It was an ecstatic moment on Sunday for Laycon, one of the 20 housemates that participated in the 2020 edition of Big Brother Naija, as he emerged the winner of the grand prize of the 70-day locked-in event.
Laycon was declared the winner of the reality TV show after beating four other top finalists with the highest number of votes from viewers.
Dorothy and Nengi were declared first and second runners-up respectively.
Five housemates that qualified as finalists last Sunday also included Vee and Neo.
Laycon won with 60 per cent of the votes; Dorathy came second with 21.85 per cent of the final day votes.
Nengi scored 15.03 per cent, while Neo had 1.94 per cent and Vee 1.18 per cent.
Apart from the grand prize of N85 million cash prize, he also won a two-bedroom apartment courtesy of Revolution Plus; a top of the range SUV from Nigerian automaker, Innoson Motors; a trip to Dublin from Guinness; and home appliances given by Scanfrost.
Others are a trip to Dubai packaged by Travelbeta; a year’s supply of Indomie noodles, Munch it, and Colgate toothpaste; a year’s supply of Pepsi; a branded chiller; a trip to watch the UEFA Champions League finale; and a brand new Oppo mobile smartphone.
This year, the reality show has beenn drama-filled, and has also produced ‘new celebrities’ who are well on their way to new beginnings.
According to Premium Times’ report, the evicted and disqualified housemates already boast a massive fan base and have bagged some endorsements already.
The show’s host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, said that the grand winner emerged through a number of votes accrued to the housemate.
Olamilekan ‘Laycon’ Agbeleshe. Laycon had been a fan favourite from the beginning of the show and his fan base had only grown stronger.
The 26-year-old rapper had big names like Tunde Ednut, Reminince and a host of other stars rooting for him. Some of these stars are Yinka Ayefele; popular blogger, TundeEdnut; actors Nkechi Blessing, Lateef Adedimeji, Olaniyi “Sanyeri” Afonja, Ufuoma McDermott; comedian Broda Shaggy and entertainer, Lekanj KingKong among others. They all actively campaigned for him on their social media pages.
Breaking: Phyna wins Season 7 Level-up N100m BBN grand prize
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.
Joining witch society, better than Nollywood, says Olamide Odunlade
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.
BBN: Chizzy, Rachel in surprise eviction, six housemates remaining
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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