Why I distance myself from Cross, Saskay reveals

Evicted Big Brother Naija Shine Ya Eye housemate, Tsakute Jonah, popularly known as Saskay, has disclosed her reason for keeping a distance from a fellow housemate, Cross, who was attracted to her on the show.

The 21-year-old who was caught in a love triangle between two housemates—Jaypaul and Cross— told Journalists that Cross’ decision to cut his hair after she told him to, even though she also advised him to think it through made her give him some distance.

She said, “I did not think he was going to cut his hair. As a matter of fact, the moment he talked about cutting his hair, I tried to stop him and I told him to properly think about it before he did it. However, he went ahead to do it and that was one of the reasons I decided to withdraw from him. I realised that because of the way he felt about me, it might look like I was taking advantage of him or influencing his decisions. So, I thought it was a good idea to withdraw from him.”

On whether she would be interested in a relationship with Jaypaul now that she was out of the house, Saskay said, “JayPaul is my friend. I would not say I am pursuing anything that concerns a relationship right now. I am more focused on building my brand.”

Commenting on the impression held by many that people from the northern part of the country are conservative and are not favourably disposed to shows such as BBN, Saskay said, “I have come to realise that it is actually not the game that has a bad reputation. People enter the game and decide what reputation they want to build for themselves. For me, I thought about the reputation I was going to build for myself. Also, entertainment activities in the north are not so much and for me, participating in the game was a way of trying to encourage people from the north to be more open and receptive to entertainment. Hopefully, I would be able to promote entertainment in the north.”

The Adamawa State-born artist also stated that she was pleased with her conduct in the house. She said, “One thing I battled with the most was living with different people. There were times people would get on my nerves but I had to keep my cool and avoid any insults, fights or bad energy. That definitely was a battle for me.

“However, I don’t know the expectations I had of myself in the house. There is hardly anyone who really lived up to that but I think I did pretty well and I’m proud of how my stay in the house went.”