#BBNaija: Erica releases first official statement after her disqualification

Disqualified Big Brother Naija Lockdown housemate, Erica Ngozi Nlewedim, has officially released a statement with a video of the highlights of her time on the show,

The actress and reality star was overwhelmed by the number of fans she has garnered in less than 3 months, amounting to 800,000 plus followers on Instagram.

Her unexpected and shocking exit from the show, was due to a fall out she had with fellow housemate Laycon, who told other contestants that she attempted to kiss him ‘a couple of times’ and Erica called him out with demeaning names as a result.

She stated that she went into the house with her strength and weaknesses, and is learning to get familiar with her new reality.

Read her statement below.


They say, It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves

July 19th was the beginning of the rest of my life when I took the decision to be on the Bigbrother show.

Excited as I was, I couldn’t fathom what the future held. I stepped into the house as an open book, believing in my strengths and weaknesses which I bore for the world to see.

I was confident that these will enable me navigate through life in the house. Nothing however prepares you for the events of life except the experiences and the onus was on me to learn and live.

My experiences were at an equilibrium as I made the best of friends, honed existing skills, discovered new ones, lived in the moment and partied away. However, my sad times took precedence and my journey was shortened.