Today’s blogger in the spotlight is Tunde Phillips from Nomadic Negro, he is a Graduate of Economics from the prestigious University of Lagos and at the moment, he blogs about his travel and adventures across Nigeria and beyond.
“Travelling is the easiest way to learn modesty and humility.” – Nomadic Negro
So, let’s begin!
Q1. What inspired you to become a blogger?
I love art to a fault, but sadly, I couldn’t create any form of art. I tried drawing, singing and painting but failed. Writing was my last chance, so I figured blogging is what could make me better with arts.
Q2. For how long have you been blogging?
I’ve been blogging for 3 years.
Q3. Why be a travel blogger?
I feel travel is one of the most underrated alternatives for wealth creation in Africa. Blogging about it is the little way I contribute my bit in ensuring wealth creation and circulation.
Q4. How would you describe your style of travel and your travel blogging content?
Original and undiluted from the perspective of a broke Nigerian.
Q5. Briefly describe what you use your different social channels for and what is your dominant channel for you personally.
Since different social media channels have been primarily built for different purposes, I use them as such. I am however focused on creating educative and interesting contents on all channels.
Q6. How do you balance your day job and blogging?
Time management. I try as much as I can to spend my evenings and weekends efficiently on my blog. My day job owns my weekdays.
Q7. Where do you get your travel inspiration from, who gives you the advice?
My readers. The more they interact with my content, the more inspired I get to do more.
Q8. Name the location that was 1. Most fun, 2. Most Inspiring, 3. Most Challenging.
Most fun has to be the group trip to Ghana, all my trips have been inspiring and come with similar levels of challenges.
Q9. What is still on your bucket list?
I am not a fan of bucket lists.
Q10. Have you had any celebrity encounters while travelling?
Q11. What’s the biggest thing you’ve learnt about yourself since you started travel blogging?
I learned that I can have fun by laughing at myself.
Q12. What was your very first destination that you produced some content for?
That was when I traveled to Ogun state, and the Centenary hall in Ake was my first destination.
Q13. If they were to ever make a movie about one or all of your adventures, what would the title and plot summary be?
I really can’t say.
Q14. What is your most embarrassing moment while travelling?
I was in Benin Republic for 4 days and I couldn’t say the simplest french words, I had to start drawing my ‘wants’ on paper to communicate with the locals.
Q15. What is a little naughty secret you have not openly told before!?
I don’t keep personal secrets.
Q16. Do you have any funny stories to tell?
None in particular.
Q17. What key lessons do you have for everyone based on what you have learnt from the gift of travel blogging?
Travelling is the easiest way to learn modesty and humility.
To learn more about The Nomadic Negro, you can check out his blog on Nomadicnegro.com
In other news…
I came across this insightful article about the Top 75 Africa Travel blogs and I think It’ll be cool if you checked it out. Awesome content!
If you’re a travel blogger interested in getting interviewed, kindly mention in the comments below. And if you have any other questions for Tunde, share too.
Catch ya’ in seven days!