Sunday, December 28, 2014

Lilian: I Want A God-Fearing Man That Can Give Me Attention

Former Big Brother Hotshots housemate, Lilian Afegbai is already enjoying life after the reality show.  It is gradually bringing her fortune and fame with series of endorsements from Multichoice and scripts from Nollywood.  She is on her way to fulfilling her dreams.

The actress and model spoke to Encomium Magazine about the Big Brother experience and her ideal man.

How will you describe life after Big Brother Africa?

Life has been fun.  It has been different and adventurous.  I have had more opportunities.  I think generally my life is much more better because it has given me a rich platform to showcase myself.  It is left for me to use the platform very well.

How will you describe the Big Brother experience?

It wasn’t easy.  Before we went into the house, we were camped somewhere because of the fire incident. It was new, I have not really lived with that number of people.  It wasn’t easy but I had to remain happy. I told myself that I should be happy.  It was fun.

Were you optimistic the show would continue despite the inferno?

I am a very positive person.  Whenever anything negative happens or any barrier crops up, I try to see the positive side of it.

What were some of the lessons you learnt from the show?

I learnt that you can never say you cannot do something without trying it out first.  Big Brother explored the things you never believed you could do. I have learnt that you should give back to the society, no matter how small.  Big Brother used the platform to help someone.  I have learnt to give back to the society.

You didn't stay long in the house, do you think there were certain things you did not do right?

I did not stay long in the house.  It had nothing to do with what I was doing right or wrong. It was just unfortunate that I and Tayo were up for eviction the same time. It is always difficult when two people from the same country are up for eviction the same time.  For me, I don’t think it was about doing anything right or wrong.  Big Brother is about being yourself. I was just myself.

Any hard feeling that you didn't stay long in the house?

No.  Actually, like I said, I am a very positive person, I used it to my advantage.  Since I came out, I have done a couple of endorsements.  I have an acting job going on too.  There is a reason for everything.

Who were your closest friends on the show?

I have like two, three – Tayo and Small Pepper, the girl from Uganda, Esther.  They were both real. I wouldn’t say it was because Tayo is a Nigerian.  If the Nigerian was annoying, I wouldn’t make such a friend.  Tayo was a friend, a brother. He will tell me to my face if I am misbehaving.  Esther was a real girl, I love her so much.

There was a time you referred to Samantha as your friend?

Yes, she was a friend at a time too. I have some people I didn’t like.  I can’t call them enemy.  It is not possible to like everybody equally.

What has been keeping you busy since you got back?

Since I got back, I have been doing jobs, endorsements. I also got an acting job too.  I will be shooting very soon, I got endorsement with Multichoice.  I got scripts from Nollywood, my talk show will soon be ready.  I want to start it first quarter of next year.  Before I went for Big Brother, I had already started it.  The aim of the show is to help up and coming talents get closer to their dreams.

Were you disappointed that Tayo did not win?

Yes, I was and I was sad.  I was devastated, I was upset and angry.  I was depressed but I thought about it in the positive sense.  He is going to get bigger deal, he will get more than 300,000 US dollars.  I believe in him.

Was that why you wept inconsolably?

Yes, because I was hurt. If Tayo was not real, I wouldn’t support him.  When you see the truth, you wouldn’t pretend.  Tayo is my hero, he is my winner.

A lot of people criticized the choice of winner, they believe Idris was not supposed to win?

I can't say Idris was not supposed to win.  Africa voted him as the winner, he has a strong competition but to me, I had another favourite.  Tayo was my favourite.

A lot of Nigerians have said they will not vote in Big Brother again because of what happened in this edition.

One thing Nigerians should know is that voting is not about one's country, if one million people should vote in Nigeria, it is just one vote. I can’t say anybody was cheated. Idris was also a competition, maybe Africa did not see him as Nigerians saw him.  I can't say Tayo was robbed or not robbed, Africa had the final say.  Tayo is still my winner, that is my opinion.

Was there any point you saw Tayo as a threat?

