Pepi Sonuga was born to defy the societal norms that we are all suppressed by. The Famous in Love actress is working to end prejudice in Hollywood. We spoke with Sonuga on how she is using her voice to promote change in our Summer 2018 issue

If you had to describe yourself in four words, what would they be?
Electric, soulful, compassionate, and ambitious.

How do you embrace your Nigerian roots?
I connect with my Nigerian roots by constantly staying in touch with the people back home who I love. I try to go back as often as I can. As my career and I grow, I am finding what I am passionate about, and my country is at the top of that list. I want to help rebuild it. Having that as my main goal in life makes everything feel really organic. No matter what I do, I always remember where I am from.

No matter what I do, I always remember where I am from.

 

What advice would you give your younger self?
Don’t talk so much! Pick your friends wisely and be confident, know that things will work out. Enjoy being where you are.

Do you have a favorite city?
Capetown!

Favorite things/places to eat.
Any sushi bar. I love sushi!

 

STORY ANA SANDOVAL
PHOTOS MARTINA TOLOT
HAIR ALEXANDER ARMAND
MAKEUP PAUL BLANCH
STYLING CHRIS HORAN

Read more in Volume III, Issue No. 003 – Summer 2018.

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