• Ebuka opined that Maria’s surprise eviction from the Shine Ya Eye show came from a place of her very opinionated attitude which was one of the things viewers hate about Housemates.
• Also, viewers believe that if any Housemate fights with their favourite, the person would be voted out, because they (the viewers) don’t wish see their favourite’s enemy in same space with their fave.
Former Big Brother Naija season 1 star, and now the host of the show, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu has shared a likely reason the season 6 star, Maria got surprisingly evicted from the show.
Ebuka, who made this known during a recent interview, stated that there may be other reasons Maria left the show early, but a more visible reason remains that she was very opinionated, and had few heated fights with viewers’ favourites.
According to Ebuka, when a Housemate, during the show picks a fight with any Housemate who’s seen as viewers favourite, the viewers tend to make sure their favourite’s enemy doesn’t stay long in the House. In other words, they make sure the enemy is voted out of the show.
So, for Maria, it was clear in the first week of the Shine Ya Eye show that she aligned with Whitemoney, who already has a lot of viewers supporting him, but later seemed to be having issues with Whitemoney when Pere came into the picture.
As it goes on, Whitemoney was already earning more love from viewers, while viewers’ love for Maria started diminishing. This led to Maria, not surviving eviction in the week she was up.
Ebuka said, “Maria’s eviction also surprised me. I think I had two eviction, that, one surprising, two was just like, No. Maria’s own was very surprising to a lot of us.
“I don’t really know what it was, but I think a lot of things played against her. So, she started out the show, she was probably Whitemoney’s best friend, in the first two, three days.
“Whitemomey was trying to look like as favourite. I mean, at the start, we didn’t know he was going to win or anything. People liked him.
“For us seeing things from behind the scene, it wasn’t as blatant as Liquorose, at the start.
“Maria and Whitemoney was really close, and it was like an unlikely friendship. And then, Pere came into the picture. And Pere was like the villain of the season. And Maria sort of aligned with Pere. And then, Whitemoney started looking like the victim to the viewers, and viewers started liking him more.
“And then, when Maria left, Whitemoney wasn’t up (for eviction), and there were other people that was up and also this, ‘Whitemoney’s enemies must go,’ that happened online.
“People literally voted a lot more that week than when Whitemoney was up, sometimes, so that his enemies will go, because she was aligned with Pere or something.
“And also, she looked a certain way. And people like girls like that to just be doing things in the corner. She was very opinionated. And not in the way, the viewers wanted. You know, she said her mind, she fought when she needed to fight. And may be fought with people they didn’t want her to fight with.
“And also, I think, her personality made it rub people off in a wrong way. It surprised us, because that’s content for a lot of people, I thought she was going to be there for long. She knew that dynamics would have helped her. It’s only in this season where there’s a lot of safe players.
“And she left, Pere sort of started becoming different. It would have been nice to see how that dynamics would have worked together, if she stayed, against may be, the rest of the House.”
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