A typical day in the life of the BBAII runner-up
Then one day, Ofunneka took stock of her life and realized that she wanted more, she wanted to spread her wings and fly. However, if opportunities wouldn’t come knocking on her door, she realised that she would have to take charge of the knocking herself! She saw the advertisement for the BBAII reality show and without hesitation forwarded her application to the interview panel.On 7 August 2007, Ofunneka Molokwu walked into our lives, when, as the Nigerian representative, she joined 11 other housemates from all over Africa in the famous Big Brother house in Jozi, South Africa.
Interview dated: 21st March 2008
This is what she had to say:
My life changed completely and my previous job took on a new turn, where I have become more of a consultant than a permanent staff, as was the case before BBA2. I paid a visit to my boss and the other peeps in the office, and there was a media frenzy there, more interviews and questions to be answered. They all wished me well in my new endeavors.
My mobile phone and my computer became my office and my manager. I received many invitations and contracts and dealt with them according to my schedule and my interest in the proposal. Soon my diary and appointments filled up and I realized how blessed I am.
I will consult my diary and plan my wardrobe before I go to bed. Depending on what I have planned for the day, I could wake up at 6.30am, 7am, the latest at 8am every morning. Then I will follow a strict exercise routine of aerobics for about half an hour to get me started for the day. This is very important to me, as I feel that the exercise is good for my mind, body and soul. I hardly ever take a headache pill and I am convinced that it is because of the early morning exercises I do. I love doing aerobics to my favourite music or will use one of the many aerobic video tapes I have. Unfortunately I am not big on breakfast and will normally be happy with a cup of coffee. Over a weekend, when I am more relaxed, I will go for a glass of milk and dry biscuits or a sandwich if I have nice goodies to garnish the sarmie.
Because I have already chosen my outfit the previous night, I am able to get dressed in a record time. Because of my new assignments and the fact I am recognized everywhere I go, I asked a stylist to assist me with a new wardrobe, colour coordination – nothing fancy, more funky, modern, true Foxy style. I am not big into wearing make-up regularly and would seriously prefer the natural way of going about, but once again, on strict orders from my stylist, I alternate. I prefer a more softer look and will never overdo on my make-up. I visit a hair salon for a regular cut and treatment, but for the rest of the time, I handle my own hair – washing, blow drying and the normal girly stuff. I am fussy on the shampoo and conditioner that I use for my hair and will not go for the nearest bottle at the convenient store around the corner. I changed my hair colour recently and received a few compliments on the colour.
I am very close to my family. Although I share an apartment with a very good friend of mine, I will think nothing of visiting my parents three or four times a week. Therefore you can rightfully say I pedal between their house and my apartment on a regular basis. I do have a drivers’ license but since I have discovered the luxury of a cab, where I can talk to my promoter on the mobile or do some work on my laptop, I found life is so much easier. Call me lazy girl, but it is really not my scene to fight other drivers in overcrowded streets on my way to an appointment.
After a hard day of meetings, interviews and photo shoots, I love nothing more to hang out with my friends. Those are the peeps who I knew before the BBAII show and they are true friends. They will protect me and allow me to be myself, without any fear that they will expose me to the paparazzi.
My tastes in music is very wide, as you will remember from the house – it varies from rock, hip-hop, heavy metal, garage, house R&B and instrumentals (yanni /enya). Although I adore reading, it is pity that I haven’t really had much time to do so. Weekends most times creep on while trying to make the most of weekdays. I don’t mind visiting clubs over weekends, depends on whose there. I am recognized by many when I go out, but I hardly go out alone. I am always with family or friends and I’m lucky that thus I haven’t needed a bodyguard.
I love to cook, anything with seafood and when I have the time, I will gladly spend some time in the kitchen otherwise I order take-aways. I am, however, careful with what I eat and a follow a special eating plan that suits my body and activities.
I have completed a movie called ‘WHO’ recently. The movie is directed by Lancelot Imaseun and produced by Simony Productions. Everything else you’ll know when it is released. It featured major Nigerian movie stars (6 of them) and of course me, Ofunneka. I love my new life. It really is a dream come true.