Highlights from Ebuka’s recent chat with Beat FM’s Toolz

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The Lockdown edition of the Big Brother Naija Reunion Show wrapped up last week. It was another exhilarating extension of the Big Brother Naija franchise and gave fans plenty to sink their teeth into. Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, the famed anchor-man of the reality TV show joined Beat FM’s Toolz on his Midday show. Speaking on the show, Ebuka shared some exciting insights into the just concluded show.

One of the issues discussed was how the current Twitter ban affected the show, with Twitter proving a major communication platform for fans of the show so far. “Oh yes, it has, because people are still watching because Multichoice has the viewers but what is missing is the instant feedback,” he said about Twitter.

He also confirmed housemates, Lucy and Kaisha’s fight that wasn’t aired, adding that his shoe was ruined during the altercation. “They ruined my shoe that day; I’m actually upset,” the host said. “I’m actually happy they didn’t air the fight. I actually fell on the floor trying to avoid it.

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With confessions of grudges and suppressed feelings, and skeletons thrown out the cupboard throughout the show, Ebuka admitted to a very low level of reconciliation between the housemates. “This year, a lot of people came and vented and still left probably even angry,” Ebuka said. “Just Erica and Wathoni, I can’t remember any other one (who reconciled). There were very few moments and I think it was only Ozo and Prince who had some conversation off air. there was a handshake at some point.

Speaking about fan involvement, he had this to say, “In the past you would have one or two or have those very intense fanbases who would go back and forth at each other on social media, this year there are probably five or six.

Contrary to what many fans think and say, Ebuka reiterated that neither him nor his wife has the power to influence decisions in the show. “There are four companies that run Big brother, Endemol, a Dutch company, there is Multichoice, there is MNET Nigeria, there’s Red Pepper Pictures which is the production company, that is four companies,” the host told Toolz. “Nothing happens on that show without the approval of these people, and then my wife is the one who runs the show? I find it so weird that people believe these things,” he added.

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