It’s not easy to become famous or earn living here in Nigeria.
In an interview, the former 2017 BBNaija contestant, Bisola Aiyeola, talked about her life after the show — how she wants to keep working to maintain her fame, her life before BBNaija and why she didn’t go to university.
Read in her own very words below:
“Looking back at Big Brother Naija… I wanted that platform. I wanted that wide reach. People send me messages from Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, etc. on a normal day, before I entered the house, how many people would have known me?
So yes, even though I did not win, I feel like I achieved my aim. Even if I won that money, It would still finish. Why she did not attend university I wrote Jamb and I was jammed. It’s not like I did not try. I tried so many schools all over the country.
It’s not that I wasn’t passing the exams; it was a problem of not getting funds. I did not have money to pay for certain things. I was even duped when I tried to enter LASU. That pulled me back and all this just made me discouraged.
I also tried National Open University (NOUN) and you know it is very easy to get into NOUN, and at certain times you needed to pay certain fees. Believe me; it was difficult to raise N15, 000 at that time.
I just decided that all of my energy let me use it into using my talent to feed myself. Sometimes when there was no food to eat at home, I take my daughter to my neighbor’s house under the pretext of watching television and stylishly feed my daughter and myself.