A former Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) Season 6 housemate, Jackie Bent, on Friday at a news briefing in Abuja said she doesn’t regret any of her actions while staying in the show.
The Shine Ya Eyes’ housemate also confessed to having a “very different connection with Michael” – a fellow housemate who participated in the show.
Jackie B, who spent seven weeks on the show before she was evicted, said she displayed a sense of maturity in the House owing to the set of rules and regulations her mother gave her.
Jackie B said her mother – Grace Bent who is a former Senator representing Adamawa South, had a high level of trust and confidence hence was not afraid that she would bring disappointment to her immediate family.
This comes as a section of Nigerians have questioned why the former federal lawmaker would allow her daughter to feature in the Big Brother Naija series criticised for its high level of uncensored consistent acts of immorality perpetrated by a good number of participants referred to as housemates.
During the news briefing in Abuja to herald a lineup of activities to celebrate her homecoming, Jackie B who revealed the massive support from her family especially her mother, said the show has provided her with an opportunity to grow her brand of interior/fashion designing as well as event/wedding planning to a greater level.
“My mum supported me 100 percent because she knows me, believes in her daughter, she trusts me and is more confident in who I am so she had no doubt I would go in there and not disappoint her. She has been supportive of me and knows what I am capable of and not capable of, she said.
“It was my choice to go into Big Brother’s House and she supported my decision but she sent me in with a lot of rules and prayers like any mother would because she trusted me 100 percent and am happy I didn’t disappoint her, I am thankful for that.
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“I don’t regret anything I did because I am sure I didn’t do anything wrong. I was 100 percent myself, and everyone who knows me knew I was being myself.”
Jackie B, who said her seven weeks stay in the House before the eviction was divinely destined, adding that although she has no regrets, there were no plans of going back to the show as a housemate.
“I do believe in destiny and I feel I was destined to be in Big Brother’s House for seven weeks and I was very happy for the weeks I spent there. It was not by another body’s power or might, I won’t give it up for anything but I won’t go back to the Big Brother House. I am moving onto bigger things.
“The show comes with a lot of negativity and its downsides but it also comes with a lot of opportunities which I have been fortunate to acquire to mingle and grow personally and financially. I am an interior designer and I have a fashion business and wedding planning I run and I am looking at expanding all my businesses across the globe.”
On whom she would choose between fellow housemates White Money and Michael, she noted: “White Money and Michael are two different personalities and amazing men in their own rights. I wouldn’t pick one over the other but I have a very different connection with Michael.
“Big Brother is more of a social experiment that has to do with psychology, that is why they choose different people with different personalities and experiment how they can live, grow and develop together. We were not acting a script, we were all very original in the house,” she added.