Ex-BBNaija star, Erica Nlewedim, has released her first official statement since her disqualification from the lockdown show.
The now self-styled “Star Girl” reached out to her teeming fans on her verified Instagram handle today, September 15.
Recall the disqualified housemate revealed she has been staying away from the media and avoiding interviews because she “isn’t ready for the plenty shalaye” yet.
The actress has now taken to social media to appreciate the elite fan base and was surprised she garnered over 800,000+ followers in less than 2 months of her stay in the house.
Her early departure from the show, was due to a fall out she had with fellow housemate Laycon, who told other contestants that she kissed him and Erica called him demeaning names.
According to her press release, she went into the house with her strengths and weaknesses, and is learning to get familiar with her new reality.
Most notably, she said life threw lemons at her, but she made margaritas out of them. Which is the reason she’s now dubbed “Star Girl” because for her, she’s a star.
Nevertheless, she also attached a video that captured most of her interesting highlights from the show.
Below is the ‘overwhelming’ message she dished out to her fans…
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.
It was a really sad moment for me because I knew I had not only let my self down but an entire army and family called the Elites.
The Elite League stood by me all through, all 800k of them and counting and I couldn’t be more grateful for you all. I love you guys so much.
Life threw lemons at me and the Elite league made Margaritas with it lol I couldn’t be more grateful for the genuine love, time, prayers, energy, emotions and passion with which you carried my matter, a total stranger. Because of you, Erica Nlewedim the fairly known actress is now dubbed STAR GIRL
Indeed, It was never in the stars to hold my destiny because the STAR IS ME.
To all my amazing stars out there, thanks for being there all there all the way. Now we shine!!!”