Former Big Brother Africa star, Pokello, says many people won't comprehend what happens on the reality show until they spend weeks experiencing it.
Pokello's thought follows the controversies that trailed married BBNaija housemate, Tega’s affair with co-housemate, Boma.
The reality tv star stated that the show takes a serious toll on the mental and emotional health of housemates, adding that they can easily lose themselves in a way that they could never recover from.
Pokello added that she wouldn’t want married people to participate in the show as it will limit their game and they might be forced to engage in sexual relations so they won’t be seen as boring.
Pokello said, “That house is a place people on the outside will never understand. You can easily lose yourself in a way that you can’t recover from. When prospective participants watch the show they are attracted by the fame that come from being on the show.
"But not enough is done to prepare housemates about the mental breakdowns and emotional roller coaster your time in there will have. Personally I would prefer married people didn’t go into the house.
"It either limits how you play the game or the environment will deceive you into conforming to the ‘status quo’ in a bid to not appear too rigid or ‘less entertaining’ because of your marital status.
"Until you have spent weeks in that house you can never really fathom the extent mind games, emotions and being isolated from normal life will take a toll on you.”