- The Big Brother Naija show winner Efe Ejeba has been presented his prize
- Efe emerged winner after beating 11 other contenders to clinch the star prize of N25million and an SUV
- Debie-Rise emerged the third runner up, TBoss was the second runner up and Bisola the first runner up
The winner of the recently concluded Big Brother Naija reality show Efe Ejeba was Tuesday presented with the keys to his SUV at a press conference held in Lagos to welcome him and Bisola Aiyeola, the first runner up of the show.
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The managing director, MultiChoice Nigeria, John Ugbe, speaking at the event where NAIJ.com was present, said MultiChoice was not only celebrating Efe but other people who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that the show was a phenomenal success.
“The Big Brother Naijashow was a veritable platform used in educating and enlightening the viewers about the many challenges, both social and environmental, being faced by people across the country through the many creative presentations made by housemates. In addition, it showed the power of voters as the winner emerged based on their votes,” said Ugbe.
“We also want to use this opportunity to celebrate our sponsors who believed in the project and put the seal of their brands on it.”
In his remarkas gathered by NAIJ.com, Efe thanked all sponsors for giving him the platform to show the world his person and for the opportunity.
He said: “The feeling has been so amazing right from the airport up till this moment. I want to thank MultiChoice for this opportunity and the sponsors, Indomie, Minimie and Heritage Bank - for organizing and paying for my wedding in the house - as well as PayPorte for all the beautiful clothes and shoes.”
The Big Brother Naija show was aimed at identifying, nurturing, and promoting young talent to a wide range of viewers across the African continent, its organisers said. After a 10-year hiatus, the show was repackaged to give more Nigerian youth the opportunity to showcase their talent to the world. The year's edition was hosted by former Big Brother Nigeria housemate, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu.
Regional Director, M-Net, Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, said Big Brother Naija has indeed put Nigeria on the world map. According to her, in the history of M-Net productions, particularly in the last week before the show’s finale, they had never collated such a large amount of votes. “Over 27 million votes were recorded before the finale,” she enthused.
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Other ex-housemates present at the conference were Bassey, Bally, ThinTallTony, Jon, Soma, Gifty and CocoIce.
Watch BBNaija winner Efe receive his grand prize in the video below: