Former Big Brother Naija housemate, Hermes Iyele has revealed how his life changed after participating in the BBN show.
The reality TV star who has bagged several endorsements shortly after the show said, “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.”
Hermes Iyele also noted that he had faced a lot of condemnations over the years. He said, “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.”
Speaking on his plan for 2023, Iyele said, “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.”
On his relationship with ex-housemate Allysyn, Hermes Iyele maintains that he is not into any form romance with her.
He said, “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.”