on social networks. She is “huge” on Twitter and Instagram.
Follow Chinasa: @narsalibra
Let’s Cut to the Chase…
Please introduce yourself?
Hi people, My name is Chinasa Afigbo and I’m a blogger at chinasaafigbo. I graduated from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri from the Department of Information Management Technology. At the moment, I’m a content writer and I’m into media relations.
Q1. What inspired you to become a blogger?
I started blogging because I love writing and expressing myself with words. Blogging gave me a reason to do all that and even more so I plunged into it.
Q2. For how long have you been blogging?
A year plus.
Q3. Why be a travel blogger?
Being a travel blogger gives me the platform to tell stories about new places and adventures I encounter when touring Nigeria or Beyond.
Chinasa at Lekki Conservation Centre
Q4. How would you describe your style of travel and your travel blogging content?
My style of travelling is discovery and learning and my travel content is to make you ‘see the world through my words.’
Q5. Briefly describe what you use your different social channels for and what is your dominant channel for you personally.
I use my Twitter for trends, travel and book engagements; my Instagram for personal, lifestyle and travel content; then my Blog for lifestyle, personal development, travel, and books.
Q6. How do you balance your day job and blogging?
I work on weekdays and try to create content for my blog on weekends, when I don’t have much to do at work I work on my drafts.
Q7. Where do you get your travel inspiration from, who gives you the advice?
I get my travel inspiration from events that unfold at places I visit. Ufuoma Jessica is a travel blogger I learn travel blogging tips from. I follow her on Instagram and she’s also a source of inspiration.
Q8. Name the location that was 1. Most fun, 2. Most Inspiring, 3. Most Challenging.
The most fun was Tarkwa Bay beach, most inspiring was my road trip to Ado Awaye and the most challenging, the first time I hiked.
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Q9. What is still on your bucket list?
To explore other Continents and integrate with their people. I would love to visit Jamaica, Zimbabwe, Ivory Coast, Egypt, Rome, and the Caribbean, etc. Basically, I love the idea of learning about new cultures and languages.
Q10. Have you had any celebrity encounters while travelling?
No, I haven’t.
Q11. What’s the biggest thing you’ve learnt about yourself since you started travel blogging?
Life becomes more exciting when you visit new places and learn about their culture.
Q12. What was your very first destination that you produced some content for?
Lekki Conservation Centre in Lagos State, Nigeria.
Q13. If they were to ever make a movie about one or all of your adventures, what would the title and plot summary be?
‘TO THE MOUNTAIN TOP’ the plot would be based on motivation and not giving up until a goal is achieved.
Q14. What is your most embarrassing moment while travelling?
For now, it has all been interesting and I’m grateful to God.
Q15. What is a little naughty secret you have not openly told before!?
A secret you say? LOL. A secret remains a secret then. I shouldn’t share it.
Q16. Do you have any funny stories to tell?
LOL. Yes! During a road trip to Ado Awaye, a small community in Oyo State, my travelling buddies and I wanted to pay homage to the Alado of Ado Awaye but then, we missed our way to the palace at a junction.
Luckily, we spotted a motorcyclist who was kind enough to lead us to the palace and on the way, he said he was the king’s younger brother. Seeing us, the king was pleased that we located the palace even as first-timers. We explained to him that it was with the help of his brother. He noticed us pointing at the motorcyclist and the king said that they weren’t related.
Almost instantly, the motorcyclist denied saying he was related to the king. It was an awkward moment that happened so fast. On our way back home we spoke and laughed over it.
Q17. What key lessons do you have for everyone based on what you have learnt from the gift of travel blogging?
Travel blogging gives you the opportunity to live life on experiences and inspiring others.
I bet this was a good read and that it was totally worth your time. Special thanks again to Chinasa Afigbo for making this happen…
Do you have anyone you think I should interview next? Please package them for me in the comments below.
Thanks for Reading and Have a great day!
Pictures from Chinasa’s IG Account- [@narsalibra]