Media personality, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, who rose to fame as a contestant on Big Brother Nigeria season 1 in 2006, has been announced as the host for the comeback season of the show, Big Brother Naija 2017.
The former lawyer will usher the 12 housemates into the Big Brother Naija house and will take up the task of announcing the evictees week after week – for 11 weeks.
The Managing Director of MultiChoice Nigeria, John Ugbe, said about their decision:
“We are particularly excited to have Ebuka as host of Big Brother Naija. This was the platform that unearthed his potentials and propelled him to stardom.
He has over the years grown to become a prominent face on the Nigerian pop culture and entertainment scene while also lending his voice to youth empowerment initiatives.
We believe his cool and debonair personality combined with his healthy dose of wit will spice up the show. Our viewers are in for a great entertainment experience!”.
In less than a decade, Ebuka has grown to become one of the most-loved media personalities in the Nigerian entertainment industry – and making him the host of the show that launched his career was certainly a great choice.
Big Brother Naija starts on January 22 at 7pm and will run for 11 weeks on all DStv packages on channel 198 and GOtv Plus on channel 29.