If you are one of the mob of Nigerians recently obsessed with watching the hit reality TV show, BBNaija, then consider this a safe space. Lol. As you may have heard or know, a new season just began a few weeks ago. Now, in true controversial style, almost everyday on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, someone is analysing something that happened or did not happen. Of course it doesn’t help that most people are social distancing and have to channel their boredom somewhere.
I won’t lie, I’m on this table o. This year I joined the adoring fans of BB Naija. Maybe it’s the pandemic, but I find myself going from two hours to an entire evening glued to my screen. I really need to fix up. Lol. The worst part is how I have joined the band of people projecting my expectations on the housemates.
So, if you are like me and you are watching the show and getting aggravated, here are a few things to keep in mind.
It’s Not That Deep
The stress really belongs to the housemates who are there to win the prize. For you, it should be just an entertaining reality show. Drink your chilled wine and enjoy. I’m not saying you shouldn’t have your opinions or favourites, that’s inevitable. Just don’t get worked up over people you didn’t even know a few weeks ago.
You Can’t Change Much
So your fave has coconut head and cannot hear you warning her from the TV screen. The only thing you can do is vote. After that you might as well sip your iced tea and take things as they come. Accept the good moments that come, cringe at the bad moments and allow yourself remember that even that your favorite housemate is human. People make bad choices everyday, they’ll learn.
Detox If You Need To
You’re seeing BBN everywhere and maybe like me, you have procrastinated on a lot of your deliverables just to catch a few more minutes of the show. Maybe it’s time to unplug the TV, freeze your social media apps and focus on work that’ll pay the bills. Don’t worry, the show will be there for a whole 71 days, it’s not going anywhere.
Finally, viewer discretion is advised. The statement is simply a warning that the content on the show is not for everyone so pick a struggle, watch or don’t, and if you chose the former, relax and enjoy the ride.