One of the biggest things to happen to Nigerian youths aside from God is the Big Brother Naija tv reality show.
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Undoubtedly, it is has been the game-changer for most Nigerian youths regardless of their background, religious and political affiliation.
The show has singlehandedly transformed and changed the perspectives of most youths who have had the opportunity to enter the game irrespective of the number of days spent in the house.
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The organizers need a pat on the shoulder for a job well done in grooming the youth, putting them on the world stage and giving them enough fortune and fame.
It’s sad to say some ex-housemates still find themselves wanting even after gaining all the abovementioned. In this article, we will look at 7 ex-housemates who are struggling to survive after the reality show.
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Regardless of the hot fiery Naomi Campbell looks she serves, she is easily caught in the web of social media users who waste no time in destroying her by hurling insults on her. Most social media users meet her with hate because of her bluntness, the kind of life they are not used to and fail to understand. She recently tweeted her anger saying
What gives people the confidence to DM other people insults and horrible messages? Is it joblessness? Cos it can’t be about a game show that was done over a month ago? I’m actually intrigued as to WHY this is normalized.
The energy is NEVER the same when they see you in real life sha. It’s actually laughable. Everyone is a gangster online apparently.
American born-Nigerian based Vlogger and A&R, Tolanibaj cannot be left out as hers is a delicate one. She lost her lover to her fellow female ex-housemate and as if that is not enough, fans have tried pitting her against other females, comparing their beauty. The stress in the above issue is not what she bargained for. She recently took to twitter to calm her fans saying;
Please stop the comparison amongst the housemates on social media. We’re all striving & working at our own pace. Peace & love
We’re all unique in our own way
Erica has turned out successful irrespective of her early exit from the show, she has gone out to become richer than most of her colleagues as endorsement train awaits her as the day goes by but has had her share of the struggles that comes with being a celebrity.
She recently aired her distress feelings on Twitter in a series of tweets saying;
I wonder why I haven’t had issues with my people I’ve known before the house but can’t say the same for the people I met after, they all have one thing in common, selfish interests. I run from those people!
I’m not going to be your perfect celebrity all the time, I’m just a regular girl. I say what’s on my mind and it doesn’t have to be because of any drama. If you put too much pressure to be perfect on a human being, they will be stressed.
I just want to tweet like a normal person so please be guided. Now I’m 💯 sure I need a vacation on an island and with no phones
It’s safe to say if Lucy had known being a celebrity comes with intense pressure and pain, she would have pulled out from the reality because she has had no ounce of peace since she came out from the Lockdown house. She negative energy and hate given her by social media users is beyond her.
Her social media accounts have been hacked times without number, forcing her to go off grid for a while. She is indded struggling with life as a celebrity after BBNaija.
She recently took her frustrations out on social media users through a post she made;
You people are the reason people die of depression, because God forbid they show that they’re sad or unhappy or even angry, talk more of imperfect in pictures, you people will still talk and say a person should act a certain way in public etc, I am not going to live my life to impress people at the cost of my own happiness or mental health, e get as e go be, I’ll leave the social media for you people.
I get that being rude is a norm for some, and we encourage it by laughing at these mean jokes, when you’re on the receiving end one of these days, maybe, just maybe you’ll understand how not funny it actually is.
Ex-Big Brother Naija Housemates, Erica Nlewedim and her bestie from the show, TolaniBaj created memories after stumbling on one another at a salon.
Recall that the duo became close friends after Tolanibaj stood behind Erica like a solid rock, guiding her ways in the house. She was there for her whenever she needed help or comfort after a bad day in the house.
According to footage making rounds on social media, the two besties kept one another’s company during a hairdo at a saloon.
Every time the two link up, it is non-stop laughter and love.
Guys, the bye-elections are finally here upon us. For over a month now, we have been talking about taking charge of our country by voting for people who are competent enough to run the affairs of the state. Now, that time has come.
Remember that someone commissioned toilets in Lagos and some House of Assembly members called us children while calling for a social media regulation. It’s time to do something about that.
Today, INEC will conduct bye-electionsin 15senatorial and state constituencies cutting across 36 LGAs in 11 states. About 151 candidates will take part in these elections to fill vacancies mostly caused by deaths and resignations to contest for higher offices.
The scheduled polls are Bayelsa Central Senatorial District, Bayelsa West Senatorial District, Nganzai State Constituency, Borno State, Bayo State Constituency, Borno State, Cross River North Senatorial District and Obudu State Constituency, Cross River State, Imo North Senatorial District, Lagos East Senatorial District and Kosofe II State Constituency, Plateau South Senatorial District, Bakura State Constituency, Zamfara State and Ibaji State Constituency, Kogi State.
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To ensure safety, the Inspector General of Police has placed restrictions on movement from 6am – 6pm in the 36 LGAs where voting will take place, except you are an essential worker or you are going out to vote.
For those of us who have our voters card with us, it is very important to turn up at the polling units and cast our vote. It doesn’t end there, we should all vote for candidates who have, over time, proved to be competent and trustworthy. Many of these candidates (see them here) have been in politics for long so before you vote for any of them, ask yourself: what projects have he/she completed in the past years, what policies have he/she initiated or encouraged in the past few years, what qualifications do they have and what makes them worthy to be voted in, how consistent has this candidate been in initiating and executing projects that have been beneficial to the people, how innovative are they?
This is not the time to be blinded by tribe or religion. The candidate is my uncle’s sister’s friend’s neighbour should not count in this case. Remember that Nigerian senators have unlimited tenure and can remain in the chamber for as long as they are re-elected in general elections. David Mark served for 20 whole years. So if you vote in an incompetent senator, well, e go be. Nepotism will not make Nigeria better in any way.
In Lagos, only those at Ibeju-Lekki, Somolu, Bariga, Ikorodu, Kosofe, Epe, Ikosi Isheri, Agboyi ketu, Eredo, Ejinrin, and so on, are eligible to vote today. If you live within these areas, bikonu, turn up. If you are also eligible to vote in other states, turn up. Go out and vote. Don’t leave your fate in the hands of other people – who could be bribed to vote for certain candidates.
Remember that it is important to vote both at the lowest and highest levels. Having a say in who represents us at the grassroots level means we can hold them responsible when certain things go wrong. Don’t sit at home and say, “I’ll vote in 2023 jare.” A lot can happen within 3 years and it is crucial to start exercising our basic rights now and ensuring only qualified candidates, who understand our fundamental human rights and are willing to uphold it, are voted in.
If you are still not sure if you should go out to vote or not, remember that a bag of rice is about 30,000 Naira now – the same as the minimum wage. Remember you can go out tomorrow and SARS might harass you and collect all the money you have been saving since January. Remember that almost 15 million Nigerian youths are out of jobs. We need a better Nigeria and it starts with your thumbprint.
Still at home? Gbe body, go out and cast your vote.