Former Big Brother Naija housemate, Cynthia Nwadiora, better known as Cee-C, believes that her strong personality inspired Tacha and Erica to be themselves while on the show.
In an interview with Chude Jidonwo, Chude asked her how she feels about being compared to Tacha and Erica, for being evicted while on the show.
In response, Cee-C said that the fact that people are not used to seeing strong women or women that have opinions makes her stand out from the crowd. She said that she feels that is the first that actually came or did differently from what every other person did on the show made people comfortable to go on the show and to be themselves too.
She maintained that because she was herself while on the show, she came out and turned out great. So she feels that by being herself, she made Tacha and Erica comfortable and safe to be themselves in the house.
In Cee-C’s words, “You know, people are not used to having strong women or women that have opinions. So, when you see someone like that, they’ll always remember the ones that have been like that.
I felt like, being the first that actually came or did different from what every other person did on the show, I think I made people comfortable to go on the show, or to feel safe to ho on the show and be themselves.
Because, I was myself, I came out, and I turned out great. So, if you’re going on the show, I think it’s enough for you to say, ‘OK, Cee-C was herself, whatever happened happened, she came out and she turned out great’.
So, i kind of feel like by being myself, I made them comfortable, safe, to be themselves. And they’re doing amazing.”
While Cee-C was on the BBnaija reality show, she was disqualified because of her behaviour on the show, especially for verbally abusing Tobi Bakre and causing physical injury to Lolu.
Erica Nlwedim was disqualified from Big Brother Naija house for flouting multiple house rules, including defacing Big Brother property and making it unavailable for other housemates.
Tacha on the other hand was disqualified after she earned a third strike from Biggie for losing her temper which led to her pushing, shoving and pulling Mercy’s hair, which is considered violence.
Tacha said, “On September 27, 2019, I was disqualified from Big Brother Naija. That was a very low moment for me, having almost got to the finals and being dropped. Getting disqualified was one of the low moments of my life. I felt down.
There were times I would be all by myself and start crying that I almost got to the last day of the show. It really shook me and a lot of people. But, I got elevated somehow, and I still don’t know how that happened.
There is a stigma behind getting disqualified but I am still doing well a year later. I consider that to be a huge elevation. Some people have gone through such moments in their lives and still have not been able to get back on their feet. For me, it was a different ball game.