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How I persuaded my Evangelist Mum about participating in BBNaija — Cross



Former Big Brother Naija Shine Ya Eye finalist, Cross, has revealed how he persuaded his mum, who is an evangelist, about his participation on the show.

In a Facebook live interview with PUNCH Online on Wednesday, Cross stated that his mum wasn’t conversant with entertainment trends and he had to convince her before his entry into the show.

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Cross said, “My mum is a pastor – an evangelist – and she wasn’t used to these social media stuff and entertainment stuff or even Big Brother.

“So I had to explain to her little by little how it was and she said it was okay.

“Last year, when I almost went in, she knew how sad I was when I didn’t go in. So it was a bit easier to convince her, especially because of that.

“She was a little bit more happy this time that I did go in.

“Prior to that, she didn’t want me to go in. She didn’t want to believe anything about it but after I explained everything to her, she understood how it was.

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“She was now encouraging me to do what I needed to do. She said that I’m a man and I should follow my dreams, adding that whatever I want to do, I should go ahead and do it.”

As the first son of the family, Cross also spoke about how much of a support his family has been to him.

“I knew that my family would support me, no matter what. My siblings love me. I have unconditional love from my siblings. Whether it’s bad or good, they just find a way to support me and at the end of the day, it’s all about love,” Cross said.

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