Popular music producer, Young John has revealed how his mum played a transformative role in his career and social life.
In a chat with TV host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, the music producer said as a kid he was shy and socially reserved which denied him of many things.
But with the help of his mum, who is a psychologist, he overcame all that to be who he is today.
He said, “I always used to be really shy. Being young, I thought it was a normal thing but my mother is a psychologist she would often talk to me about how to relate with people.
“Along the line, I started getting better but it started getting worst. At some point, I could not attend gatherings and would rather pass through the back door.
“There were so many people and I found it hard. It made me deprive myself of a lot of things. I did not want to be in certain places and didn’t have the courage to do certain things. I had to force myself to snap out of it.
“My mother helped me a lot to overcome anxiety. I called her and she would give me psychology questionnaires. I had big dreams and, if I kept going that way, it would be hard achieving them.”
Young John stated that most guys are plagued by such problems but can’t speak about them for fear of the society calling them “weak”.