TV personality Frank Edoho has rejected calls to replace colleague Ebuka Obi-Uchendu as host of Big Brother Naija in the forthcoming season six.
Mr Edoho was on Friday forced to speak after social media users called for a change of host for the popular reality TV show. Some even called for media personality and actress Nancy Isime to replace Ebuka.
In 2017, Ebuka, who is himself an alumnus of the show, was named host of the second season which was rebranded as Big Brother Naija. He has hosted the show ever since.
Edoho, on the other hand, gained popularity for hosting the Who Wants To Be A Millionaire show for 13 years which was sponsored by telecoms giant MTN.
Rejecting calls to replace Ebuka as Big Brother Naija host this year, Edoho tweeted:
“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.”
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. https://t.co/ZtdLttZNxz
— Frank Edoho (@frankedoho) March 26, 2021
Addressing a Twitter user, Edoho promised to return to television soon, but ruled out taking the job of Big Brother Naija host.
“I’ll be back on TV soon. But absolutely not on Big Brother,” he said.
He also vowed not to take the offer if the show’s organisers Multichoice Nigeria comes calling.
Auditions for the season six are expected to begin soon following announcement by the organisers. Winner of the show will take home N90 million worth of prizes.