Celebrated radio girl, Toolz, stormed the Channels Television studio midway into the live programme on the covert invitation of the producer when Ebuka had just announced that he was about to have his second guest.
As the show host, Ebuka had been accused of being mean to guests with his consistent probing, and it was time for him to have a feel of what he had put several celebrities through with Toolz bombarding him with daring questions about his career and private life and of course relationships with women.
Although his explanations would not save him from Toolz’ well planned payback, he explained why he took the daring path as he was tired of the regular interviews that celebrities grant where they answer the same set of questions. He believed it made more impact asking celebrities what people are really asking on the streets and on social media.
The good looking presenter who clocks 32 on July 14 confessed to being nervous as he was bewildered by the pleasant coup by his colleagues and the demand for honest answers to questions thrown at him.
He revealed his untold opinions about some of the celebrities he had interviewed; the best, the worst, the ones he underrated but wowed him and the ones who disappointed. From Tonto Dike, to Davido, Reminisce, Toke Makinwa, Omawunmi, and May-D, he had a thing to say about them all.
He also revealed that the one person he was dying to interview was the Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan. He stated that he felt the President had not been asked the kind of questions he should be asked and also the ones he would love to be asked.
Getting personal, Ebuka could not count the number of tattoos on his body but he disclosed where some of them are placed, what they mean and what next he would be putting up on his body, yes he loves tattoos that much.
He tried hard to put up an act he had been faced with from several guests when the issue of women came up but Toolz wouldn’t bend. Eventually, he admitted – probably for the first time in the media – having dated TV presenter, Lamide Akintobi.
Genevieve Nnaji, Rita Dominic, Omawunmi are among female celebrities Ebuka considered special and attractive but his special closeness to Rita Dominic would not be swept under the carpet by the ceremonial host but Ebuka maintained that they were just friends, adding, “If I wanted it to be more, it would have been more since.”
Then came the moment for Toolz’ set of mean questions just the way Ebuka dished them out to celebrities on the show and with his answers he got some of the crew members shaking their heads.
On his several confessions, Ebuka spoke about how he had managed to stay on the minds of Nigerians after breaking through via a reality TV show, considering how many of such persons have gone quiet over the years.
He also gave his own clarification between arrogance, self-confidence and self-worth, the last two being what describes him, contrary to what some people might think.
The few minutes of the exciting interview which forced Ebuka unto the hot seat on his own set might just be one of the most memorable birthday surprises Ebuka would ever experience. He took a deep breath as the show ended.