Ex-BBA Star, Tayo Faniran Released From South Africa Police Custody

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Ex-Big Brother Africa Star, Tayo Faniran, has been granted bail and released from police custody after appearing in court today.

This follows an altercation he had with the South African Police on Thursday after he was allegedly stopped for a search.

The 33-year-old who captured the encounter live via Instagram, insisted that he would not ride in the police vehicle to the station, after he allegedly denied them access to search his phone.

The situation later escalated when more officers arrived at the scene and forcefully took him away and detained him.

Channels Television was at the Samdton Police Station to get more details on the incident.

Meanwhile, in a recent development, the former BBA Star has shared a video on Instagram, telling his fans and loved ones that he has been released and he is alive and well.

He, however, lamented about his experience while he was detained saying he was seriously beaten up and that his body felt sore.



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FG Directs NBC To Investigate Big Brother Nigeria Location Controversy

nbc-nigeriaThe Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, has asked the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to investigate the circumstances surrounding the reported shooting of the ongoing Big Brother Nigeria Reality Show in South Africa.

In a statement in Abuja on Tuesday, the Minister said the NBC should determine whether Multi-Choice, by shooting the show in South Africa, has breached the Nigerian Broadcasting Code in any way, as well as the issue of possible deceit, since the viewing public was never told that the event would be staged outside Nigeria.

”As a country of laws, only the outcome of the investigation will determine our next line of action,” he said.

While expressing concerns that Nigerians have bombarded his office with calls to complain about what they regard as an anomaly (of shooting outside the country a show meant for Nigerians), he requested that they should remain calm while the NBC investigates the issue and submits its findings.

BBA Finalist, Tayo Says Idris’ Selection As Winner Was Shocking

Tayo _FaniranA finalist of the Big Brother Africa Hotshots, Tayo Faniran, thinks the selection of Tanzanian contestant Idris as the winner of the 2014 edition was not right.

He told Ebuka on ‘Rubbin’ Minds’ on Sunday that he could not see any outstanding moment or performance of Idris in the highlights of the the programme that he reviewed some days ago.

“I saw my highlights and I was entertained but when I was watching that of Idris, I was waiting for that punchline but I did not see anything.

“When it was announced that he was the winner, I was shocked,” he said.

The BBA finalist denied claims that he cried when he lost out.

Faniran, however, said he was content because people considered him the winner and that he felt good about it.

Asked how he thinks Idris would feel with his comments about his selection, he said: “It is not supposed to be my own problem how he feels. I have the right to my own opinion. I wish him all the best and I hope he will use the money well”.

BBA: Namibian, Dilish Wins 300,000 USD

Namibian, Dillish on Sunday night won the coveted $300,000 star prize on Big Brother Africa.

It was a beautiful event as all the previously evicted housemates came back to celebrate with the winner.

After 90 days of staying in the Big Brother house, the top five; Elikem, Melvin, Cleo, Beverly and Dillish donned in their beautiful attires anxiously awaited the final results.

First to be evicted of the five was Beverly, who proudly walked out of the house into the cheering crowd and  was greeted with a hug and kiss from Angelo. Next came Melvin who obviously wasn’t happy to have not gotten the money but bravely put on a smile to meet the crowd.

The eviction of the two Nigerians from the house on the Grande finale caused a stir among Nigerians who concluded that keeping Melvin and Beverly in the house was a tactic to keep the Nigerian audience.

Elikem was evicted after this, but he won a $10,000 expense paid trip by Big Brother to Kenya with a partner of his choice, he picked Pokello who he already started an affair with during their stay in the house.

Finally, Dillish and Cleo were left in the house, the two hotties beat their male and female counterparts, Elikem and Melvin to the Top 2, as well as their close friend Beverly.

When the last person, Cleo, was evicted, the Namibian broke down in a heap of tears at the realization that she had won a cool $300, 000.

