Evicted Big Brother Naija All-Stars housemate Uriel Oputa has given reasons for not using her mother’s dementia health challenge as a strategy during her time on the show.
Uriel exited the show as the second evicted housemate to the shock of viewers around the globe.
During an interview on Channels TV’s Rubbin’ Minds, the reality TV star and fitness enthusiast said:
“When I said initially that I have gone through a lot, I was actually talking of my mother. I spent ten years of my life being a carer. So, this is just a little icing on the cake. Not bringing my mother full front in Big Brother House, was a decision I made before I went in because I just thought that it would just be too predictable. People would be like, ‘Oh! Why is she using her mother to get sympathy votes?’’
She further said:
“And, I feel like there is so much about myself and I have so much talent whether it is cooking… I found out in the House that I have such stage presence whether it’s theatre, I’m able to project myself in a good manner.”
Continuing, Uriel revealed that “there is so much more to Uriel than just her mother. And I wanted to show that I’m a cook. I’m also into fitness. I can sing. I’m well-rounded. And that was a decision I made not to bring my mother into the equation; they have known that side of me. They’ve known about it for six years. This is a fresh start so let me show you things you might not know of me.’’