Big Brother Naija Season 2 winner, Eve Michael Ejeba, popularly known as Efe, has broken his silence on claims that he was blacklisted by Multichoice Nigeria, the organisers of the show, after winning the competition.
During the finale of the show’s season 6, which took place few weeks ago, several ex-housemates of the show were present, while season 5 winner, Laycon, also performed. However, the 2017 winner, who is also a rapper was noticeably absent.
A media personality, Noble Igwe, had in a tweet, said Efe fell with the the show organisers because he disrespected a Multichoice boss. According to him, Efe “sat in the car and asked for Oga to come first before he comes out.”
Reacting, the Gallante crooner, released a statement via his Instagram page on Monday to debunk the insinuations, surrounding his absence from BBNaija events.
In the statement, Efe said the incident was false and never happened.
“I was brought up in a family and society where respect to a fellow human is highly valued and respect to elders is unquestionable. Unnecessary ego-boosting, protocols, or feeling too much importance have never been attractive to me given my humble background.
“Therefore it is unimaginable for someone to conceive such character from me as a person and create a scenario that never existed. Hence I am clearly stating that the instance (scenario) asserted that is making rounds in the media and public is false and never happened or occurred. This is news to me as it is to you,” he wrote.
The rapper also maintained that he has “a cordial relationship with Multichoice Nigeria and we are one family.”
“Let me take this opportunity to thank Multichoice Nigeria as an organisation, and her members of staff once again for giving me the platform to showcase my talent as a music artist,” he said. “I don’t take the platform for granted. It is a well-cherished investment,” he said.
Speaking on his absence from BBNaija events, Efe pleaded with fans who have been anticipating his performance on the show to exercise patience.
He expressed confidence that there would be a collaboration with Multichoice Nigeria in the future.