Reality TV sensation and former Big Brother Naija contestant, Cynthia Nwadiora, popularly known as Ceec, took to social media to extend her congratulations to fellow housemate, Ilebaye, on emerging as the winner of the BBNaija All Stars season and receiving a grand prize of N120 million. Ceec shared a photo of Ilebaye proudly holding her prize check during the presentation ceremony held in Lagos, Nigeria, on her Instastory platform.
Ceec, who had harbored high hopes of clinching the BBNaija title, expressed her disappointment earlier after being eliminated during the finale on Sunday, October 1. However, in a surprising turn of events, Ceec put aside her personal feelings and expressed her joy for the 22-year-old winner.
In related news, a video that has gone viral captures the reactions of the BBNaija “All Stars” finalists upon the announcement of Ilebaye as the winner of the show. Ilebaye, a young talent from Kogi state, outshone 23 other housemates and emerged as the ultimate victor.
During the intense finale, the remaining finalists, namely Cross, Pere, Adekunle, and Ceec, were eliminated in sequential order, leaving Ilebaye and Mercy as the final contenders. Ultimately, Ilebaye secured victory with the highest percentage of votes, amounting to an impressive 30.08%. Mercy followed closely with 23.48%, while Ceec garnered 23.41%. Adekunle secured 12.61% of the votes, Pere garnered 5.82%, and Cross garnered 4.60%, placing him at the bottom.
After their elimination, the bottom-ranking housemates were caught on camera watching the live show backstage. Their disappointment with the outcome was evident when the show’s host, Ebuka, announced Ilebaye as the winner. One of the eliminated contestants even voiced their belief that Ilebaye was strategically favored by the show’s organizers.
Ceec’s congratulatory message to Ilebaye stands as a testament to the camaraderie and support that exists among the BBNaija community, despite the competitive nature of the show.