I lied about being a stripper, Ex-BB Naija housemate confesses


Ex-Big Brother Naija Season 4, Pepper Dem Season housemates, Tuoyo has said he lied about being a stripper during an interview with Ebuka, host of the reality tv show.

In a lengthy post on Instagram on Monday, 24th of August, 2020, Tuoyo said he could no longer live a lie that people wanted him to noting that his real person will be unveiled soon.

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On his Instagram page, he wrote: “For over a year now I’ve been living a lie. Some people have advised me to go on with it but I fear for my mental health and my future so I’ve chosen to come out. Big brother was my biggest shot at fame and nothing in the world could have stopped me from grabbing it with both hands. But somehow, I felt like I wasn’t enough and I needed to do more and BE more to stay relevant and to get some extra clout.

“I was desperate, the magnitude of the competition I was going for even made me more desperate so I attached a tag to myself – “I’m a Part-time Stripper” I said to the whole world. I got the hype I wanted but it was unsustainable, I couldn’t live up to it because actually, that’s not who I am but because I have the body I tried to force it, to push if I could keep living the lie to make it become true but the more I did, the more I regretted.

“I wasn’t deriving any pleasure and in fact, I felt like I was making a fool of myself so I had to stop. And I’m here to say I’m sorry I lied, no one is perfect, my ultimate strategy has turned back to hurt my reputation and my brand.

“My name is Tuoyo Ideh AND I AM NOT A STRIPPER. You’ll be meeting the REAL me very soon. Cheers to a new beginning!! 🥂 #TuoyoRebranded #OpenLetter”.