Q&A Monday: Sadia Ahmed

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Sadia has been in the Media industry since 2001. She’s currently at Radio Africa as a Creative Copy Writer, Producer and Voice Over Artist. Aside Media, she’s the Marketing Executive for an IT based company Zone Infinity Ltd and Markets for her 60+ year old family business.

We had a few questions for her and this is what she had to say.1. What was your first phone?

– Motorola V2288 – That brick that had 2 skins you could change. My colours where pink and blue. Only awesome thing about the phone was it a had radio as a feature!

2. What do you prefer? Facebook or Twitter? Why?

– Twitter. I feel I have more freedom expressing myself. On Facebook, it’s more of Gossip-Land.

3. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

– Somewhere in Europe or USA. Married. With a Firm of my own. And a part time job at a Radio station.

4. Any question for us? We’ll publish our answer as well

– Do you think Kenyan Artists have “upped” their “game” in the past decade? And do you reckon their ideas for videos have gotten better or worse?

  • Depends on the Artist. Just a Band have been doing some amazing work lately

5. What would you do if you were president for a day?

– I would take the chopper and travel all over Kenya. I would love to do that as I haven’t seen 90% of Kenya. Being President can’t be easy; making the necessary changes would take more than a day. So I’d rather enjoy the benefits for that day.

6. What’s your favorite book& movie?

– I don’t read a lot, but a friend bought me a book and insisted I have a read – Robin Sharma’s “The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari”. I LOVE movies. My old time favorite is “Coyote Ugly”.

7. Who/What inspired you to do what you do now?

– I was very young when I fell in love with Radio. I used to listen (and still do) to Rick Dees and The Weekly Top 40, so he was my inspiration. Eventually I’d listen to other stations too. And the interaction between listeners and the presenters amazed me. And before I knew it, I was the Presenter interacting with Listeners.

8. If you were to change jobs, what profession would you get into? Why?

– I would be a kindergarten teacher. I absolutely love kids. It would be wonderful to spend an entire day Monday to Friday just teaching them and enjoying their innocence (that no longer exists in this World). They say kids laugh 300-500 times a day. And adults about 100 a day. Being around kids would probably jump that figure up a notch.

9. If you had a superpower, what would it be?

– The Power to Fly! So I can avoid the Nairobi Jam and travel around the world without paying for flight tickets.

10. If you were deserted on an abandoned island what 3/5 things would you
want to have?

– First of all I would be HAPPY to be on an abandoned island (so long as I can get off it after 3 days, that’s a short vacation with me-myself-and-I right there!). As for the question, I can’t do without my BlackBerry. I would definitely need it with me to communicate with civilization (it should have network as well!). It has music so that is SORTED! Drinkable water. My blanky (yes I have a bright pink blanky like babies do) and my handbag (you don’t know what’s in there! Hahaha)

11. If you were a car, what car would you like to be? Why?

– A sexy, red Ferrari. Do I really need to say why?

12. If you could be in any band in the world, which one would you like to be
in? Why?

– I would so want to be part of FORT MINOR! When Mike Shinoda decided to (not exactly break away from Linkin Park) create his own band that was the smartest move. He was able to rap about what he always wanted to. His collaboration with Ryan Patrick Maginn (Ryu) and Takbir Bashir (Tak) was unbelievable. Their music is about the NOW and the HAPPENINGS. Not typical love songs or heart breaking songs. To be a part of something meaningful is bliss.

13. Share something interesting about yourself with our readers.

– I have a blue-green birthmark on my right hand/wrist. It’s nice to know that I would never get lost. I have a weird fixation with dates (not those that include the opposite gender). I remember events that took place to the exact day and time. My family love to take the kick out of it too. And I can’t help it. I’ve got a living calendar in my head.

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