Nationality/Ethnicity: Nigerian/ Yoruba
Insta handle: @Toni_tonss
My name is Oluwatoni Adegbie, but everyone calls me Toni for short. Life is easier with a short name that is easy to pronounce, especially when you live in a foreign country. What do I do for a living? I am a PR Account Executive at an agency in Dubai, and this is what my life is as a millennial
It typically begins at 8:30am, going through emails, admin stuff and drafting press releases here and there. During events’ season we are planning and sending out invites, invites, invites – It’s all about securing those RSVP’s.
I know people tend to think that PR folk don’t do anything but drink champagne and attend fancy events but hunnaaaayyyyyy that is far from our reality. When I don’t have meetings, sometimes I take pizza orders or pack up press gifts.
It’s the middle of the week and the hustle continues, trying to secure interview features for chefs, DJ’s and bartenders as well as pitching in new stories to the media. For lunch I’m having chicken and broccoli stir fry which I made the night before, and it tastes amazing I must say – some people call me “Chef Tonss” 😉
One more day till the weekend – yasss! Started today at 6:15am with a jog/brisk walk around the area where I live. My health app says I took 3,261 steps between 6:15 and 7am, which is pretty cool considering the fact that I’m getting my summer body ready in the winter (smart eyy!?).
For breakfast I had a smoothie, a new one I’m trying, I blend ginger, mint leaves, apples, and some other citrusy goodness, with some water and voila! Work kicks off at 9am as usual, I finish up everything for the week, send weekly updates over to clients and Toni is a happier girl, because… weekend.
My Fridays are pretty much all about Netflix and chill or hanging with friends who come to visit. This Friday a friend of mine is having his house warming party, so I’ll be hanging out there and catching up with folks I haven’t seen in a while.
I have a love/hate relationship with Saturdays because I feel like they run by so quickly. One minute I’m out paddle boarding (which I don’t do as often as I would like) at 10am, and boom, its noon. Get home at 1, and then it’s 4! I blink and it’s 7pm, and its time to get ready for work the next day.
And the cycle begins all over again on Sunday for this millennial in Dubai.
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