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Amarachi Alisiobi: Let’s Play the Game of “What If”




You know how when something is being talked much about and you just want to join in before it becomes stale? Well that is why I decided to write about this today, not when my next article is actually due.

So after the BBA chase finale 2 weeks ago, I overheard and read people saying/writing/tweeting how they felt the results were rigged and how one of the Nigerian contestants was meant to win. How they felt that because we had won three times in a row, the big brother management did not want to piss off other participating countries by letting another Nigerian win. Also how the management decided our housemates would not be evicted until the final day to keep Nigerians actively interested – especially as in our minds we are the biggest customers of DSTV.

I don’t work for M-Net, neither am I forcing my opinions on anyone. I just wondered and decided to write this ‘What-If’ piece to enable us analyze properly. So here goes:

What If we put all sentiments apart and think this through?

What If we just accept any results not in our favor does not necessarily mean that the results were rigged? – and this applies to a lot of shows/events/processes in which the winner is selected through a voting process (excluding our elections, of course).

What If every housemate in the final week deserved to win the $300,000?

What If big brother’s definition of ‘deserve’ means ‘individual with the highest number of country votes’ and not our own definition of who was more exciting or who we personally felt should have won?

What If the fact that West Africa had three housemates already reduced the chances of any of them winning? – (especially if we consider the six country votes that went to the three housemates all together could have been given to one thus giving that single housemate one vote more than that of the candidate who won at the end of the day)

What If Big brother does not need Nigerian candidates to remain in the house till the finals to keep viewers numbers up considering the fact that the Nigerian housemates in the first and third seasons were evicted early and neither did it bring down the number of viewers nor did it discourage Nigerians from watching?

What if Biggie never rigged any BBA results and all the winners all through the years have been deserving winners based on Biggie’s definition of ‘deserving’?

What if even the BBA all stars in which Uti won was not rigged as the Namibians believed which led to Munya being given a higher compensation price on return to his country?

What If BBA management was uncomfortable with the reaction of the Namibians? And decided to compensate by coming up with a one-time scheme of having two winners the next year just so a Namibian or any other country could take the second place incase Nigeria ended up rightfully taking first place for the third consecutive time?

What If all this analysis really would not put food on our table, neither would our candidates winning do, so we just stop disturbing ourselves about it and find useful things to engage in?

What if I stop here and ask what you think?

geologist cum engineer. i want to write a lot, but i hardly seem to get the inspiration. I love sleeping. I wish i could get paid for sleeping. Sleeping and watching GOT! I read all seven Harry Potter books and cried a lot while reading the last. Maybe i'm so emotional!


  1. dp

    September 5, 2013 at 10:40 am

    this is funny

  2. Blossom

    September 5, 2013 at 10:41 am

    Silly write-up.

  3. Amara

    September 5, 2013 at 10:50 am


  4. Camron

    September 5, 2013 at 10:52 am

    I like this girl even more. alwys seeking for attention and babe u get it

  5. Fun-me

    September 5, 2013 at 10:54 am


  6. YungFab

    September 5, 2013 at 10:56 am

    What if I slap you for wasting my time with this nonsense write-up?

    • SpecialK!

      September 5, 2013 at 11:33 am


    • Msunderstood

      September 6, 2013 at 4:58 am

      Yungfab, u r so funny. It’s a stupid write up. By d way, it’s Zimbabwe not Namibia ie Munya’s country n Wendell(karen’s co winner)

  7. Hurperyermie

    September 5, 2013 at 11:00 am

    what if i waka pass?

  8. Yve

    September 5, 2013 at 11:03 am

    LO L… What if

  9. Nancy

    September 5, 2013 at 11:20 am

    how boring…*yawning*

  10. Gina

    September 5, 2013 at 11:30 am

    Not impressed jare.what if I pretend nt to av read dis and jst waka pass.

  11. ndidi

    September 5, 2013 at 11:30 am

    what if the country in question was not Namibia but Zimbabwe? get your facts right before writing ant article.

    • goldfinch

      September 5, 2013 at 11:36 am

      Thank you o. I was just about to ask the same question. Munya is from Zimbabawe not Namibia

  12. natty

    September 5, 2013 at 11:31 am

    wow!! I couldn’t help laughing reading the comments, BN commenters are becoming mean!!!.

  13. beibe

    September 5, 2013 at 11:33 am

    lol what if Nigerians are not actually bothering themselves on who wins or not, what if munya is from Zimbabwe not Namibia, what if say BBA will flopped without Nigerians, which other African can present d show effortlessly like Ik does and d Nigeria I think has d highest number of veiwers

  14. smookinhot!!

    September 5, 2013 at 11:34 am

    what if I don’t read this nonsense??

  15. Buzberii

    September 5, 2013 at 11:34 am

    Wat if u write sumtin beta & more interesting

  16. Bee

    September 5, 2013 at 11:43 am

    What da f*%k? This is not how to use the “what if” concept when writing a rhetorical piece.

  17. Lizzie

    September 5, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    BN how could you put this up for reading? *sigh*

  18. C nayas chika

    September 5, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Stupid wat if…. Babe grow up

  19. Desire

    September 5, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Waste of time. You got your facts wrong. Munya is from Zimbabwe not Namibia so also is Wendal.

  20. Kathryn Cage

    September 5, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    What if you just sleep each time you have nothing useful to write?

  21. eniola

    September 5, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    LMAO! BN commenters una no go kill person, I just knew i would get the gist from the comments section after the first paragraph didn’t make sense to me. So WHAT IF, I had read it too?! LDKMD!

  22. phummie

    September 5, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    lol @ comments…

  23. Dolapo

    September 5, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    What if you left this piece in your draft?

  24. nwanyi na aga aga

    September 5, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    Mean ppl ve started coming to BN. Anyway i smiled at the end of the writeup.

  25. Ready

    September 5, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    BN commenters, una no try. I’m really glad I didn’t read it halfway though…time I wouldn’t be able to get back. The comments though, were totally worth clicking on the page.
    What if Bella Naija moderated articles/write ups like they moderate comments?

  26. Chibabee

    September 5, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Funny comments…can’t help, bt laugh. Luv u all.

  27. esther

    September 6, 2013 at 11:28 am

    hmmm is the only thing i can say!!!

  28. bella

    September 6, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    i”ld rather use “if only” u had small sense…..mschewwww

  29. dee one

    September 12, 2013 at 12:29 am

    Wat if I say u guys have killed me with laughter……ROTFLMAO….

  30. kim

    November 7, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    its a game so lets plaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyy! wat if eze goes to school

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