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Re: 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Became Stars From Reality Shows by pyro62(m): 3:24pm On Jul 12
Super stars don't twinkle!! Superstars Beam!!
You talk of 2baba, wizkid, Davido, Burnaboy These are the standard for superstars.
Re: 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Became Stars From Reality Shows by 3rdavefarms(m): 3:25pm On Jul 12
Where is Olamide
Re: 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Became Stars From Reality Shows by shogsman(m): 3:25pm On Jul 12
Kingosytex:



Help me ask o, shebi na dem de call BBN people stars?
It seems this people think appearing on TV is the yardstick for becoming a star.

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Re: 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Became Stars From Reality Shows by Ikem11(m): 3:27pm On Jul 12
What about skales?
Re: 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Became Stars From Reality Shows by Drabeey(m): 3:28pm 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 Kingosytex(m): 3:31pm On Jul 12
shogsman:

It seems this people think appearing on TV is the yardstick for becoming a star.


that is how their sense of reasoning have been programmed


just feature in BBN and automatically you become a star

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Re: 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Became Stars From Reality Shows by Holocene(m): 3:36pm On Jul 12
Na for their pocket oh.....watin concern me
Re: 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Became Stars From Reality Shows by Godwin5766(m): 3:37pm On Jul 12
hannysur8:
Bisola, Tobi Bakre and Silly Cee-c and now a super star after participating in BBN
silly cee c ?? Pls becareful ! Think very well before calling her names...SPARTAN 4 life !
Re: 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Became Stars From Reality Shows by SimonRose(m): 3:40pm On Jul 12
Godwin5766:
silly cee c ?? Pls becareful ! Think very well before calling her names...SPARTAN 4 life !
Re: 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Became Stars From Reality Shows by Legendguru: 3:40pm On Jul 12
hmmm
Re: 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Became Stars From Reality Shows by Beverlyjean(f): 3:42pm On Jul 12
Dare was already a known OAP on cool FM before project fame
Re: 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Became Stars From Reality Shows by SimonRose(m): 3:42pm On Jul 12
Godwin5766:
silly cee c ?? Pls becareful ! Think very well before calling her names...SPARTAN 4 life !

And so....? If they called her silly cee, what will u do angry

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Re: 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Became Stars From Reality Shows by Angelfrost: 3:43pm On Jul 12
Praiz was someone I thought was going to be Africa's own John Legend... At a point I couldn't tell the difference when I listened to both on radio... What is it about this country and under-appreciation of truly talented and gifted singers? Who cursed us with widespread taste in Kpangolo music that sounds like noisome pestilence. undecided

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Re: 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Became Stars From Reality Shows by Shopatcandice(f): 4:04pm On Jul 12
Really? I did not know that about Tonto.
Re: 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Became Stars From Reality Shows by naturalwaves: 4:10pm On Jul 12
GistMore3:
Reality shows can sometimes be a career-launching pad.

You left out Niniola.
Re: 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Became Stars From Reality Shows by bentwood85(m): 4:23pm On Jul 12
Starlight10:
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.

Are u married? It seems all your mates are married..
Re: 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Became Stars From Reality Shows by rawitools: 4:25pm On Jul 12
Starlight10:
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.
u even get time for nosense.

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Re: 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Became Stars From Reality Shows by joepepsy(m): 4:36pm On Jul 12
2004 good old days? Na wa everybody forming old.
Starlight10:
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.
Re: 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Became Stars From Reality Shows by BluntBoy(m): 4:36pm On Jul 12
I have noticed that musicians who come through talent hunt shows are hardly successful.

I have tried to research the topic and I have realized that it is not a Nigerian thing.

It happens everywhere. Someone impresses and wins a talent hunt show and then fizzles out soon on the real stage.

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Re: 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Became Stars From Reality Shows by Godwin5766(m): 4:38pm On Jul 12
SimonRose:


And so....? If they called her silly cee, what will u do angry
Nothing bro !
Re: 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Became Stars From Reality Shows by Tallest45(m): 4:47pm On Jul 12
How many are still relevant??
Re: 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Became Stars From Reality Shows by Jaynom(m): 4:55pm On Jul 12
OC Ukeje. IK Ogbonna. Gideon Okeke
Re: 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Became Stars From Reality Shows by geo4c: 4:59pm On Jul 12
grin ;DEfe nko ;DEfe nko
Re: 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Became Stars From Reality Shows by Iamgrey5(m): 5:05pm On Jul 12
BluntBoy:
I have noticed that musicians who come through talent hunt shows are hardly successful.

I have tried to research the topic and I have realized that it is not a Nigerian thing.

It happens everywhere. Someone impresses and wins a talent hunt show and then fizzles out soon on the real stage.
Musicians in most countries also suffer thesame faith

Being a musician is more than having a voice, one needs that X factor.
Re: 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Became Stars From Reality Shows by clive2u(m): 5:35pm On Jul 12
hannysur8:
Bisola, Tobi Bakre and Silly Cee-c and now a super star after participating in BBN
apart from bisola what creative thing has the other 2 done so far apart from endorsement deals here and there? Efe even tried sth sef
Re: 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Became Stars From Reality Shows by davide15: 5:43pm On Jul 12
Odds available
Re: 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Became Stars From Reality Shows by lordlugards: 6:15pm On Jul 12
GistMore3:
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.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/thenationonlineng.net/10-nigerian-celebrities-who-became-stars-from-reality-shows/amp/
KC and FRESH are also product of Star Quest

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Re: 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Became Stars From Reality Shows by placeofallure(f): 6:39pm On Jul 12
I remember KC Presh, one Star Beer reality show then, Jodie also of Project Fame, Moses Praise, he's now the presenter of Naija Made. I remember Tonto Dike then. My favourite of the reality shows are West African Idol and Project Fame. I love the professionals who train them on voice and instrumentations and poise as a celebrity artist. The in-house band - The Adrenaline is Superb! And of course the auditioning; Dede Mabiaku made a mincemeat of some contestants and Linda Ikeji's ex, Dan Foster too.
Re: 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Became Stars From Reality Shows by Aidejay(m): 6:43pm On Jul 12
That was when those shows had substance
Now it's all come to sheet I mean contestants that are wealthy and hustling straight are the ones they picked this year (that's wat I heard)
Now it's about money money money
Talent hunt has become rubbish I remember star quest, gulder ultimate and others now na wash all of them be
Re: 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Became Stars From Reality Shows by ikorodureporta: 7:17pm On Jul 12
Wey that Adefarasin body guard from ultimate search?? cheesy
Re: 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Became Stars From Reality Shows by BluntBoy(m): 8:11pm On Jul 12
Iamgrey5:
Musicians in most countries also suffer thesame faith

Being a musician is more than having a voice, one needs that X factor.

But I thought the X factor helps them win the shows in the first place?

I think there is more to it than that. Perhaps, it is one of the reasons.

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