We had a fun interview with the Teen Personality Nico Anderson/Nishan about life and the pros and cons of popularity. This interview also gives us an inside scoop on Nico’s thoughts regarding mental health and emotional wellbeing.
I think it’s not unknown that you are quite the all-rounder, what inspired you to become a singer-songwriter as well as an author and a motivator?
I was my own inspiration. I always loved the idea of being the reason somebody’s imagination took off or brought a smile to their faces. Whenever I write a song I take into consideration every feeling a person feels in general and I work on making my song the voice that speaks to the soul. As for being an Author and a Motivator, I guess it’s a part of who I am.
How would you say Fame has had an effect on your Life?
For me, fame has worked out beautifully, though it does get hard sometimes. It took me quite a while to get used to having my life be an open book for everybody to see, I learned to be more careful about how I frame my sentences and the words I use. On the other hand, I am confident, happy, have a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction that I am contributing to make this world a better place.
Do you get used to being a Celebrity?
Honestly…No, I don’t think I’ll ever get used to being one. It’s a thrilling experience when you are walking down a hallway or a street and people come up to you wanting to take pictures or autographs…all that love and admiration is so unbelievable. Seeing myself on the internet or in magazines is a feeling I cannot explain and I don’t think I’ll ever get used to that excitement.
If you weren’t famous, what would you be up to right now?
That’s a good question, I don’t know. I would probably be sitting at home on a Sunday night, reading a book and having fast food. I would not have a life….literally.
Were you bullied as a Kid? What are your opinions on bullying and mental health?
Yes. I have been bullied a lot when I was a kid, especially when I first started out trying to make a name. I did not take it very well, thankfully I had my parents and the rest of my family who inspired me and forced me to move on. Bullying is something nobody deserves to go through.
In my opinion, taking care of our mental health is the foremost important thing and it should be on top of our list. Maintaining a positive outlook at times can be hard, and it’s not possible to be positive all the time. So it’s really important that we know how to stand back up and block the negative thoughts. Speaking from personal experience negativity is like a phone call, but it depends on you if you decide to answer it or ignore it. It’s hard at first but it gets better with time.
What is one message you would give to the people reading this interview?
You are beautiful, confident, and capable. You should always know for sure that no matter what you do, you will be a villain in someone else’s story. Not everybody will like you and not everybody will be able to see you shine and be happy about it. The judgment of these people does not define you.
There will be people who would misunderstand you on purpose! They would be rude to you and try to pull you down every single day and that has nothing to do with you. It’s Them. All you can do is respect and love yourself enough to walk away. You deserve better, even if that means waiting for the right person to come along for a long time. It’s worth it, You are worth it.
That was beautiful. What would you like remembered about you?
I would like people to remember me as somebody who made it matter. I want to be the one who validates and makes people realize and accept who they are and that they matter.
What are your views on education? Tell us something about the field you are pursuing.
Education to me is a necessity. However, due to the current situation, I’m really hoping that there would be some major changes for good in the education system in India. I’m currently pursuing Computer Science Engineering at JK Lakshmipat University, which is situated in Jaipur, also known as the Pink City in India.
Okay, to lighten up things a bit…I am curious, Do you sing in the shower?
Why? Yes! Of course, I do. I love imagining that I’m singing on stage in front of a huge crowd.
What is one message you would give to your fans?
Be the person people look up to. Being a person everybody looks up to might seem daunting at first, but it’s a truly beautiful feeling.
Also, take care of yourself and know your worth. Nothing in this world is more attractive than a person who knows his/her worth and is not afraid to reflect it in his personality.