Big Brother Naija ‘shine ya eye’ housemate, Angel has poured out her heart to her fellow housemate, Queen about growing up with her ‘toxic’ family.
The 21-year-old who dropped out of school opened up about all she’s been through and how it prompted her to go for the reality show.
Angel who is one of the youngest housemates in the Big Brother house disclosed that she has gone through a lot and was always on the move to be away from her “toxic” family.
According to her, her young parents provided her with material things; money, best school, clothes, to mention but a few but didn’t provide the things that really mattered like love and affection.
Speaking further, Angel noted that she believes her mother, who gave birth to her (Angel) when she was 16, thought she was doing her best, which she appreciates her for, but her best was just not enough.
In her words:
“I was just always on the move. That was hard. I couldn’t properly explain to people that oh, this was the situation at home, that I’m moving away from my toxic family.
I’m coming here because I want to… it’s not me saying that when I’m out of here I’m going to neglect them but there’s a boundary that I want to put because they put me through so much and I’m only 21.
And I mean, they provided money but, like, but I’m smart enough to know that money is the least of a child’s problem.
I mean it’s important, but there’s so much more you have to invest; emotionally, mentally. Those two things they did not give me.
Monetary, OK, fair enough. They fed me, fair enough. Clothed me. I went to the best of schools, ate the best food, but the key important things, not so much.
That’s why I keep trying to move away from that. I mean, when I’m out of here, definitely, I’m going to take care of my family.
My mum tried in the way she thought she… she thought she was trying her best and I appreciate her for that.”
Angel also intimated that she has been trying to get herself removed from her toxic family. Angel told Queen that her family was not there for her when she lost her boyfriend to death and they put her under so much distress which was very unbearable.
“Emotionally my family wasn’t there for me when my boyfriend died… My house was toxic, that’s why I’m here. I came here for stability… I was always on the move trying to remove myself from my toxic family, I couldn’t explain to people that I was running away from them…
I mean I wore the best clothes, ate the best food, went to best of schools BUT the key important thing is not so much to ask… My mum thought she was trying her best and I appreciate her.
She was the one that encouraged me to go for the show… I’m just looking for stability and to be away from all the toxic sh*t that I went through on my own.”