This situation arose after Ilebaye used her official X handle to share her account details for fan donations. She had raised concerns about a trending scam, warning her fans that unscrupulous individuals were attempting to deceive them under her name.
To prevent this, Ilebaye shared her account number on her official handle, urging fans who wished to contribute to send money there directly.
However, some netizens seemed to misunderstand her tweet, suggesting that she was trying to accumulate more funds from fans despite winning N120 million.
In response to the misconceptions, Ilebaye clarified in a new tweet that her previous post was aimed at thwarting fraudulent activities orchestrated by certain individuals. She emphasized that she never sought funds from her fans.
“This tweet was solely to avoid people who WANT to gift falling into the hands of scammers.
We didn’t solicit for funds, we only highlighted the account we have access to.
Too many fake account numbers are circulating and we will not be held accountable for any misappropriation.”
Check out her tweet below:
In other news, Kachi Ucheagwu, a former housemate on the Ultimate Love reality TV show, stirred up controversy by questioning the legitimacy of Ilebaye Odiniya’s victory in the recently concluded BBNaija All-Stars edition.
Ilebaye Odiniya, a 22-year-old housemate, emerged as the winner of the Big Brother Naija All Stars edition, taking home the grand prize of N120 million after almost 10 weeks in the Big Brother house.
Kachi Ucheagwu expressed his doubts about the win on the micro-blogging platform, X (formerly Twitter), suggesting that Ilebaye’s victory was driven more by sympathy rather than merit.
He compared her victory to the state of Nigeria on its Independence Day, stating that the prevalence of pity and sympathy over meritocracy was a reflection of the nation’s stunted growth.