The fourth season of the reality TV show, Big Brother Naija “Pepper Dem” which just ended, has attracted a total of 240 million votes, two times the number gathered from the previous “Double Wahala” season three show.
Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, host of the reality TV show, disclosed the total number of votes from the fourth season on Sunday when he crowned Mercy Eke the winner of this year’s season. She is the first female to win the grand prize since inception of the show.
According to the organisers, each vote cost N30. Going by BusinessDay analysis, with 240 million votes, the organisers of the show generated about N7.2 billion, 41.17 percent higher than the N5.1 billion obtained from the previous season.
The entertainment show which was rated 18 had four ways in which fans could vote to keep their favourite housemates from being evicted: through SMS, BBNaija website, BBNaija mobile site, and via DStv and GOtv apps.
“To vote via SMS, fans are expected to send the housemate’s name to 32052.
Each vote costs N30 and is limited to 100 votes per person,” the organisers of show had explained.
Obu-Uchendu said the show had 50 million votes cast in the last week of the show, 66.67 percent more than the 30 million votes gathered in the final week of the previous season.
Estimates by BusinessDay show that the total revenue generated from this year’s BBN show was over N10 billion. Apart from the earning from votes, one of the most viewed programmes in Africa had about 10 brands and sponsors paying for adverts for the three months the show lasted.
The winner of this year’s “Pepper Dem” season four clinched the prize money of N30 million cash, a brand new SUV worth N25 million, a trip for two, and household gadgets both worth N5 million.
This N60 million worth of prizes is N15 million higher than the N45 million presented to the last winner.
I Featured Vybz Kartel And Beyonce On My Gift Of God Album : Shatta Wale
Multiple award-winning dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale has hinted on featuring his idol, Vybz Kartel, and American Grammy award-winning artiste, Beyonce on his yet to be released ‘Gift Of God’ Album.
The news of featuring the top international artiste has earned SM fans the bragging righs as they have been spotted on social media, rubbing it in the faces of other artistes and fans. The dancehall King announced the feature at an interview.
This is an album where I’m going to have a couple of collaborations. I create my own beat, mix and master everything by myself. I’m going to do a few collaborations on it with Beyonce and Vybz Kartel. The Gift of God album is not going to be a local album but international album”.
The #GOG will be Shatta Wale‘s 4th studio album after the following albums; After The Storm, Reign Album and Wonder Boy Album.
Bobrisky Exposes ‘Pastor’ Who Begged For A Kiss In Her DM
Popular Nigerian transgender, Bobrisky did not take it lightly on a social media user who barged into her DM to talk to her about repentance.
Interestingly this same person had requested a kiss from Bobrisky and when he realized that wasn’t forthcoming, he changed his tune and started ‘preaching the word of God’, asking her to surrender her life to Jesus Christ.
The encounter infuriated Bobrisky as she took to social media to share a screenshot of the conversation she had with him.
No Rapper From Ghana Can Diss Me : EL
Rapper Elorm Adablah aka E.L has stated emphatically that no rapper in Ghana than match him when it comes to doing a diss song.
E.L made this claims when he was questioned by Amansan Krakye on GBC Radio Central as the duration it would take him to respond to a diss directed to him.
In his response, E.L revealed that none of the rappers in the industry can even record a diss song or throw a punch at him because they are scared of what he can do.
“Oh no nobody can diss me in this music industry. Have you seen anyone dissing me in a song, nobody can diss me because they know my character and they know that I’m a stand-up guy.
“Me I’m here to preach love instead of adversity or unhealthy competition even though I think some of the beefs that happen it is very healthy competition.
“But I don’t think that there is anybody in my lane so if I find someone in my lane then probably we can encourage such things”.
“So far my problem is that I have not been able to find anybody in my lane so I’m relaxed in my corner. I won’t reply any diss songs directed at me. It is funny to me because I’m really enjoying the beefs currently going on since its entertaining.
“But nobody is up to my style so what I will tell them in a reply they won’t be able to understand. We will just keep it as it is so they should continue beefing whilst we enjoy”.
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