The Big Brother reality TV show has been termed controversial at some point when the outcome of a certain scenario and eviction didn’t go in favour of particular viewers or supporters.
The reality TV show equally produces some Housemates or contestants whose game-plan or strategy leaves a commendable outpouring of reactions all through the show, except when the days of the Housemate in question is surprisingly cut short.
Throughout the existence of Nigeria’s version of the reality TV show, there has been few occasions when a contestant’s eligibility in the Biggie’s House is terminated as a result of viewer’s decision through voting.
Some Housemates from certain edition of the Big Brother Naija show were shockingly evicted, unknowning to viewers that such resolution could be made by Big Brother on eviction matters.
Big Brother Naija Shine Ya Eye surprise eviction
If we could be taken back to 2021’s Big Brother Naija Shine Ya Eye show, one of the most sort-after contestants and as such the popular one, Maria Chike Benjamin got evicted in a manner that constituted overbearing reactions from viewers and ardent supporters.
Maria, who was assumed to have gathered enough army of supporters for herself through her kind of game and strategy, left the show on 35th of the 70 days of the show in such a seemingly humiliating outcome.
According to the reactions from viewers who witnessed similar event during the 2022’s Big Brother Naija Level Up show and the current Big Brother Titans Ziyakhala Wahala show, Maria’s eviction stood out as the most shocking and unexpected Big Brother eviction in history.
Maria’s eviction; the reactions
ValidUpdates surfed the Internet and gathered some meaningful comments shared by social media users and the reality TV show viewers about Maria’s eviction.
One prevalent point from the reactions remains the fact that Maria’s eviction made some viewers to stop watching the show and in a way, reduced the burning desire to tune into the show. Below are some of the reactions.
Gbasgbos Marian: “Maria’s eviction is the reason I cannot watch big brother again”.
WcAliyah: “No eviction can be as shocking as Maria’s. Her fans were shocked, her haters were shocked, Africa was shocked, Housemates were shocked, Maria herself was shocked. Everyone is still shocked!the worst eviction yoo”.
Kunkulistic: “Maria’s eviction in SYE Epson has so much prepared me for tonight… Maria left early and still made it on the outside, Olivia is no different… I know Olivia leaving tonight will be for the best”.
RoksieA: “Omo! after my baby Maria’s eviction, Yelisa’s eviction really broke my heart. I wasn’t so invested on the show but I really liked them. I’m sure Yemi will do extremely well outside. Good luck to KJ and Yvonne”.
Trap_soulqueen: “Maria’s eviction has to be the most shocking in the history of BBN. Her fans were shocked, her haters were shocked, HM’s were shocked, Africans were shocked, Ebuka & Biggie were shocked, Maria herself was shocked, even my parents wey no dey watch BBN shock and I’m still shocked!”
Dayzeedabz: “Maria’s eviction broke me. It made me expect anything. Nelisa’s eviction still hurts though”.
Sunflowrcancer: “You can’t compare Yelisa’s eviction to Maria’s eviction. The TL blew up that night when she was evicted. I’m sure even petitions were made against the production. Deloitte was dragged the whole week. The fanbase within itself was at war. A legendary eviction I swear”.
Chikesquad: “Seeing people comparing Maria’s eviction. That was a legendary one. People crying on instablog hot tears, She trended at 1 right away. She never left the trend table till show ended. People mocked us, everyone laughed others made videos celebrating”.
Marrion_shontell: “Both of them yemi and Hermes you’ve forgotten Maria’s too most shocking and painful evictions in the Big brother history coz they’re all top 5 material”.
Big Brother Naija Level Up surprise eviction
The outcome of the presumably questionable eviction from the 2022 edition of the Big Brother Naija show can’t be overestimated.
The eviction of one of the male Housemates Hermes Iyele, didn’t sit well with so many viewers, who already saw him as one of the potential finalists, possibly the winner.
Hermes got evicted on 63rd of the 70 days of the show, despite viewers projecting what was termed the obvious truth, about Hermes’ credibility in the Biggie’s House. He played a smart and intelligent game but viewers couldn’t make up the power to save him till the last day.
Hermes eviction; the reactions
However, some comments were left about Hermes’ eviction in comparison with other similar eviction that happened before it. And from all indications, viewers thought that Big Brother organisers were tampering with votes of certain Housemates.
Other reactions about Hermes’ eviction suggested that if Hermes hadn’t been evicted, there were still more from him to showcase to the world and it would have been a fierce battle with the actual winner, Whitemoney. Below are some of the reactions.
Favour_hank: “Hermes made me think that big brother was tampering with the votes, I stopped voting since den”.
Jam.fran_cex: “Hermes oh can u compare Hermes nd Yemi. Mtchwww abeg remove yemi from here jare”.
Adwoababe2: “HERMES played his game so well and with his personality and intelligence he deserved to be among the top5”.
i_am_eniola0216: “Hermes abeg I remember how angry I was that night, Yemi didnt play his game well”.
Lilian_mnguni: “Hermes cos I felt there’s so much more he could still showcase and he was just something”.
Big Brother Titans Ziyakhala Wahala surprise eviction
It has been attached to the Big Brother show history that the joint segment of the reality TV show themed Big Brother Titans consisting of Nigerian and South African Housemates recorded its own shocking eviction.
The 2023 show hosted in South Africa becomes the first ever Nigeria-South Africa show organised under the franchise of Big Brother. And as such, a welcomed development.
However, on the 49th of seemingly 72 days of the reality TV show, the viewers and fans absorbed the shock of yet another eviction outcome. One of the popular pairs in the show YeLisa which makes up Nigerian Housemate Yemi Cregx and South African counterpart Nelisa got evicted.
Inarguably, Yemi was one of the noticeable Housemates who created much buzz on the Internet among the show viewers. And his escapades with South Africa’s Khosi made it look more interesting while viewers stay glued to their TVs.
No one believed or had predicted that Yemi and his partner Nelisa would leave at such stage, when he has been linked to joining potential finalists like Khosi, Kanaga Jnr, amongst few others. Besides, it is what it is.
Yemi’s eviction; the reactions
Viewers and Yemi’s supporters couldn’t ascertain the reason behind such astounding eviction. And even Yemi himself, while speaking on live stage made it clear to the show hosts Lawrence and Ebuka that he doesn’t know why he’s out of the show.
Similar to Maria and Hermesʼ eviction, Yemi’s supporters expressed displeasure over the outcome of the eviction, adding that Yemi’s eviction will practically reduce the amount of viewership in the BBTitans show. Below are some of the reactions.
Truthbesaid2: “Yelisa own shock me. You guys didn’t vote. Thought Yemi will get to finals or is it a fake eviction? Well so I thought when Maria was evicted”.
Abiolami2: “Yemi Cregx your eviction hit me differently same way it did when Maria was evicted,I stopped watching since yesterday cos the show himself is out of the the Show. YEMI CREGX OUR WINNER. A NEW DAWN IS Here”.
CuriousCat: “I have never been hurt by an eviction Iike this after Maria. How will Khosi cope like this??”
Bouqui5599: “Yemi cause he carried the show from the beginning till when he was evicted”.
Omolabioluwatoyin: “Yemi it really broke my heart uptill now I decided not to watch the show again for this season I won’t lie I cry”.
Sarasinkamba: “Yemi is supposed to be in the finals period period voted”.
Tega_hair_affairs: “I stopped watching I cant get over Yemi Eviction it’s too painful and biggie wanted him gone”.