- 2017 BBNaija Kemen has opened up about his life after his infamous exit from the show
- In a recent interview, he stated that things were very tough for him following the incident but his determination to move forward was very strong
- He also revealed that he still maintains a healthy relationship with Tboss as they talk from time to time
When fitness trainer, Kemen was disqualified from the BBNaija reality show in 2017 for touching then fellow housemate, Tboss inappropriately , the news made lots of wave on social media as a lot of people came for him, criticizing him for his lack of self-control.
Unsurprisingly, the event led to a lot of people pulling away from the 'Kemen brand' as no one wanted to endorse or be associated with him. Indeed, those were tough times for the fitness guru.
Well, its been over a year since the incident and all seems to be fine with his world. In a recent interview with Sunday Scoop, he opened up about the challenges he had to face after he left the show. He also spoke about his friendship with Tboss, stating they've both moved passed the ugly incident.
See excerpts from his interview:
“It is only right for me to attribute the turnaround to God. We have two kinds of people in the world – those who have things come easily to them and those who fight for everything they have. I am the type who had to fight for all I have in life.
I have never won a lottery; so, I had already told myself that if I didn’t win the prize money on BBN, I wanted to have an outing that would make my life a bit better. But when I was disqualified in an unpleasant circumstance, I felt it could be the toughest moment of my life. But later, I said to myself that I had faced tough moments; I could decide to make it the toughest or see it as one of those moments and move on."
He further revealed that his determination to push forward was what kept him going.
“Being a personal trainer, 90 per cent of what you do is to motivate your clients; so, you cannot motivate them when you cannot handle tough situations. During those times, I focused on the things that I felt were important, which were promoting my gym brand and listening to people who wanted me around them.
I worked with people who didn’t relate to me based on a controversy. The circle was small, but it expanded later. As time went on, people now focused on Kemen the fitness trainer, instead of BBN’s Kemen.”
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He explains that whenever he is with Tboss, they talk about the ugly event that led to his exit from the reality show.
“You need to know that we were good friends in the house, but we were both caught up in a controversy that we couldn’t control. It was a tense situation for everyone. For the bad blood that transpired, it was a defensive mechanism from both of us. But situations shouldn’t define us because we already know who we are and it will be stupid to let a momentary incident destroy our friendship.”
Good to know they've managed to remain friends.
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