The long anticipated BBNaija Level Up Reunion show has started airing.
The show is intrigued with issues on revelations, fights and dramas.
During the show, the ex-housemates are expected to reunite, mend fences, confront their past and resolve conflicts.
The 2022 season of the reality show, tagged “Level Up” brought a fierce competition among the housemates who were divided into two different houses- namely Level One and Level Two.
Housemates of the sixth edition of the reality show were in no particular order: Amaka, Beauty, Bryann, Christian, Cyph, Daniella and Groovy.
Others were Ilebaye, Kess, Khalid, Pharmsavi,Phyna, Adekunle Allysyn, Bella,Chichi, Chomzy, Diana, Dotun, Doyin, Eloswag, Giddyfia, Hermes and Sheggz.
Phyna was crowned winner of the edition and she went home with a grand prize of N100 million.
The ongoing BBNaija Reunion show is designed to bring the viewers up to speed on what has been going on with the reality TV stars.
Naijahits brings you the five talking points of this year’s Reunion show:
One of the highlights of the level up season was the web of love interests in the house. Due to the introduction of levels and different houses, housemates were entangled with love interest in opposite houses.
This caused a rift among housemates who could not properly pursue a relationship with their preferred housemates in the other house because of competition and possible misinterpretation from their teammates as they were told to keep certain secrets from housemates in other levels.
This issue affected a level 1 housemate, Doyin, who liked Cyph (a Level 2 housemate) and Phyna, who in the first week was in love with Eloswag, but he liked Chomzy who was in his level and they saw each other everyday.
There was first the Groovy and Beauty ship before Groovy and Phyna.
Amaka also liked Groovy and Groovy confessed that he liked Chomzy at one point.
Viewers of the show will find out if housemates have attempted to resolve past conflicts. The level up season was filled with confrontation which led to the disqualification of Beauty.
The reunion can be a catalyst for both closure and new tensions among the housemates as issues that escalated and led to tension in the house can be resolved.
There could also be new perspectives to events that took place because it is believed that viewers are not shown everything that happened in the house.
For example, there are different story angles behind the fight that happened between Amaka and Phyna, Groovy and Beauty, Adekunle, Sheggz and Bella.
Sour relationships and revelations
It appears that some relationships formed in the house no longer exist as some housemates have in the past month been abusing each other on social media. Those who used to be best of friends have either blocked each other or threatened to expose their secret.
It also appears that Chichi is the antagonist of the season. The stripper seems to be up against Chomzy, Phyna, Rachael and Deji, her ex-lover.
The relationship between Phyna and Groovy may have also hit the rock as both finalists do not speak to each other. Viewers will now be aware of unexpected secrets and behind-the-scenes stories housemates may have hidden during and after the show.
These revelations will most likely lead to controversy among the housemates because those affected will try to protect their brand.
Career and Personal Growth
The 27 housemates will reflect on the personal and career goals they set for themselves at the beginning of the show. They will be revealing how the show has impacted and shaped their lives.
Some might discuss their challenges, successes and journey since they left the show. They will also disclose how their careers, relationships, or personal development have been impacted in the last one year.
The offensive nature of BBN Reunion show
The ex-housemates see the reunion show as an avenue to often tear each other apart and most often miss the point of educating Nigerians on what they have been able to achieve after the house.
Just like viewers could have witnessed on Thursday night how Phyna was all over Chichi saying some nasty things about her, her late parents and dead child. It is often about body-shaming and abusing each on national television.
From the actions of the ex-housemates during the reality show, one could be tempted to ask what kind of persons find their way into the reality show.
Furthermore, most of these ex-housemates who adopted many stories just to go far or even win the show are usually exposed during the Reunion show as the reunions are notorious for exposing hidden agenda.
While some will use the reunion to settle scores, others will try to correct the viewers’ impression.
Speaking to Naijahits about BBN Reunion shows, Miss Amaka Ezeigwe, a Lagos-based social analyst, said that even though most viewers of the show may not want to watch a dull show lacking the infusion of drama and fights, there is the need to always draw the line.
According to her, “Just like witnessed during the proper show, these are people from different cultures, communities and family backgrounds coming together to live under one roof. You don’t expect them to behave the same way.
“Even if they were from one family, there will still be fights. Now what is important is- what does the organisers show to the public? It is left for them to decide what to air and what not to bring to the public domain.
“Also, the participants themselves should learn how to draw the line. They should realise that one must not say things just because you intend to prove a point and later you’ll regret them.
“ I can’t control what they do and say but I can only advise them to promote peace and resolve their differences because we all need each other.”