Ebuka Obi-Uchendu has been announced as host for season six of Big Brother Nigeria (BBNaija) — making it his fifth consecutive year anchoring the reality TV show.
The media personality and trained lawyer took to his social media page to break the news on Monday.
“Well, guess who’s returning as the host of the next season of #BBNaija. Let’s go again guys,” he wrote in a terse post alongside a clip of himself from a previous edition.
Ebuka, who participated in BBNaija’s debut season in 2006, has been hosting the show since 2017.
The development comes less than two months after some Nigerians had called on BBNaija’s organisers to consider Frank Edoho, Nigerian broadcaster and filmmaker, as Ebuka’s replacement for the show’s sixth season.
Auditions for this year’s edition of the show commenced on May 3 and scheduled to end on May 16
Early access auditions for the show held in March for only MultiChoice customers on DStv and GOtv platforms.
This year’s winner of the reality show will go home with a grand prize of N90 million — the highest ever since the inception of BBNaija.
TheCable Lifestyle had reported how Olamilekan ‘Laycon’ Agbeleshe won last year’s edition of the show.
Laycon had received the N85 million grand prize which includes a cheque of N30 million, Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) from Innoson Motors, and a luxury two-bedroom apartment by Revolution Properties.