‘Our father taught us not to hate her’: BBN’s Hermès shares moving story of how his mother left them as children

  • Former BBNaija star Hermes Iyele lured fans to his side as he opened up about his parents in a recent interview
  • The reality star noted that his mother was never there for him and his siblings, but they still weren’t raised to hate her
  • Hermes also admitted that he needed a mother’s place in his life, but hers was never there for him.
  • Nigerians hailed his bravery and hailed him for not playing the pity game while in Biggie’s house

Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) Level-Up star Hermes Iyele in moving interview spoke fondly of the love he has for his parents despite his mother not being available for him and his brothers and sisters.

He talked about his humble beginnings and how his father was the one who bathed them when they were children. He said that although it was difficult for his father, he refused to take a second wife.

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Hermes Iyele on his parents
Hermes said he loved his mother even though she wasn’t there for him. Credit: @hermesiyele
Source: Instagram

According to him:

“Even though we saw him in pain he refused to take a second wife even though she left he still made sure that the children they had together never bore the hatred of their mother c This is how I learned that love is reciprocal and an individual decision. Love is not taken, it is only given.”

Hermes agreed he needed a mother figure in his life, but his mother wasn’t around and he still loves her.

Watch the interview below:

Nigerians react to Hermes interview

Social media users across the country reacted differently to Hermes Iyele’s background video. Many of them praised him for not playing the pity game in the BBNaija house.

Legit.ng chosen some of the comments, read below:

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“To think that Hermes didn’t use any part of his history as a pity card around the house is truly incredible. A true king.”


“It’s not about just shouting Hermès as a fan, but you can clearly see that most of the time the dads make sure the kids don’t hate their moms in this situation, but when does that happen? conversely, most mothers, especially these days, poison their children with hatred towards their fathers.”

This is.aabike:

“Now I know where he gets his kindness from, like father like son, well done.”


“Tell me who else deserves to win this show if not this guy…. When he speaks, people listen intently both inside and outside the house…. You are a legendary brother.”

Ebuka hails Hermès as it declares its intention to venture into the arts and sports

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the former Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) season 7 housemate sat down with show host Ebuka Obi-Uchendu to discuss what he would do after the show.

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Hermes, who provided plenty of content and entertainment during his time at Biggie’s house, noted that he would like to get into sports and the arts. He emphasized basketball and noted that he would like to be more dynamic there.

Hermès has expressed their excitement at the prospect of making a name for themselves on a platform, and BBNaija has given them just that.

Source: Legit.ng

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