There Are Three Stunning Issues Individuals Don’t Know About Me — BBNaija Star, Tacha Speaks
Natacha Akide, a former Huge Brother Naija housemate, has opened up about her life, profession and different issues.
She talked about these on this interview with OGHENOVO EGODO-MICHAEL.
Inform us about your background.
I used to be born and bred in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital. I grew up in a household of 4— two daughters and my mother and father. My dad is from Rivers State, whereas my mum is from Ghana.
When folks hear the title, ‘Tacha’, what’s going to you wish to come to their minds?
When folks hear the title ‘Tacha’, I feel ‘daring and assured’ involves thoughts.
How did you come concerning the title, ‘PH’s First Daughter’?
I signify my metropolis so properly. I’m at all times pleased with Port Harcourt; it’s a metropolis of hustlers. It’s a metropolis I can not take away from my journey, therefore the title.
You may have usually stated that you just hate gossip. How do you react while you be taught that some folks had been gossiping about you?
I attempt not to concentrate to what folks need to say about me. I’d reasonably focus consideration on myself. It’s one factor for folks to have what to say about one, and one other factor for them to have the correct factor to say about one. As people, we are able to solely management our narratives. As a substitute of regarding myself with what folks say about me, I spend extra time on myself and my model.
Do you suppose that with out your participation in Huge Brother Naija, you’d be the place you’re in your profession as we speak?
The BBN platform undoubtedly added to my model. I had followers earlier than the present however the present helped my followers to return collectively. It’s undoubtedly a part of my development and my journey. It’s a platform I’ll ceaselessly be thankful for.
You may have been entangled in lots of controversies over time. How have been you ready to make use of these conditions to your benefit?
I at all times like to discover a good in all conditions. It’s both I’m studying a lesson from it or, there’s a purpose it occurred. If one thing goes improper as we speak, I inform myself it’s meant to be for one thing else to go proper. There was one factor folks didn’t learn about me whereas within the Huge Brother home. I used to be by no means petrified of eviction, as a result of I imagine each scenario is a win-win.
You may have usually spoken concerning the state of issues within the nation. Do you propose going into politics?
Sure, I do, as a result of one can not impact sure adjustments if one is just not concerned within the system. I’m presently not making any transfer in the direction of that however in the long term, it’s one thing which may occur. I at all times say that we can not change the nation if we don’t adore it. If one’s household is staying overseas, even when in every single place within the nation is burning, one wouldn’t care.
For now, it’s about me lending my voice and inspiring folks to train their rights. No person thought the Osun State election would go the best way it did (an opposition celebration profitable). This time (2023), we’re prepared and we’ll see it to the top.
What are three stunning issues folks don’t learn about you?
I’m a giant sweetheart. I’m an introvert and I like my house. Thirdly, many individuals have no idea that I’ve been travelling spherical Nigeria, ‘preaching’ to folks to get their everlasting voter playing cards.
What do you miss essentially the most about your life earlier than fame?
I can not exit the best way I used to earlier than. I can’t be like a daily particular person, besides I’m overseas. In all places I flip to, it appears folks know me there, and it does get overwhelming. There are specific days once I don’t wish to be Tacha. Even once I disguise typically, folks nonetheless recognise me from my distinct voice. Typically, I’ve to put in voice altering apps on my telephone once I wish to communicate to somebody and never sound like me.
Who’re a few of your mentors you will have met because you got here into limelight, and which of these conferences stand out?
Nicki Minaj is my all-time primary favorite however I’ve not met her but. Nevertheless, I actually love all the ladies within the business. I significantly admire Tiwa Savage, Omoni Oboli, Uche Jumbo and plenty of others.
I additionally love Don Jazzy. He’s a giant inspiration.
You may have usually spoken about sure nationwide points. In contrast to another celebs, why do you care about issues like that?
