Bisola Aiyeola, the first runner-up of the 2017 BBNaija reality TV show, says she is happy that she didn’t win the show.
Efe Ejeba, a rapper from Warri in Delta state, won the 2017 edition of the show.
Speaking in an interview with VJ Adams, the singer cum actress who won the 2018 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Trailblazer Award said not winning encouraged her to work harder.
“To be honest, I wasn’t about winning, it was about the platform. My first nomination was three weeks into the game and I was ready to go home,” she said.
“I made a mistake 10 years ago with Project Fame. I left thinking I was a superstar, waiting for the record label. I was shocked. So I said if I am given an opportunity, I will still work.
“Nobody knows me as far as I am concerned. I will introduce myself whenever I meet anybody because I don’t feel like anybody knows me yet. Not winning BBNaija helped, it pushed me and it is still pushing me. I’m happy I didn’t win.”
The 32-year-old entertainer explained that she has been unable to choose between music and acting.
“I feel like I haven’t given music my all but for acting, I have played some roles that have challenged me and a lot of people know me as an actor,” she said.
Speaking on why it is harder to manage female artistes, Bisola, as she is popularly referred to by fans, said: “I was talking to one music executive and he said they have to deal with makeup and hair to worry about and if they now have a spouse and if they now have a child. But if it’s a guy, they can tell him of a trip and he packs his bags and go.
“If it’s a woman, they have to worry about hair, makeup, outfit, stylist, husband and child. So they have to plan it. Every successful female artiste has to put in 250%.
“The industry has to learn how to accommodate women.”
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Lagos Birthdays set for April 28. Segalink, Adron Boss lead VIPs.
The monthly birthday party for celebrants from within and outside Lagos tagged Lagos Birthdays debuts on the 28th of April, at LaMango Restaurant and Bar, Adekunle Fajuyi Road, GRA, Ikeja with Red Carpet starting by 5pm. The monthly event promises to be fun according to the initiator, Ambassador Ayo George of In-House Entertainment.
Speaking with journalists recently at the venue of the event in Ikeja, Ambassador George said, about 100 celebrants will be hosted each month, as the event is meant to be for a classy few that would hangout, connect and party. “The idea is for celebrants from the same month to come together, have dinner, connect, make new friends, party, play games, have a drink, essentially a platform to have the birthday of your dreams. The value therefrom far outweighs the cost of being at such an event. While we have tickets at N20,000 Single, N30,000 Couple, and N50,000 VIP Couple, celebrants would be having good food, drinks, movie tickets, Celeb Selfies, music, comedy, games, souvenirs, cakes, red carpet, TV interviews, and a whole lot. Celebrants are going to have access to some interesting values that ordinarily wouldn’t be at their birthdays if celebrated at home”. The meet and greet session, the VIPs attending, to be led by the celebrated #EndSARS advocate Mr. Segun Awosanya (Segalink), the Akile of Shagamu, Oba Adetola Emmanuel King, CEO, Adron Homes and Properties, Honorable Fateema Aduke Mohammed and a lot of other guests.
He also said, the experience each month would be priceless, as the event will be going round exquisite restaurants and lounges across Lagos, so that the issue of proximity and access for celebrants does not arise. Lagos Birthdays would also serve as a tourism embedded event, as we have slated editions already that would be done outside Lagos in the course of 2019, at awesome tourist cities, in the month of some very highly placed Nigerians, as these VIPs would also be attending these events. He concluded.
Lagos Birthdays is open to lovers of music, comedy, games, business moguls, upwardly mobile young people, adventurous individuals, fun loving men and ladies, Lagosians, Nigerians and Africans that have a birthdate. Lagos Birthdays is open to everyone that wants something classy as birthday gift each month.
In an exclusive interview with Punch’s Saturday Beats, Mavin Records boss Don Jazzy opened up about comments on social media asking him to get married.
He said he’s trying to work on himself till he’s ready so he can be a better man to his wife.
He added that “it’s not difficult to find a wife,” saying “I have a girlfriend”.
He told Punch:
I don’t bring up issues about my relationship status on purpose. People always talk about it.
It is not difficult to find a wife; there are many beautiful women out there. It is not like I am ready; I am not the perfect version of what I would like to be to my wife and family.
I want to work on myself until I am ready. By the time I am ready, if someone still wants to be with me, that would be great.
It is not like I am looking for a wife and cannot find one. There are lots of nice and beautiful ladies out there. I don’t think I am there yet. I am not in a hurry.
If time passes and nobody wants to marry me, then so be it but for now, I don’t feel I have worked on myself enough.
I don’t want a scenario where I would get married and my music or business would take me away and the next thing would be that my wife would start complaining that I am hardly around. Then people would start saying he doesn’t care about his family. I don’t need that type of talk in my life.
Let me be on my own, whenever I am ready, I am ready. I have a girlfriend; I have had different girlfriends in the last 10 years. I can’t just be single; I never said I was celibate. The relationship can break, she can leave me and go, and it is possible.
My other ex-girlfriends left me, they didn’t break my heart, they just moved on, some of them are married now, if they were still waiting for me, they won’t be married by now.
People have their personal agendas and it is understandable. For me, I am not in a hurry.