Do you ever suffer from imposter syndrome?
I had crippling imposter syndrome probably in 2016. I think because
from outside, everyone in the field looks really confident, like they know what
they're doing. It’s only when you’re inside, that you realise that everyone is
just as clueless as you. Everyone is just doing the best that they can to
achieve whatever it is that they need to achieve. So during the time that I was
dealing with imposter syndrome, it just made me work harder in a sense, because
I wanted to feel that I could justify my reason for being where I was. I guess
everyone combats it differently, but maybe because of my Nigerian side, I have
a very high level of pride, it’s built into my culture. My parents made me feel
that sense of pride and, almost entitlement, I tapped into that to get me
through when I was struggling.
What do you still want to achieve?
I want to achieve world peace and end hunger around the world… who
doesn’t. No, but really, what I want to achieve is to write and direct my own
feature film. Somewhere way in the distant future.
How will you ‘boss 2020’?
I have a book coming out this year in July, it’s with Penguin, a
collection of poetry, essays and photography. I’m really excited and ready to
boss 2020 with my book.