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Sasha, My Lagos, ‘The busy air of Lagos is infectious’

The fast-rising rapper is addicted to The Silverbird Cinemas…


Where do you live in Lagos and why?

Ikoyi. I just like the place.

What is your earliest Lagos experience?

Not much, because I spent my first two years in Lagos, then my first six years shuttling between Ibadan and Lagos. Then came back fully to Lagos for my university education.

Where were you born and where did you grow up?

I was born in Lagos. I grew up in both Lagos and the ancient city of Ibadan.

What did you like most about Lagos?

The fact that it keeps you busy. If you are hard working, you make your headway.

What do you miss most when you are outside Lagos?

I think it’s just the air, the busy air because every other place is just too cool.

What is your favourite hangout or pub?

Then Silverbird Cinemas or I stay at home.

Where do you shop in Lagos?

Collectibles, Talk To me, then I design my stuff. And other things, I get them from abroad.

Your favourite Lagos celebrity?

Niran Simeon and Funmi Iyanda.

What are your hobbies?

I love singing, watching movies, dancing, performing, walking, then using the phone.

What do you hate most about Lagos?

The fact that you want to go somewhere and you are stuck in the hold-up when you have few minutes to get to where you are going. Basically, the hold-up.

What new projects are you working on?

The Pink Ribbon Foundation, a breast cancer awareness. I am trying to get it off the ground and it is targeted at the secondary schools and the universities.


(First published in 2005)

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