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While Big Brother Naija seemed to have brought out the worst in the housemates, most viewers also weren't on their best behaviour.

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The 2017 Big Brother Naija show was one that brought out the worst in the housemates, who were competing for a grand prize of 25 million naira.

Many of them found themselves under pressure to play their game well enough to appeal to an audience that would have to vote every weekend to keep them in the show.

Unfortunately, the show also seemed to have brought out the worst behaviour in most of the viewers, who took the game way too personal.

From the moment the Big Brother Naija show kicked off, different types of people are birthed. Let's take a quick look at five different people we discovered during the show.

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1. The judgemental gang

Big Brother Naija had its first round of controversy when Nigerians found out the show was being shot in South Africa.

The uproar on social media led to the Minister of In surprisingly instructed the NBC to ascertain whether Multichoice was violating the National Broadcasting Code by shooting outside Nigeria.

Most Nigerians wanted to know why a show with 'Naija' should be shot in South Africa. Anyway, the NBC probably discovered no violation as the matter was never mentioned after its first day.

When the nudity, kisses and foreplay that comes with reality shows such as Big Brother Naija, the judgemental and morality check gang got to work.

They questioned the morality of the show, the actions of the housemate, the active participation of Nigerian viewers; they simply questioned and judged everything.

2. The active participants

Big Brother Naija reality show is the most engaging reality show ever in Nigeria. The show successfully garnered addicted viewers, who spent hours following the show on Television and updating their followers on various social media platforms.

Most of these active followers changed their Twitter avatar to reflect their support for their favourite housemates.

Thanks to the active participants, the show was followed by Nigerians online and offline.


3. The Aggressive supporters

While it was interesting watching conversations, banters and interesting moments that came with Big Brother Naiha, it was also embarrassing watching some supporters spew hateful and mean comments about their least favourite housemates, or their supporters.

While it was just a game for some viewers, it was personal for others. There was #Bossnation, #Efenation, #Risenation, #TeamBisola among others, and each of these 'nations' had followers who took over social media and turned it into their fighting ground, making it difficult to scroll through a timeline without running into cuss words.

These supporters are not tolerant of opinions that differ from theirs, and find it weird that anyone would support anyone but their favourite housemate.


4. The Low-key supporters

Have you met the Debie-Rise gang? They stayed off social media, but voted religiously to save their favourite housemate two consecutive time.

There were also supporters who were off social media, but made sure to turn in their votes for their favourite contestant.

While most of the show and campaign happened online, there were silent viewers. Some were seen for the first time on Sunday during and after the finale. Some are still anonymous and for several reasons, wouldn't want to publicly share their thoughts about the show.


5. The Follow-Follow gang

There was also those set of people who knew nothing about the show and hadn't seen even a minute clip from the show. But, they never missed to jump into conversations whenever there was a controversial moment trending on Twitter. 

In this group, you will also find people who are very good at having an opinion, being judgemental and criticizing the actions of the housemates, organizers and viewers.

The Big Brother Naija finale held on April 9, 2017, with the viewers favourite taking home the grand prize. Social media users are gradually returning to their familiar everyday savagery that has nothing to do with Big Brother Naija, and everything seems fine once again.

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