Former Big Brother Naija housemate, Hermes Iyele has revealed how much his life has changed after being part of Season 7 of the reality TV show themed ‘Level Up’.
In an interview with Vanguard, Iyele who has bagged several endorcement deals after the how 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.”
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 about his plans for 2023, the reality show star 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.”
Speaking on his relationship with Allysyn, his love interest on the show, he maintains that he is not into any form romance with her.
“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.”