How often do you travel?
I love to travel but I don’t travel very often, to be honest. Whenever I get the chance to travel, however, I like to take it.
Do you remember your first travel experience?
I don’t remember precisely what age I travelled on my first trip but I remember that I travelled quite often, on many summer holidays with my mother. What I do remember is that my first trip was around the age of three and it was to London. There were no issues with security at the airports and no problems in the airplane. I remember that as a kid on the plane once, we were shown the cockpit, introduced to the pilots and shown the operations in the cockpit and how the aircraft’s system worked. We were allowed to run around and explore the plane without the judgment of strangers. Travelling now is not like it was back then; everything is different.
Tell us about your most recent trip
I went to Jos sometime in the early part of the year and I spent about a week there. I travelled to shoot a film titled for Uzodinma Okpechi. Although we went in batches, I travelled with Bimbo Ademoye, Timini Egbuson, Sam Dede, Kiki Omeili, Wole Ojo and Ben Touitou. It was my first time of going (to Jos) and it was absolutely spectacular. When I found out I was going to Jos, I was overly excited because I was going to work and that I was going to Jos, which was a new place for me, to work.
What was your journey to Jos like?
We didn’t have to wait at the airport for too long. I arrived at the airport early enough to prepare for the flight and because I was going with my co-actors, we got to while away time by playing and enjoying ourselves. The flight took about one hour.
I had heard about the city from my friends who were there or had been there in the past. Also, I knew about Jos because of the crisis there. Interestingly, none of the bad remarks frightened me enough to keep me from going on the trip. As a matter of fact, I got what I expected from the good things I had heard about the city.
Because I went at the beginning of the year, it was still rather cold, and for those of us who weren’t used to that level of cold, it was a bit of an experience on its own. In fact, shooting at