How did I get here?

Hey there! 🙂 Welcome to my blog! Thanks for stopping by!

I’m excited to see you here!

My name is Oyinloluwa Owosho. I was born in Lagos, Nigeria and spent most of my childhood, teenage and part of my adult life there before coming to the United States. While growing up, the area I knew as home was Mafoluku, Oshodi! That was the exact area my parents lived when they started raising a family. I would honestly say I loved it there…especially the people I got to be friends with in the process.

My first primary school was Mofolorunsho International School (a.k.a MIS). Thinking about it now I remember the anthem 🎼 MIS my training ground🎼 lol! I left at the end of primary 2 because according to my mum, I came home smelling of Izal… and that was because my classroom was close to the toilet! lmao. Anyhoo, I started attending Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria Staff School at Primary 3! None of my parents worked at the Airport though, but at the time, the school was really open to all. That was definitely “tusher” than MIS.

Yea, that izal story is true!

I left at primary 5 to write common entrance which took me to Command Day Secondary School Ikeja. I knew I didn’t want to be a science student, so I unilaterally decided to change my class to Art after I was being placed in Science in S.S 1 ( my apologies if you don’t understand some of these terms used in the Nigerian educational system- Secondary School translates to High School in the U.S).

After my secondary school education, it was now to time to pass the exam that takes you into the University. The exam in Nigeria is called U.T.M.E which stands for Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. On my second attempt at writing this exam, I got into Obafemi Awolowo University to study Religious Studies. The year was 2006 and for some reason, the faculty of law was not accredited that year. This made the department of English very competitive which was what I had opted for but the score I had at the time won’t get me into English. With the encouragement of some great influence in my life, I took another shot at UTME while I was in Religious Studies. Eventually, law was accredited in 2007 and so I got in!

I really began to take my academics more seriously when I got admission into the university. After university, came law school. After law school, came facing the reality of being an adult! After working in lagos for about two years…I knew the life of spending hours in Lagos traffic was not for me. I had always wanted to do a post graduate after my undergraduate program…I just wasn’t sure when. When the frustration of working on the island and living on the mainland hit me though…I knew 2015 was the year!

2015 had to be the year darling…

I came to the U.S in August 2015 for my Masters in Law program at St.John’s University School of Law in Queens, NY. At the time, I had been able to secure almost half of the tuition in scholarship . My would-be professor at the time, connected me with my would-be classmate so we could get an apartment together. That arrangement did not work because getting a place in Queens was going to be expensive. Eventually, we settled for doing a commute from Staten Island ( her place ) to Queens ( school).

I am married and I met my husband in New York City even though we attended the same university back in Nigeria and had mutual friends but our paths never crossed at the time. God works in mysterious ways, doesn’t He? We are blessed with a daughter.

I currently work with a Financial Institution as a Fraud Analyst. I love what I do at my job. It’s one field I have always wanted to go into. Yes, I’m one of those that never saw herself arguing in court for a long while.

I also love to share my experiences with different things like taking care of my hair and my daughter’s hair; managing my acne prone skin and trying to glow at the same time, lol; share my thoughts on random issues. This is why I thought to create this platform that allows me to write away! Lol! Hopefully I’m able to elaborate more on some of the things I have highlighted above during the course of my blogging, just because I know people like gist! I hope you will also stick around and come with me on this journey 🙂

Kindly introduce yourself in the comments below, I’d love to connect with you. 🙂

Also follow me on Instagram @oyinloluwafasehun

30 thoughts on “How did I get here?

  1. Beautiful read Oyin. Interestingly, I also got admitted to study Christian Religious Knowledge at Uniben. I guess many of us are thankful Law wasn’t accredited in 2006!


  2. My name is Oluwafemiyeye, a full time baby girl. Working is a side gig for me unfortunately. Rooting for you all the way with this new venture.

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  3. Yay! Good job on your write up Oyin. The izal brought back a smell memory for me. It was amazing meeting you, working together and developing a friendship at OAU. I am especially looking forward to your daughter’s hair journey as I have a daughter now too.

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  4. My name is Folakemi and I certainly enjoyed reading this… I had a huge smile till I burst out at the smelling of izal 🤣 part. You write really well.

    Looking forward to having a great time reading from you.

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  5. Funfunlade! My name is “the only one that probably still calls you that in full”.lol!

    Enjoyed reading this. Look forward to future entries!

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