MultiChoice, organisers of the Big Brother Naija Reality TV show, have retained Ex-Big Brother Nigeria housemate, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu as host for the 2018 edition of the reality TV show.
The former housemate in Big Brother Nigeria show back in 2006 will make a re-appearance at the reality show’s third edition in 2018 after hosting the second edition of Big Brother Naija show which saw hip-hop artiste, Efe Ejeba emerge as the winner of the show, going home with the coveted N25 million prize money and SUV.
The lawyer turned media personality will usher the housemates into the Big Brother Naija house and will take up the task of announcing the evictees week after week.
Speaking on Ebuka’s return as host of the Big Brother Naija show, the Regional Director, M-Net West Africa, Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu said: “We are thrilled to have Ebuka return as host of Big Brother Naija. This was the platform that unearthed his potential first as a housemate and then as a host, ultimately launching him to stardom.
“He is a prime example of what the Big Brother platform offers, as he has proven over the years to be one of Nigeria’s biggest names in pop culture and entertainment whilst also lending his voice to youth empowerment initiatives. Fans and viewers alike are familiar with his cool, debonair and witty, on-air and on-stage personality. They are guaranteed to enjoy the excitement that he brings to the Big Brother Naija show”, Mba-Uzoukwu said.
African entertainment station, Africa Magic also confirmed the development on micro-blogging site, Twitter.
Ebuka’s hosting gigs include Friend or Foe on NTA, the GLO Show, also on NTA, as well as Guinness’ Greatness TV. He is currently the host of Rubbin’ Minds, a youth-focused TV show on Channels television.
The audition for the third edition of the Big Brother Naija, sponsored by PayPorte is currently going across the nation.
Meanwhile, the inaugural edition of Big Brother Naija held from March 5 to June 4, 2006. The screening saw 12 housemates vie for the coveted $100,000 prize money by performing various mental and physical tasks. At the end of the three-month stay in the house, Katung Aduwak emerged the winner, while hip-hop artiste, Efe Ejeba won the second edition of the reality show.
The reality show is an offshoot of the world famous Big Brother reality show, which was launched in 1999, with franchises in over 54 countries.