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Jesse Jagz

What’s your idea of perfect happiness? My idea of perfect happiness is a situation where I have nothing on my mind. No interviews, no studio…

What’s your idea of perfect happiness?

My idea of perfect happiness is a situation where I have nothing on my mind. No interviews, no studio sessions, zero.

What is your greatest fear?

Losing what I have now. Waking up one day and realizing that all the influence, the hype, all the stardom I have is gone.

What is the trait you most dislike in yourself?

I procrastinate sometimes and I hate that.

What is the trait you most dislike in others?

Materialism and fakeness.

What is your greatest extravagance?

I don’t think I am very extravagant. No, not at all.

What is your current state of mind?

Stressed out!

What do you think is the most exaggerated virtue?

Humility.

On what occasions do you lie?

When I need to create some time and space for myself. For example, if I don’t want to go to the studio, grant an interview or something.

Which living person do you despise the most?

In general terms I’d say I despise so-called old school thinking people that come to snatch properties from their daughters-in-law after the death of their brother.

What is the quality you most like in a man?

Drive and hustle.

What is the quality you most like in a woman?

Drive and hustle.

Which word or phrases do you use the most?

‘I’m in the building.’

Which talent would you most like to have?

Soccer skills! I would really want to be like a Ronaldinho or an Okocha. I mean, to have that extra talent that keeps one on top of what you do and also gives you an edge.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Having people walk up to me to appreciate my work, having meaning to them or something positive I have done in their lives.

What is your most treasured possession?

My computer hard drive. If I lose it, it would be like hell.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

Suicide!

What do you value most in your friends?

A sense of honesty. They are quick to tell me the truth about anything.

Who is your favorite hero of fiction?

Superman.

Who are your heroes in real life?

My dad, Audu Makori, Nelson Mandela, Fela and Jay-Z.

What is it that you most dislike?

When people don’t do what they are supposed to do, which makes me get out of my way to do stuff I shouldn’t be doing in the first place.