Former Big Brother Naija Shine Ya Eye housemate, Ololade Olajide also known as Kayvee, has explained why he withdrew from the ongoing reality show. Kayvee, a budding photographer, was one of the four housemates introduced on August 8 when Beatrice, Yerins, and Niyi were evicted. He voluntarily withdrew from the reality show on Monday.
According to a statement he released, the former housemate explained that his sudden exit was because he had a mental breakdown. “I underestimated the effect isolation would have on my mental health and integrating with the other housemates,” Kayvee said. “I honestly wanted to stay till the 72nd day, and I believe that I have the personality, the empathy, and the game spirit to have made it to the end.
“But, certain events that happened in quick succession escalated the anxiety I felt and impacted my being the jovial, energetic, and fun person that I am. ”He, however, appreciated his fans and the housemates for their love and support during the weeks he spent in the Big Brother House.
Kayvee also said he was overwhelmed by the love he has received from people within and outside Nigeria.
Prior to his exit, he had a consultation with Big Brother and the on-site medical team, where it was decided that he had to leave the house for a more thorough medical investigation. Kayvee was introduced to the show alongside Queen, Michael, and JMK. The then Head of House, Pere, broke the news to the housemates when he read a brief from Big Brother. The announcement left the housemates emotional and dazed just as some of them shed tears as they helped Kayvee pack his bags.