BBNaija All Stars winner, Ilebaye Odiniya, has clarified the misconception that she was supported on the show out of pity, especially because she was perceived as fragile among the other housemates.
During her time on the show, some housemates speculated that Ilebaye may have played on their emotions and that of the viewers to secure pity votes.
However, in a recent interview with Lagos Talks 91.3 radio, Ilebaye stated that she was supported because it was her time and not solely out of pity.
When the radio host asked if she believed she received support because she appeared fragile compared to the older and stronger housemates, Ilebaye responded by saying, “To me, I feel it’s because they have this love for me; not because I am an 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.”
Her response reflects her belief that she earned the support of viewers and fans based on her qualities and not just sympathy or pity.
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 😂”
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.”
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”
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