Hypertension chased me out of Big Brother Africa StarGame – Ola

Though it is no longer news that Nigeria’s representatives in the Downville house of the Big Brother Africa StarGame, Season 7, Ola and Chris have been evicted from the reality show because of illness, the nature of the illness is what has caught people’s attention.

Ola, who requested to leave the house on health grounds, told some journalists Wednesday, May 23, that, he left the Big Brother house due to high blood pressure (BP).

He said he chose to leave the house because he felt “health was wealth.”

Asked if he had any history of hypertension, Ola told journalists that he was never hypertensive.

Quizzed what could have triggered the rise in his blood pressure; Ola said it could be due to activities he had to go through in the house.

Representative of MNET, the organisers of the show, Femi Fayose, also told journalist that housemates were medically checked before getting into the Big Brother house.

He said health complications sometimes just arise due to some activities, which could have been the case for Ola.

According to Ola’s pair in the house, Chris, it was easy for him to agree with Ola to leave the house on health grounds.

Chris said, “US$300,000 is no match to my friend’s (Ola) life. I don’t feel like he killed my chances of winning the competition. It is what destiny has for us.”

Both Ola and Chris said they would venture into entertainment industry. They said the exposure and fan base they have gotten from the show would be judiciously used.

Goldie is the only Nigeria’s representative left in the house. She is in the Upville house, which houses celebrities from selected countries.