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Big Brother Naija Made Me Recognise My Acting Skills – Diane Russet Speaks

Diane Russet, the ex-BBNaija Season 4 housemate, has recounted how she came to recognize her acting skills.

She explained that her appearance in the reality show played a crucial role in unearthing the talent.

Born Precious Yunana Yashim, the film maker said she never knew she possessed the gift of acting until she got into the House.

She explained it began to unfold with every task they were given while on the show.

Detailing how her acting career began, Diane in an interview said: “So I think it was in the Big Brother house, where were given tasks by Big Brother. So for every task that came, we have like acting things we had to do. And prior to that, I hadn’t even tried to join any drama group, even in church. 

“So I think, that was where I started picking interest in it. And because a lot of people were like, ‘Oh you could actually do something like this. It’s really nice’. 

“And then I just felt like, in my head, a lot of things go through my head. I actually blank out in conversations and that’s because I’m always thinking of story ideas in my head. 

“So, I’d say it was actually something I started thinking of in the house. Before the house, I’d done something on depression. But that was just me trying to create content and show a lady going through depression on social topics.

“So, I decided that, let me do movies but also treat on social topics and different….just social topics especially. 

“So, I’ll say that’s how the interest for me started. So Big Brother was like that push for me. 

On how she further honed her acting skills and experience so far, the media personality added: “I came out from the house, I made friends with people that were already in film production. They put me through and then I started from my short films. 

“And I took the leap of faith to do something bigger which was to record a series on YouTube and progressed. 

“And now, I’m just like cruising and learning through it.”