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BBN Season At A Glance

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The first part of Big Brother Naija (BBN) Season 6 premiered last night with glitz, glamour and razzmatazz as expected. Without question, the N90 million grand prize for the reality show – highest ever in the history of the programme – is enough to tempt people like us to have auditioned.

With 11 housemates introduced last night by show host, super-duper Ebuka, the same number of female contenders are expected tonight, bringing the total number of contestants to 22.

Some of us have taken the sanctimonious, holier-than-thou attitude, asking why the reality show should be on air and that people are wasting precious time on what adds ‘no value’ to their well-being. My response: since BBN lovers neither begged you to subscribe nor invaded your privacy to talk about the show, you lack justification to question their actions. Besides, we should respect people’s choices as to how they choose to relieve stress; it could be watching football, wrestling or singing competitions like Nigerian Idol, The Voice Nigeria; clubbing etc. The whole idea is to catch fun while picking a lesson or two. Last night alone, I learnt a new word from the show: POLYMATH (a person of wide knowledge or learning). I also picked some lessons when the HMs were sharing their life experiences. More so, when the show is rated 18. In addition to the mouth-watering grand prize to the winner, BBN has also provided HMs the much needed platform to launch themselves to the entertainment industry.

CHOICE OF THEME

The theme for this year’s season is ‘SHINE YA EYE’. Personally, I have a problem with the organisers for choosing this theme as it appeared it wasn’t well thought out. I may be wrong but I think the organisers should have done better with a more appealing, trending theme that catches the fancy of everyone, not this archaic “Shine Ya Eye”.

The themes of previous seasons include: ‘See Gobbe’ (2017), ‘Double Wahala’ (2018), ‘Pepper Dem’ (2019), and ‘Lockdown’ (2020) and from all indications, they not only captured the mood but were trending words at those times in question. Trending words like ‘Gbas Gbos’, ‘Choke’ etc should have been adopted, not this old skool ‘Shine Ya Eye’. This word don reign go.

 

HOUSEMATES

The housemates are acclimatising to the new environment. For now, I love the positive energy in the house. You can see the spirit of camaraderie amongst them, like they’ve known for ages. But I think we will see the real GBAS GBOS when the female housemates come in later today.

For now, I am not rooting for any housemate as I will the need a full house to make ‘informed’ decision. However, those that have caught my fancy so far include: Whitemoney – clown of the house; Emmanuel (this dude fine sha but I hope he has content); Saga; Boma; Pere and Jaypaul.

FAV. SESSIONS

I may not have the luxury of watching the show daily like others, to see what KAYODE has in stock for viewers under the duvet, I usually don’t miss these three sessions:

1. Friday Arena games,
2. Saturday Night parties and after-party
3. Sunday eviction.

For lovers of the show, grab some popcorn and enjoy the drama, gbas gbos. Wahala no dey finish.

Agbajileke is the Chief Press Secretary to Deputy Senate President

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