“The cowries were for my late brother” – Ilebaye debunks claims that she uses charm
Big Brother Naija “All Stars” winner, Ilebaye Odiniya, has denied claims by her colleagues that she engaged in fetish practices during her time in the Big Brother house.
Recall that fellow ex-housemate, Princess and CeeC had hinted that they saw Ilebaye wearing a cowry and communicating with a weird suspicious object.
In an interview with media personality Christy O, the Kogi-born model explained why she was talking to the cowries which she carries everywhere in memory of her late brother.
Ilebaye said that her primary motivation for being with the cowries was her need to cling to anything substantial that would serve as a reminder of her brother.
Christy O host asked; “There is a claim online where CeeC was saying that you had cowries that you were talking to. Can you tell me more about it?”
“I had something precious to me. Because obviously, you are supposed to have something precious when you’re doing something that you miss at home.
And the cowries were for my late brother. It has been with me and even the baton. I have a baton on him too.
I didn’t know where to keep it. I was just like, Oh! Let me hold something strong. It just helps me feel like he [my late brother] is around. He is still with me.”
The BGSBaija winner went on to say that she was unhappy when the reality show ended and she learned what CeeC had said in the house.
Watch her speak below,