Former Big Brother Naija housemate, Nelson Enwerem, also known as Prince, has urged fans to reduce the pressure they put on reality TV stars because they need time to grow in the entertainment industry.
Prince, in an exclusive chat with journalist , said most reality TV stars were nobody before they went on the show, adding that they became stars after the show without knowing how to navigate the entertainment space.
He said, “There is definitely a lot of pressure and expectations from reality TV stars. Sometimes very unrealistic expectations. People tend to forget that the Big Brother Naija reality TV stars were literally nobody.
“A lot of them were not known. They had 300 followers on Instagram months before they went on the show. It’s like you just pick them out and make them big stars.
“Most of us didn’t know anything about the entertainment space or how to navigate it. Grace led us there; now we are trying to find our feet and manage the fame that is coming our way and changing our lives.
“People expect you to operate on the same pedestal with the likes of Genevieve, Ramsey Nouah, and all other amazing legends in the industry, who have been in the entertainment industry for several years and have had time to hone their skills and refine themselves.”
Prince said reality TV stars needed time to hone their skills after the programme and to determine their place in the entertainment industry.
He said, “Sometimes, the noise is so much because there are a lot of people you are hearing at the same time. I want to ask that people give BBNaija housemates, especially the new ones a break.
“Allow them to grow; allow them to make their mistakes; allow them to refine themselves and rebrand themselves and be able to choose what they want to do.”
Prince said he had an amazing time acting in the movie ‘Man of God,’ noting that the producers and directors were very supportive.
The reality TV star said he was open to more movie roles, adding that acting had always been something he loved to do.
Nollywood actress, Queen Nwоkоye clears air on having affair with Apostle Suleman
Nоllywооd асtress, Queen Nwоkоye, hаs reасted tо аllegаtiоns thаt she hаd аn аffаir with Apostle Johnson Suleman, Senior Pastor of Omega Fire Ministries.
Reроrts сirсulаting оnline named а number оf Nоllywооd actresses and alleged they were all side-сhiсks tо Suleman аt sоme роint.
Nоllywооd асtress turned nurse, Geоrginа Оnuоhа, whо wаs nаmed, had resроnded, condemning the reроrt via her Instagram account.
Reacting to the report, Nwоkоye, in а videо shared on her Instаgrаm page on Tuesday, dismissed the report, insisting that nothing will make her deny knowing Suleman.
She admitted that she hаd mаde mistаkes in the раst, but оne thing she will never dо is sleeр with а mаn оf Gоd.
Nwokoye wrоte: “It is a Nigerian thing to always assume that once you know someone, you are sleeping with the person but that one concern una.
“I have met a lot of people, I will still meet more and I do not owe anyone any apologies for people I have met and associated with.
“Pastor Suleman is a good man. Nothing will make me deny knowing him. You choose the kind of relationship you want to have with someone and all friendships mustn’t end in bed. So if you have a problem with him, settle it with him. Don’t recruit innocent people into your mess. I will never allow myself to be used to make Pastor Suleman look bad Perioddddd.”
Tiwa Savage, others bag Women4Africa’ Award in London
Nigerian music star, Tiwa Savage, alongside other female professionals from different walks of life, bagged awards at the just concluded 8th edition of the ‘Women4Africa’ Awards which held over the weekend.
Women4Africa is an annual awards night that celebrates ordinary African women doing extraordinary things.
Held in the heart of the City of London at the Prestigious Leonardo Hotel, St Pauls, London the event had Yvonne Jegede alongside Dr Shola Mos Shogbamimu in attendance.
Over 18 women ranging from arts, technology and healthcare sectors were awarded and celebrated for their relentless efforts to continually keep African flags flying.
Though absent at the award night Tiwa Savage, who bagged a special recognition award, commended Women4Africa organisers in a thank you video. She also dedicated the award to women who are pulling their weights in Nigeria and Africa as a whole.
Other finalists and winners at the event include; Honey Ajuwon, Lara Oyesanya, Theresa Owusu Partner, Adeola Onasanya, Feyisola Adeyemi and Juliana Olayinka of Channels TV.
Also, Professor Carol Makaka won the Humanitarian award and Dr Gillian Lakaereber won the woman in Pharmacy award.
In a brief remark, the founders of Women4Africa, Sam and Tola Onigbanjo, told newsmen that it is important to celebrate and write our own narrative for the world to see. “We will keep on celebrating our own and telling Africa and its amazing women stories to the world”.
Some previous recipients of Women4Africa include; Mrs Aisha Buhari, Mrs Oluwatoyin Sanni, Ambassador Nimi Akinkugbe, Dr Joe Okei Odumakin, Senator Daisy Danjuma, Honorable Abike Dabiri- Erewa, among others
Burna Boy performs ‘Last Last’ for first time at Billboard Music Awards
Globally-recognised Nigerian singer, Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy, performed his latest song, Last Last, for the first time at the Billboard Music Awards.
It was another first for the Ye crooner as he also made his debut BBMAs performance.
Last Last, which was released on Friday, was Burna Boy’s first single off his next album, Love Damini.
In a video shared on Billboard’s official page before the performance, Burna Boy talked about making his debut at the prestigious awards ceremony which held at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
He said, “I’m gonna be turned up. I’m gonna be lit. I know that but I don’t know how it’s gonna turn out because it’s my first Billboard performance. ”
Burna Boy talked about love and heartbreak in ‘Last Last’, and will release Love, Damini in July, his birth month.