I first met Mama, my grandmother, when I was seven months old. That was during my first trip to Nigeria with my family, where my parents are from. Growing up, my grandmother has always been in the picture. Each time I visit Nigeria, it’s to see her. She has honestly been a second mum, as well as a grandmum, to me. At one point, Mama even came to live with my family in the UK for a few months, which was also an eye opening experience.
As I reached early adulthood, I grew more fascinated by her and my respect for my grandmother deepened. The fact that she is still completely independent, uses no mobility aid, has perfect hearing and vision, and is in her hundreds, astounds me. I believe she has a story that needs to be told to the world. Her story is for everyone. Young, old, whatever background, race, or religion, Mama talks to us about life and love! Something we all have an opinion on. Anyone who has ever questioned what really matters in life should watch this. Being able to hear from someone who has seen so much in one of the world’s most populated countries is definitely worth hearing from.
Meet one of my biggest role models. In this video, I ask seven questions to my 107-year-old grandma.