Our conversation went like this:
Good morning Titilayo, no need to introduce yourself, we know who you are. (Laughs) How do you feel going into yet another LTTO competition?
Titilayo: I feel particularly great, but with more experience now I am grateful to be a part of the games.
Myself: You have won this competition for 7 years in a row, are you relishing more competition this year?
Titilayo: It has been such a learning curve, and I am excited for the competition, we need to encourage more female lawyers to be a part of this tournament yearly. This year looks stronger already with the female presence in the building.
Myself: In unrelated news how long have you been a lawyer in the Nigerian bar?
Titilayo: Over 17 years currently (Laughs)
That ended my first round of interviews with her, and it left me amazed at her humility, she is being viewed as a pioneer for female lawyers in the competition and on both fronts she has been representing with full commitment. 17 years as a dedicated member of the Nigerian Bar, and a 7 time winner of the Tennis open.
She went on to lose in a very tense and yet exciting final against Yetunde Martins, it was a pleasure having a chat with the LTTO legend herself.