Wednesday, April 11, 2018 10:15 pm
Bisola Aiyeola, first runner up, Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) 2017 season two ‘See Gobe’, says her participation in the show has contributed to her successful growth in the entertainment industry.
Aiyeola, who is most popular for her hit movie ‘Picture Perfect,’ recently, released two hit songs this year, ‘Luchia’ which details her life journey and ‘Uncle Luku’.
She credited the Big Brother Naija platform for allowing her possess “a greater selection in the kind of projects” she does.
According to her, it gave her an opportunity to add her voice to the plight of young girls and most importantly, become closer to her fans.
In her reflective post on Tuesday on Instagram, @iambisola, Aiyeola wrote:
“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 the 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 to the house with just one purpose, which was to reach as many people as possible 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,” she wrote.
The actress and singer also thanked her manager, The Temple Management company and family for supporting her dreams during and after the show.
Aiyeola finally got into the Big Brother house in 2017 after auditioning for the show for nine consecutive years. She came second after popular winner, Efe Ejeba.
Apart from being the first runner up, the mother of one won ONE’s ‘Back to School’ presentation task, where she called on Nigerian lawmakers to prioritise girls’ education.
As part of her ambassadorial duties, she attended the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly in New York to push for girls’ rights.