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Jackie B: I left for BBNaija show with rules from my mother

By Fehintola Adewale, Abuja
06 November 2021   |   4:07 am
Jackie Bent, a former Big Brother Naija (BBN) season six housemate, made an appearance in Abuja last week. The stunning daughter of Senator Grace Folashade Bent told her cheering crowd that despite the high level...

Jackie Bent, a former Big Brother Naija (BBN) season six housemate, made an appearance in Abuja last week. The stunning daughter of Senator Grace Folashade Bent told her cheering crowd that despite the high level of trust and confidence her mother has on her, she left for the show with a set of rules.
  
Considering the moral burden hanging on the show, some Nigerians had queried the senator’s approval of her daughter to participate in it. But Jackie shocked skeptics when she revealed that in spite of the seeming ugly side of the show, it provided her the opportunity to advertise her skills as an interior decorator, fashion designer, event and wedding planner.
  
“My mum supported me 100 per cent because she knows me. She believes in her daughter. She trusts me and she has confidence in me. So, she had no fear that I will disappoint her.
  


“It was my choice to go into Big Brothers house and she supported my decision but she sent me in with a lot of rules and prayers like any mother would and I am happy I did not disappoint her. I don’t regret anything I did because I am sure I didn’t do anything wrong. I was myself and everyone who knows me could see that I was being myself”, she said.

Jackie spent seven weeks in the house before her eviction. To her, the moment was divinely destined and there was no regrets, no ill feelings. Yet, she says no plans to make a second trip to the show even when opportunity beckons.
  
“I believe in destiny and I feel I was destined to be in Big Brothers house for seven weeks. So, I was very happy for the weeks I spent there. It was not by anybody’s power or might. I won’t give it up for anything but I won’t go back to the Big Brothers house. I am moving into bigger things.”
  
Though the show comes with lots of negativity and downsides, Jackie, like several other housemates, believe it also comes with lots of opportunities and these, she confessed, have been exploited by her.
 
“I am an interior designer and I have a fashion business and wedding planning outfit that I manage. Now, I am looking forward to expanding all my businesses across the globe”, he said.
  
According to Jackie, Big Brother is more of a social experiment that has to do with the psychology. “That is the reason they choose different people with different personalities and backgrounds to experiment how they can live and develop together.”
 
She also reiterated that housemates were not acting any written script. “Rather, we were all very original in the house”, she added.