DJ Xclusive Drops “No Time” Video Featuring Skales May D, Tillaman

DJ Xclusive has released the video for his popular single, ‘No Time,’ featuring Skales, May D and Tillaman.

Directed by Squareball AdasaCookey, the video depicts DJ Xclusive as the debonair party-starting hero, adroitly incorporating his signature style.

The video features guest appearances from a few celebrities including May D, Banky W, Skales, Shaydee, Niyola, Tillaman, Uti Nwachukwu, and a host of others.

The video comes right after Xclusive’s hosting of Big Brother Africa: The Chase live eviction show last weekend where he thrilled crowds in South Africa as well as the entire African continent with his famed repertoire. He took his place in the DJ’s booth at the Channel O Party for the Chase Mates last.

Stay hungry for change in Africa, 2face tells Big Brother Housemates

The Housemates in the Big Brother Africa stargame show on Tuesday were pleasantly surprised when 2face paid an unscheduled visit to them via the Television monitor in the House.

The Housemates were strategizing how to go about the task of building their own vegetable garden as part of the ONE campaign following step-by-step instructions.

ONE is a grassroots advocacy and campaigning organization that fights extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa, by raising public awareness and pressuring political leaders to support smart and effective policies and programs that are saving lives, helping to put kids in school and improving futures.

Just as the Housemates were digesting the information of their impending Task, 2face appeared on the giant screen in the lounge and encouraged them to soldier on.

“My brothers and sisters, we are united in the belief that Africa can stop the vicious cycle of poverty and hunger once and for all,” 2face said.
The ace singer told the Housemates that the task of building their own vegetable garden is not just to test their will power but to give them “a taste of what millions go through every single day.”

2face said “No one in Africa should go hungry, not in 2012; not in the continent as rich as Africa. Housemates, you are the future. Stay strong. Stay committed. Stay hungry for change.”

Big Brother has been Kidnapped

There was so much panic and fear in the Big Brother house on Wednesday morning when a new Big Brother invaded the house.

Biggie has been kidnapped and in his place a new, scarier Big Brother has taken over.

There was panic this morning when the lights were dimmed dramatically and a powerful force took the reins.

Goldie with so much shock left her mouth open, while Alex sat in the corner looking dumbfounded. After what seemed to be an eternity, the lights came back on and a scary voice rang through the House.

The new Big Brother did not introduce himself instead delivered a shocker saying Big Brother has been kidnapped.

What can the housemate do to save Big Brother?

BBA’s Sheila drops brand new single

The Big Brother Africa Reality contestant Sheila, has recently released a single from her upcoming album.

The single which she titled “Yours” was released under her new producers,  the auspices of Herbal Records.

“Yours” is a love song, whose message portrays an undying love in the face of the world’s distractions.

Sheila hopes the song will be embraced as a simple anthem for lovers.

During the Big Brother show, it was reported that Sheila and Uti were dating, though the star hasn’t said anything about it, she just concluded that “Yours” is a love song.

BBA: Junia and Malonza get evicted

One of Big Brother’s most loved couple Junia and Malonza are no more in the House. They were the latest to bid farewell at the Stargame last night.

When it was time for the eviction, IK, the presenter, scared the 6 housemates that were put up for eviction, by calling out their names with so much sympathy.

Prezzo who was the first to be metioned showed so much fret in him, but fortunately for him he was saved by his fans.

Malonza whose name was also mentioned appeared not to be bothered, instead his girlfriend Junia broke down into tears.

When being asked by the presenter (IK) if the relationship was going to continue even after he leaves BBA, Malonza said “Anything that continues from here will be a plus but all I know is that Junia is a special friend.

He added that “what brought me joy at the Big Brother was the fact that I found Junia.”

When the time for the second eviction came, Goldie was so nervous that Prezzo (the evicted)  had to pat  her at the back but he got lucky.

Well, when it was time to depart the house, Junia smiled while hugging others and whispered “At least am leaving with him.”

It is clear that these two have genuine feelings for each other and they now finally have a chance to see if their love is for real.