We can not simply sit and do nothing. Many individuals have their private pursuits, and a few should not speaking maybe as a result of they’re gaining one thing from the nation with the best way it’s. As for me, I’ve at all times needed to be a greater Nigerian. Now we have been lied to by our leaders who at all times flip a blind eye to our scenario. With our eyes being open, we are able to see clearly that these folks (politicians) are simply enjoying round with us. You can’t be in public workplace, but your youngster colleges overseas. We’re all human beings and all of us matter. Many college students are at dwelling due to months-long strike of the Tutorial Employees Union of Universities. We have to cease the bias. We don’t have leaders that love the nation.
Upon getting out of the BBN home, you stated you weren’t properly and it took you a comparatively very long time earlier than you began posting on social media once more. Concerning that, what influence did the happenings in the home and your disqualification have in your psychological well being and the way have been you in a position to overcome them?
There wasn’t actually a breakdown, per se. In popping out of the home, there have been many individuals who thought I’d not quantity to something. So, I had quite a lot of work to do.
Earlier than going into the home, did you count on that you’d have so many followers?
Whereas in the home, each time I wanted help, I knew there was a military exterior the home who have been voting (for me). All the issues I did in the home made them sturdy and dedicated to my journey. However, I had no concept that individuals have been truly coming collectively as a workforce on my behalf.
You may have undoubtedly grown over time. How have been you in a position to construct your model to this degree?
It was performed by way of consistency, hard-work and staying centered. When one is within the limelight, there can be many distractions, but there are new celebs on daily basis so, one can’t be distracted. One has to remain true to 1’s model and preserve creating content material. I at all times knew I needed to do extra. BBN was simply one other milestone for me.
How did your on-line retailer, Every little thing Tacha, come about, and the way can you handle it along with your busy schedule?
The model was launched in 2018. I can not bear in mind the way it took place however I’m a giant shopper, who likes to have all her necessities in place. I considered a spot the place folks may purchase many necessities at a go. Managing the model could possibly be exhausting typically and there could possibly be quite a lot of stress, however with the assistance of my workforce, enterprise has been going properly. I at all times be sure that to keep watch over it sometimes.
How have been you chose for United States of America ‘The Problem’ actuality present and the way was the expertise?
It was nice. It was a very totally different present from Huge Brother Naija. It concerned quite a lot of bodily challenges. It was actually robust. One time, we needed to leap off a cliff into an ocean. There was one other problem the place we have been in a shifting airplane and we have been throwing issues down from the airplane right into a automotive.
What number of tattoos and piercings do you will have and are you trying to get extra?
The final time I checked, I had 9 piercings. I’ve eight on my ears and one on my lips. I’ve three tattoos.
What’s the most unforgettable second of your life to this point?
Dropping my mum is a second I’ll always remember.
What’s the costliest outfit you personal?
All of the outfits in my closet are costly. I majorly work with designers and stylists, so I have no idea which ones is the most costly.
Do you will have any plans to get married?
I do however I’m presently single.
You reside an opulent life and a few males could also be petrified of approaching you for relationships. Have you ever ever needed to be conservative about your achievements to keep away from scaring males away?
My achievements are on the market a lot of the occasions to encourage younger ladies like me who’re simply common folks with huge desires. It is very important put this on the market to encourage people who something is feasible. They should know that one could make it in a clear manner, as a result of I’m doing it. I’ll by no means dim my mild for any man or relationship. If one needs one thing, one ought to go for it. In case you are a person on the market and also you suppose you want Tacha, completely go for it. There’s nothing stopping you.
What are the funniest causes previous relationships have ended for you?
These guys don’t even give causes; they simply begin to act humorous. Most occasions, I simply learn the vitality and bounce (transfer on).
You was captivated with Davido, and at a degree, you tattooed his face in your boobs earlier than taking them off. Do you continue to see your self working with him sooner or later?
It is not going to be an issue to work with David. I take into account him to be the best of all time. I like the truth that he works like an up-and-coming artiste who remains to be hungry. He has constantly been giving his finest.
One other version of Huge Brother Naija has commenced. What can a housemate do to remain until the top of the present?
I’ll advise them to play their sport well. They need to know that they don’t have details about what’s going on exterior the home. They only need to be sensible as a result of there aren’t occasions to make corrections. The best way you begin would possibly take you to the top or take you out.
Supply: The PUNCH