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Former Big Brother Naija Shine Ya Eye finalist, Cross, has revealed how he persuaded his evangelical mother to compete for the N90 million grand prize on the show.

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Cross said it was tough to persuade his mother, who was unfamiliar with entertainment trends, before gaining entry into Biggie’s House, during one of his media appearances with PUNCH Online on Wednesday.

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“My mum is a pastor – an evangelist – and she wasn’t used to these social media stuff and entertainment stuff or even Big Brother.

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“So I had to explain to her little by little how it was and she said it was okay.

“Last year, when I almost went in, she knew how sad I was when I didn’t go in. So it was a bit easier to convince her, especially because of that.

“She was a little bit more happy this time that I did go in,” Cross said.

Continuing, he added: “Prior to that, she didn’t want me to go in. She didn’t want to believe anything about it but after I explained everything to her, she understood how it was.

“She was now encouraging me to do what I needed to do. She said that I’m a man and I should follow my dreams, adding that whatever I want to do, I should go ahead and do it.”

He further stated that, “I knew that my family would support me, no matter what. My siblings love me. I have unconditional love from my siblings. Whether it’s bad or good, they just find a way to support me and at the end of the day, it’s all about love.”