Just after turning 9 years old, I had one month to say my last goodbyes to my friends, family and neighbours in Nigeria before moving to Canada.
Those formative years thereafter were filled with despair, isolation, ridicule for my voice and habits coupled with an obsession with music. I loved anything that made me move; from Tupac to Michael Jackson to Celine Dion and back again. However, I did not feel safe and always felt like I did not belong anywhere. The only place to find peace was in my rhyme books, which I’ve kept to this day. Isolation and brewing issues lead to a bout with depression and anxiety in my teenage years. Music gave me wings throughout this process and my love for all forms of life blossomed as I completed an undergraduate degree in biology. Now, I’m constantly learning new things and unlearning some old with sights on creating great music.