An alleged schoolmate of Big Brother Naija housemate, Maria Chike, has accused her of reducing her age on the reality show.
This comes barely 48 hours after the reality show commenced. When she was introducing herself to her fellow housemates, Maria revealed that she is 29 years old but the age on her international passport is different.
In reaction to her statement, her alleged schoolmate with Twitter handle @funabynature, called her out for allegedly falsifying her age.
According to the Twitter user, she graduated from Feddy (believed to be their secondary school) in 2004 so it’s not possible that she is 29.
“Nkechi Chike that graduated Feddy in 2004 went on big brother to say she’s 29?” he wrote.
Another Tweep asked if she increased or reduced her real age and @funabynature replied saying, “Younger ke? She’s at least 34-35.”
See the exchange below,
This has stirred reactions on the popular microblogging platform with netizens questioning why BBNaija stars feel the need to lie about their age.
See comments below,
@Dannisse_Photo wrote, “Buh why people go dey lie about age, is it to spite others or what”
@WhoIsIfeanyi wrote, “She’s obviously 35 or there about.”
@KeehNee wrote, “Lmao everybody in the entertainment industry dey use football age nau”
@Teeskitchen_ wrote, “She actually looks older but what do I know”