Former Big Brother Naija housemate, Pokello Nare has explained that housemates of the reality show are usually confronted with a separate reality that is inexplicable to people who have not played the game.
She further said that housemates of the reality show find it easy to lose themselves because they are not well prepared for the roller coaster and “mental breakdowns” they would experience in the house.
Pokello made these sweeping revelations in a post she made on her Instagram page on Tuesday.
“That house is a place people on the outside will never understand. You can easily lose yourself in a way that you can’t recover from,” she wrote in the caption while sharing a photo of herself.
“When prospective participats watch the show they are attracted by the fame that comes from being on the show. But not enough is done to prepare the housemates about the mental breakdowns and emotional roller coaster your time in there will have.”
Opinions have largely divided on the rightness of married people participating in the show ever since the recently evicted “Shine Ya Eye” housemate, Tega got romantically entangled with other housemate Boma.
Touching on the subject, Pokello said married people should not participate in the show.
She added, “Personally I would prefer married people didn’t go into the house. It either limits how you play the game or the environment will deceive you into conforming to the ‘status quo’ in a bid to not appear too rigid or ‘less entertaining’ because of your marital status.
“Until you have spent weeks in that house you can never really fathom the extent mind games, emotions and being isolated from normal life will take a toll on you.”