An Interview With Restaurant Owner and Writer Felix Kawawa

Felix Kawawa is the owner of The Privilege Restaurant and Bar in Nigeria. He is also an aspiring motivational speaker and writer who penned the article “Beauty Contest for Dead-body for community trumpet Newspapers  ; here is a link to his LinkedIn page:

Q: What made you want to open a restaurant?

A: I opened a restaurant and bar, because thought I could make a difference in hospitality business. And I myself love eating and drinking out with friends and it fun, and it is actually one I could be self-employed and create avenue for others to feint for themselves.

Q:What makes the Privilege Restaurant and Bar different from other restaurants in Nigeria?
A: Privilege Restaurant and Bar have a scenery environment, with cruising and captivating services from the bartenders which does it goes on notice each passing day. With assorted drinks, sizzling pepper soup and accomplices. It is actually a place close to perfection, & extensive viewing its sunny and breezing afternoon & evenings! What to do?! I know… maybe a getaway, or just have a lazy one at home, or maybe hang out with friends?! Whichever one it is I’m definitely gonna be gettin’ a Privilege Restaurant & Bar today!!!
It’s frisky weekend! What are you lot getting up to?! I’ll be hittin’ the town with friends and as always have I a hot freshly fish Pepper Soap will do!

Q:  What is the oddest request you have ever gotten from a customer?
A: Chinese.

Q:  What made you interested in motivational speaking?
A: My interest aroused from a deep-seated faith in humanity surviving it predicament and obstacles that comes ones way. Love of great speakers in the past, who through great speeches awaken fearlessness and empower others to know their intent and innate ability to undertake tasks which others termed and tagged, “insurmountable”.

Q:What is your core philosophy as a motivational speaker?
A: When people asked me what my philosophy about life, I simply tell them that it is simply, from point of views. It is admiration and pursuit of wisdom by intellectual means, to drive home moral and strength of will. Finding out what nature teach us on daily basis, causes, or principles of reality, knowledge, or values based on our cultural upbringing.

Q:  What is “Beauty Contest for Dead-body” about?
A: That article was actually on moral decadence, where young men and women, gradually turned the Binis cultural heritage into a mirage of some sort. A situation where motorcade in burial procession was supposed to be solemn, sober and respectful to deaths, turned into an avenue where youths begin to parade, finery; jewelries, shoes, sunglasses, modern jeans and branded T-shirts all blacks. Boyfriends and girlfriends, kissing and caressing along major streets and lanes, heavily drunk and at most times, smoked marijuana as well, have become sorry-sights every weekends.

Q: What inspired you to write it?
A: To correct the societal ills and point the way forward. Awakening elders to their responsibility, and warned them of impending danger that lark around.

Q: What do you think people misunderstand about Nigeria?
A: The never-say-die spirit, the energy and smartness of the ordinary man on the street, as a result of failure of leadership and bad governance.

Q: Who are some of your writing influences?
A: Denis Robin, Jeffrey Archer, Alan Gold and Harley Chase.

Q: What experiences do you draw from when you write?
A:. Exchange of soul quality, tenacity of purpose and the solitary of keeping ones company.


Please note; Eliza’s interviews are done by email. All answers are unedited and come right from the lovely fingertips of her subjects:)


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