• Each of the Lockdown stars presents a situation where non of them thought or imagined how big and popular they were going to be after partaking in the BBNaija reality TV show.
• ValidUpdates compiled some jaw-dropping remembrance statements from the likes of Erica, Ozo and Nengi going down the memory lane.
Today, Monday, July 19, 2021 marks the one year Big Brother Naija season 5 Lockdown reality television stars participated in the 2020 edition of the reality TV show.
Some of the ex-contestants have taken to their respective social media pages to reminisce on the opportunity they had becoming a public figure.
Erica, Nengi, Ozo, amongst many other ex-housemates couldn’t contain the fulfillment of their dreams as reality television stars.
Erica ponders emotionally on the fact that she had no idea she was going to have such a big fanbase and popularity she enjoys now, even though she had in mind that her talent and hard-work were going to speak for her.
RELATED: Big Brother Naija season 6 starts Saturday, July 24
Erica wrote: “This time last year I had no idea I was going to have a fan base like this, all I wanted was for the world to see me because I knew all it took was for people to just know of me, my talent and hardwork was going to speak for me.
“Exactly a year later, I’ve achieved much more than I could have imagined! Movies in the cinema, tv and Netflix, my own reality show on mtv base, properties, investments, appearances in different countries, my fave on billboards and commercials for top brands, my own business, my charity work, 2 million followers on Instagram, verified on twitter with more than half a million followers, I’m also the 5th African celebrity to be made a twitter topic!
“A loving fan base! The topic of conversation across all media! It’s not just talent and hardwork that has help me get this far, it’s love, from God, from you my beautiful fans, from me to you all! It’s grace because I’m not better than the next person! I just want to let you know that I appreciate you my fans! We’re truly Elite in every way!”
Taking to his own page Ozoemena Joseph Chukwu braces up with rememberable fact that he was the first Housemate to be introduced on the stage last year, with so much aura and positive mindset, he knew his life was about to change.
He therefore appreciates his fans and supporters, promising to always have them in his prayers, adding that they’re the best.
He wrote: “On the 19th night of July. Pacing up and down my hotel room, black cap, black kaftan, black shoes. Arriving the venue asking what HM1 means then I’m told “you’re opening the show” Not knowing what to expect but all I can say is that this date 19th July would always mean the world to me.
“In a year ravished by the pandemic my life changed with a smile put on my heart and my face forever and with this I pray that everyone who lost loved ones during this period get a smile put on their faces as God has done to mine.
“To my fans you’ll always have my love and prayers you’re the best. Now enjoy the best emojis in the game. Have a blessed week everyone.”
And while at it, Nengi tweeted via her micro-blogging platform applauding her fans Ninjas for their fervent support in the past one year. She also thanks them for the unwavering loyalty and love.
“NINJAS! 1 year later and we’re still here. You’ve been right here in my corner throughout this journey. It is such a blessing to know you and experience you.
“Thank you for your unwavering loyalty and all the love. God bless you all. I am truly grateful,” she tweeted.