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Sunday, January 27, 2019

Reality Star Nina Says Discovered Herself In Big Brother's House + Says Tonto Dikeh Is Her Role Model

Nina Chinonso Onyenobi was like the every day girl-next-door until Big Brother Naija catapulted her into the front seat of fame in 2018...






In this exclusive interview, the undergraduate of Imo State University opens up on life before the reality TV show, how she survived bullying in the Big Brother house and her affair with former housemate and winner, Miracle, among other interesting issues. Enjoy.



Tell us about your childhood


I’m from a happy family, not rich, not poor but just average. At least, we ate three times a day. We are five children and I am the fourth born, three girls and two boys. I was an easy-going child, more of an extrovert. I’m 21 going 22. Growing up was fun. My parents took good care of us. They provided our needs.



Before Big Brother came along, what were you doing?



I was a student and model. I made wigs and also did make-up. I had interest in make-up and facial modeling. I was aspiring to be an actor, though I was already acting in church, I really looked forward to a Nollywood break. Back then, I remember I starred in a movie entitled, Twin Affairs where I played the role of a gold digger, it was a major role.



How did you discover your ability to act?


When you are passionate about something, things happen naturally. Acting is something I love. With love and passion you can achieve anything.



Big Brother transformed you from the girl-next-door to a celebrity in just three months. How did you get to know about it?



The passion to be part of Big Brother started after I watched a previous edition. I was so moved I decided I wanted to go for the show, and then, a friend sent me the audition flyer. I was so excited and I just wanted to do it. First, I went to church and committed my dream into the hands of God. In fact, I went to Shiloh, which ended on a Saturday, the day I was supposed to audition. But then, I did my auditioning on Sunday and passed. That was the first audition and the crowd was massive! I made it through the first audition in Port Harcourt and the second audition in Lagos, and then there were more auditions and I just kept going until I landed in the House.



Did your parents encourage you?



They were happy, encouraging and praying for me. Even if they didn’t, I would still have gone for it, because it’s my future I’m building. The idea of finishing school and being jobless was terrifying! So, I really needed to start building my life in terms of what I like, what I wanted my life to look like and besides, if I succeeded, it would be a big boost to my family, especially my siblings.



What do you think made you stand out of the crowd during the auditions?



It was because I didn’t go there with any strategy. I went there being Nina. During the audition, they saw that I was real. I later asked one of the organisers and he said that the reason why they chose me was because I was real. You see, I was open and honest on every question they asked me. They saw the honesty in my answers. I believe that’s the major reason they chose me. Back in the House too, they asked me if I had a strategy and I said ‘no, I have none’. Truth is, I didn’t even know what my life was, so I wanted to go in there and watch my life. I went there as a plain girl that anybody could read and understand.


Tell us, who is the real Nina?



I’m a very honest, open and down-to-earth person, with a very pure heart. And I don’t gossip. If you annoy me, I’d come straight and tell you. I don’t gossip. I’m just like that because that’s who I am and I can’t change. I hate gossip and I hate proud people. I don’t pretend and I’m not proud.


What was the greatest advice you received that contributed to your success at the show and who gave it to you?



That was my sister, I. J, and Aunty Oge Okoye. They advised that I should not pretend but go there and just be Nina. So, I went there and I was Nina; I was me. I didn’t even know Nina until I went into the Big Brother house. But I really wanted to know who Nina was. You don’t really know who you are until you go there (Big Brother), because the platform will define you. It’s exciting. I went to Big Brother and discovered myself.



Did the people you met in the house intimidate you?



Yes, because they were older and very loud. They made too much noise and I don’t like noise. I am not used to loud people. I am a very calm and reserved person. They all wanted their voices to be heard, so it really held me back until they started getting evicted and Biggy’s advice and Miracle’s advice inspired me. They always advised me to be strong. At some point, I was crying a lot and even wanted to go home, but Big Brother made me strong. I noticed Big Brother liked me because of the advice he used to give me. Big Brother showed me love through his advice as a big brother.



What’s your take-away from Big Brother show and how has it built you?

I can now express myself very well regardless of where I am, regardless of who is there. In the Big Brother house, I was with celebrities, dignitaries and lots of great people that visited the house. So today, anywhere I find myself, I am able to express myself.


Was it love at first sight with Miracle?



Miracle and I met before we moved into the House. So, we were already friends. It’s just normal, mutual friendship. We met at the audition and got into the house, and before we knew it, nature ran its course. I’m not regretting anything because I found out he was true to me. It wasn’t his strategy.


What attracted you to Miracle?



Wow! He said because I was real he trusted me. He found out that I was very real. And Miracle by nature is very real and open. He doesn’t fear anybody. That was what actually attracted him to me. Miracle is someone you can confide in, and besides, he’s a man of his words. Yes, whatever he says, he does. He promised to be there for me till the finals and he was there for me.



Back in the house, when was your breaking point?



(Laughter) That was when everyone was bullying me.


Why do you think they were bullying you?



They all knew my age and were expecting me to respect them, because I was the youngest. But when they didn’t get that respect, they decided to bully me. So, when Big Brother told me to ignore them, because everybody is equal regardless of age, my vocal chord was activated! I started talking. Initially, I was scared but when Big Brother started telling me these things, I felt I had been liberated and started talking very well.



Who would you like to act with in Nollywood?


Tonto Dikeh.


Why?



I love her personality. Tontoh Dike is my role model; she’s just amazing!


What’s your advice for those who desire to participate in Big Brother 2019?


Go for auditions and pray hard. If it’s you, it’s you. If it’s not you, it’s not you. If they pick you, just go there and live your life. People may not like you if you live someone else’s life, but people will just love you more if you’re true to your real self.


