Some Nigerians have expressed shock over the choice of house mates for the on going fourth season of BB Naija reality show. The season kicked off Sunday when 21 house mates most of whom some viewers have described as more foreign than Nigerians.
Respondents said that it was puzzling how Manchester based Mike, London police officer, Khafi and Ike, who said this was his first time in Lagos made the list while thousands of Nigerians flooded audition centres in February.
The audition centres across the country were crowded with people struggling to get in by scaling the fence; viewers felt it was unfair to have people risk lives to auditions and then pick Nigerians in diaspora.
Nigerian super singer, Jaywon, has called out the organizers of the BB Naija show and described it as a scam. He opined that the show only picked house mates who were bankable. He stressed that from their profile, most of them were either social media celebrities of sorts, schooled or worked abroad and have pretty impressive resumes.
Given the calibre of people chosen, Jaywon has accused the organisers of the show of being scammers. In his opinion, the show which made many Nigerians believe that it was for any one who knew how to play their cards right, apparently was only for people who ve be marketed to the public.
Jaywon appears to believe that the show organisers only select certain kind of people who they can reap their money back from.
Recall that the BB Naija 2019 kicked off on Sunday night with 21 house mates battling for the N60 million worth of prizes as announced earlier by the organiser, M-Net West Africa. The house mates would be staying at the Big Brother House for the next 12 weeks to entertain TV viewers across Africa and beyond.
At the launch, popular media personality and host of the show, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu ushered the hosue mates into the BB Naija house with the edition themed “Pepper Them”. It was gathered that the housemates will spend 99 days in the house, competing for the grand prize of N60 million.
Here are the 21 House mates that will make you stay glued to your television screen all through the 12 weeks:
Avala: 30 years old, female, hails from Ogun State
Khafi: 20 years (female), Ekiti State
Omotshola: 38 years (male) Delta State
Frodd: 28 years (male) Anambra State
Ike: 21 years (male) Imo State
Ella: 30 years (Female) Anambra State
Nelson: 26 years (female) Rivers State
Isilomo: 23 years (female) Edo State
Zackye: 23 years (female) Anambra State
Tuoyo (male) Delta State
Sir Dee: 28 years (male) Kogi State
Seyi: 30 years (male) Ogun State
Esther:22 years (female) Lagos State
Gedoni: 31 years (male)
Telma: 26 years (female)
Kimophra: 23 years
Diane 23 years (female) Kaduna State
Mercy: 26 years (female)
Tacha: 23 years (female) Rivers State
Jeff 30 years (female) Anambra State
Mike: 28 years (female) Lagos State.
My Victory Resulted From Steadfast Prayers, Says MBGN Winner
Winner of the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2021, Oluchi Madubuike, yesterday said that her victory was as a result of steadfast prayers.
Madubuike, who was crowned Miss Nigeria World 2021 on Saturday, took to her Instagram page to appreciate her family and other people who supported her in the journey.
According to her, she was victorious because of the steadfast prayers, love and support that she received from well wishes.
She said, “The little girl in me is screaming with joy at this new reality of mine. I’m sure my dad is with the host of angels in heaven celebrating me!
“I am so grateful to God most importantly for this opportunity and the hand of favour He placed upon my life. I am a living testimony of his divine work.
“To @silverbirdgrp , all our sponsors and partners, thank you all for this opportunity. I promise to maximize it to my fullest potential.
“This victory was a result of the steadfast prayers, love and support. I pray that God will find a way to repay everyone who contributed in a thousand folds.”
Madubuike would be representing Nigeria at the 70th edition of the Miss World pageant to be held on December 16, 2021 in Puerto Rico.
Nigerian Female Celebrities Are Not Prostitutes -Movie Producer
Nigerian movie producer, Samuel Olatunji, popularly known as Bigsam has debunked the idea that successful women in the entertainment industry earn their money through questionable means.
The Public Relations expert took to his Instagram page yesterday to condemn Nollywood actress, Nnaji Charity, who in her Instagram stories wrote that “being a female celebrity in Nigeria is more like an advanced prostitution.”(sic)
“To say her post is uncharitable to women is stating the obvious. What is more uncharitable is the fact that she is a woman (that, I believe because these days, you never can tell), “ the producer said.
He added, “What you are implying is that all these successful female celebrities, both in entertainment and outside entertainment are prostitutes, got to where they are, or are maintaining what they are by prostitution? Nothing could be farther from the truth.
Naming celebrities such as Linda Ikeji, Toyin Abraham, Funke Akindele-Bello, and Ini Edo, the Dear Affy producer attested to lucrative means by which several female celebrities he has worked with, make their money.
He said, “There was a time someone called me to say Linda Ikeji must be doing fraud or advanced prostitution to make the kind of money she has, that year, Linda was charging 50k per post (now it is 150k). I asked the person to open the blog and we did counting of sponsored post for that day as at 6pm, Linda has done about 20 sponsored posts. That year, Linda was raking in about 2 million daily. Before Covid and after, Toyin Abraham was making over 5 million monthly.
“About 10 years ago, we struck a major deal for Ini Edo, my first cut in the money was over 1.5m. Till date, Ini is making legitimate money quietly and in quick succession to have warranted talk that she’s the richest actress in Nigeria. About two or three years ago, Funke Akindele Bello made over 1 million USD from just one of her projects.”(sic)
Also mentioning the likes of Kemi Adetiba, Uche Jumbo, and Lizzy Jay, Bigsam said, “If you see all these women living life and living well, don’t let your limited brain deceive you that they only make it by gracing beds of powerful men (some of these men actually live off them).”
“Women are doing well and it is possible for the upcoming one to do better without turning to prostitution,” he continued.
He further encouraged ladies to ignore the claims by Nnaji as “she doesn’t know what she’s saying.”
Wizkid, Omah Lay Bag High Nominations In AFRIMA 2021
The African Union Commission and the International Committee of All Africa Music Awards have released the 2021 nominees’ list.
The list, which was released on Wednesday, features over 400 songs from artistes in the 30 continental and 10 regional categories cutting across African talents and creatives living on the continent and in the Diaspora.
Leading the 2021 AFRIMA nominations scorecard is South Africa’s sensation duo, Blaq Diamond with eight nominations for their song, ‘SummerYoMuthi’ in ‘Best Male Artiste in Southern Africa’; ‘Artiste of the Year in Africa’; ‘Song of the Year in Africa’; ‘Producer of the Year in Africa’; ‘Best Male Artiste in African Inspirational Music’; ‘Breakout Artiste of the Year’; ‘Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Pop’; and ‘Best African Duo, Group or Band’.
Also, South Africa’s Focalistic made it to the top of the list for his hit single, ‘Ke Star’ [Remix], featuring Davido and Vigro Deep with seven nominations including ‘Best Male Artiste’ in Southern Africa; ‘Artiste of the Year in Africa’; ‘Song of the Year in Africa’; ‘Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Dance or Choreography’; ‘Best African Collaboration’; ‘Best Artiste, Duo or Group In African Electro’; and ‘Breakout Artiste of the Year’. Also, South Africa’s Focalistic made it to the top of the list for his hit single, ‘Ke Star’ [Remix], featuring Davido and Vigro Deep with seven nominations including ‘Best Male Artiste’ in Southern Africa; ‘Artiste of the Year in Africa’; ‘Song of the Year in Africa’; ‘Best Artiste, Duo or Group in African Dance or Choreography’; ‘Best African Collaboration’; ‘Best Artiste, Duo or Group In African Electro’; and ‘Breakout Artiste of the Year’.
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