Ilebaye, the Genz baddie and winner of the Big Brother Naija ‘All Stars’ goes beyond the noise and the virality to tell me about the things that really matter: how being betrayed at a young age has made her afraid of making friends, how being bullied in the house made her feel alone and abandoned, the depression she had to fight off after the first Big Brother, and why she is sad that some housemates still haven’t congratulated her.
Of course she dishes on the drama with fellow housemates Ike, Cross, Prince, CeeC, Mercy, Doyin – and what she feels about Seyi saying she has no home training. But all of that is by the way.
This is a young woman who has learnt that, sometimes in this world, all you have is yourself and those you love…
In this conversation, she tells me how, based on this realisation, she has now chosen to live her life – and confront the world.
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