In a candid revelation, former Big Brother Naija housemate Doyin David has shed light on the toll that participating in the reality show can take on one’s mental health, urging prospective contestants to prioritize their well-being before pursuing fame.
During a recent appearance on the Morning Brief Show, Doyin David candidly discussed the profound impact of Big Brother Naija on the mental health of its participants. While acknowledging the potential financial benefits of appearing on the show, she issued a heartfelt warning to individuals who may be vulnerable in terms of mental health.
In her poignant remarks, David emphasized, “If I talk about finance, I can’t complain; it’s been good. The mental health part post-show, I keep saying it. If you’re not mentally grounded and you’re not sure about who you are and what type of person you are and you have issues with your mental health, I would not advise you to go on that show.”
The reality TV star delved into the challenges faced by former housemates upon exiting the show, highlighting the intense scrutiny and criticism they often endure. David drew attention to the loss of personal privacy and the pervasive nature of public opinion, where every aspect of a contestant’s life becomes subject to scrutiny.
“As much as it can make you, it can also break you because there’s a lot of criticism about your life and everyone has an opinion about what you wear, what you do, who you date, what you say, things that regular people and nobody would care. Just know that once you come out of the show, you no longer have freedom of speech like that,” David cautioned.
She concluded by emphasizing the importance of recognizing both the positives and negatives of participating in Big Brother Naija, urging individuals to carefully consider the potential impact on their mental well-being before embarking on the reality TV journey.