By Daniel Edu
The recent development on the Big Brother Naija show, where ‘All-Stars’ Housemate Seyi Awolowo managed to avoid eviction, has sparked outrage among viewers. Many viewers expressed their dissatisfaction with the outcome, questioning whether it’s favoritism or a conspiracy theory at play.
Last week, Seyi was saved from eviction by the votes of fellow housemates Mike Edwards, Dorathy Bachor, and Bisola Ayieola, even though he had received the lowest number of votes from viewers. This situation has drawn parallels to a previous eviction involving Uriel, who received more votes from viewers than Seyi, yet was evicted due to two Jury members voting against her.
Uriel had garnered 2% of the votes from viewers, while Seyi had secured 1.7%, yet he managed to escape eviction thanks to the support of Laycon and Daina, two Jury members.
Viewers’ reactions have been strong, with some calling for the elimination of ‘Jury’ votes altogether. Many viewers feel that the Jury may not be accurately evaluating the entertainment value of the housemates, instead voting based on favoritism or familiarity.
Some viewers have also speculated about potential manipulation by the show’s organizers, suggesting that the outcomes might be scripted or pre-determined. The controversy has led to discussions about the credibility of the show and whether the decision-making process is truly fair.
Opinions are divided, with some expressing frustration and disappointment in the perceived unfairness of the eviction process, while others argue that it’s a game show where strategic decisions are made, even if they appear controversial. The situation has certainly sparked intense discussions among fans of the show and raised questions about the transparency of the eviction process on Big Brother Naija.