VOLUNTEERS TUESDAY: MEET ‘SEYI BADMUS

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Tell us about yourself

I am ‘Seyi Badmus, a natural carer perhaps that’s why I work as a Nurse Aide amidst other things that I do. I graduated from University of Ibadan. I am a very optimistic person, I am sorry I just can’t help being  anything short of that irrespective of life’s bitter-sweet candy. Business and selfless service is where I hold my strength, I believe in a world where the language is pure love, irrespective of tribe, skin color, religion and other societal definition.

What are you most passionate about?

My strongest passion lies where giving and selflessness is the art of living.  I love doing business and helping younger millennial see the light of being either an entrepreneur or intrapreneur (or both).

What are your career goals and life ambitions?

Wheeling back to some years I would have said  perhaps a Medical Doctor. But I figured now that it is okay to live in a little space where you touch and change lives everyday ( shouldn’t  that be the essence of life ). After some challenges years back in an enterprise I started as an undergraduate, I applied for my first job as a caregiver to take care of elderly ones, right now I am so fulfilled to take the role of selfless care and love to the Elderly in their independent time. So my career goal is hopefully  to be a Registered Geriatric Nurse amidst other business interests in the healthcare industry. I used to pray while growing up as a kid to own a foundation or a charitable organisation too, but that dream got fulfilled in OneAfricanChild , I need not start mine anymore as I would love to see and contribute to  that dream fulfilment as OAC soars and touches lives globally or glocally (if such words exist).

What are your guiding life philosophies?

“Decide what you want in Life and go live it”. I can’t really remember who quoted that but I have chanted that more than half the years I have lived. As a spiritual young man Rumi’s poetry touches me deeply at soul level, His poetry of essence of life and unconditional love are what I hold strongly on this path of life.
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What are your likes and dislikes?

I love reading but I find history, culture, biography, human mind, diversity and languages most amusing. I love to meditate daily for an hour, without any book or music. I love food.. I mean good food, if I had my way I might have been a vegetarian cox of my intense love for fruits and veggies (hardly a day without). I love my family so much too, I think I easily assimilate friends and loved ones as family… in conclusion, I think I have more likes than dislikes… I don’t like being judged and taken for granted.

What inspires you?

Music inspires me, I think it gets me going like a fuel, I believe there is a lyrics for every situation your soul yearns. I write poetry when less busy because I am inspired so much by great spiritual books across different  religious views. They are so inspirational.

How did you learn about OAC and reason(s) for joining? 

Heard about a new charitable foundation that started on campus from a friend and decided to meet the founders and boom it was just my dream foundation. I  joined because Victoria Ibiwoye as well as other members had this so much radiance in their heart to serve freely. I was so thrilled and couldn’t wait for their next outing and activities.  That was how I joined and till date I have hold no regret.

 

How has your experience been so far?

Experience sound short term…. I would rephrase as how has the lifestyle been. After I had my first outing with OAC my observation made me stuck. I have been to orphanages  and homes of privileged prior but the feeling with OAC was superb, we were all implored to interact with every  child at individual levels with different types of games and activities. I still remember few of those kids names, smile and laughter in my heart. I felt blessed that week. It became more tremendous after I celebrated my 21st birthday with a home. It has been the best birthday I have had till date.  Currently, I have a busy schedule because of my job and business  but I make it a point of duty to donate blood every 3 months , this month makes my 15th voluntary blood donation since 2014 that I joined OAC ( this is most tremendous feeling). The spirit of giving was ignited through OAC, So does that sound like an experience or a lifestyle ?

Please share with us your best moments in OAC? 

I have not been as active as I really want  to be but every single moment I get to be with OAC is a recharged moment for me at soul level.

What do you think of OAC in the universe?  

OAC is  the light of hope and love to every child in the  universe. Verily, it is the millennium( utopia) to every child’s dream and I am so happy to be a part of this dream and fulfilment.
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Parting Words

In conclusion, live in the moment, be grateful for every scar and story that  brought you this far. Your original can never be replaced. Live life.

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