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" Everyone has met or seen or interacted with a Nigerian in America because we leave Nigeria for here. We're your doctors. We're your lawyers. We're your child's best friend. All of the above. "
" Sometimes you have to experience things for yourself to learn the lessons that you need to learn. "
" I remember, growing up, it wasn't sexy to be African. We got called names. "
" I love a dark brown blush, like brown on brown. "
" As for my role models... you know, I'm an immigrant, so we didn't grow up with too much TV. My parents were like, 'You must read your books.' "
" My faith - as well as my Nigerian culture - really gave me the substance and foundation to be who I desire to be in life. "
" I always say my Christianity and my virginity don't limit options. I think that they refine my options. "
" On a man, I love Tom Ford's Tobacco Vanille. But I wear Orchid Soleil - I love a sweet smell. "
" How many shows on TV do you see young black people, both women and men, really embody a full-fledged human being, flaws and all? "
" You can't tell me no, because you can't tell Jesus no. It doesn't work. "
" Black girls can make the best girlfriends. "
" I would never do something I'm uncomfortable with. "
" I think there is this narrative that if you are a black woman, and you are strong, and you are educated, it's like, 'Good luck getting a black man.' "
" Over the years, my relationship with God has changed my life for the better - it's grown me up, given me a sense of purpose, and grounded me in my identity. "
" I grew up in a place called Port Harcourt, Nigeria, the youngest of four. What I remember most about Nigeria was the ease. I would play by the pool, have fun with friends. "
" There are different types of experiences, and all of them are valid, and all of them deserve to be portrayed in a real way. "
" I had my masters in public health, and the goal was to be a doctor, and organic chemistry let me know that that was not going to happen, as did my fear of blood. "
" I'm just gonna talk about being Nigerian-American. I'm gonna talk about being single. I'm gonna talk about what happened to me on the train today. I'm gonna talk about so many other things that, as a comic, you're able to talk about because you see the world in sarcasm. "
" A lot of people have done things in the name of Christianity and religion and faith in a not-so-nice way. "
" As strong as we are, we have our moments. My mama is an African woman who had four kids and was a nurse for 25 years, and she had her moments. I've seen her cry. "
" I'm grounded in who I am. "
" Don't take it personally if you're met with opposition. Work hard anyway. "
" My faith has really been the biggest asset of my career. It has grounded me and let me focus on what's important. "
" As a performer, the thing you want the most is to be your authentic self. "
" 'First Gen' is kind of the ode to my parents and to really all immigrant children who come here with kind of a preemptive expectation placed on them, and then they get there, and they realize the American dream is bigger than, sometimes, what our parents dreamt. "
" You can't say you're an actor if you've never acted, and you can't act if no one gives you an opportunity, but they won't give you an opportunity because you've never acted. You're like, 'What in the world? Someone give me a chance!' "
" There are so many professional women who have to be this boss, but when they get home, it's like, 'Can someone take care of me? Can I not be so powerful?' "
" I can only see what's in front of me, but God can see what's behind, what's ahead of me, what's beside me, and it just makes it so much easier to release control, cuz at the end of the day, if He brought me to it, He's gonna have to bring me through it. "
" I was bullied because I have this thick Nigerian accent. "
" High school is really when I came into my own. "
" My actual desire is to be able to comfortably walk out of my house without any makeup on and feel as beautiful as I do when my makeup artist beats my face. "