Big Brother Naija 2018 finalists,Cee-C and Tobi sat down for an interview with Mediaroomhub magazine where they opened up on some issues.Read some excerpts from the interview
TOBI THERE WAS THIS MAGICAL THING ABOUT YOU TWO WHEN YOU JUST GOT INTO THE HOUSE, SO WHAT ATTRACTED YOU TO HER?
Tobi– In the game, how it happened was the head of house challenge. `First of all, before we got on stage I saw this beautiful lady that was wearing a nice dress, so I complimented her. When we got to the house, we fakely got evicted and went back to the house. Then I won head of house, I was meant to choose Koko, but she denied knowing me at a point prior to winning the head of house that she didn’t remember me, so I chose Cee-c as my partner. Naturally we started to bound, for the first two weeks it was more like sharing and knowing someone you kind of have like minds with, so we used to share thoughts and we kind of built a safe space around each other at that point.
SO CEE-C WHAT IS YOUR ATTRACTION TO TOBI?
Cee-c– So I got into Bigbrother house and amongst all the guys in the house , I saw this very nice looking young man, of course he is mentally attractive too and I watched him every day, watched the way he handled the task, he pays attention to details. He is this guy that always cares about me, asking me questions about my well-being, more like we built a home together in the first few weeks because every night we come back to the bed to talk about the day. For me, the attraction was the total package, it was amazing, he was an amazing guy too.
WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO SAY ABOUT PEOPLE’S OPINION ON YOU BEING POSSESSIVE IN THE HOUSE?
Cee-c– The truth is YES, Cee-c is possessive, what belongs to me belongs to me. For a guy to say he likes me, and I like him too, it’s very normal for me not to want any girl around him. It wasn’t all about me being possessive, I think also I was scared about the fact that it’s a game and many girls would like to play dirty in there, so I didn’t want him to get close to these girls because they could use him to get to me.
SO TOBI WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO SAY TO A WOMAN BEING POSSESSIVE?
Tobi – Well, it’s normal for a woman to be possessive but not to be over possessive. Its okay to want something and want it to yourself, but you can’t be extreme about it. That is just my opinion about a woman being possessive.
THERE WAS A TIME IN THE HOUSE CEE-C ASSAULTED YOU VERBALLY, DO YOU TINK YOU MUST HAVE DONE SOMETHING WRONG TO MAKE HER REACTE THE WAY SHE DID?
TOBI– I did not particularly do anything to get what I got from cee-c, we were all been ourselves and natural. So I’m not responsible for people’s actions, in fact nobody is responsible for anybody’s actions. Actions or reaction is totally dependent on who you are as a person.
WAS YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH ALEX TO SPITE CEE-C OR WHAT?
TOBI – At no point did I do anything to spite Cee-c, even Alex sometimes preach to me about her, she’s the kind of girl who sees good in everybody, even when she thinks you are not so cool. I actually learnt that from Alex, I learnt to see good in people because it gives positive energy.
BEFORE YOU LEFT THE HOUSE, EBUKA ASKED IF YOU WERE GOING TO DATE ALEX OUTSIDE THE HOUSE, WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THIS?
Tobi– Truth be told, that question was a very objective question, it’s like me getting to know you and I was asked that kind of question at that time. Alex is a good girl, why won’t I want to date her? For me to say I can’t date her means there is something wrong with her, but there is nothing wrong with her. Even without the last couple of weeks trying to know each other, I still think she is a good girl and I would give the same response. You see something good; you accept and acknowledge it is good.
BASED ON WHAT WE WATCHED ON OUR SCREEN, BOTH OF YOU OFFENDED EACH OTHER AND YOU OWE EACH OTHER APOLOGY. SO ARE YOU GUYS READY TO MAKE THINGS RIGHT?
Tobi– Yeah, I agree. I have been the one talking since; to be honest nobody can tell me that part in the house was a game. Of course, professionally I don’t hate her. A lot of things I did do in the house, how I was able to handle a lot of things in the house was because I still see her as a friend. But for me, for this relationship to continue three things are involved. Accept you were wrong, apologize and then try to be better.
Cee-c– I don’t want to sound defensive in here but the truth is I don’t think I owe Tobi any apology as at now. You know why? Because I have already apologized for using certain words at him that is, what I know I said wrong. When I went into the house, I didn’t ask Tobi to come around me, I didn’t force him to like me. He should have simply walk up to me to tell me what I did wrong. One thing I know I did very wrong was the day that I used a lot of bad words to him, for that I apologized to Tobi.
Tobi- It wasn’t the first time.
Cee-c– I apologized not because he wasn’t wrong or didn’t do anything for me to do what I did , but because no matter what, attitude is good with all regardless and I feel like that is not who I want to be. I don’t what to hear Cee-c is this Cee-c is that, and I don’t want that for myself either. Everybody watched the show; you all saw what went down in the Bigbrother house. You all saw what Cee-c did wrong, what Tobi did wrong. I agree I was wrong by using certain words for Tobi and I apologized to him. Whether he thinks it was a game of whatever, that’s his cup of tea and he can drink it.
SO TOBI, DO YOU STILL HAVE FEELINGS FOR CEE-C?
Tobi– We are friends; I just really need her to learn. Learning is vital, even when we were romantically involved, we were friends and we had issues, nobody is against you. So from a friend to a friend, learn to be a better person.
IN THE HOUSE, SOME OF THE HOUSEMATES SAW TOBI AS A GOSSIP, WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO SAY TO THIS?
Cee-c– Tobi talks about people a lot, to him it might not be gossiping but I call that gossiping. He talks about people when they are not there; he does that a lot with his friends so I see Tobi as a gossip.
DO YOU KNOW THAT YOU WERE THE DOUBLEE WAHALA?
Cee-c – Yeah!!! I’m surprised to hear that, I felt like I was doing my thing .All that happened was just Cee-c being cee-c. Honestly, when I came out and I saw some of the videos I was shocked and surprised to see what I did. Though I started watching from Bigbrother house, when we are about to get a strike biggie show us the video.
DO YOU THINK OTHER HOUSEMATES WERE TRYING TO FRUSTRATE YOU INTO DEPRESSION?
Cee-c – Yeah…coming out of the house now, I realized that other housemates saw me as threat to them and they tried to pull me down. I feel like people were intentionally doing certain things to frustrate me.
DO YOU ALSO THINK ALEX BROKE THE ‘GIRL CODE’ BY BEEN TOO CLOSE TO YOUR MAN INSTEAD OF TRYING TO RECTIFY THE DAMAGES THAT HAS AFFECTED YOUR RELATIONSHIP?
Cee-c– In the house we were just trying to be friends and not to build a relationship. I had nothing against them being together, but the only thing I have against Alex is the fact that, you are a woman for God sake, you sit with him and discuss your fellow woman, giving false information about her . So I don’t think Alex snatched anybody from me, Tobi was never mine in the first place. The only thing I frowned at was Alex gossiping about me with Tobi, she painted an ugly picture of me and for whatever reason she did that, I don’t know.
DO YOU THINK THEY ARE BEST FRIENDS OR THEY ARE SECRETELY DATING?
Cee-c – Whatever they are doing is their business not mine.
HOW IS YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH ALEX?
Cee-c – She’s just like every other housemate to me, because out of this place, we are trying to see what we can all do together.
SO IF TOMORROW YOU HEAR THAT ALEX AND TOBI ARE OFFICIALLY DATING, HOW WOULD YOU FEEL?
Cee-c– Its fine really, because if I’m not with Tobi, he should be with someone else and if it’s Alex, for me it is the same thing as been with another girl. So it’s no big deal.
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