Big Brother Naija ‘All Stars’ winner, Ilebaye Odiniya, has reacted after she was dragged to filth for seemingly soliciting funds from fans despite winning the N120 million grand prize.
Recall that the 22-year-old Kogi-born housemate emerged as the winner of the reality TV show on Sunday, October 1, defeating 23 other housemates.
Following her victory, she took to Twitter to caution her fans against sending money to any unauthorized account number, except the one she provided.
“We’ve received information about fans planning to send gifts or contributions. Please refrain from sending money to any account that isn’t officially posted on Ilebaye’s verified accounts. For gifts, please send an email. The only accessible account is the Baye Tribe account (9608176782 – Providus). We won’t be responsible for any misappropriation of funds. Thank you 🙏🏾”
This didn’t sit well with many viewers of the show, and they heavily criticized her for soliciting funds despite already having N120 million.
Read some comments below:
In response to the criticism, Ilebaye shared a follow-up post where she clarified that she wasn’t begging for money and only shared the account details to protect her fans from being scammed by imposters.
“This tweet was solely to avoid people who WANT to gift falling into the hands of scammers.
We didn’t solicit for funds, we only highlighted the account we have access to.
Too many fake account numbers are circulating and we will not be held accountable for any misappropriation.”