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10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Became Stars From Reality Shows by GistMore3: 1:29pm On Jul 12
Reality shows can sometimes be a career-launching pad.

In Nigeria, these shows have enjoyed massive followership and the impact cannot be overemphasized.

Although not everyone who went through reality shows were able to sustain the fame, we have celebrities who used these shows as a stepping stone to actualizing their dreams and have over time remained recognized for what they do.

Here are 10 celebrities who got their start on reality TV.

Ebuka Obi Uchendu

Ebuka known for his trendy styles and fashion was a housemate on the first season of Big Brother Naija reality show. Although he finished in the eight position, he is one of the most successful products of this reality show. He is a media personality from Anambra State. He is popularly known for hosting the reality show Big Brother Naija, the long running Rubbin’ Minds talk show on Channels TV as well as co-hosting The Spot and Men’s Corner on Ebonylife Television.

Timi Dakolo


Timi is a Nigerian soul singer who rose to fame after emerging winner of West African Idol 2007.

With his victory, he got a recording contract with Sony BMG, in addition to other prizes. No doubt, Timi is now an award-winning singer.

Yemi Alade

Yemi Alade is a Nigerian Afropop singer and songwriter who came into limelight in 2009 after winning the Peak Talent Show. She is best known for her hit single “Johnny” and trust me, there has been a lot of hit songs afterwards.

 Uti Nwachukwu

36-yr-old Uti Nwachukwu rose to limelight after emerging winner of Big Brother Africa season 5 in 2010.

In 2011, Uti began his acting career and has so far featured in several movies since then.

Praiz

Praise Ugbede Adejo, better known by his stage name Praiz, is a Nigerian R&B songwriter, producer and singer. His music career hit the limelight after he finished second runner-up at the maiden season of Project Fame West Africa. Trust me, he was my favourite contestant that year maybe because his style was different or because of the name (Praise).

Tonto Dikeh

You may not know this but the popular Tonto Dikeh is a product of a reality show. She was a contestant on a show called “The Next Movie Star” in 2005. Tonto was the first runner-up and this however made her Movie career hit the limelight.

Darey

Dare Art Alade as he is popularly known is an award-winning musician, singer-songwriter. Darey rose to fame after he participated in the 2004 edition of Project Fame Academy. He emerged third in the contest.

Omawumi

The beautiful Omawumi Megbele is another celebrity who rose to limelight after contesting in the first edition of West African Idols music competition. Omawumi, a graduate of Law from Ambrose Alli University came second on the show. Her first single ‘In The Music’, became an instant hit which won several accolades over the course of her music career.

Iyanya

Iyanya Onoyom Mbuk, is a Nigerian recording artist and performer. He rose to fame after winning the first season of Project Fame West Africa, and is best known for his hit single “Kukere”.

Chidinma

Beautiful star singer Chidinma Ekile is another Nigerian celebrity who rose to stardom after winning the third season of MTN Project Fame West Africa in 2010. Following the release of the music video for her “Emi Ni Baller” single, she became the first female musician to peak at number 1 on the MTV Base Official Naija Top 10 chart.

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Re: 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Became Stars From Reality Shows by GistMore3: 1:30pm On Jul 12

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Re: 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Became Stars From Reality Shows by Folabifreeman(m): 1:39pm On Jul 12
i want to dedicate this FTC to myself. Keep Looking up! grin wink

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Re: 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Became Stars From Reality Shows by ladilawal82: 1:48pm On Jul 12
Waawuu... those days were their humble beginnings cool

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Re: 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Became Stars From Reality Shows by Mrop(m): 2:35pm On Jul 12
wink wink
Re: 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Became Stars From Reality Shows by Christophorus(m): 3:10pm On Jul 12
Op, looking at all the all names you mentioned, becoming a celebrity via reality shows has some obvious disadvantages.

Let me not go further.

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Re: 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Became Stars From Reality Shows by skit66(m): 3:12pm On Jul 12
thank God for them...
Re: 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Became Stars From Reality Shows by hannysur8(m): 3:12pm On Jul 12
Bisola, Tobi Bakre and Silly Cee-c and now a super star after participating in BBN

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Re: 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Became Stars From Reality Shows by blesskewe(f): 3:12pm On Jul 12
Money good ooooooo
So ebuka

God bless my hand work

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Re: 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Became Stars From Reality Shows by Nobody: 3:12pm On Jul 12
that is why people go wan die for auditions

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Re: 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Became Stars From Reality Shows by Emaax43: 3:13pm On Jul 12
Despite not an humble beginning. Everyone started from somewhere

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Re: 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Became Stars From Reality Shows by Passionate888: 3:14pm On Jul 12
Efe money don finish?

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Re: 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Became Stars From Reality Shows by Christophorus(m): 3:14pm On Jul 12
All is vanity ejoh!

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Re: 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Became Stars From Reality Shows by opalu: 3:14pm On Jul 12
Ok
Re: 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Became Stars From Reality Shows by ANTONINEUTRON(m): 3:16pm On Jul 12
chidinma first song after project fame is kedike.

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Re: 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Became Stars From Reality Shows by Starlight10: 3:16pm On Jul 12
I watched Ebuka that time, Olisah was a perfect host. i
Also watched tonto dike's next movie star and she was a drama queen to the max lol. I had just finished secondry school. Good old days in front of our small television with big back lol.

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Re: 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Became Stars From Reality Shows by Christophorus(m): 3:16pm On Jul 12
hannysur8:
Bisola, Tobi Bakre and Silly Cee-c and now a super star after participating in BBN

Keep quiet!!

Super star koh, star rider ni

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Re: 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Became Stars From Reality Shows by ornicus: 3:16pm On Jul 12
i always thought ebuka would wind up as a guiness maskot. the guy fire that Guinness no be small during his time in the house

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Re: 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Became Stars From Reality Shows by Kingosytex(m): 3:17pm On Jul 12
Bia OP, where all those una BBN stars?


yeye de smell, anybody that participates in BBN has automatically become a celebrity
Re: 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Became Stars From Reality Shows by shogsman(m): 3:19pm On Jul 12
hannysur8:
Bisola, Tobi Bakre and Silly Cee-c and now a super star after participating in BBN

Superstar of where.

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Re: 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Became Stars From Reality Shows by Kingosytex(m): 3:22pm On Jul 12
shogsman:

Superstar of where.

Help me ask o, shebi na dem de call BBN people stars?

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Re: 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Became Stars From Reality Shows by Drabeey(m): 3:22pm On Jul 12
Christophorus:
Op, looking at all the all names you mentioned, becoming a celebrity via reality shows has some obvious disadvantages.

Let me not go further.


An advantage because they have something unique from the others. You are talking like this because we humans follow the trend only for us to still come back to something different entirely.



Drabeey was Here...
Re: 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Became Stars From Reality Shows by Kurtis02: 3:22pm On Jul 12
Adekunle Gold

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Re: 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Became Stars From Reality Shows by dominique(f): 3:22pm On Jul 12
ornicus:
i always thought ebuka would wind up as a guiness maskot. the guy fire that Guinness no be small during his time in the house

So true, the guy didn't joke with his Guinness extra stout in the show. He actually got to be a brand ambassador for Guinness briefly after the show.

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Re: 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Became Stars From Reality Shows by Fuckthamods: 3:23pm On Jul 12
That time buhari and apc never enter.. cry

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