Popular Nigerian entertainer and media personality, Denrele Edun, has recounted how intending candidates for Big Brother Nigeria, BBNaija, pressure him with monetary offers and, sometimes, send him their nude pictures to make him help them participate in the biggest reality TV show in Africa.
He, however, lamented that most of the young men and women wishing to participate in the popular TV show do not even know why or what they want to do on the show.
Denrele, who made the revelation on Vanguard’s TV show, ‘Lunch Date with Vanguard‘ stated that he was instrumental in securing spots for some of the BBNaija housemates.
His words: “I get a lot of nudes from people who want to go for BBNaija. I get all kinds of monetary offers. I have gotten N100m, N50m, N30m offers and I tell people go and do something reasonable with your money.
“So, let’s just say if you don’t have a Denrele in your life that can help you rediscover yourself or help you get to the next level and give you direction to help you navigate your way through life, then what are you looking for?
“Go and find a Denrele. Away from that, yes! I have been instrumental to a lot of these things. It is what it is. I’m at the industry’s centre of gravity.
“Let’s just say I know people in the right places. When they ask you, tell them to come and meet me.”
Denrele said the mad rush for him to help intending BBNaija housemates started after Karen of the 2012 Big Brother Africa edition spoke several times about how he (Denrele) helped fill her form.
“It all started when my good friend, Karen Igho, got into the House and was always saying na Denrele help me fill my form,” he said.
Asked if he influenced anyone into the ongoing Season 7 edition, he replied: “Well! I have a lot of amazing people in the house and some that are still coming in.”
Asked again if there’ll be new housemates coming on the show, he said: ”Ýes, they are coming in.
“I want people to enjoy the show. That is what the show is about. I feel that the show is therapeutic.
“I watch the show and I see people I can relate with; people who remind me of myself and I’m drawn to them.
“Maybe that is what I also look for in people who I might decide to say, ‘let’s take a chance with this person, let’s see where it goes’.”