When I have a friend, I see life differently.  I don't see life in a competition anymore. If Tayo won, I will be happy, I will still benefit from it.  We Africans are too jealous, that is why we think otherwise.  I was campaigning for Tayo.  I really wanted him to win.  So I will say no, I didn’t see him as a threat.

Are you in a relationship?

No, I am not at the moment. I had a relationship.  We broke up, parted ways. So, I am single.

Tell us your ideal man.

A man that is God fearing, a man that can give me attention, a very hard working man, strong, loving and caring. He must accept me as I am.

Tell us about background.

I went to Our Lady of Apostle Private School, Benin, Word of Faith College, then Benson Idahosa University.

37 comments:

  1. Who would want to marry noise maker from country con people/ juju like of urs, Nigeria?

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  2. You are mad +**++++++++*+++++***stupid hee hee hee kwa kwa!

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  3. Nija jealously will kill some pple.

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  4. How can we be jealous of a country infested with frauds. Everywhere u go u r put under the microscope cos u r scammers. America knows u very well. U also have boko harum that kidnapped school girls and ur gov did nothing, where have u heard that, now little girls r wives to old men. Useless gov

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    1. Go and die.What country are you from,if you are not scared say your country mumu like you idiot nonsense God punish your Generation

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  5. Pls can we know d name of ur 'paradise on earth, problems free' country, so we can compare n contrast. Am sure from ur writing, ur not too educated. Cos u don't know Nigeria has the largest Economy in Africa, the RICHEST BLACK MEN and wait!!! RICHEST BLACK WOMAN in the WORLD, the largest entertainment industry in Africa-Nollywood, pls the list is endless, anywhere u have progress, enemies will also be there, even U.S.A is fighting terrorism which is worldwide now. You are a FOOL for referring to every Nigerian as fraudulent pple.

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  6. Not to mention Nigeria has produced numerous Miss World winners zan any African country. Long live Goodluck Jonathan.

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  7. He is a failure, not everyone is benefiting. U r the ones who r benefiting no wonder u r making noise. What about those poor little girls? Our first lady was thefirst one to bring the plight ofthose girls to theworld's attention, with u FOOLS doing nothing

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  8. Pls name ur miss world winners. Uhave to stay in Lagos in order to live a better life . We who live in Jos are forgotten, so dont tell us about Jonathan

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  9. Silence is best answers for fools.

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  10. Nigeria GIANT of Africa. FULL STOP

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  11. With so MANY PEOPLE LIVING IN POVERTY. Thats why most of them r in OUR countries. Use the injection u get from exporting to CREATE jobs and FIGHT BOKO HARAM. And telling us about it being the " GIANT" of Africa with untarred roads and no electricity in places like Jos.

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    1. U must be a black south african ...Is not your fault Slaves can talk to their level of understanding.....The worst poverty ever in the world is in South Africa....is the reason they won the award of highest number of hiv patients in the world.....black south african very iletrate and timid people....Africa .....black south africans really need our help....they are still slaves

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    2. Nx nx nx embecile, as if u were not ENSLAVED by the British!

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  12. Correction 'colonised' in d past. But SA is still colonised n enslaved now by whites supported by U.S, Britain, Germany. Dy control d economy. Oscar Pistorius said 'zombie stopper'. Mind ur country n leave emancipated Nija alone.

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    1. How does dat imancipation help u? With u fools killing one another and ur stupid gov doing nothing. Just accept that boko haram has taken over and theres nothing u can do about it. Why dont u show ur great u r? The GIANT of Africa. Most of u will be here not later than end of Jan. Atleast we live in a civilised way and our security is guaranteed. U r afraid to even go to town or church. So which freedom r u bragging about?

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    2. I can see u hv prophesied ur end by January. AMEN to dt. Don't expect slaves n boko haram supporters like u to understand Emancipation. We will rather fight boko haram dn b coward 2nd class citizens. D whole world knows SA has d worst CRIME RATE n lots of GUN violence. What happened to Siswe ur goalkeeper? Mind ur problems n let's deal with ours. What's wrong in dt? FOOL.

