Big Brother Naija Pepper dem Ex-housemate Tuoyo Ideh, has taken to social media to reveal he lied about his occupation during his time on the Big Brother Niaja reality show.
Tuoyo who made fans and viewers of the reality show to believe he was a part-time stripper, has opened up on how his desperation for fame made him lie in other for him to be part of the show.
On Instagram, the reality star has publicly confessed as he assures his fans they would get to know what he said was ” the real him soon.”
For over a year now I’ve been living a lie. Some people have advised me to go on with it but I fear for my mental health and my future so I’ve chosen to come out.
Big brother was my biggest shot at fame and nothing in the world could have stopped me from grabbing it with both hands but somehow I felt like I wasn’t enough and I needed to do more and BE more in order to stay relevant and to get some extra clout. I was desperate, the magnitude of the competition i was going for even made me more desperate so I attached a tag to myself – “I’m a Part-time Stripper” I said to the whole world. I got the hype I wanted but it was unsustainable, I couldn’t live up to it because actually that’s not who I am but because I have the body I tried to force it, to push if I could keep living the lie to make it become truth but the more I did, the more I regretted. I wasn’t deriving any pleasure and in fact I felt like I was making a fool of myself so I had to stop. And I’m here to say I’m sorry I lied, no one is perfect, my ultimate strategy has turned back to hurt my reputation and my brand.
My name is Tuoyo Ideh AND I AM NOT A STRIPPER. You’ll be meeting the REAL me very soon.
Cheers to a new beginning!!
Some Nigerian celebrities and his fellow reality TV stars, has applauded him for his courage while some fans blast him for lying, as they call him a clout chaser. See some reactions from fans.