The sixth season of popular reality television show,Big Brother Naija, is around the corner, but
fans are divided on social media over who should be the host of the show this year.
While some fans want a former housemate in the maiden edition of the reality show in 2006, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, to retain his post as the host of the show, other devotees desire a fresh face in the person of Frank Edoho, who was host of popular Nigerian television show, ‘Who wants to be a Millionaire.’
Before the auditions , lovers and followers of Edoho and Ebuka, on Friday, clashed on social media, calling on the organisers of the show to bring their man in as host for 2021.
A tweeter user, @iamkelgrin, seemed to have ignited a social media by saying: “Ebuka don eat small, make him allow another person chop! Frank Edoho as BBNaija host for this season won’t be a bad choice though. Eviction night go choke gan!”
A barrage of criticisms and divergent views thus followed the tweet with Edoho urging fans to let Ebuka remain as the presenter of the show.
Edoho, who replied to @iamkelgrin’s tweet, said: “What did Ebuka do to deserve all this? Why would you want to change someone that has done a show successfully for only 3 years and have him replaced with one who did WWTBAM for 13 years? Leave Ebuka alone! Please.”
@UncleMaazi, also wondered: “The sudden hate on Ebuka is what I don’t get!”
“If Ebuka stops hosting BBN, I don’t think the show would ever remain the same anymore,” @Preciouschee submitted.
@Chines_zoe sent “thunder to fire” those who want the fashionable Ebuka replaced while @OluSaltz said Edoho was right but “deep down I prefer you over Ebuka due to your suspense.”
“We are not saying he (Ebuka) did something wrong. All we are saying is we just want to get another flair. Ebuka is good no doubt,” @chykeobrain stated.
@Daddy_Nomso, however, agreed with the ex-presenter of ‘Who wants to be a Millionaire’, saying: “Frank worked for 13 years without being replaced and we still miss him on our screens, why would anyone want to replace Ebuka who is doing a good job and is just three years into it? Allow him enjoy his reign for as long as it lasts.”
The sixth season of the show later this year, has already topped previous seasons as MultiChoice Nigeria announced a grand prize of N90 million.
“BBNaija hopefuls, who are 21 years or older and of Nigerian nationality with valid passports, will get an early audition when they pay for the DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Confam, Yanga package or on GOtv Max or Jolli package between March 24 and March 31, 2021,” MultiChoice said.
The company added that the #BBNaijaEarlyAccess online auditions will also require interested participants to make a two-minute video stating why they should be picked to be housemates.