Northern Nigerian being mostly a conservative environment gave a good reception to former Big Brother Naija housemate, Diane Russet who couldn’t contain her surprise.
This is coming days after she became the 21st housemate to leave the house. Diane is from Kaduna State and the youngest in the recently concluded show tagged Pepper Dem.
In an interview Channels Entertainment news, Diane said the reception she got so far outside the house has been amazing.
Speaking on her experience in the house, Diane described it as amazing and she got home to receive overwhelming love from fans.
Being the first-ever female from the North from a conservative background, Diane said she never expected the love and support she got on leaving the house.
“The love I have received from my state has been the best. I didn’t expect it this way. I thought I’d be judged or criticized but the fact that I get calls and people say I made them proud, I made the northern part proud and some even say their daughters look up to me, is amazing,” she said.
Diane and Mercy friendship
Elozonam, Diane said they are great friends and for now are only looking forward to knowing each other better and working together.
The Pepper Dem edition gave Nigerians some intriguing and eventful moments. The 26 housemates during the 99 days definitely served their own dose of ‘pepper’ along the way.
The 2019 edition witnessed the usual occasional fights, drama and controversy, to the tasking arena games, Friday night parties, celebrity visits and surprise evictions.
It definitely served up enough pepper and spice that left the audience glued to their screens and the show trended on social media throughout.
The winner of the show, Mercy who became the first female winner went home with N60m grand prize to wild cheers from her supporters.
Diane was one of Mercy’s closest friends in the house. She added that Mercy had a great chance and she was very excited for her win.
She, however, said both Mercy and the first runner up, Mike, deserved to win as either of them would have been worthy of the price.
Speaking on her next step, Diane said she’s looking forward to shaking up the entertainment and fashion industry with her many talents.