The “E” in ILEBAYE Stands for Endurance – BBNaija Fans React as ILEBAYE Wins HOH


Ilebaye wins the week 9’s Head of House game in the BBNaija All Stars show. This means she automatically becomes a finalist in the show. Fans of the show and Ilebaye were over the moon. See how they reacted:

The BBNaija All Stars Week 9 HOH Game

The Week 9 Head of House game in the ongoing BBNaija All Stars show was a game of endurance.

The housemates were tasked with standing on two footstools attached to a makeshift wall. Anyone who gets tired and comes down from their footstool is disqualified. This means the last “person” standing wins the HOH game.

Mercy, Venita, Cross, and Cee C were among the first housemates to come down. Soma quickly followed them. This left Pere, Angel, Adekunle, and Ilebaye standing.

The quartet really went at each other, refusing to give up (as what was at stake was not just the HOH title but also a shot at the finale). 

Pere tried playing “mind games” to get his fellow contestants to give up. He kept referring to his “military” past and saying he has a record of 8 hours 42 minutes in similar endurance tasks.

It appeared he got to Adekunle, because the king of the Islanders (Adekunle) gave up soon after Pere’s antics. This left the trio of Pere, Angel, and Ilebaye in the game.

Biggie made things more difficult

After over two hours of endurance hanging, Biggie instructed the remaining three housemates in the game to take off one of their legs from the footstool where it rested. So, they were now to continue hanging on just one leg.

After another 20+ minutes of this, Pere saw that he couldn’t continue. He tried getting Ilebaye to give up by promising to make her one of his BFFs if he won the game. But Ilebaye wasn’t buying what he was selling.

Then Pere gave up, leaving Angel and Ilebaye in the game.

Then Angel found that she couldn’t continue. Soma did his best to will her on, but she just couldn’t continue. So, Angel dropped, and Ilebaye was crowned the winner of the HOH game.

The official BBNaija X (formerly Twitter) account congratulated Ilebaye with the words:

Gen Z baddie, Ilebaye is the latest and final #BBNaijaAllStars head of house, waltzing straight to the finale!

BBNaija All Stars Fans React Ilebaye’s Win

Ilebaye has managed to gain a lot of fans in the BBNaija All Stars game. Many of her fans have always opined that Ilebaye is unfairly treated in the house. So, they were obviously over the moon as their fave got a pass to the show’s finale.

See their reactions:

@Mbahdeyforyou says “The E in ILEBAYE stands for Endurance”

BBNaija All Stars Ilebaye

@Phyna_Stan247 says, “Congratulations HOH Ilebaye. The Gen Z Finalist. I am so happy. I am overjoyed. They didn’t see her coming. Our very own small [pepper] made us so proud”

@TheChalya says, “I am gobsmacked! Unashamedly in tears of joy. Amazing plot twist! Ilebaye did that! Well done Champ!”

@IlovemelaB says, “The Israelite has conquered. Congratulations Ilebaye our new HOH. She has automatic spot in the finals. What God cannot do does not exists”

@JIdaIKO says, “After this tasks, never disrespect Ilebaye again!”

@Niniofficial says, “The strength Ilebaye showed is commendable!!”

@Praise-Suyi says, “Thank you Jesus!!!! HOH Ilebaye. Omg!!!! Omashola will be so proud! We are proud of you baby!!!”

@Rexstyler says, “Almost 5k comments within 6 minutes. Congratulations Ilebaye”

@jenjenjen908 says, “Ilebaye is fighting for us right now with blood, sweat, tears, gift, and perseverance. Baye Tribe why shouldn’t we fight for her like this. Let’s go all out for this lovely soul. It’s clear she really wants this. 120m for Ilebaye”

Final Thoughts on BBNaija Ilebaye HOH Win

Ilebaye’s resilience to win the HOH game reminds us of how Doyin showed similar resilience to win the HOH game in week 6.

Ilebaye has been one of the most talked about housemates in the BBNaija All Stars show, with many viewers even feeling that she’s been unfairly treated by her fellow housemates. 

What do you think of Ilebaye’s win? Is this the win that propels her to the grand prize? Let us know.


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