Serge Meets Mattie
Describe yourself in three words?
Adventurous, wild & creative.
What are three things you couldn't live without?
Music, friends & family... & food (obviously lol).
What is your dream country to visit and why?
I want to visit back home in Nigeria. I also want to go back to Japan & also visit Singapore.
Do you have any festivals booked this summer?
Nope, I’m staying focused this year… maybe next year i’ll be back outside!
Where do you see yourself in 1 year?
Making my dreams come to life, but I just see myself elevating - I try not to be so specific with myself and my future.
Your favourite restaurant to go to in the world?
Hidden Wagyu spot in Shibuya (I forgot the name but I know where it is). Troy’s Bar in Shoreditch.
What is your favourite album right now?
My own that I’m working on - really took my time with it so I can’t wait till I release it with visuals.
Do you have any secret talents?
I’m an artist, producer and sound engineer. I’m also good at videography, photography & creative direction. Most tech related things… I’m capable of a lot it’s hard for me to recollect a lot of them myself.
What is your current book of choice?
The 50th Law.
What is your guilty pleasure?
Playing video games.
If you could change one thing in the world. What would it be?
Nothing, I think the world is very balanced - maybe at most take away social media for a bit I think people forget how to live and connect in real life.
You're cooking tonight. What is your specialty meal?
A banging shrimp and mushroom Alfredo with parmesan and salad.
What is your favourite childhood memory?
Being outside with my brothers and my whole neighbourhood, playing football and being a nuisance.
If you could sing a duet with somebody dead or alive, who would it be?
Michael Jackson, I think I could catch up to him on a Dirty Diana riddim whilst moonwalking.
What's the best compliment you've ever received?
When people recognise the light in me and let it be known. I’ve heard a lot of compliments about surface level things but when people recognise character and energy it hits harder.
What's the most adventurous thing you've ever done?
Cycled home during a category 6/7 Typhoon, luckily it was in the early stages of it…
Tell us about any exciting projects you have coming up?
My album, it’s a bunch of songs ready to go that let’s the world know everything I’ve been through and how I feel all in one go, along with visuals and possible short films to accompany it.
What is something you've never told anyone in an interview before?
Everything, I’ll just tell them enough to get the idea of things…
How long have you been modelling and what's your favourite thing about it?
Since I was 16, so 7 years. The most enjoyable thing about it is the people you meet and the travelling.
Model's Insta: mattiecozartt
Photographer: Jimi Herrtage