Ilebaye Odiniya, the recently crowned champion of the Big Brother Naija All Stars edition, finds herself in the midst of controversy following a public appeal for donations that has sparked heavy criticism. The uproar began on Monday, October 2nd, when Ilebaye, using her X handle, shared her personal account details, bringing attention to the nefarious activities of individuals attempting to exploit her fanbase under the guise of her identity.
Expressing concern over the fraudulent schemes, Ilebaye urged her followers to exercise caution and insisted that any financial contributions be made solely to the account number she officially disclosed. In her statement, she emphasized, “We’ve received information about fans planning to send gifts or contributions. Please refrain from sending money to any account that isn’t officially posted on Ilebaye’s verified accounts. For gifts, please send an email. The only accessible account is the Baye Tribe account (96********* – Providus). We won’t be responsible for any misappropriation of funds. Thank you 🙏🏾.”
This cautionary message was disseminated through a tweet from Ilebaye’s verified Twitter account, aiming to safeguard her supporters from potential financial scams.
In response, a swift and impassioned reaction from netizens flooded the comment section, criticizing Ilebaye for soliciting funds from her fans shortly after being declared the winner. The unexpected demand for financial support triggered a wave of discontent among social media users, who questioned the appropriateness of such a request so soon after her victory was announced.
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