Terry Waya, the father of Terseer Kiddwaya, a Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) housemate, has spoken against discrimination, saying that the reality show is not for only the poor.
Waya was speaking with BBC Pidgin on Friday, on the back of the criticism that has been trailing fans of Kiddwaya because of his rich background.
The UK-based business man also urged those insulting his son for participating in the reality TV show to stop, adding that BBNaija is for both the rich and poor.
“Something I want to say is the organisers mean well for viewers. Yet, I started seeing that some people are insulting people like Dele Momodu, asking why they are supporting a rich man’s child,” he said in pidgin English.
“This show is not made for the poor alone, it is not only for people on the streets. The money that will be given to the winner of the show is from people watching. It is not only common people who are watching the show. It is not necessary that he wins the money.
“He did not go there to struggle with anyone. He just went there to show people that he can be on the show and entertain people. People are insulting him about what he wants to do with the money.
“The way people are abusing those that are supporting my son is not good. The show is created for everyone. Stop discrimination. We are all the same.”
Speaking further, Waya addressed rumours surrounding his personage, including one that dubs him a man of wealth (billionaire).
“No, I don’t have that. I don’t even know what ‘billionaire’ is. If it’s a billionaire in terms of the network or goodwill, I have more than that. But billionaire in terms of money, I don’t,” he said.
“I don’t have that. The thing is that we have goodwill. It’s just like what’s happening with my son in the house; it’s his goodwill that continues to keep him on the BBNaija show.”
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