Former Big Brother Nigeria contestant Leo Dasilva has revealed how his equity firm became deeply in debt.
Leo discussed life after BBNaija with Poco Lee, the dancer, on the ‘Clout Africa’ podcast.
The reality celebrity competed in the 2018 BBNaija program named ‘Double Wahala,’ which was won by Miracle Igbokwe.
During the interview, Leo revealed that the COVID-19 epidemic in 2020 harmed the company he built after leaving the show.
According to the reality personality, he went into debt for hundreds of millions of dollars following that.
“In my personal life, I am extremely satisfied. Business wise I am very very satisfied because I can’t lie to you I was neck in debt for like three years because I run a private equity firm,” he said.
“And in a month before my birthday. I paid off all the debts. Hundreds of millions.
“The equity investment for me was like the thing I started after the house. Before I was boxing myself into just real estate but I discovered that my passion was not just for real estate. My passion was for money. I needed something that could bring more money.
“Sometimes I used to wake up with (fear) that “am I going to court today?” In a manner that a lot of people invested. Some people traveled out of the country. But I made sure that I paid for all of that.
“It was COVID-19 that really affected me. Not that I took the money and spent it.”
Leo added that the reality TV show helped shape his brand visibility as a business owner.
“My brand has stayed relevant from Big Brother for almost five years. Just spending six weeks in the house, I really love that,” he added.
“I have never acted. Never sang any song. All I am now is a working-class, businessman who has clouts and is professionally fine. I am satisfied with that.”