Doyinsola David, often known as Doyin, a former BBNaija All Stars contestant, recently spoke with Sabi Radio about why her friend, Ilebaye Odiniya, won the reality show’s N120 million grand prize.
In the show’s Sunday night finale, Kogi State-born model Ilebaye Odiniya, 22, defeated the other five contestants.
Ilebaye’s success, according to Doyin, may have been affected by what she dubbed “Nigerians’ underdog mentality.”
This point of view contends that Nigerians regularly stand by and lend support to those they perceive to be the victims of marginalization or persecution.
Miracle OP, the interview’s host, discussed the nature of reality programs and the typical technique of isolating competitors.
He found that when one individual is alone, especially early in the game, many Nigerians regard that person as a hero because they are the underdog.
“We’ve seen different types of strategies [in reality shows]. And I don’t know why people still do this where they isolate somebody. Once you isolate somebody, especially so early in the game, human beings, especially Nigerians have the mentality that if a group of people are oppressing one person, that one person is our hero. It’s the underdog mentality.”
Doyin agreed with this assertion, pointing out that the show’s Ilebaye storyline seemed to support it.
In Doyin’s words;
“True. I think her [Ilebaye’s] storyline was meant to play out the way it played out.”
She claimed that the way events unfolded in the house favored Ilebaye’s underdog image.
Doyin, on the other hand, said that she felt betrayed by Ilebaye when her buddyv went behind her back and reconnected with another housemate, Venita, following a disagreement they had while in the home.