Why I relocated my family to Nigeria — BBNaija’s Niyi

Ex-Big Brother Naija (Shine Ya Eye) housemate, Niyi Lawal, says money was threason that made him relocate his South African wife and son to join him in Nigeria.

Before BBN, Niyi was based in South Africa. Speaking with the Punch he said, “I had always looked forward to returning home. However, I finally made the decision because of the awareness I got from BBN. The opportunities I have now have changed everything for me. I also have business ventures to pursue here. Basically, money convinced me to relocate.”

Speaking on his current projects, he said, “I am working on my fashion brands and show. I also have a family brand and new businesses that would soon be unveiled.”

On being under pressure to live in a certain way. He said, “Living a certain way depends on the individual. Nothing has changed about my way of life. The only pressure has been to succeed and consolidate my opportunities, and that has always been the goal even before Big Brother. I’m insulated from any pressure.”

He also stated that his size made it challenging for him to buy clothes, especially as a teenager. He said, “While growing up, my inability to find my correct sizes made me give up on stores. I even had a phobia for fitting clothes because I knew they would not fit. However, it also made me creative as regards my fashion choices.”


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