Mercy Obanla is not an aeronautical engineer. Rather, she is stylish, classy, tall, beautiful, elegant, intelligent and blessed with a physique that draws stares from her swelling statistics of fans and admirers.
She is presently one of Nigeria’s highly sought after models and video vixens based in the Republic of Benin and there are several qualities that have placed this gorgeous model in high demand for modelling jobs, musical video jobs and others events hinged on the walls of entertainment and fashion.
During this online interview with SIMPLY SAMAD, Obanla spoke about her preparation for the Miss Freedom of the World beauty pageant scheduled to hold in Republic of Kosovo on June 24, 2013, her career and other unforgettable moments.
Tell us your full name
What’s your stage name?
How old are you?
I can’t disclose that
What’s you industry Age? We know everyone has one
What’s your nationality?
Where was your place of birth?
Tell us your state of origin
Where do you rep? For instance 2Face reps Festac in Lagos, Nigeria while Jay Z reps Brooklyn in the United States.
I rep Ikeja in Lagos.
How tall are you?
What’s do you weigh?
What’s your Twitter handle?
What’s your name on Facebook?
What’s your profession?
Modelling and presenting.
What is your relationship status at the moment?
I’m in a serious relationship.
Which is your favourite movie?
So far, I have so many of them.
Who are your favourite artistes?
Outside the country, that would be Ciara and in Nigeria, it’s 2Face.
Which meal tops your list of favourites?
I like any food with a lot of spice
What is your Astrological sign?
What body part of yours attracts the most attention?
My boobs I guess and my waist.
Now, what would you like people to be attracted to?
The Mercy within… Not the outer Mercy.
Who was the last person you spoke to on phone?
That would be my mum.
Can you swim?
Yes I can.
Sleep or sex? Which works better for you?
Sleep! I love to rest a lot.
Tell us a short and funny story
There was this time a female walked up to me and said she likes me and would love to know me better. She then asked me which state I was from, I told her I’m a Lagosian and she screamed and said: "So you are not a Nigerian…"
The person you would most like to meet is?
I would love to meet and work with Naomi Campbell.
Who would you consider your favourite models?
I would pick Oluchi, Naomi Campbell, Tyra Banks and Daniella Sarahyba.
Can you cook? If yes, what’s your specialty?
Yes i can and I can cook all sorts of food.
What were you doing before this interview?
I was checking e-mails.
What is the most important issue in the world today and why?
I really can’t say the most important issue in the world because every country has got its own issues. Same applies to every individual in each country.
Do you own any adult videos?
How old were you when you had your first kiss and paint us the picture?
I can’t tell you that.
When did you know you could be a model?
That happened while I was 9 years old.
What kind of mobile phone(s) do you use?
Blackberry, iPhone and Nokia
Can I buy you a drink and if so, what kind?
Yes you can. Cocktail will do.
Ever had a one-night stand?
Have you ever done it with a virgin?
Have you ever watched an adult video on your phone?
Have you ever told a lie?
Did you just lie about having or not having a one-night stand?
If I ruled the world, I would…
I would be the best leader. That’s all I can say.
Doing what will get whoever does it on your wrong side?
Lying and Cheating
Do you like the lights on or lights off for sleep?
I can go with both, but i prefer the lights on,
Tell us something your parents don’t know about you.
I don’t hide anything from my Mum and my dad is late.
What is the most creative thing a guy/lady has said or done to approach you?
There was this guy who knelt down on the streets just for me to talk to him.
If someone asking you out does not have a lot of money, he/she better have…
A very loving heart, a great sense of humor, fear of God and a heart of a go getter and must be respectful.
Have you ever done a menial job?
Yes I have.
Would you want to live for a hundred years and why?
Yes I would love to. This would enable me spend more time with the one I love so much, my wonderful children, grand children and also maybe great grand children…
Do you have a pet or would you like to own one?
What is the first thing you look out for in a man/woman?
How much were u paid on your first job? 2,500
Quickly run through some of the jobs you have been involved in
I have worked with amazing people. Nigeria Television Fashion Show, MTN Fashion Week and Night of Elegance. I’ve worked with Keilla's Designs, Makeup Magazine, Da Viva in Accra, Ghana. I’ve worked with Barrett Apkogbayen (Best Photographer of the Year 2010). I have done high fashion modelling, glamour modelling, mature modelling, promotional modelling, run way modelling and catalogue modelling and many more.
How much do you charge for a job now?
More than N500, 000 bit it also all depends. Sometimes, it could be N100, 000 or even N50, 000 but that’s the lowest I can possibly go.
What’s the ‘Miss Freedom of the World’ all about?
It entails a lot but basically, its all about fighting for what is right and fair. Risking all for that which mattered and give to those who are in need… So now, I am representing Nigeria at the world wide contest and I hope all Nigerians will support me.
How do you think you would be able to impact/help others if you win?
It has always been my number one goal to have platform to help others and I know the time is now.
Tell us a bit more about the Miss Freedom contest
About 40 countries are coming together in Republic of Kosovo to contest. That’s all I can say for now.
When and where is the pageant taking place?
The pageant is taking place in Kosovo in Europe and camping starts June 10 while the grand finale is on June 24.
Let’s quickly look at a list of first time things. Tell us about your first boyfriend/girlfriend
He is all in all… I can’t wish for another boyfriend because he is just my heaven sent.
Briefly tell us about your first day in the university
It was great.
What was the first meal you cooked by yourself?
Noodles i guess.
When was your first crush and how did it happen and end?
I cant remember that.
When was the first time you took UME?
Tell us about your first time learning to drive a car.
I am fast learner so it was good and interesting.
Tell us about your first business venture. I went into buying and selling of fashion items.
Briefly tell us about your first kiss
That’s private and special to me… Can’t tell!
When was your first realisation of your talent?
When I was 9 years old.
Tell us about your first nickname
Back then, my family used to call me Chicago because I watched basket ball a lot when I was little.
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