Big Brother Naija star Uriel Oputa has defended Ilebaye over the latter’s strategy used in winning the All-Stars edition.
Uriel, 35, said in a video posted on Instagram Story on Monday that critics should let go of the narrative that Ilebaye won out of pity.
“Can we just let this narrative go that Baye won out of pity? Let me ask you, is there a remedy or a type of way to win a show, a game show? Some people win by forming ships, some people win because they are looked upon as being powerful, some people win because certain things were done to them and they reacted. Does it really matter how a person won a game? It is a game,” she said.
Ilebaye was announced as the winner of the Big Brother All-Stars season on Sunday.
Former winner Mercy Eke was the runner-up while Cee-C came third.
Ilebaye, 22, is a first-time finalist and the third female to win the show.