Bisola Aiyeola, the first runner-up of the 2017 BBNaija reality TV show, says she is happy that she didn’t win the show.
Speaking in an interview with VJ Adams, the singer cum actress who won the 2018 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Trailblazer Award said not winning encouraged her to work harder.
“To be honest, I wasn’t about winning, it was about the platform. My first nomination was three weeks into the game and I was ready to go home,” she said.
“I made a mistake 10 years ago with Project Fame. I left thinking I was a superstar, waiting for the record label. I was shocked. So I said if I am given an opportunity, I will still work.
“Nobody knows me as far as I am concerned. I will introduce myself whenever I meet anybody because I don’t feel like anybody knows me yet. Not winning BBNaija helped, it pushed me and it is still pushing me. I’m happy I didn’t win.”
The 32-year-old entertainer explained that she has been unable to choose between music and acting.
“I feel like I haven’t given music my all but for acting, I have played some roles that have challenged me and a lot of people know me as an actor,” she said.
Speaking on why it is harder to manage female artistes, Bisola, as she is popularly referred to by fans, said: “I was talking to one music executive and he said they have to deal with makeup and hair to worry about and if they now have a spouse and if they now have a child. But if it’s a guy, they can tell him of a trip and he packs his bags and go.
“If it’s a woman, they have to worry about hair, makeup, outfit, stylist, husband and child. So they have to plan it. Every successful female artiste has to put in 250%.
“The industry has to learn how to accommodate women.”
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