Here’s All the Gist You Should Know Before Watching BBNaija Reunion

June 3, 2022

Can you believe it’s been almost a year since Big Brother: Shine Ya Eye ended? Please, where is time running to? The reunion show is back with sequin gowns, interesting lace wigs and pointlessly intense drama. But since it’s been a while (and the last housemates were dull), I’ve decided to jog your memory with some of the hot gist from last year, so you’re not lost when they start throwing hands or water. 

1. Angel and Cross’ friends with small benefits 

These two kept stressing the audience out. Even though they were swallowing each other’s tongues up and down, they kept telling everyone they were just friends. Sorry dears, but that’s not how people do this friendship thing where I’m from. The best part of their “friendship” is how they constantly stood up for each other. Who can forget the time Angel comforted Cross after Nini called him an olodo? Sweet. 

2. Nollywood lover boys had nothing on Saga 

When it comes to love, no Old Nollywood lover boy comes close to Saga. Ramsey Noah, Emeka Ike and Desmond Elliot probably looked at him last year and thought, “Guy, it’s enough now.” Remember when Big Brother kidnapped Nini and Saga looked like he was about to die? This man had just met this girl, but I’m sure he’d have taken a bullet for her if it came to it. 

3. If you have a relationship outside, forget it when you come into the house

Once again, these housemates reminded us that the moment you step into the house, any love you have outside is automatically placed on pause. Yes, Saskay and Jaypaul, we’re looking at both of you. Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten Miracle and Nina, so you’ll be fine. 

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4. Liquorose came to dance, and nothing else

Everyone comes into the Big Brother house with a plan of how they intend to win all the money for themselves, but my girl Liquorose came to dance, and I respect that. Yes, we all know she had her thing with Emmanuel, but we know her step game was the highlight of her time on the show. And before you come for her, look how far she went on the show. I stan a Maltina Dance-All queen. 

5. Pere and his frustrating alpha male character 

No one displayed toxic energy like Pere, not even Sammie. This man walked around that house like he was everyone’s daddy, and once he honked at the gate, everyone needed to scatter. From constantly harassing Whitemoney to just being a dick to everyone but Maria, Pere was the villain we didn’t know we needed. When he needed to be, he was still a stand-up guy, especially when he consoled Saga when Mr. Loverboy thought rapture had taken Nini from the house. 

6. Maria was a focused queen with a sprinkle of bad vibes 

Even though she was evicted earlier than I expected, Maria left an indelible impression on everyone. Maybe it’s the fact that Nigerians gravitate towards strange accents, either way, Maria was a fan fave. Her back and forth relationship with Pere was stressful but entertaining. It was also nice to see a female housemate who didn’t care about being liked. That is until she decided to slut-shame Angel like we’re in the 1950s. I love Maria, but she gave us girl boss, gate keep, Gal Gadot. 

7. Nothing has changed; Nigerians still like to vote out of pity

After multiple seasons of Big Brother and several winners, one thing remains constant: as long as you can make Nigerians pity you, they will vote for you like crazy. We saw it happen with Efe, Laycon, and Whitemoney. It’s the strategy that has been tried and tested. Even Bubu got sympathy votes in 2015, so why is anyone surprised? 

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