It’s safe to say that Seyi has been the housemate on the worst end of fans’ backlash since the Big Brother Naija All Stars show started.
However, week after week, Seyi has escaped eviction from the show. See how he escaped eviction in the Week 5 Eviction show!
How Seyi got on the wrong side of viewers
Many viewers see Seyi as someone who talks condescendingly about women. He started subtly by implying that the women in the house were dirty.
He caused an uproar on social media after one Thursday pool party when he suggested that he’ll train his boys to “run train” on people’s daughters.
For context, “run train” refers to when multiple men have sex with a woman, with or without her consent.
Many fans of the show turned against Seyi after his “run train” statement. Many even called on the organizers of the show to disqualify him for “gross misconduct.”
When Biggie did not disqualify him, people calling for his head could do nothing but wish that he got evicted. But eviction Sundays come and go, housemates get evicted, but Seyi remains in the house.
Big Brother Naija All Stars eviction jury continually saves Seyi
Seyi got the least amount of viewers’ votes in the first two eviction weeks (Weeks 2 and 3). However, in both weeks, he was saved by the eviction jury.
Biggie introduced the eviction jury in the All Stars season, where the two housemates with the least viewers’ votes are sent to an eviction jury for a decision on who to evict.
Week 1 was a no-eviction week.
In the Week 2 eviction, Seyi got the least votes (0.89%), while Princess was next (1.54%). This would have seen Seyi evicted. But the eviction jury (made up of Dorathy, Mike, and Bisola) unanimously voted to evict Princess and save Seyi.
In the Week 3 eviction, Seyi also got the least votes (1.70%), while Uriel was next (2.00%). This would have seen Seyi evicted. But the eviction jury (made up of Teddy A, Diana, and Laycon) voted 2-to-1 to evict Uriel and save Seyi.
In the Week 4 eviction, Seyi narrowly escaped the bottom two, as he got 2.66% of votes. The bottom two were Tolanibaj (2.03% and Kiddwaya (1.95%).
Given these stats, fans of the show who wanted Seyi evicted reasoned that if the jury system is abolished and viewers’ votes only counted, Seyi will be evicted.
Seyi escapes Week 5 eviction despite no jury and double eviction
When the Week 5 eviction show started, and Ebuka (the host) announced that there would be no eviction jury, many people celebrated, thinking Seyi would finally be evicted.
However, the first evicted housemate of the week was called, and it was Tolanibaj (not Seyi).
Then Ebuka announced that there’d be another eviction. Some people rejoiced again, thinking it would be Seyi.
Before announcing the evicted housemate, Ebuka told all the nominated female housemates to sit, meaning that the next evicted housemate was a male. People could almost hear him announce Seyi.
However, Ebuka called Frodd as the second housemate to be evicted from the house on the night.
This means Seyi escapes eviction one more time. He didn’t need the jury to save him this time. And despite there being a double eviction, he still managed to garner just enough votes to escape eviction.
Big Brother Naija Fans react as Seyi escapes eviction
The fact that Seyi got enough votes to escape eviction got many people wondering. See some people’s reactions below:
@Supra_hyper wondered who was voting for Seyi, adding that the man has no respect for women,
@Xwomennnn says three people should have been evicted just so Seyi is evicted (remember that Seyi had the third lowest votes).
@Samueloyedele7 wondered why Seyi was still in the house after all he said.
@BlessingGives wondered who Seyi’s charm plug is
@AniKaela_ wondered how people could still vote for Seyi after he “said those horrible things”
@lasusan2x says “If Nigerians really voted Seyi, I’m ashamed”
@raycypherSf wondered whether it is Seyi’s Awolowo family that sponsors the Big Brother Naija show
Seyi gets to stay another week in the Big Brother Naija show. People can no longer blame the jury for his presence in the show. The jury system was abolished, but Seyi still escaped eviction.
What do you think about Seyi’s run in the show? Let us know in the comments section.