Big Brother Naija 2017 first runner-up Bisola Aiyeola has said that the reality show alone did not make her famous but hard work.
Bisola, who was the recipient of the Trailblazer award at the AMVCA 2018, made this known during a chat with pressmen after she received her award at the Eko Le Meridien Hotel and Suites in Victoria Island, Lagos.
She said that contrary to the believe that BBNaija made her successful, she had been responsible for her own success story.
The BBNaija star said, “I started out in the entertainment industry in 2006. In 2008, I was on MTN Project Fame West Africa music realty TV show. I have been an actress prior to Big Brother Naija. I wouldn’t say that BBN gave me all or the mileage that I am getting now. I am stressing it because a lot of people may think I woke up one day and just went for an audition.
“I attended the Big Brother Africa audition for over eight years before I finally made it into the BBN house. So, it has been a journey and I didn’t give up.”
Bisola also spoke on the unexploited part of the entertainment industry and the need for musicians and actors to work together and grow the industry.
She said, “The media and filmmakers should come together to work as one. Collaboration is the new competition. We shouldn’t see each other as competitors because it would help to bring in more funds and help us to deviate from the cliché that we are used to producing, which is mostly drama.
“There is so much money that can be made from the African movie industry. Animation is a good example of how we can tap into the potential of the industry. It is one sector that we haven’t exploited at all.”