Few hours after Efe emerged the winner of Big Brother Naija, Media Entrepreneur, Funmi Iyanda who never watched the reality show prior to the final revealed why people hate T-boss.
According to her, Tboss was hated because she was more foreign, refined and represented a version of ‘Oyinbo’ which every Nigerian desires to be.
She said the 33-year-old Romanian-Nigerian got what she described as ‘love hate’ because she had what many of them desired.
On her twitter page @Funmilola she wrote: Tboss, the lightest, most apparently refined, more foreign and confident female unconsciously stroke many’s deepest insecurities. #Bbnaija
“Never seen the show till this painfully dragged out final but its all there and typical. Most hate what they desire and wish to be.
“Deep down most of our people wish to be oyinbo, think oyinbo is superior and have a deep love hate for any suggestion of oyinbo.”
Some Nigerians who did not agree with her statement called her out, saying the T-boss was not disliked for her skin colour but for her attitude.
Here are their reactions: @raychellered: “you didn’t watch the show at all but you are giving expert opinions on why people don’t like her. Isn’t that funny?
@oluwaseunp said: ”It was beyond her being oyinbo. Since you didn’t watch the whole show Aunty Funmi, with all due respect, your commentary isn’t balanced!
@titienvogue said ”Her light skin actually kept her in the game. She had nothing to offer. @Funmilola needs to apologise for insulting us like this.
@dapooluwaseyi: ”Tboss is Nigerian. Her skin colour didn’t play any part in her being disliked, her character did.
@slimmytiny : ”What is the madam saying? I watched the show from the first week and what I saw in T-BOSS is a manipulative self centered woman.
@frances_orange: ”I think you didn’t watch the show ma. T-boss has a very stinky attitude. Ese is light-skinned. And Bisola is way more polished!