Former Big Brother Naija contestant and fashion entrepreneur, Khloe has opened up in a new interview that men are afraid to approach her just because of her fame.
She made this revelation in the interview with Tofariti Ige, where she also talked about her career, family, lifestyle and how the reality TV show has reshaped her life
Read excerpts below:
I was born on October 29, 1993, in Lagos State to Mr. and Mrs. Abiri. I am the second child of the family but the first daughter and I am from Ekiti State.
I have many great childhood memories. However, I will say that my best memory as a child was the day my parents finally agreed to enrol me in my secondary school’s hostel. That had been my dream and prayer point from when I was in JSS One. It finally happened when I got to my senior class and till date I cherish the experience.
For my secondary education, I attended Lagos State Model College, Meiran, Lagos State. I graduated with a degree in Accounting from the Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State.
I had been in the industry for years before Big Brother Naija came up. I was a commercial model and I worked with some known brands and adverts. I was a video vixen for a while but I stopped that in 2018. Right before BBN, I was into fashion designing.
It was a shocking experience because that wasn’t the first audition I had appeared at. I tried out at the audition for Big Brother Africa and the audition of BBN before the one I finally became a housemate at, but I never got a pass. I promised myself that I would strive to get into the one I finally got picked in for January this year. I put in my best and God crowned my effort with success. It was such a great and surreal experience that money cannot buy. There were times I wanted to just go back home but I always say a strong woman doesn’t quit until she is done and that was the drive I had to endure and enjoy the confinement in the house. I’m grateful for the opportunity. If I had another chance to go for BBN and stay that long in the house, I don’t know if I would accept or not.
I will say BBN has put more attention on me and my brand but I honestly wasn’t doing badly before I got into the house. I was known and well recognised but not as much as now though. Now, I am known all over the continent and that is the added advantage I got from the BBN platform. There is still the hustle and hard work but now I double the hustle and triple the price.
I am very blessed to have the kind of parents I do. When I told them I was going in for BBN and had made it into the house, they prayed and blessed me. When I came back home from the show, they were very supportive and adored me even more. They are my number one fans. You know the saying, “Blood is thicker than water”.
Apart from the backlash I get on social media, all is well. I believe that a life without challenges is not one worth living. Challenges are there to help one grow and learn and I’m picking up very fast from the challenges that life throws at me. I don’t regret them.
What people think or say about me is not my problem and it does not affect me. Their perception of me does not define me nor does it decrease me. I know who I am. My family and friends know me and that is what really matters.
I have heard that I have a daughter that I abandoned. That is the height and it is very annoying. People say a lot of nonsense when their mouth is itching.
It has been good but it only affects me relationship-wise because men are now scared to approach me or want to be serious (with me). They feel like there is a price tag that comes with fame but unbeknownst to them, I’m very much like any other lady. I’m saying this to my future man, Come close to me. I don’t bite.
Right now, I am working on my brand as a public person. I am trying to ensure that I have a solid brand that will push me even higher. I am also working on branding my new designs and most especially, my natural organic skincare line which is about to be launched. Finally, I am working on some collaborations. Those are the things you should watch out for from me.
My role models are Genevieve Nnaji, Rihanna, Cardi B, Annie Idibia, Toke Makinwa, among others.
Funnily enough, I love being in a dark room, watching horror movies alone. I love the night life and also love to explore.
I usually relax by cuddling. I know this sounds like a joke but it is the truth.
When it comes to dressing, I think I like Rihanna and like to channel my ‘inner Rihanna’. She can wear anything as long as she is comfortable in it. That’s the type of person I am.