The 2023 BBNaija All Stars winner; Ilebaye Odiniya, clarifies the misconception of being supported on the show out of pity, particularly for being fragile amongst her fellow housemates.
Rant HQ blog recalled that since Ilebaye was seen as the youngest housemate, it made her colleague and viewers follow her up with pity.
During an interview with Lagos Talks 91.3 radio, Ilebaye argued otherwise stating that she was supported because it’s her time.
“Do you think you were supported because you were fragile while everyone else was older, bigger, and stronger than you?” the radio host asked.
In response, the 22-year-old millionaire said, “To me, I feel it’s because they have this love for me; not because I am underdog. They have this genuine love for me and they know I should be the one to win the money and it’s my time.”
How netizens reacted to Ilebaye ‘s claim of winning not because of pity
smallgirlnora wrote: “I voted for her because she was herself and acted her age , took accountability, owned up to her mistakes, didn’t hold grudges and despite everything she was always happy.”
big_rhennie said: “Exactly let the haters rest Abeg 😂”
singularity_bl penned: “Everyone was crying that you are being bullied, that was how you got noticed. You didn’t really serve content, just tears, poking and manipulation. “Is it because I’m the youngest here” lmao”
i_am_onyi_empire opined: “I didn’t vote Ilebaye because of pity. She’s to me, the only housemate that kept her true self, acted her age and took accountability for her words and actions. Every other housemate misunderstood her and made her a target, especially with the fact that she was carrying two strikes along.”