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58 comments:

  1. Tiannahstylingempire is typing....

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    1. Friendship Wey dey start FAST, dey end FAST, friendship based on pepper d other person dey end fast, friendship based on competition and showing I big pass u dey allow end in bitterness. The d 1st 2weeks I watched d friendship, I told someone, give them 5months max! E go pack up.

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    2. So she started acting from the church. story! In Naija, you either start from the church or from the gutter. issokay...Bdw, how come she is still 21?πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ™„ she clocked 22 last year and she is 21 this year? izzwell o

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    3. @ Modella
      May be the interview was last year before she clocked 22

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  2. Lolz Miss Ess,u is wicked hahhaha

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    1. 😁😁😁the girl does not understand the territory yet. She go deh alright Las las

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  3. Tonto dike is your role model???
    Hmm na wa o... a
    That says alot about you...
    See the ppl ure attracted to, first Tiannahempire lady... ok o
    And they blame Miracle for not taking u serious.

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    1. Yaba left escapee27 January 2019 at 11:57

      Dont mind those hypocrites trying to play matchmaker, like they havent dumped anyone in the past... Miracle don see the future finish

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    2. Now this is Savage @11;24. Hahahhahahaha

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  4. She has made up with Bob again, they were seen hugging.
    Any news that concerns Bob, stella doesnt bring it here, lol.

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    1. Lmfao...eehen na she can remain 21 after all Regina Daniels is still 16

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    2. Don't mind her

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    3. The interview was almost immediately after the show, don’t know why they are just posting it. Leave Nina alone!

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  6. Is it now Tonto Dikeh? Operation social media war actovated..

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    1. As in ehn.and she knows Tiannah and Tonto no dey gree.Lol

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  7. Tonto is now your role model after dragging her and bobrisky, anyway its good you retraced your step. Wish you well in your endeavors.

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    1. They asked who’s your role model in nollywood? Not who is your role model in life. That is how you guys will fail exam. Trolling will not let you guys see road.

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  8. Enter Yes she went there without a strategy but finally developed her strategy in the house;Miracle was her only strategy and the earlier she admits that the better. Many people kept you in that house because of your romance with Miracle so make we hia word.
    Tonto is now your 'rose modem',Ontological specimen of identical plumage...this grammar sweet o, let me go and find the meaning. comment...

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    1. Ontological specimen of identical plumage """πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ
      LadybugsisπŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽπŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚

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  9. You say you are calm but Tonto dike is your role model. Issorite

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    1. She said she's an extrovert and went ahead and said she's reserved ..very confused gurl
      😎😎😎😎😎

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    2. Yaba left escapee27 January 2019 at 11:50

      The girl hasnt discovered her true identity & her coordinates in this life, shes like a magnet for disaster.

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    3. Law of Nature/ physics... Opposite attract 1139

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    4. till now Nina is a confused girl

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  10. I think this is an old interview

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  11. OMS Nina you are the dumbest I have ever seen you are not naive at all but you dead ass dumb and a powerful leech too.

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  12. Tonto Dikeh, your role mode? Okay, like our forefathers talk, make we siddon dey look

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  13. She's my role model 2#tonto dike

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  14. Is it Nina that I saw in the house answered these questions like this or there is another Nina? @Blessed Princess

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  15. I'm starting to believe what chikito said about Nina not being as naive as she portrays. I saw a picture of her hugging Bobrisky at someone's birthday party over the weekend or so, and today, she's saying Tonto is her role model. Ok oh, let's see who the bait will catch.

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  16. Nina Lee. I was going to refer to her as a chemeleon but I guess she will discover herself with time,If she is willing to learn. Most of her replies up there changes like weather.
    I love that she knows her strength is in the beauty business and on that one I really appreciate Toyin for putting her in the right direction.

    On another note, What exactly do Nigerians mean by these terms.
    Child of grace, Pure heart, Real,Fake’ especially in relation to a reality show that isn't set in church?

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  17. Why does she always use the word "real" I am real, I was real, because I am real.πŸ™„πŸ™„
    OK. where are those going for this year's audition? I hope y'all went to shiloh? And don't forget to be real so that big brother will like you.

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  18. This cannot be a current interview

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    1. It’s not, common sense would have made people understand it’s not considering her age then but because it’s nina, everybody wanto talk without understanding Buh they call her dumb. Mtchw

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  19. Lmaooo, modella I weak too oo.
    Osheyyy Realest Nina

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  20. Omo see haters bleeding under this interview πŸ˜‚The funniest thing is that you haters can't even read to assimilate, comprehend and understand πŸ˜‚I stan a boss lady that gives her haters nightmares. Love your interview babe, this shows growth on your path. Well-done love πŸ™ŒHaters don't forget to order your hair, lippie, lashes, shoes and bags at nina empire πŸ˜€

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    1. My dear
      I wonder why such hate on a little girl making it big

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    2. Oh shush!!!! If you lick arse I don't. Haters you say? lol you are delusional nobody hates a dumbo atleast not me.

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    3. Anon 19:38 Oh shush too you pathetic entity!Look at a dumbo calling a young boss lady dumbo, she can feed your guilty conscienced poverty life. Like I said earlier, you are hateful you ass licker.Keep bleeding under nina's comments you evil delusional ass wipe. You are truly a low-key fan πŸ˜‚

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    4. Enter your reply...no wonder some people fail during exams u people should continue with ur stupidity while she is making her money. because of the hate u people hv for this girl u can't even read and understand simple English.πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜•πŸ˜•

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  21. Haha haha haha...
    Tonto Dike is her role model huh...
    I see!!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  22. She's targeting a better car from Tonto. Hahahahahahahahahahah

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