I went to Big Brother to boost my acting career – BamBam recalls being paid 5k for movie roles before fame

Former Big Brother Naija Season 3 housemate Bamike Olowunmi, aka BamBam has opened up on why she featured in the reality show.

According to her, she participated to improve her acting career.

BamBam explained that she was tired of going to movie auditions without getting on the cast, so she decided to take advantage of the publicity of the Big Brother platform to boost her career.

She disclosed this in a recent interview with TVC.

BamBam said: “I have always wanted to be in filmmaking, so I made the decision to audition for Big Brother [Naija] so I would be seen. Because after I graduated from film school, the hustle was real. I remember myself and my colleagues going to auditions, and it was just a waste of time, strength, and money.

“Sometimes, we do waka pass [minor roles], they [producers] go give you N5k. And I left Abuja [to Lagos to pursue my movie career]. I was actually comfortable in Abuja, where I was. I had a 9-to-5 job. I had a car, a dog, and a cat.”

She said that after she came out of the Big Brother show, her career skyrocketed.

Recall that BamBam and her love interest in the Big Brother House, Teddy A, got married in 2019. The couple welcomed their first child, Zendaya, in 2020, and their second child, Maya, in March 2022.

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