Exclusive Interview with Omoniyi Sylvanus

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Hello there, incase you don’t know who this guy is…let try to introduce him, he happens to an enigma on facebook who has reached the 5000 friends limit on facebook. He is very opinionated and always posting controversial stuff on the internet, which is my main for requesting an interview with him to find out what makes the popular Sylvanus Omoniyi thick. Read along to find out more, remember to share this article.

Q. What is your full name?

A. Sylvanus Omoniyi


Q. Who is Sylvanus Omoniyi?

A. Actually, I don’t really know who I am presently. I’m still trying to discover myself. However, people call me a lot of names like: philosopher, atheist, angel, devil, satan, weed-smoker, professor, frustrated one, attention-seeker, intelligent one, computer, sadist, naked writer, crazy fellow, etc. But I think I’m a proud son of my father and the biological and legal child of my mother.

Q. What is your educational background?

A. I attended a nursery school in the city. I can’t even remember the name of the school. Then I attended St. Benedict’s R.C.M Primary School, Idi-Ogun Adedire, Ife South, Oyo State; Ansarul Islam LGEA School, Kuntu, Ilorin; Government High School; Kwara State Polytechnic; I also enrolled at Nesburg School of Business and Management, South Africa, but I later dropped out.

Q. You’re quite a celeb on social media, your Facebook page shows that you’re a very opinionated person why so?

A. I don’t see myself as a celebrity. I see myself as a miserable person. A celebrity is someone who has enough money in the bank and who can do whatever he wants to do when he wants to do it. As for facebook, it has a way of deceiving people, making them to think they are already a celebrity because they have five hundred likes and a hundred comments. Facebook makes it easier to build your castles in the air. When you need N500,000 and none of your friends on facebook can bail you out, then you will know that you are not a celebrity but a 21st century social media fool. Meanwhile, I’m opinionated because I feel a lot of things are not the way they should be.

Q. You recently publish an article that we featured here on our website, what inspired you to write such an article?

A. I wrote the article because religious leaders in Nigeria are not helping matters. Most of them are busy building structures instead of building people. They have turned deaf ears to the cries of an average Nigerian. They have refused to tell our politicians the truth. You shouldn’t conclude that everyone is comfortable because you have enough to eat in your own house. If we must be sincere, Nigeria does not need prayers. What Nigeria needs now is curses. A lot of curses. Everyone should come out and start cursing. Muslims. Christians. Traditionalists. We should all gather together to curse people who find joy in making life difficult for Nigerians. People who are robbing our people. When we do this, I think Nigeria will get better.

Q. Why do feel such a strong need to write all the time?

A. It is because I am not satisfied with what is happening in the country. Writers are tools of change. When I see anything wrong in the society, I come on facebook to bark about it. If Rochas Okorocha decides to steal the money of the state by buying an ordinary tree for N1 billion, I’ll come out and shout to the world. If Fashola decides to build a website for N5 billion, I will come out and call him a thief. They say politicians are like sperm, one in a million turns out to be an actual human being. These people are not paying my school fees. We elected them to make our lives better, not bitter. If our leaders are doing badly, we shouldn’t be afraid to tell them. That is why I always bark like a mad dog.

Q. You put up this fearless attitude on social media, are you really fearless? If not, so what is your greatest fear?

A. I am not fearless. I have my own fears. I have only made up my mind to always speak out because I’m afraid of dying without saying the words in my heart. That is my greatest fear.


Q. Aside writing what else do you do for a living?

A. I’m still a struggling person. I have done a lot of things. I’m doing a lot of things. And I’ll still do a lot of things. I’m a broadcaster and also a lecturer. I edit contents and sometimes write for blogs. This year, I became the general secretary of Goldspring Cares Initiatives.  I’m not making money yet. I’m still waiting for MTN to make me their ambassador. I believe it will happen very soon.

Q. What should your fans and readers expect from you in 2016?

A. Next year, I plan to meet with Obama and Femi Fani-Kayode. I’ll also be meeting with many celebrities and some of my fans and readers.


Q. Congrats on your new contract with Tribune and Punch newspapers, should we at Critics Arena expect more interviews with you?

A. Oh, thanks a lot. I’m grateful. Yes, you can always expect more interviews with me.

Q. Is Mr. Omoniyi Married?

A. No. I’m not married yet. I’m still waiting for a lady that can pay my groom price. I don’t understand why men should always pay bride price. The society has been cheating men for long. We should fight for our right. Where was it written that men should always be the ones to pay? What happens to feminism? Biko, somebody should pay my groom price.

Q. Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?

A. I hope to see myself representing Africa as an ambassador to many big companies like Coca-Cola, MTN, Gulder, Etisalat, Globacom, and Gold Circle.

Thank you for your time, we do appreciate you making granting us this exclusive interview.

Thank you too our dear reader, for reading through. Remember you read this first here on Critics Arena, also share with your friends, don’t be selfish 🙂 Stay tuned for more exclusive interviews.

An ardent lover of classic movies, animations, country music and adventure video games (COD,BF4 etc). An experienced social entreprenuer who is multiskilled in the media and IT industry. I believe in calling a spade, a spade without sugar coating it...so if i piss you off with my posts here, its nothing personal. Stayed tuned for more interesting reads.

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