Ife was the tenth housemate to enter the Big brother 11 house tonight. In her introduction video she said:
“Some people say to em you sound really posh for a black girl! What do they think all black girls talk like?”
“When I was young my mum just gave me to a white family. I’m a singer, a dancer, a performer. I’m not a wannabe. If people annoy me I just cut them off completely so being in the house will, be weird because you can’t go anywhere!!
IFE (pronounced Iffy)
From: Milton Keynes
Occupation: Professional Dancer
Professional dancer Ife has had a taste of fame as one of Cheryl Cole’s backing dancers and also dreams of singing stardom. A backing vocalist on the The X Factor she is hungry for a career as a singer.
Engaged to her boyfriend of 6 years, Ife lives with her adoptive parents and fiancée. The most significant event of her life has been meeting her real mum and seeing the massive resemblance between them in looks, mannerisms and behaviour. She’s not resentful of her biological mum who gave her up for adoption; she just thinks how lucky she was to have been brought up by her parents.
She believes in God and prays every day in her own way and also believes in the power of positive thinking – “you get out of life what you put into it.”
Image is important to her – she once stayed indoors for ten days because she couldn’t draw her eyebrows on correctly. A self-confessed clean freak , she can’t stand things being dirty and is very particularly about how her clothes are folded away.
Ife is a bit of an insomniac and can function normally on a couple of hours sleep. She also sleep talks.