"BBNaija Positively Affected My Photography Jobs, I Now Work For Multichoice": Former Housemate Kayvee Reveals

"BBNaija Positively Affected My Photography Jobs, I Now Work For Multichoice": Former Housemate Kayvee Reveals

  • Former BBNaija housemate of the Shine Ya Eyes edition Kayvee, reveals in an interview with Legit.Ng the main reason for his mental health breakdown while on the show
  • I was not the only one who was mentally stressed on the show, other housemates too also confessed to the show taking a mental toll on them
  • However, I am glad that I went on the show because Big Brother Naija has had a positive impact on my career

Former Big Brother Naija 2021 Season 6 housemate, Gbolahan Ololade, better known as Kayvee on the show, spoke to Legit.Ng during the BBNaija Season 7 announcement. He opened up about how he has dealt with the pain of his abrupt departure from the show, saying not paying attention to social media outrage has helped him survive his mental health struggle.

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The photographer by trade also revealed that going on the show has helped his career, and he is now also mental health advocate.

Kayvee Talks about his mental health struggle
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Kayvee Talks about his mental health struggle and how he survived it Photo Credit: @Mrkayvee
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Below is the full excerpt of the interview, read on to get more of the juicy details

Life after Big Brother Naija

27-year old reality TV star Kayvee is a now a huge advocate for mental health since after he was withdrawn from the BBNaija: Shine Ya Eyes house season 6. The professional lensman says its been an interesting journey so far for him and he was super proud of himself.

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"I have been doing my photography thing, considering the way I left the house. I had to also pick up being a mental health advocate, and I did an event as regards hearing people’s thoughts and minds. It’s been an interesting journey so far, and I am super proud of myself."

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The reality TV star also spoke about the mental state a person has to be before going on the Big Brother Naija show. While also giving survival tips for aspiring new housemates on how to win or go very far on the show.

"If you’re talking about being mentally sound, yes, just being yourself, basically. If you’re in the house, just play your game how you want to play it."

Cause Of Kayvee's mental breakdown

The former housemate during the interview with revealed what he believes was the reason for his mental issues. He concluded that the mental stress of getting into the house and having been locked down for months played a huge role in his psychological breakdown.

"A whole lot of things, basically, but I can really pinpoint that I was mentally stressed in the house. Before going to the house, I was locked down for months. Getting into the house, meeting a lot of strangers and a couple of other things add to it."

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"I was not the only one affected; other housemates that we entered at the same time complained, so they could relate to what happened to me. And yes, if not me, it could be anybody because everybody literally was mentally stressed."

If given a second chance what will you do differently

The influencer revealed if given a another opportunity to go into the house, and he has the same type of issue as before he would this time speak up early rather that absorb.

"I would have spoken up early because I absorbed it. I didn’t really say that I was feeling some type of way; I was keeping to myself. Even before I got into the house, I had this strong feeling of “I must enter this house by fire by force. I fit go talk say something dey do me now make them go talk say I no go enter,” you get what I am saying. I wish I stayed longer."

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Handling the pain of leaving the show so early

Kayvee revealed that it was very painful for him having to leave the show so early, he said it felt like he had thrown away an opportunity. However at some point he just had to move on from it.

He also revealed that how he managed all of the outrage and backlash on social media, saying he just made a conscious decision to ignore it all.

"It was hurtful to me. At some point, I felt like I misused an opportunity, but in the long run, I just thought about it that “it is what it is” it has happened; I just had to keep going.
After leaving the house, how did the outrage and reactions on social media affect you? Not really, I didn’t pay attention to most of it, it was intentional; I just didn’t want to pay attention to it. If someone wants to grow in life, you don’t pay attention to what people say."

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BBNaija and my Photography career

The young stylish brand ambassador also during his interview with Legit.ng revealed that the platform BBNaija gave him has helped his career in some ways, but most importantly it has given him the opportunity to invest in himself. And also he is now an influencer.

"Yeah, in some type of way, some people use to think that I am super expensive. Aside from that, I had the opportunity to invest in myself as regards not just being a photographer but also being an influencer and so many other things; it’s been nice."
"What do you do for a living; do you now work with Multichoice because I heard Ebuka saying you were at the camera stand? I am a photographer; I am a mental advocate and a cinematographer. I work for Multichoice on a contract basis when they have events. For this particular event, my photographer is on the ground covering for my brand"

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BBNaija Kayvee: When It Comes to Mental Health, There Is Nothing Like Hard Guy

Legit.Ng recalls that last year after Kayvee was withdrawn from the show in an interview with Chude Jidenwo, he revealed that when it comes to mental health there is no such thing as a hard guy.

In the history of BBNaija, contestants are either evicted or disqualified. However, for the Shine Ya Eye show, Kayvee became the first contestant to be withdrawn.

According to reports during the last season, the housemate was asked to leave the show over his mental health.

Source: Legit.ng

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