The Big Brother Nigeria (BBNaija) reality TV show may have been a subject of controversies since its debut in 2006.
But beyond the dusts, the reality show has brought huge fortunes to participants over the years including political appointments.
TheCable Lifestyle examines former housemates who have bagged political appointments from governors of their respective states following their stints at the reality TV show.
Laycon’s rise to prominence since he won the 2020 edition of the reality TV show has been unprecedented.
Days after snagging the show’s N85 million grand prize, he was appointed as Ogun state youth ambassador by Dapo Abiodun, the governor.
The governor had also gifted a three-bedroom apartment and sum of N5 million to the singer, whose real name is Olamilekan Agbeleshe.
Nengi, another 2020 BBNaija housemate, has also continued to pull the strings since the end of the show.
To top it all off, I was honoured by the Executive Governor of Bayelsa State, and was unveiled as the new Face of Bayelsa. I was also appointed as the Senior Special Adviser on the Girl Child in his executive cabinet. I am so touched.
— NENGI REBECCA HAMPSON 👑🗡️ (@nengiofficial) November 6, 2020Advertisement
On Friday, she was named as senior special assistant (SSA) to Douye Diri, governor of Bayelsa state, on girl child development.
This had come at about the same time when she was appointed as an ambassador for the girl child by the governor.
Trikytee might not be one of the most-talked-about housemates during the fifth edition of the reality TV show but he has continued to take the world by storm.
I want to thank His Excellency the Executive Governor of Bayelsa State
Senator Douye Diri on my appointment as Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of Bayelsa State…What an Honour, I am grateful…
— Trikytee (@trikytee) November 6, 2020
Just like Nengi, the creative director, whose real name is Sinclair Timmy, was also appointed as a senior special assistant (SSA) to Diri on Friday.
His portfolio is, however, yet to be revealed.
Cindy Okafor, a 2019 BBNaija housemate, also joins the list of reality TV stars that had been given political appointments.
In December 2019, she was named as an ambassador of the made-in-Aba project by Okezie Ikpeazu, governor of Abia state.
The project is aimed at promoting indigenous goods and services in the state.
Gedoni Ekpata is another 2019 BBNaija housemate who got a political appointment afte the reality show.
He was appointed as special assistant to Ben Ayade, governor of Cross River state, on garment factory and branding, in January.
Gedoni recently sparked marriage rumours with Khafi Kareem, a fellow colleague at the show.
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