Bisola Aiyeola has established a solid reputation for herself. She began working in the entertainment sector in 2006, and in 2008 she had an appearance on the reality TV program Project Fame West Africa. Since then, she has acted in numerous films, released a lot of songs, participated in Big Brother Naija, and hosts television shows. Bisola is unstoppable, but she still has to deal with those who attempt to undermine her or downplay what she has accomplished, frequently for two reasons: 1) They blame all of her success on Big Brother Naija, and 2) She is a single mother.
During a new interview with the New Telegraph, Bisola opened up about her feelings on both of these topics and she spoke very candidly and honestly. Here’s what Bisola said.
Speaking on the misunderstanding that Big Brother Naija is to credit for all of her success and that she has achieved so much, Bisola said:
I won’t claim that it’s all this mileage, but I have traveled. In 2006, I first entered the entertainment business, and in 2008, I participated in MTN Project Fame West Africa. Before Big Brother, I was an actor, and now we are here after Big Brother in 2017. I stress this because many people might assume that Big Brother gave me all of the mileage I’m currently receiving. However, I wouldn’t say that Big Brother gave me all of it. It was Big Brother Africa that I was auditioning for at the time, so it had been more than eight years before I finally made it into the Big Brother Naija house.
Bisola also spoke candidly about the insults and remarks she frequently receives because she is a single mother, saying:
I have seen instances where complete strangers or those who don’t actually know me have inquired about my knowledge just because I am a single mother. People will mistreat you; your neighbors will make offensive remarks to your face. I have experienced situations where people talked down on me because of that, but I am also the type of person who doesn’t get bothered by other people’s perceptions. They will say things like: “That’s why you are not married; that’s why you had a child out of wedlock.” Whatever they choose to say about me, I strongly believe in myself.