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Entertainment of Tuesday, 26 July 2022


Ejike Ibedilo: 4 facts about the man whose voice is behind Big Brother

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Big Brother Naija has become arguably one of the biggest reality shows on the continent.

It gives viewers in more than 54 countries a taste of fun, excitement, love and drama.

There is, however, another fascinating element to the reality show that puts everyone on the edge of their seats - that is the commanding and electrifying voice of Ejike Ibedilo.

Ibedilo's contribution to the success of the show can't be underestimated. The former OAP, known for cracking the whip as Big Brother when he needs to has become a mainstay of the show.

For seven seasons the show has aired on TV, Ibedilo has been present for five of those seasons.

Below are some cool facts you probably didn't know about him

1. He is an actor, on-air-personality and event compere

Growing up on the streets of Surulere in Lagos, Ejike Ibdedilo didn't have it all rosy. After hustling from studio to studio to horn his talent, his big break came when he met another recognised on-air personality, Frank Udoho, the host of the reality show, "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire".

2. He worked at Cool FM, till 2011

If you religiously listened to Cool FM from 9 pm to 12 am, then you probably stumbled on the soulful voice of Ejike Ibdedilo. Unfortunately, Ibdedilo resigned in 2011 because of conflicting interests.

3. His wife got married to him because of his voice

Ibdedilo's voice was the reason his wife, Lilian Ibedilo fell for him. Speaking at the celebration of his 5th wedding anniversary, he said that his wife only fell in love with him because she couldn't resist hearing him speak.

He also told guests that he was melted by her when they first met.

4. He is a fan of Chelsea FC

This last fact will probably bore fans of Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United. But yes, your favourite Event Compere is a Chelsea fan.