Some Nigerians have frowned at the selection method of the ongoing 4th season of the Big Brother Naija housemates.
It was gathered that as at kickoff of the reality show on Sunday, most of the housemates were Nigerians in the diaspora while just a few are home base Nigerians.
Many queried the presence of a Manchester-based Mike, London police officer Khafi and Ike who made the final selection ahead of thousands of Nigerians that came for the audition in February.
According to some reactions were gathered over the social media by PUNCH,
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@Omojuwa said, “I have a problem with everyday Nigerians struggling across the country to audition for this thing, yet it appears they stood no chance from the beginning.
“That should have been made clear to them from the start. Big Brother Phonetics. It appears this is Big Brother Nigeria Diaspora.”
@BabaRoyan tweeted, “Too much, handpicking! The connection is the main thing to strive in Nigeria! While The main people who went for the audition were selected to become #BBNaija NINJAs.”
@Ibidunmary said, “I said it to someone all those people jumping the fence, crossing hurdles to make it to the audition none of them is in the house, all these ones are imported.”
@DesmondAyotunde wrote, “I doubt if most of these contestants in the house really participated in the audition.”
Moreover, SimplyTacha, Instagram sensation who was the last housemate to be announced on Sunday, has remained a talking point for many viewers who recognise her as part of those who came for the auditioning while many even believe that her presence will create a lot of Sensation in the house.
@DrOlufumnilayo said, “If truly Simply Tacha is in the house this year, then that’s a smart move by the organisers.
“She is a game winner. I won’t be surprised at all if she makes it to the Top 3. Mark this tweet.”
@Morlimoore tweeted, “The lady has got what it takes to keep attention on her. She has been using that to fuel her hustle. I equally believe she’ll make the top 3, and she would keep giving the people what they like to see.”
The 21 housemates are expected to spend 99 Days in the house with the winner to receive 60 million naira.