Hermes Iyele, a Big Brother Naija Season 7 housemate, has revealed that being a part of the show drastically transformed his life.
In a recent interview, the performing artist explained that before the show, there were things he wanted to do but couldn’t because of restricted resources, but after the concert, there are resources but limited time.
“My life altered tremendously after BBN,” he explained. So much has changed, both favorably and unfortunately. I wanted to do so many things before BBN, but I didn’t have the resources. There is a lot I can do right now, but I don’t even have the time.”
He went on to say that he had received a lot of criticism over the
“My life changed drastically after BBN. So much has changed, both positively and negatively. Before BBN, there were so many things I wanted to do, but I did not have the resources. Right now, there is a lot that I can do; but I don’t even have the time to do them.”
Speaking further he stated that he has faced a lot of condemnations over the years because of peoples misconception about him.
“I have faced a lot of condemnation in my life. Before BBN, being from a slum, market women, children and other people who had no idea who I was, had many opinions about who they thought I was. They said that as a man, I should not be wearing so many earrings. They also judged me for always wearing shots; and because of how I chose to express myself; both in terms of fashion and my lifestyle generally. However, I disregard opinions that don’t express who I am. Criticisms don’t exactly affect me.”
He also revealed his plan to launch his fashion business since he already achieved a lot with dance.
“I will be launching my clothing line this year. I already do a lot with dance, and I intend to pursue more of that towards the second half of the year. In terms of giving back to society, me and Sunday Ozegbe have been ‘organising’ our community, Oworonshoki, Lagos, for a long time. We have protested over bad roads and violence in our community; and resolved them. We have developed a template for celebrating life in our community and in other places like ours.”
When asked about his relationship with Allysyn, his love interest during the show, he stated that they are mere pals and there is no romance between them.
“We are great. I check up on her, and she checks up on me. She is doing amazingly well with her brand, and I wish her all the best to be honest. However, we are not in a (romantic) relationship; we are great friends though, just navigating life. It has been beautiful, to say the least.”
Good for them