BBNaija 2018: I owe Ahneeka no apology – Noble Igwe
Chief Executive Officer of 360 Group, Noble Igwe has ruled out any form of apology to evicted Big Brother Naija 2018 housemate, Ahneeka over his comments about her.
Ahneeka had earlier called out Noble Igwe to stay away from her life. This followed his comments about hygiene and pimples on her face.
Reacting, Noble in an interview with Punch, maintained his stand, stating that everyone had right to their opinion about the housemates.
According to him, he cannot apologise for stating the fact about the housemate.
He said, “I have said a lot of good things about her in the past. There was a time I said she speaks good English. Why didn’t anybody raise eyebrows at that. I like it when things are balanced; they make a lot more sense that way.
“The truth is that everybody has an opinion about the housemates. It could be about their hygiene; the way they dress or any other thing. I don’t think anybody has an issue with people commenting on the show.
“These guys are on national TV and we watch them all day; so, there’s nothing wrong about passing comments about whatever happened in the house.
“Whatever I said about BBN was strictly about what I saw the housemates do. On a particular day, there was a close-up shot of her underarm and the viewers saw that it was not well-shaven; I tweeted about it. On another day, the cameras showed this particular housemate peeling her face and I tweeted that it would be nice for this housemate to wash her face often and stop peeling it. I speak about everything in the house so far it is caught on camera.”
Responding to comments asking him to apologise to Ahneeka privately, Igwe said, “How was I supposed to send her a direct message when we are not friends and I don’t even know her? I’m allowed to have an opinion, and that’s simply what I shared.”
“You are supposed to apologise when you feel that you have done something wrong. You apologise when you feel it was a personal attack. You cannot apologise for stating the fact that everybody can see. Criticising a person doesn’t mean that I don’t like him or her.”
The social media influencer further debunked reports that he was being paid to stir up controversies about Big Brother Naija.
“Apart from being a social media influencer, I am also a human being that has an opinion. When I got married, people had opinions and there was nothing I could do about it.
“Big Brother is a social experiment and all the viewers have different opinions about it and they may share those opinions anyway they feel.
“Over the years, I have supported different housemates and I have also gotten lots of insults for that,” he said.