By Taiye Olayemi
The much anticipated BBNaija ‘All-Stars’ edition premiered on Sunday with housemates from past editions returning for another round of entertainment in the Big Brother house.
Mercy Eke and Whitemoney, winners of the ‘Pepper Dem’ and Shine Ya Eye’ editions respectively, as well as 18 other ex-housemates from the seven previous editions of Big Brother Naija were ushered into the house by Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, the host.
The housemates took turns to reveal their aims of coming back on the show.
Cee-C from the “Double Wahala” season, a lawyer and filmmaker, returning on the show after five years, said “the viewers will get to see Cee-C promax this time, I am hoping that the viewers will see me and who I am.
“I am here to get the money, I will stay focused, no distractions this time.”
Kiddwaya from the ‘Lockdown’ edition, who described himself as a socialite and strategist, said he had an unfinished business with Big Brother reality show.
He said, “I am back to win the money, and this will be done by being myself, you know I am down to earth and real.”
Mercy Eke, winner of the “Pepper Dem” season, dressed in a spectacular outfit, said “this time, it will be 2.0, there is no competition, I am winning, I have done it before and I am doing it again.”
Also, Whitemoney, winner of the “Shine Ya Eye” season, said he was back on the show “to catch cruise.”
Uriel, from the “See Gobe” season, said she was on the search for a husband and planned to bring in positive energy, good vibes and real drama into the show.
Pere, fondly called “the general”, from the “Shine Ya Eye’ season, said, “I believe right now, I know how to play the game better, I will be exhuming the aura that defines me.”
Soma from the “See Gobe” season said, “A lot about me has changed, I am more outspoken now. Everything is going to be different here, the energy and the vibes.”
Princess from the “Double Wahala” season said, “I hope to be allowed to play the game myself this time.”
Angel, ex-housemate from the “Shine Ya Eye’ season, said she was coming on the show again to make more meaningful friendships and relationships.
“I will be entertaining and I will be myself again this time,” Angel said.
Alex from the “Double Wahala” season said, “I want people to see the revised version of me, the last time in the house I was the fans’ favourite at the party but now, I am for the money.”
Neo, ex-housemate in the “Lockdown edition”, said, “I am here for the money first, I want grace to catapult me to where I should be.”
Seyi from the “Peper Dem” season said he was back to enjoy himself and have a good time.
Ex-housemate Ilebaye from the “Level Up” edition said, “I think I am going to make use of the opportunity better than I did last year, I am happy to be back and here to win the money.
“I am going to be me, I hope to continue from where I stopped.”
Ike, from the “Pepper Dem” season, on his part said, “I want to really really show people my personality, there are so many misconceptions about me on the social media that I love to have fun all the time but there is something in me that wants to succeed.
“I am here to show the fans of the show what they missed last time, this time I will be too focused and I need the money badly.”
Also from the “Peper Dem” season, Venita, said, “I am here to win the money and catch fun and I will be doing that with style and glamour.”
From the immediate past edition, “Level Up” season, Adekunle said he would be introducing the bad boys dance to the fans of the show.
He described the dance as a charming, sexy and flirty one.
Audacious Tolanibaj from the “Lockdown” season, described herself as a free-spirited and carefree fellow.
“I will be bringing sugar and real vibes. I am full of surprises and whoever brings pepper, I am going to pepper,” she said.
Cross, “Shine Ya Eye” edition ex-housemate, said, “I am winning this time and I am going to have fun”.
Doyin, a Medical Radiographer, from the “Level Up” edition said, “This time I am here to play my game.
When asked why she came back on the show, she said, “Ebuka I like money and the opportunities that comes with the show.
Frodd, ex- housemate of the “Pepper Dem” edition, who recently got married and welcomed a baby, said, “I want to be known as the king of content this time, though it was with mixed feelings coming on board, I had to pray and consult my madam, she gave her blessings,” he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the winner of the show will walk away with N120 million and other spectacular prizes.
The highlight of the premiere was performances by Nigerian musicians, Kcee and Wande Coal.
Earlier, before the commencement of the show, Biggie diclosed to Ebuka in the diary room that for the “All Stars” edition , there will be an eviction jury, while urging fans of the show to keep tabs on development. (NAN) (nannews.ng)
Edited by Folasade Adeniran