Bamike Olowunmi, popularly known as BamBam, a former contestant of Big Brother Naija Season 3, has recently opened up about her decision to participate in the reality show.
In a candid interview with TVC, she revealed that her primary motivation for joining the show was to advance her acting career.
The aspiring actress explained that she had grown tired of attending numerous movie auditions without securing roles, which led her to seek the platform and publicity that Big Brother Naija offered.
Recognizing the immense popularity and reach of the show, BamBam saw it as an opportunity to garner attention for her acting aspirations.
After completing her film studies, BamBam faced the challenges of the competitive entertainment industry, struggling to find significant roles and earning only minor pay for occasional waka pass (background) roles.
In a bid to break free from this cycle and elevate her career, she took the bold step of auditioning for Big Brother Naija.
In the interview, BamBam candidly shared her experiences before and after the reality show. Before joining Big Brother Naija, she had a comfortable life in Abuja, holding a 9-to-5 job and enjoying the company of her pet dog and cat.
However, her decision to participate in the reality show proved to be a turning point for her career. After her time in the Big Brother House, BamBam experienced a remarkable boost in her acting career, enjoying newfound success and recognition.
In a heartwarming twist, her journey on the show led her to find love with Teddy A, another contestant from the same season. The couple got married in 2019 and has since welcomed two beautiful children, Zendaya in 2020, and Maya in March 2022.
BamBam’s story serves as an inspiring example of how determination and seizing opportunities can transform one’s life, propelling them towards their dreams and ambitions. The reality show not only brought her fame but also laid the foundation for a successful acting career and a flourishing personal life.