I don’t know about you, but as for me, I’m tired of the love triangle currently going on in Big Brother’s house. Trust Nigerian Twitter, most of them are blaming Erica for falling for a play boy and rejecting a good guy. While our human inclination will most definitely criticise her, we should also take a break and weigh the matter from her perspective. Only then will we realise —or let me rephrase —only then will we remember that almost every girl has the tendency to act like her.
I’m guessing after reading my first paragraph, your best guess was to think I’m pro-Erica. Well, that’s wrong. I’m not a fan of Erica and if there’s any housemate I’m rooting for, it’s Laycon. However, this doesn’t stop me from fitting into her shoes and seeing things from her point of view.
Yes, she went for the looks and the money rather than the brains and character. This is peculiar to many girls who I’ll describe as “not totally grown”. And unfortunately, many ladies are like that. Funnily enough, most of the ladies who share this particular trait with Erica have taken to social media to condemn her.
While I do not totally blame her — I mean, Kiddwaya is the son of a rich man while Laycon still has ‘potentials’ —I cannot but rue the fact that she rejected Laycon. Many ladies out there have rejected good men for glittery men all because they appear to be the best superficially. They go seeking love in a coven where love apparently doesn’t exist and when things go awry, they cry, endure, pull up dramatic stunts and other acts before finally pulling out.
Erica probably feels deeply for Kiddwaya maybe that’s why she complains of his behaviour and tries to straighten things out with him. I hear it is peculiar for a lady who loves a man to always get angry easily at his foibles. However, many who watch the show consistently are of the view that she’s acting up and deserves an AMVCA. Whichever is the truth, my point still remains the same —every lady has the tendency to act like Erica, most especially the ones who want ‘ready-made men’. It’s just that some of us have woken up to the light of self-dependence and do not see a rich or handsome man as the only source to a guaranteed wealthy lifestyle.
This brings to my mind a tweet I saw that Erica may possibly get entangled with Terry Waya if Kiddwaya doesn’t want her when the game ends. That’s a survival instinct for some ladies — if one door closes, run to the next one. However, we should remember that Erica isn’t from a poor home.
As ladies, we’ve been in situations whereby we have to choose between two men and sometimes do not want to let either of them go. Regardless of this, we still have to choose just one and stick to him through thick and thin up until we feel we can no longer cope with his actions. This is Erica’s phase right now and she has to deal with it accordingly.
I’d say the tears should end already. You can’t force a man to keep you when obviously he wants no commitment. She should pick up her ego from where she dropped it and move on because if she doesn’t, she’d only be lending more credence to the opinion of social media critical analysts that her actions in the house are merely an artifice.