• Saga equally bragged that he doesn’t fly economy flights any longer, adding that most of the time, he travels in business class, but expenses are not covered by him.
Okusaga Adeoluwa, the ex-Big Brother Naija season 6 Shine Ya Eye contestant and reality television star, simply known as Saga has shared his financial lifestyle as a celebrity, compared to his lifestyle before fame.
Saga mentioned during interview with financial brand, Piggyvest that since he made it to limelight as Big Brother Naija star, he doesn’t buy clothes any longer and he now spends more.
He explained that he rents a cloth from stylist at the rate of N100,000 because if he had to buy them, he will spend more. Saga further disclosed that once he posts a photo on his social media pages wearing a cloth, he won’t have to wear same clothes again anytime soon.
Saga feels that the celebrity status most times leaves people like him to live above their means just to satisfy their followers and mostly critics who will criticize them when things go wrong. He confessed that since he became popular, he has been spending 15 times more than he does before fame.
When asked what he’s spending on, Saga said, “Let me start with the obvious one. Clothes. You will pay a stylist ₦100,000 to style you and you still give them the clothes back.
“I’m telling you. When people tell me, “Come for my event, come for my event”, it’s not that easy. I have to rent clothes.”
The Lagos State-native further revealed about his spending on house rent, accommodation and according to him, he was spending N200,000 as house rent before fame, but now, he spends N5.1 million.
Saga added that Airbnb and hotels also cause excessive spending. He gave an instance saying that most of his colleagues are equally guilty of it. As they travel round for important assignments, they see the need to book hotel, because they can’t find a house within such short period of time.
When asked, “What else is eating your money?,” Saga said, “Accommodation. I used to live in a three bedroom house. The rent was ₦600,000, and I was sharing the apartment with my guys. So that was ₦200,000. Right now, I am paying ₦5.1m.
“That’s what makes some housemates depressed. It’s a life-changing event. It changes your reality drastically. So I am paying that and I’ve had to furnish the house. It’s expensive, but it’s not like I can still be living in my father’s house at this age.
“But this thing called clothes eh! You return everything back because if you have to buy it, you spend more. The real deal breaker is that once I wear something and take a photo for Instagram, I can’t wear them again anytime soon.
“Yes. Another thing that takes a lot of money is Airbnb and hotels. When you leave the house, you move into one of those. Every housemate is guilty of this one. Because you are moving around so much—today, you are in Warri; tomorrow, you are in Abuja—you can’t find the time to look for a house.
“Sometimes you find a good place but before you pay, someone else has taken it. It got to a point where I paid for a place before I took a good look at it. I had to arrest the guy before I got my money back. That was on Christmas Day!”