A Nigerian Housemate has been unveiled for the Big Brother Africa show scheduled to kick off on October 5. She is Lilian aka Sexy Lily. Lillian is a model, actor, presenter, and tax collector! She entered Big Brother Hotshots for “the platform it provides and the publicity that comes with it, and of course the winning prize – the money”.
Lillian disclosed that she’s not willing to sell herself short to win the grand prize. If she does win, she’ll invest in her talk show, which is about “helping upcoming talents” and get herself a house.
Lilian’s favourite foods are rice and plantain. She likes watching Baggage on TV and listening to Tuface Idibia. She doesn’t have a favourite book, but likes movies like Think Like A Man, Blended, Friends With Benefits, Bridesmaids, and Twelve Years A Slave. Her favourite actor is Angelina Jolie, because “she’s creative and can switch roles easily”.
According to Lilian, her favourite place in Nigeria is Lagos and the best thing about Africa is its cultural diversity. Outside her home country, she’d like to visit California for the opportunities she believes it would provide her to improve her career.
Lilian’s role model is Oprah Winfrey, because of her strength, and the person who has most influenced her life is her mother, “because she has always believed in me and encouraged me to follow my dreams”.
The Housemate describes herself as “spontaneous, easy-going, focused and confident”, saying her best assets are that she’s ambitious, a good listener, flexible, persuasive, competitive, independent and original.
By Yemi Adebowale