BBNAIJA : Yeni kuti, ibinabo, Ali nuhu argue over Tasha’s disqualification.
There is no doubt that the popular television reality show, Big Brother Naija, is one of the most controversial programmes in the country at the moment. While some think that the show should be scrapped, others argue that it provides good entertainment.
Even more people got talking about the show last weekend when one of the housemates who was believed to be a strong contender for the prize, Tacha, was disqualified for getting involved in an altercation with another contestant, Mercy.
While some people were of the opinion that both personalities involved in the ‘drama’ should have been disqualified, others thought that it was a bad move to have disqualified Tacha barely 10 days to the end of the show.
In a chat with Saturday Beats, former dancer and daughter of the iconic musician, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, Yeni, maintained that Mercy and Tacha should have been disqualified from the show.
She said, “Watching as an independent person, I think both of them should have been disqualified.
In my father’s house, whenever his wives were fighting, the person that made the first attack was usually found guilty. Mercy flipped her hair in Tacha’s face and she (Tacha), in turn, pulled the hair. If I were to judge fairly, I would say both of them should be disqualified. It would have been fair to evict both of them.”
However, actor, Ali Nuhu, fondly referred to as the ‘King of Kannywood’, believed that Tacha’s disqualification was ‘well deserved’. He stated, “(Many) people were talking about Tacha but at a point, she began to overdo things in the House. Big Brother happens to be the godfather of the house, and whatever rules given should be obeyed. The way Tacha pulled Mercy’s hair during the fight was not right even though Mercy provoked her.
Tacha has (also) provoked many people in the house and she wasn’t penalised for that. I am not condemning Tacha, but it is very important to learn how to control one’s self wherever one finds one’s self.
“If you observe Mercy’s conduct in the house, you would notice that she has been able to control herself (to an extent), though she has had her own bad times in the House as well. Tacha had issues with almost everybody in the house and it didn’t speak well of her.
As far as I am concerned, Tacha’s disqualification was well deserved, and the two strikes that Mercy got were also in order.”
Disagreeing with Nuhu, a former President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Ibinabo Fiberesima, insisted that Tacha’s disqualification wasn’t fair. She told Saturday Beats, “The disqualification was not fair. They should have both been disqualified because they provoked each other.
Tacha pulled Mercy’s hair and Mercy also grabbed an electric iron and was going to hit it on Tacha; and that was violence. There was an intent to hurt at that moment, and if she wasn’t stopped and she hit Tacha, things would have been worse.”
Singer and one half of the former music duo, Artquake, Ice K, was of the opinion that ‘sacking’ Tacha from the show was not a smart business move. After making a post on his Instagram page stating his position, Ice K stuck to his guns in a chat with Saturday Beats.
He said, “Tacha has been able to gain attention and we know that negative news travels faster. On the day she was disqualified, I figured she was quite toxic, but the person she was having issues with (Mercy) almost did something similar. The organisers of the show made the rules, and they can also modify them.
They simply bowed to social media pressure. From a business point of view, I believe that when people start talking about a person like that, that is when the show gets more viewers. They should have found a way to warn Tacha against getting extremely toxic.
That particular weekend, the voting margin she had was almost double what the next person had. This is telling you that people are all out to watch her because she was one of the most talked about housemates. One should want to keep such a person on the show because people lov