BBNaija viewers have cautioned Big Brother against putting one of the housemates, Pere Egbi at risk, saying that he is playing a script for “action” in the Season 6 show themed ‘Shine Ya Eye’.
Early Tuesday morning, Pere confronted Whitemoney and demanded to know what he told Angel during a game. According to the rules spelt out by Cross, the moderator, a person secretly tells another something about a third party.
The other person then goes to meet the individual he or she thinks the information is about. When Cross called out Pere to play the game, he insisted on hearing what the previous player whispered, a violation of the rules.
Although the game was about to end, his attitude caused an abrupt halt and the housemates dispersed. Minutes later, Pere walked to where Whitemoney was laying while Tega plaited his beards.
As though ready for a fight, Pere inclined towards Whitemoney, pulled his belt and repeatedly asked what he mumbled to Angel. Whitemoney, who later said he initially thought Pere’s confrontation was a joke, disclosed what he murmured.
Other housemates told him not to speak further but he explained it was better to clear the air. Once the matter got serious due to Pere’s insistence, Whitemoney flared up and condemned what had happened.
He got 100 percent support from housemates. They accused Pere of bullying and urged him to apologize. Their counsel fell on deaf ears as he blatantly refused.
During a peace meeting – at the garden – called by the Head of house, Maria, and attended by Boma, her deputy, Pere recalled the first day he saw Whitemoney.
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“You didn’t like me, you avoided me. We were all talking but you didn’t make eye contact. I had to come to you, stare in your face and greet you. Why are you intimidated by me?”
In his response, Whitemoney, real name Hazel Oyeye Onou, clarified he never had heard or got prior information that Pere (who claimed a BBNaija chaperone exposed him) was the wildcard.
Whitemoney said he had nothing against Pere and didn’t know why the latter torments him. “You doubt my ability because I didn’t go to school. I guessed you were a wildcard because I have that talent…I’m gifted bro.
“God is my witness, the truth is I admire you. After you introduced yourself, I was like ‘this guy is privileged’. We’ve been together in two groups and we didn’t fight. If we are in the same group again, we’ll be cool.
“We don’t need to be friends, let’s just face why we are here. How can you make a grown man feel like a boy? For a moment, I felt oppressed. You can’t try this sh*t in the street. It’s either you get killed or I get killed. One of us will die.”
But an unfazed Pere vowed not to say sorry and suggested he was ready for a face-off outside the House.
“I will express myself in any way I feel like. I’ll say it again, you’re fake. You just threatened me, I am ready for whatever it is. I have got to levels, I don’t fear anyone”, he replied.
Condemning his actions, some members of the audience ascribe Pere’s “arrogance” to the “backing” of BBNaija organizers.
Seyi, a viewer in Lagos, told DAILY POST she believes Pere’s attitude is a game plan by Big Brother.
“Once the show is concluded, Pere better run back to the (United) States. He is deliberately being this way. Remember when he claimed the housemates were disrespecting him. Pere and Maria are pawns in this game.
“Everything seems so scripted now and they will lose money if they keep this up. The confidence is overbearing and annoying. He doesn’t apologize, he talks anyhow. It is not reality anymore, just acts,” Seyi said.
Another respondent, Simeon, recalled how Pere banned Whitemoney from the kitchen when he was the Head of House (HoH).
“He did that without provocation, Whitemoney committed no offence. None. Boys outside are developing hatred for Pere. Some people don’t give a damn if it’s a game.
“You know people take things like this personally, especially when they like the victim. Whitemoney enjoys street support. The organizers need to call him to order. Bullying is not entertainment”, the Abuja-based realtor fumed.
Curiously, on Monday, Big Brother scrapped nominations for eviction this week. In a Diary Session, Biggie told her to make the housemates believe there would be an eviction.
“This week, there are no nominations and no public votes. Therefore, no eviction come Sunday. Big Brother would like you to keep it a secret from your fellow housemates,” Big Brother said.
“You are to convince the house that Big Brother has scrapped today’s nominations and has given you the absolute power to evict two housemates on Sunday.”
Born June 27, 1986, Pere hails from Warri in Delta State. He mentioned joining the U.S. military so that he could become a citizen quickly.
Raised by a single mum, he got to America in 2009 and became a citizen in 2010 after becoming a member of the Armed Forces.
He was in service for six years before returning to Nigeria for a career in real estate. The University of Benin (UNIBEN) graduate has already featured in a few Nollywood movies.
The 2021 edition of MultiChoice Nigeria’s BBNaija started on Saturday July 24 and will run for 72 days.
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