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Falz, Banky W Controversy Got Me Evicted – #BBNaija Housemate, Gifty Talks Romance, Career & More

Gifty Powers, an upcoming actress has finally admitted that the controversy generated by her claim not to know Banky W and Falz got her evicted from the Big Brother Naija show.

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Gifty Powers (Photo: Bold Magazine)
While speaking in an exclusive interview with Bold Magazine, where she is the cover star for the latest edition, evicted Big Brother Naija housemate, Gifty Powers opened up on the controversy generated by her claim not to know Banky W and Falz, which spurned her chances of winning the N25 million prize.
The fair complexioned beauty who said she was “massively misunderstood” by her fellow housemates and the viewing public, also talked on romance, her fake accent, career and many more.
Below are excerpts from the chat;
During the unveiling of housemates, you came across as a very strong character, and many people believed you would go all the way in the competition. At what point did you realise that the game might have been over for you?
At the point when Soma left. Because I was going along with Soma who was my first target and I achieved that goal. When I saw that Soma actually left, I felt like the house will be awkward for me to be in but I just had to stay strong and make sure I target them all.

You went in with a mixed strategy, you played the game by getting a love interest very early in the game. Aside from there being an attraction (as you have admitted Soma is a fine guy), would you say he was an easy target for you, and your own way of sustaining yourself in the house?
My strategy was to be controversial and hilarious. Soma was very very easy, he was so easy! like extremely easy. He was so easy for me to kiss and put down in a second. Also, in the house, I had a thing like I had to do a 2 in 1 with Soma and Miyonse. I had to use one stone to kill two birds.
Were you really genuinely attracted to anyone in the house?
I was attracted to John. I kind of liked John so much. I was moving close to John but he had his crazy ways that I was trying to add to my own plan. So it wasn’t easy to chase that.

You’ve been out for a few days now. Have you been in personal contact with Soma? Perhaps for drinks, dinner or just to hang out?
First of all Soma is not my kind of guy. There is no lunch date, dinner date, nothing like that outside the house with anyone. I am just dedicated and married to my business. Right about now, its all about the money.
The incident about your comments in the house with regards Banky W and Falz was a huge talking point. You have cleared the air on what you meant, offered adequate apologies and explained that it was all part of the game. Would you say that the comments you made were used by the public against you to get you out of the house?
I would say that part of it actually got me out of the house and part of it was also the accent. I was massively misunderstood. Normally you don’t judge people, you get to know the person well enough before making decisions on their characters. So I think I was quite judged and the Banky W and Falz drama, I was completely misunderstood. There is this appearance celebrities have on TV and in reality they don’t match up. So I had to ask to make sure who they were.

Looking back on your time in the house, who would you call the slippery snake, who would you call the content one, and who would you call the master strategist?
I would say Bisola Uriel and Tboz is the slippery snake. The master strategist would be Thin Tall Tony…TBH I don’t know, I would say everyone brought their "A" game and we all also over played the game at the same time.

Now you are out of the house, everyone knows who Gifty is. We know about your ambitions to be a great, recognisable actress. Do you have any plans of settling down and starting a family sometime soon?
Of course who no like better thing now. I would love to get married, have kids of my own and be successful. But for now, I would say I want to build that foundation first. I want my husband to be proud of me. I don’t want to depend on anybody, I don’t want to ask him for airtime, for sanitary pad, I want to be able to afford all those things first. And then if marriage comes after that, I am open.

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