Organisers of the Big Brother Naija reality show, on Wednesday revealed that the just concluded season 5 saw over 900 million people voting.
They disclosed this at the presentation of price money and other benefits to the winner of the show, Laycon.
In a live broadcast on Wednesday, Laycon was presented a cheque of N30 million, keys to a house and car by the organisers of the show.
However, the revelation the over 900 million votes was recorded has been generating a lot of reactions on Twitter and below are some of them.
Over 900 million votes were cast by Nigerians for #BBNaija in 2020, yet we could not vote out General @MBuhari. Buhari is a problem. However, he is not the only problem. We as Nigerians, are equally our own problem. We major on the minor too much! Far too much!#BuhariTormentor
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) September 30, 2020
Over 900 million votes on big brother this season but you guys couldn’t come together to vote out Buhari in 2019🤦♂️
Jobless Nigerian youths with misplaced priorities!
Una never ready
— Sparko of Lagos 💎✨⚓️ (@adejulioidris) September 30, 2020
I understand. It means the statement he made is wrong. Because the 900 million isn't per head. Some people voted multiple times. Saying over 900 million Nigerians is illogical.
— Stan (@Lordsh3ggs) September 30, 2020
Over 900 million votes during this season #BBNaija, wow.
With Laycon's percentage, the fans would do well if they formed a political party.
— Abubakar Muhamm'd Belluchii (Kogi Son)📱 (@Bellkonnekt) September 30, 2020
But the Votes were not just charge at N30 per SMS, the votes also came through subscriptions, website, data and other means!
Also #BBNaija lovers from other Africa nations and other part of the world voted!
— Chukwuma David O. (@DavidMpopo01) September 30, 2020
Over 900 million votes for Big brother naija 2020 , we should really consider and prepare for Electronic voting the next Presidential election.
— ᴏʟᴜᴡᴀᴘɪᴜs🦁 (@drpiusfx) September 30, 2020
U forgot to add that in #BBNaija 1 voter can vote 4000 times in a week for the next 10 weeks making it 40000 votes,
While in the Nigerian election it's one man 1 vote for the next four years.
How do people even bring in such comparison? It makes no sense.
Over 900 million
— Marklucky_Effiong (@MarkLucky_E) September 30, 2020
BB Naija “Pepper Dem” smiled to the bank with an estimated N7.2 Billion earned from 240 Million votes in 2019.
Big Brother Naija 2020 (Lockdown) had over 900 Million votes. I’ll leave it for the Mathematicians to calculate.
N85 Million Laycon won is a Tip.#LayconTheWinner
— Frosh🎚 (@Doctorseyi) September 30, 2020
Can't believe over 900 million votes goes to Big brother naija 2020 , u guys need to re calculate again and we always complain,there is no money in nija….. This whole thing keeps giving me headache sincerely….I must enter BBN nija by all means oooo
— princess karen33 (@PKaren33) September 30, 2020
Nigerians raised about 26 billion naira for the organisers of #BBNaija in the midst of a pandemic.
Thanks apart from sponsorships and promotions.
But is is fine, na our favourites we dey keep for the house with Over 900 million votes.
Next year we will do more.
— Tosin Olugbenga (@TosinOlugbenga) September 30, 2020