Rebecca Nengi Hampson, an entrepreneur from Bayelsa State and a housemate of BBNaija season 5, has been accused of lying about her age.
The former model and MBGN Top 5 contestant who said she is 22 years old has been trending on twitter after some Nigerians alleged that she contested for MBGN in 2017 as a 23-year-old.
Read their reactions below:-
“She do MBGN for 2017 as 23 year old, now for BBN 2020 she be 22? Wonderful stuff”
“Lobatan nengi brought football age”
“Right from miss peace and tourism her age no dey increase. She did MBGN twice with same age”
“I just saw her face and I was she’s 23?? Hmmmmn okay oh.. If there’s football age then there’s BBnaija age”
“She is scripted ex housemate will be d cause of her challenges. 3 of them are following her. Na wa”
“I don know that babe from our uniport days since 2013.. She won one Queen of Trust pageant in 2013.. The lie dey make my head pain me, But all thesame we move.. Nengi for the money sha”
“Her Age is like the situation of the country,e no deh move forward”
Anyways, The Reality star has apparently responded to her suppose Fake age accusation. The Model made this known in an introductory session organized by her Co-Reality star.
During the Introductory session Yesterday,July 21 Nengi stated that she had to Lie about her age for her to be able to put in for the beauty Pageant she eventually won in 2013.
In her words;
“I hail from a Poor Background,Lived with my Aunty and my mother lived in another state. My aunt was way too Strict. She’s this Churchy type and would never allow me go for a peagent show. All she wanted was for me to go to school!!”
“I’ve Always Wanted More for my life other than school. As I grew older,She couldn’t control me anymore. I eventually decided to travel to my Mom’s state….On getting there,I met my mother sleeping on a Bench!! I asked her,Mom,How long have you been sleeping here??..She said 6Months!!!”
Nengi stated that the state she met her mum made her desperate for wealth at a young age.
“I was sixteen back then..I had to lie about my age to put in for the pageant show. I told the organizers I was eighteen and eventually got chosen and Glory!! I won the show”
She also revealed that her mother died the moment things were getting better.
“I never had the chance to give her the good life she deserved” she said emotionally
Subsequently, she was asked if she was in a relationship, In response she affirmed that she was in one before entering the house. According to her it was a Long distance relationship. She however revealed that her man got angry because she told him she was going to be a participant of the show very late.
The last question she got was the shocking of all as she was asked if she was open for a relationship in the house.
She simply responded with a shrug and made her exit.