How long have you been in the United States?
I have lived in the United States for over 27 years (Since January of 1992)
What has been your most memorable moment in the United States?
There are certainly a few but my most memorable moment was the publishing of first book, Simple Tips To Developing a Productive Clinician-Patient Relationship.
What has surprised you the most in the United States?
What has surprised me the most is that Americans have similar concerns and fears that we also experience in Africa. All countries have their strengths and shortcomings and the stability of a country is anchored in its ability to remain steadfast in its strength and continually work on improving its shortcomings.
What do you like the most about living in the United States?
I like the vast opportunities accessible to all to improve their quality of life through dedication and hard work irrespective of social status and class.
What do you miss the most about not living in Africa?
I miss the ease of human transparency and vulnerabilities that Africans tend to exhibit which contribute to the formation of more genuine relationships.
What’s the biggest lesson you have learned about being in the United States?
Being in the USA, the greatest value I’ve learned is that staying true to one’s core belief that every life is valuable and the belief of attributing life and worth to another’s existence will ultimately help to erase cultural disparities, misinformation, and prejudice.
What’s your biggest challenge in the United States?
Sharing tips to help improve communication so that people can interact with one another as their “true-selves”, first in healthcare and then in the general population.
What’s the biggest misconception about life in the United states that people in Africa have?
That healthcare is free for all in the USA
They say that everyone has a book in them. What would your book be about?
My book will be about a young Nigerian girl who experienced her first brush with prejudicial belief as a nurse’s assistant while wholeheartedly trying to care for a patient. And how this experienced instigated her to help improve communication/trust development in America and beyond.