Nini, a contestant on Big Brother Naija Shine Ya Eye, claimed that she switched herself with Cross since she knew he would survive.
She revealed this while discussing the nomination process with Cross on Monday night, day 51 of the competition.
Nini, Yousef, Angel, Saskay, and Emmanuel were the housemates up for eviction after the nominations and games on Monday night.
Nini, who came in second place in the Head of House games, was given the veto power to rescue one nomination and replace it with another.
Nini was saved and replaced with Cross during the process, bringing Cross to the list of nominated housemates for the week.
â€œObviously, you know why I put you,â€ she said to him.
I am confident that you will return.
I couldn't think of anyone else because Queen had been up twice in a row and Liquorose had just returned.
I wasn't thinking, and I have a feeling you'll return.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
I'm not sure if I should apologize because I did it on purpose.â€
BBNaija: Why I replaced myself Nini said
Cross stretched out to her and hugged her as she said this.
â€œOh, Cross, I despise this sensation.
During the hug, Nini stated, "You'll be alright."
â€œIt's not nice, but I'll be fine,â€ Cross added.
â€œAll I needed was a full disclosure from you.â€
â€œThat's fine,â€ Nini responded.
Cross is being substituted for a nominated housemate for the second time.
In week five, Liquorose saved Peace and replaced her with Cross as the HoH.
She did, however, apologize to him and explain her decision to him.