With her delicate frame, Anto entered the #bbnaija House on a bouncing stride, looking all pretty, smiley and most particularly guarded and wary of all the other housemates. By virtue of being the only US-born Nigerian in the cohort – and the only spectacled Housemate – she stood out like a sore thumb.
She however seems to have been able to turn what may have appeared like a flaw in her favour. Not only was she fit and sporty, with a clear complexion and general sparkle for life, Anto oozed comfort in her skin, in who she is and in her ability to lead herself. She has never for once claimed to be who she is not, and she has exuded poise and confidence all through.
The other #bbnaija Housemates have discovered that despite the spectacles she regularly wears, there lies a fiercely clever personality behind it. From the get go, Anto brushed any male advances aside, taking males down a peg.
Without a word, Anto made it known that she wouldn’t entertain anyone’s fantasies, be it male or female, for she had come to win the ₦ 45 million prize. Nonetheless, she blended in nicely in the crowd, never loud yet unmissable.
The other #bbnaija Housemates also reciprocated the chill by keeping a respectable distance from Anto. It’s not that they didn’t like her, it’s just that they sensed she simply was not in their little worlds. The guys quickly got to grips with the fact that they stood zero chance for they were not her type at all.
As for the girls, they agreed quickly Anto was out of their league, as she was not the type that was clingy or moody, like some of them had been. They also seem to respect her like an older wiser sister whose long, healthy natural hair they envied.
Yet, the mysteries that surround Anto remain solid and are yet to be unravelled. While she’s not shy of telling it like it is and sprinkle a few scathing remarks when necessary, no one has really pierced her secrets.
Except perhaps Lolu, her cerebral male alter-ego with whom she has formed a symbiotic pair. These two are so comfortable with each other that they look into each other’s eyes, whisper in each other’s ears, walk arm in arm and sweet-talk themselves to sleep.
While Lolu appears to be more clingy, ever since her pairing with Miracle, Anto has made a new ally in the #bbnaija House. She’s been happier to have another source of companionship in the House for they are on the same wavelength. They’ve had a nice synergy during a few Tasks.
So far Anto’s strategy, like all smart people, has been to downplay her credentials. Her excellent listening abilities have allowed her to steadily navigate the Double Wahala House and adapt to her environment. This makes her mysterious and we can’t help but ask who Anto really is.