It’s no news that one of the Big Brother Naija 2019 (pepper dem gang) housemates is a grandson of the acclaimed Obafemi Awolowo.
Obafemi Awolowo was a Nigerian nationalist and statesman who played a key role in Nigeria’s independence movement and one of the key leaders of Nigeria’s history. This why Nigerians were stunned when it was revealed that Seyi, a grandson of the esteemed patriot, would be a contestant at the Big Brother Naija house.
Seyi hails from Ikenne in Ogun state of south-western Nigeria but he loves to mingle with everyone. Having been born and bred in Ogun state, he loves the heritage of his people and hopes to give to charity and invest in his state, among other states in Nigeria if he wins the grand prize of 60 million from the Big Brother Naija show.
Spotted as a selfless being, this played out when he had the veto power, which meant he could save himself, but he chose to put himself up, among other nominated housemates for eviction. His selflessness continues to play out in the way he relates with other housemates by ensuring they are always okay and well-fed.
According to Seyi, he once went through a phase of low self-esteem and a longing for acceptance. He also disclosed how he almost committed suicide in his teenage years.
He has built himself to believe in his abilities and has also developed a sense of self-acceptance. Who would have believed that the prolific writer is a psychology graduate from Houdegbe North American University?
Seyi Awolowo is however not practicing psychology but waxing stronger in the media industry. As an entrepreneur, model, talent recruiter, MC/TV host, Seyi Awolowo has also featured in some commercials, such as Governor Ambode Campaign, Etisalat commercial, MTN commercial, Herbal toothpaste commercial, Dettol soap model, Fiesta condom commercial, Broken (a TV series).
Just before getting into the big brother house, he started a talent recruiting agency and was involved in acting. Even though the BBN housemate looks smarter and more intelligent than his age, he is just 30 years old. He was born on December 28, 1989.
Seyi is in a serious relationship outside the big brother house and not ready for intimacy at the moment. Even when lodged in the secret room with Tacha – a fellow housemate – and we thought sparks would fly, Seyi proved us wrong as he remained all by himself.