How Ebuka Obi-Uchendu who was a Big Brother Naija season 1, 2006, housemate was evicted and later became host of the same show in 2017.
Gatekeepers News reports that the 39-year-old was the 7th housemate to be evicted (on the 57th day) among the 14 housemates that participated in the first season of the reality show which lasted 92 days in 2006.
Ebuka’s quiet nature during his stay in the BBNaija house might have contributed to his exit which he also admitted to when he spoke with the co-host of the first season edition, Olisa Adibua on the night of the live eviction.
When asked if being quiet in the house was part of his plan and strategy to stay longer in the BBNaija house, Ebuka said: “It wasn’t really a game plan, It was basically me, I’m naturally very low-key, I don’t push things too much and I try to have fun while being myself.”
Ebuka who had told Big Brother that he didn’t like nominations, escaped being nominated for possible eviction for a couple of weeks before the one that got him evicted from the show.
Asked why he wasn’t nominated for weeks, Ebuka said he had no idea because he expected the nomination earlier, but concluded that “it’s probably because they (co-housemates) love me, but it (eviction) finally came and I’m out here. I’m glad to be out.”
The ex-housemate was, however, brought back to host season 2 of the show in 2017 and replaced hosts, Olisa Adibua and Michelle Dede.
Ebuka has since hosted the BBNaija reality show for the rest of the seasons to date. Ebuka has hosted the show with so much poise, dignity and gait holding viewers spellbound always.
The lawyer turned media personality is unarguably the most visibly successful BBNaija 2006 housemate among his set. Not many remember the winner of the first edition, Katung Aduwak.
Ebuka, who was evicted after he garnered the least vote from the audience who now hail him for being a ‘table shaker’ and always dapper, proved that his eviction didn’t stop his shine.
Aside from hosting the BBNaija show, the award-winning presenter is also known for hosting the long-running Rubbin’ Minds talk show on Channels TV as well as co-hosting The Spot and Men’s Corner on Ebonylife Television.
Below are clips of how Ebuka got evicted in 2006 and his interview with Olisa Adibua;