BBNaija: Why I Agreed To Be A Wildcard – Ex-Housemate, Maria

She made this known in a Facebook live interview with Punch Online on Wednesday, where she said she took on the role because she loved challenges.

Maria, a former Big Brother Naija Shine Ya Eye ex-housemate, has revealed why she agreed to come into the show as a Wildcard i.e a fake housemate.

She made this known in a Facebook live interview with Punch Online on Wednesday, where she said she took on the role because she loved challenges.

According to her, she didn’t know she was going to be a Wildcard till the day that the show began but still agreed to take the role because she loved adventures.

Maria said, “It happened on the actual morning when the girls were going into the house by 2 am.  We didn’t know that the guys had gone in on a Saturday.

“In the early hours of Sunday when I had an interview with the creative directors and they asked if I wanted to do this. It was 50-50. They told me it could help me and it could also damage me depending on how it panned out.

“I love adventures. I love challenges so I didn’t really think of a negative side like, ‘what if I don’t deliver this properly and I get evicted after a week?’ That will deprive me of the essence and purpose of me going on the show.”


After many considerations, she decided to take on the persona. However, she pointed out that she didn’t know there was another Wildcard till Big Brother announced it when the show began.

Due to her perfect disguise, the housemates were unable to detect that she was the Wildcard until she and Pere were finally exposed.

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