BBNaija housemate, Cross, reveals he struggles with dyslexia

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Aderoju Israel




Big Brother Naija Season six housemate, Cross, has revealed that he has dyslexia after his altercation with fellow housemate, Nini.

Recall the duo got into a heated argument over bathroom cleaning on Wednesday. Losing her cool after Cross asked if she was stupid, Nini rained insults on him, calling him the “dumbest person” in the house.

Those words appeared to have gotten to Cross as he later broke down in tears at the garden. Speaking with another housemate Angel who came to console him, he revealed his health condition.

“I am 31 years old. For most of my life, I’ve always tried as much as possible to just get by academically because it’s not something I’m very good at.

“And I didn’t know I was dyslexic until my cousin did research and pointed it out for me. And I started doing research on it then I realized ‘f**k it this is me.’ It’s kind of really sad,” Cross said.

He said he doesn’t like to share that information with people as he’s been struggling with the condition for most of his life.

Angel said there was no shame in being dyslexic. Cross, however, disagreed as he claims to be the least intelligent in every group of gathering.

“Cross, some people are smart academically and in real life, not so much. So if you say that nine out of 10 people are smarter than you academically, it doesn’t matter,” Angel replied.

Dyslexia is a disorder that involves difficulty in learning to read or interpret words, letters, and other symbols, but that do not affect general intelligence.

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