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  13. Blacks in SA were even happy dy have a WHITE miss world 2014 !

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    1. U expected us to be jealous? Shes one of us. U so wish to come and live here. Sorry, we have enuf of u frauds, scammers and drug dealers, we dont need more, stay there and try to defeat boko haram

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    2. D issue is white miss world can't promote d black women image n cultural heritage n SA suppose to be a black man's land. No difference to when white miss U.S, miss U.K, miss Germany are miss world cos dy still ur Masters.

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    3. Blame ur business men, d yr SA govt deported some Nijas, dy quickly apologized cos of large buz investment in Nija. MTN, Shop rite, Mr price, Wool worth, Stanbich Ibtc e.t.c. U are here n we are dere. If ure not happy, let's reverse. Will be happy cos ur greedy whites want to take over our economy now in spite of boko haram ohhh.

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    4. Not to mention, Multi choice, Dstv

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    5. Even boko haram are using dstv.

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  14. Jy Nigeria baboon, moenie kak praat nie, jy weet niks van SA. Ja ons het ons winkels daikant want julle is dom. Julle ekonomie is groot want Suid Afrika geld gegee. Moenie hier kom en jou kak praat nie.

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    1. Leave our page. Can see u can't speak English again. Every one shld mind dere problems n stop criticizing us cos ur probs is even worse.

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    2. Olosi, Olori buruku, aye e ma baje ni to ripe o nbu Nija. Awon omo eru to fe ma bu omo Alade. Awon Oyinbo yin fe wa ko owo wa lo. Iro ni. Asi ma segun boko haram loruko Jesu. Amin. Oju a ti yin.

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    3. don't be silly and continue communicating.shame on you

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  15. Guys u think u r all FOOLS en PEA BRAINED the news is about Lilian who we r supposed to comment on, not slavery and giant economies. If my memory serves me well no one is a slave in this day and age and Africa's economies r growing cos of investments from America, UK, China, to name a few. Americans and Brits who invest r white, so we shud just accept that our economies r driven by them. So pls move on. If u want to comment about boko haram go to bba fb, theres something there about killings. Black SA en Nigeria u here fighting one another instead of sharing ideas, this is really embarassing

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    1. Do u expect us to keep quiet when FOOLS come to our page n start insulting our girl n NIJA as a whole. Pls check beginning of d comment. Only bastards accepts insults on dere fatherland.

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    2. For ur info pple who can't defend dere nation are d fool n pea brain. White pple invests in viable areas in dere own interests too. I guess d whites are also behind Nollywood- d largest ent Ind in Africa?

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    3. Only BASTARDS who can't defend their country to dere best abilities are d FOOLS N PEA BRAINED. Pple shld mind dere own issues n leave Nija alone. What's wrong in dt.

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  16. It's u whos continuing wit insults calling ppl bastards. The writer is reprimanding everyone who has written a negative comment. He or she isnt referring to nijas as fools or peabrained onlybut to everyone with a negative comment. And even telling those who r interested in news about boko haram to go to fb. Seems u guys DONT want PEACE cos u should have moved on as the writer has said

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  17. CALLING URSELVES BELIEVERS AND CHILDREN OF GOD BUT YOU CONTINUE WITH NAME CALLING? PLS DO SOME INTROSPECTION AND GET SOME TAYO WATER. I know ull insult me cos i mention the name Tayo, he was my favourite housemate and voted him till the last day *just saying*

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    1. Incidentally everyone is anonymous here. Ur comment is good. But dt writer wants 2 stop insults n arguments n he/she insults pple again by saying fools n pea brained. Not good.

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  18. I hear u and understand. The truth is we should be exchanging ideas not fighting. Some of us have relatives who r married to Nigerians and if ppl talk like this, wr become freightened that they might be attacked. This really has to stop cos ot can go far

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  19. Amen to dat sis/ bro. Let's luv one another

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