Uriel Ngozi Oputa was previously unknown before she participated in ongoing reality show Big Brother Nigeria. Since then, her star has been on the rise.
We had the opportunity of speaking with her and it was indeed a very interesting conversation. Read excerpts below:
On whether she regrets her time in the Big Brother Naija house
I had so much fun in the house and I met very interesting people. If you ask me whether I’d like to go back to the house yes, I’d like to go back a thousand times. It is the best experience ever, the house was beautiful, free food, so no regrets.
On why she decided to brand herself as a ‘Igbo House artiste’
I’m Igbo and I speak Igbo well enough and growing up in the UK, house music is very in popular so I just decided to combine the two into one.
On her strategy in the house
I didn’t have a strategy in the house. I am a very emotional person and trying to have a strategy would have been very obvious so I just decided to keep it real and that’s what I did.
On her childhood in the UK
I was born in the UK but I moved back to Nigeria immediately after. But when I was five years old, we moved back to the UK because my mum said there was nothing for us in Nigeria. But being in the UK, I always wished I could come home and no I’m here and I’m liking it and I can never live in the UK again.
On where she is from and her accent
I am from Ugwuta and women from where I’m from like to cook. If I cook for you ehn… My accent is a reflection of where I am from. So when I speak, I often add bits of Igbo in my speech and my pidgin is terrible.
On her feelings for Bassey
I like Bassey I like the fact that he is a good listener and he is very intelligent and he looks like a Zamunda warrior. He likes to eat and I love people who like to eat.
On whether she got paid after she was evicted
I wasn’t paid for anything. At the end of the day, it is who won that goes home with the money.
She goes on to reveal who she wants to win, her plans for the future, her thoughts about Biafra, her use of cheap makeup, her thoughts on the Kemen and TBoss issue and what she’d like President Buhari should tackle immediately.
Watch her below: