What’s your name?
My name is Louis.
Do you have any nick-names?
Yah, Louis Ceasar is my artist name in Calgary, so a lot of people call me “Louis CZa.” Or they call me “Black Greek God,” that’s my alter ego.
What do you do?
I am an artist and a student. I go to Mount Royal University taking a major in marketing and minor in computer sciences.
What is your dream job?
To be able to just live off doing music and art. Probably to have a studio and just make art, sell art, make a living off of art. Just make art, just make as much art as I can. Or, even help out, I would like to do some marketing stuff for art companies too, or entertainment companies. Just like, stuff that I think is fun.
Born in YYC?
No, I was born in Nigeria. I came to Calgary six years ago because of family and school.
What do you love most about Calgary?
The people. I would have to say the people. There’s a lot of nice people in Calgary, there’s a lot of really friendly people. Like, the kids are friendly, I’ve met a lot of genuine people, people are very unique in Calgary; talented and creative. That’s why I really love Calgary: those people. And there’s a few spots in Calgary that’s kind of like: “oh wow, this exists in Calgary, that’s pretty cool.”
How would you describe your (fashion) style?
I’m very “pop-y.” There’s a lot of colour in my clothing, I love colours. So it’s always “popping” out there. It’s very creative, I kind of go with the flow.
Does anyone influence your style?
That’s the thing, not really no. I see something, it looks interesting I’m going to try it on, regardless of if it’s in the women’s section or the guy’s section. I like buying old clothes, old clothes are nice because they still have design, and the materials still have so much content and culture, and nowadays everything is fast fashion.
What’s the latest TV series that you’ve binge-watched?
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
Man, that’s a tricky one. I’m not sure! I want to go somewhere with a beach. There’s this one place I want to go I can’t remember what it’s called, but it has beaches and interesting waters and scenery. A tropical beach. I don’t like rocky beaches because it hurts my feet, I like fine sand.
What is your first memory of Village Ice Cream?
I was hanging with a friend and she asked me if I knew about Village Ice Cream. I told her “no, is that a new village?” She said “you don’t know Village Ice Cream?!” and I’m like “no, I don’t know Village Ice Cream” and then she took me to Village Ice Cream. It was fun and it tasted great and I was like “wow, this is the spot.”
What is your best memory of Village Ice Cream?
I was thinking about that today on the bus, I was like, that was actually my best experience because I shared it with someone who was a friend, someone who’s special. Now I drive by the Village and I’m like: “Oh yah, I remember the first time I went there!”
What’s your favourite flavour and why?
Strawberry because it’s so sweet and it tastes like a garden of sunflowers on a summery day.
If you could share a Village Ice Cream with anyone in the world, who would it be?
I would share one with my mom. She doesn’t know it, but she’s been a big inspiration as to why I’m a musician and a painter. I’m pretty expressive and I can express myself and accept my feminine side because of my mom, so I’d like to share an ice cream with her.