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Laycon grabs GOtv Nigeria Brand Ambassador

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BBNaija Lockdown edition winner, Olamilekan Agbeleshe, popularly known as Laycon, has been unveiled as GOtv Nigeria latest brand ambassador.

This was made known at an event to launch MultiChoice’s festive season campaign for DStv and GOtv on Tuesday.

Laycon, a pop culture sensation, who has gained a huge fanbase, will star in the brand’s festive campaign for the GOtv Jolli package as well kick-off a GOtv city tour starting this November in Abeokuta, Enugu, Uyo, Abuja and Lagos.

According to Chief Customer Officer of MultiChoice Nigeria, Martin Mabutho, the decision to enlist Laycon as one of the faces for the brand is a perfect choice as both Laycon and GOtv are synonymous with creativity, passion and the ability to connect with audiences both young and old.

Mabutho said, “Laycon’s rise to fame on the platform of the hugely popular BBNaija reality TV show is one story that will never get old.

“His talent fuelled by passion made him highly relatable and endeared him to many.

“We are excited to have him onboard and we look forward to a mutually rewarding experience.”

Laycon, in his response, said, “I am excited to join the GOtv Nigeria family. This is a good one for me and I feel honoured to be a part of this leading pay TV entertainment brand.

“GOtv is about quality entertainment and that is something that resonates with my brand as a creative. I look forward to showcasing the amazing campaign we’ve worked on together!”

Speaking on the GOtv’s festive season offer, Mabutho said, “Starting Saturday, 21 November, customers can get a GOtv decoder and antennae with one month on Jolli package at N8,400.

“As always, our commitment is to enrich the entertainment experiences of our valued customers and with something for everyone during the holiday season with GOtv.”

He added that GOtv was ushering in the festive season with an exciting mix of programming for the entire family, including a line-up of festive movies, sporting action, kids’ entertainment and local content.

Some of the festive content to look out for are the Africa Magic Holiday Channel, with new seasons of Turn Up Friday with Pepsi and Infinix and Owambe Saturday with Goldberg plus a brand-new show, Jollof with Me sponsored by Cussons Carex and Morning Fresh.

According to the firm, people can also look forward to other big festivals such as the Calabar Carnival, The Experience (Global Edition), Festival of Champions and the Miss Africa pageant will make a grand return on the special Nigerian Festivals pop-up channel.

It also promised sports fans of an exciting festive season with LIVE football action from La Liga featuring the Atletico Madrid and Barcelona on November 21, 21st edition of GOtv Boxing Night on November 27 and WWE Survivor Series on November 29.

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Breaking: Phyna wins Season 7 Level-up N100m BBN grand prize

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Ijeoma Josephina Otabor popularly known as Phyna Sunday night emerged winner of the Season 7 Big Brother Naija grand prize, N100m.

She came first in the three-month-long reality TV show, beating Brian and Bella, the first and second runner-up respectively.

Phyna, a 25-year-old singer who had been one of the most popular housemates, won with 46.74% of the final votes from the public, while her closest rival. Brian, got 26+% votes.

This year’s grand prize is the highest since the show debuted in 2006.

The organisers had earlier said N50 million is the cash prize while the other N50 million is an estimation of prizes from the sponsors.

The show commenced with the eviction of Daniella, Chichi, Adekunle and Bella, climaxing into a suspense who would win between Phyna and Brian.

The audience erupted into an ecstasy as soon as the host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, announced Phyna as the winner.

The show also featured performances from top Nigerian music stars including MI Abaga, Falz, and Pheelz.

Phyna’s stint on the show was dominated by talks about her relationship with Groovy, a fellow housemate.

She also made the headlines for becoming the head of house (HoH) in the eighth week and her clash with Hermes.

Phyna has joined the exclusive list of the reality television show winners namely Katung Aduwak, Efe Ejeba, Miracle Igbokwe, Mercy Eke, Olamilekan Agbeleshebioba (Laycon), and Hazel Oyeze Onou (Whitemoney) of season 1-6 respectively.

A total of 28 housemates participated in this season titled ‘Level Up’ edition.

The seventh season commenced with a double premiere on July 23 and 24 and ran for a today of 72 days.

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Joining witch society, better than Nollywood, says Olamide Odunlade

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Beautiful actress, Olamide Odunlade popularly known as ‘Olamideoyin Omomala’ has said joining witch society is better than Nollywood.

It is no big news that plenty of bad bloods flow freely in the Nigerian movie space known as Nollywood.

At least, many actors have voiced their frustrations at different times. So, when Odunlade penned her recent experience on her Instagram page, it came as no surprise.

According to the actress, the movie industry is not a lovable one, noting that so much hate abounds in the industry.

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“It is better to join a witch society than being in Nollywood but God is with me. I have always known that the industry we are in is not a lovable one,” she wrote on her wall.

Theeditorial.ng gathered that the actress was accusing a colleague of slandering her, telling lies about her.

“Feel free to say anything you like about me but make sure it’s the truth, tell them the real story of how everything happened. Mind you, I talk with receipts and evidence, I don’t just cook up lies and tarnish other people’s image. While you are busy telling them the bad side which is a lie, and you know it deep down in your heart, use that same energy and time to tell them the truth and the good side I have always shown you. I didn’t wrong anyone, and with God all things are possible,” she said.

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BBN: Chizzy, Rachel in surprise eviction, six housemates remaining

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Big Brother Naija housemates, Chizzy and Rachel have been evicted from the show.

The Riders were evicted on Friday night when Ebuka paid the house a surprise visit.

The two housemates were on August 5th introduced to the show as riders.

Ebuka had said they would act as agents of Biggie and cannot be disqualified.

He added that they are not eligible to win the N100 million grand prize.

Before their eviction on Friday, Ebuka had shown the housemates the highlight of their time in the house.

Although Ebuka did not inform the six finalists that Rachel and Chizzy were not real housemates, their eviction came as a surprise to fans of the show who expected them to stay till Sunday.

Their exit leaves Phyna, Bryann, Bella, Daniella, Chichi, and Adekunle battling for the prize during the grand finale on Sunday.

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