Halima Kolo, 16, from Dundee.
I want Scotland to be fully known and people to depend on us. We don't get the respect we deserve. I'm really happy with lowered voting age. We are responsible when it comes to responsible stuff. I have thought of going into politics. Mum has banned me from entering Nigerian politics.
I never used to consider Nigeria at home since I came here. I grew up here and I went back for the first time in December and that was just amazing seeing my whole family. I do consider Dundee home too. It changed my outlook because when I came back I was depressed for two months. I would not leave the house but then after that my friends dragged me out!
My dad came to Scotland to do his PhD 30 years ago and my mum and him lived here ever since. He got a job and after that everything changed. I have four brothers and no sisters. I'm the fourth child and I have a younger brother. It's the worst thing ever! Having three older brothers is terrible, I just want them to move out already.
I think I'm ready to leave school. I might apply for college before university. I would like to study medicine. Anything to do with working [in a] hospital, I don't mind.
At first I was a Yes voter but then I went to one of the meetings in Glasgow and a few of my friend said 'No' - we're actually undecided. So I'm undecided but I'm leaning towards 'Yes'. Never going to be a 'NO'. I'm a person who enjoys independence of the country. The majority of my friends in school are all 'No'.
Every time I hear my little cousin's voice I always get so emotional. Mum says that's crazy because the way I was treated was as a guest not as a normal family member. I would have to do some work. I got these clothes made in Nigeria. I [wore them] once to school for a non uniform day in Scotland and people loved it.
I'm starting to realise that I am Nigerian and I'm starting to be proud of that I'm going to embrace it. People respect you more if I'm proud of who I am. I always wear a head