The new life of fame presented to housemates by the BBnaija experience can be both thrilling and tormenting.
Thrilling in the sense that it opens new doors of opportunities for one and puts you in the limelight. It also comes with its buts. If embraced without adequate plan and proper guide, the world of fame may lead to disaster and depression as one may not make sudden headway and struggle to keep up with the new found celebrity status.
Bisola Aiyeola writes about her journey so far after het time as a Big Brother Naija housemate.
Today is a birthday of sorts for me. One year ago, I left the Big Brother House as runner-up and set upon a path that has been beyond my wildest dreams. People always ask me about my time in the house, but truth is none of us imagined the hype surrounding everything we were doing and how our lives were going to change.
It still takes me by surprise when I travel around the world and people come up to me to wish me well and sometimes even quote things I said from a year ago. I went into the house with just one purpose which was to reach as many people and showcase my talent. When I think of the things that my Big Brother experience has allowed me to do in the past 12 months, it is difficult to do so without overwhelming gratitude.
It has connected me to my beautiful family, @thetemplecompany. It has allowed me greater selection in the kind of projects I do. It has given me the opportunity to add my voice to the plight of our young girls who have the smallest voices in our country.
Most importantly, it has allowed me to be closer to all of you. I thank @multichoice_africa , @payporte and @dstvnigeria for the life-changing opportunity. I thank My mother, my sister @Adunola.a ,My daughter Leyla for their constant support. I thank you @biodunstephen And @thetemplecompany for always having my back. I thank each and every one of you for continuing to tolerate my craziness and allowing me to be myself. Trust me when I say you ain’t seen nothing yet! I love you all. #NaTheWorkWeDeyDo#BeTheMovement #TMC #TMPL #BBNaija