Big brother Naija season 5 has come and gone. While the show remains in the memory of viewers, they are likely to talk about the winner, Olamilekan Agbeleshe, popularly known as “Laycon” and the first runner-up, Dorathy Bachor.
However, without the support of fans, it would have been impossible for them to get that far in the show. Apart from the support of fans, behind the scenes, there were some prominent persons who threw their weights behind the top two housemates. They did not only urge their fans to vote these housemates, they went as far as setting up voting centres and distributing recharge cards. On Air Personality Oladotun Ojuolape Kayode, populary known as Do2tun and Omonike Fowowe founder EMR Group, were solid pillars behind Laycon and Dorathy respectively.
It was obvious that Laycon in the first week was not the favourite of the fans. While some celebrities supported him from the first week, some celebrities joined the bandwagon of supporters when he became very popular latter weeks. On top of the list of celebrities who started supporting him from the first week, is Do2tun. From day one, he uploaded his pictures and asked his followers to vote for him.
According to findings by The Columnist, Do2tun went beyond social media. He took it to another level by setting up centres for fans to vote for Laycon. No doubt, Do2tun’s effort was highly significant in Laycon’s victory.
While Laycon’s victory didn’t come as a surprise, Dorathy’s position as second place came as a surprise to many. Those who aren’t active on social media have been wondering how she was able to defeat the likes of Nengi and Ozo. Well, for those who are hardcore fans of Dorathy and those who are active on social media, the name Nike EMR would surely be remembered.
While there are many people who supported Dorathy, it could be said that without the strong backing of Nike, she would not have made it to the last week.
In the second, fourth, fifth and sixth week of the show, Dorathy was behind Nengi and Ozo. In fact, Trikytee was ahead of Dorathy in week six. In week eight, Ozo was ahead of Dorathy.
However, in the week before the final, Dorathy pulled a surprise by polling 26.68% votes ahead of Ozo who got 19.11% and Trikytee who had 4.10%.
This got viewers talking. “How did this happen” was the question on the lips of those who weren’t aware. The Columnist gathered that Nike was the one behind the scene pulling the strings. She raised money from friends and used her house as a voting centre. Many fans of Dorathy spent weeks in her house doing the needful. In other words, her house was a Mecca for her fans.
In the final week, Dorathy became first runner-up with 21.85% to defeat Nengi who had 15.03%.