One of the ultimate housemates in the just concluded Big Brother Naija reality television show, Debie-Rise, has said that her dad was unhappy she participated in the show.
According to her, she couldn’t disclose to her dad that she would be participating in the show because she knew he would be unhappy about it.
Debie-rise, born Deborah Ebun Oluwarise, also revealed that her father who is a pastor has not always accepted her chosen career path.
Read what she said in some of her media tours below:
“Apart from the fact that my father is a pastor, I feel like I’m a typical girl with a good cultural upbringing from the north where parents are very protective of their children or they are just worried about the outside world like the city life.
So, I understood it as to the kind of life he wanted for me. I know he wants the best for me and he was just trying his best.
I didn’t want a situation whereby I would inform him of my intentions to go and then he would say no. I did that because once he said no, then I couldn’t go because it would be disobedient.
So, I wanted to be smart, go for it and tell him, ‘daddy I have gone, please pray for me’ like Dare Art Alade sang and I’m happy I did it.
He wasn’t initially impressed and didn’t like that idea and he actually called the producers of the event and asked me to come back home.
He said he was not happy at all but then I was able to convince him and beg him.
Before I returned home, I was a bit scared and I wasn’t sure he would be happy.
I won’t lie, I was just hoping I made him proud in the house and when I finally placed a call to him, he said something like, ‘now you have my time abi?’
And I apologized and asked him if I made him proud and he just said “I love you my daughter” and that is just what I want you to know, that my parents are proud of me and I’m looking forward to going home and paying them a visit.“
This must have been the happy ending tale the rising artiste and aspiring media personality envisaged.