Ebuka returns as host for BBNaija season 5.. four years in a row

Ebuka Obi-Uchendu is returning once again, as the host for the fifth season of the Big Brother Naija reality TV show..

The media personality took to Twitter on Monday evening to share the news.

“Excited to be confirmed once again as the host of a brand new season of @BBNaija premiering on July 19!!! Can’t wait to be a part of yet another magical journey…," he wrote.

Ebuka first became host for the popular TV show in the second season in 2017, eleven years after he participated as a housemate in the first edition in 2006.

The popular TV host is known to keep viewers entertained with the “table shaking” questions, fun tactics and most especially his outfits.

Organisers of BBNaija, MultiChoice Nigeria had announced the show will kick off on July 19.

Measures to combat spread of COVID-19 during the 2020 season has unveiled, with the organizers saying that anyone that shows signs of ill health would not be allowed to participate.

Currently, those who made the final cut are in quarantine to ensure they are not exposed to coronavirus infection.

Multichoice also disclosed that 32,509 Nigerian youths participated in the online auditions for the 2020 edition of the Big Brother Naija reality TV show.

MultiChoice were however, silent on the number of housemates that will enter the BBNaija house in 2020.

The 2019 edition of the show dubbed ‘Pepper Dem" featured a total of 26 participants.

They were Mercy, Mike, Frodd, Omashola, Seyi, Diane, Ike, Elozonam, Cindy, Tacha, Khafi, Venita, Sir Dee, Esther, Gedoni, Jackye, Joe, Enkay, Jeff, Nelson, Thelma, Tuoyo, Kim Oprah, Ella, Avala and Isilomo.

Mercy Eke, who emerged the winner of the season 4 edition, went home with the grand prize of N60 million.

Chief Customer Officer, Martin Mabutho, revealed that the BBNaija prize money this year will be “the highest ever in the history of the show”.

Martin added that BBNaija will continue to provide “quality entertainment and value for the audience while exporting Nigerian culture to the world”. 

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