After being holed up for 30 days in the maiden edition of Celebrity Housemates reality show, the winner, Eniola Badmus, has said the show was drilling but she deserved to win.
“I think I played my game very well,” said Badmus, a Nollywood actor and producer, who competed in the show told The Nation.
“It’s a game. I gave enough entertainment in the house. There were some intellectual questions I was also able to answer. I deserved to win.”
She competed against Ruggedman, Yomi Fash-Lanso, Emmanuel Ikubuese, Peggy Ovire, Bolanle Ninalowo, Funky Mallam, Muma Gee, Fredrick Leonard, Ada Ameh, Ogenna Ekwubiri and Doris Simeon in the show that lasted from January 12 to February 11, 2018.
On winning the show which comes with a star prize of N7million, Badmus said: “It felt great. It’s quite awesome. It wasn’t easy I must say. The show was quite drilling.”
Stressing on how ‘drilling’ participating in the show was, she said, “It was like really really hard.”
“That’s a typical example of saying ‘I worked for my money.’ At some point I almost felt I was going out. If I knew it was going to be as drilling as that, I’m not sure I wouldn’t come. For the first time in my life after a long time, I felt like a boarding house secondary school girl. We didn’t have our own time, it’s their call. We don’t sleep on time. We sleep by 5:am, we wake up maybe like 11am or 12 noon again to start our tasks. It was not easy.”
Badmus who disclosed that she particularly loved the activities on the cultural day also said she nearly quit the show midway.
“By that time, I think I have spent two weeks and I actually cried. I must say the truth because I wasn’t used to that life anymore. I’m a CEO on my own. I do my thing at my own time. I go to my movie set when it’s being scheduled and if it’s alright for me. But now, it’s not like that. They’ll wake you up. You’ll go back to sleep late. You’re being asked to do things you’re not even interested to do. So, it wasn’t like my own call. It was their call. You have to just do what you have to do.”
She however expressed satisfaction at the show’s organisation.
“They did their best. I mean, it’s a maiden edition. And they tried. That was even more than ‘tried.’ I’m sure the next one will be better.”