One of the evicted housemates of the ongoing Big Brother Naija Season Six, Jackie Bent popularly called Jackie B, has said she made a deliberate attempt not to tell anybody in the house that her mum is an ex-senator.
According to her, she felt there was no reason to bring up the subject of her mum’s political status to bear on the reality show.
The Nation reported that Jackie B is the daughter of a former senator, Grace Bent, who represented Adamawa South Federal Constituency in the red chambers.
The single mum reiterated that she didn’t feel oblige to divulge such detail as she doesn’t believe in using information to influence the voting pattern to intimate fellow housemates with it.
“I only spoke about it when I felt the need to. Even outside the house, I am not the kind of person that goes around announcing who my mother is. It doesn’t really make sense to me; so in the house as well, I never brought it up if we were not having a conversation where I thought it was necessary to do that.
“However, I did bring it up with a few people in the house during some of our conversations and those were the only times I spoke about it. I didn’t see how it was relevant to my game, friendships, or relationships. It wasn’t because it was a strategy.
“I don’t see how it could have played against me. There are several people in that house who come from amazing homes, and if you’re talking about people whose parents were into politics, I knew I wasn’t the only one,” she said.
Jackie B, however, also admitted making few genuine friends in the house during her short stay.
This is just as she cleared the air on her purported relationship with ousted controversial housemate, Boma.
“I don’t think I was trying to pursue a relationship with Boma. He was the first person to publicly say that he liked me. Of course, I didn’t shut him down, but I made him understand that I wasn’t seeing things that way.
“I bonded with virtually all the housemates, but I was closest to Sammie. I had a special friendship with him. He was always there to uplift my spirit, regardless of how he was feeling. I really enjoyed being in the house with him.
“I also connected with Michael. Cross is another amazing guy. There were no dull moments with him. He is loyal to a fault and he is very open about how he feels.
“If I was to say who I didn’t really get to know, it would probably be Pere. I don’t think we had that many conversations in the house, but he is a cool guy as well,” she said.