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Jaywon slams Instagram user who mocked Tayo Faniran after he insinuated that he was cheated out of winning Big Brother Africa
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Jaywon slams Instagram user who mocked Tayo Faniran after he insinuated that he was cheated out of winning Big Brother Africa

Jaywon has come to Tayo Faniran's defence after he was mocked by Nigerians following his claim that he was cheated out of winning Big Brother Africa. Tayo, runner up of Big Brother Africa season 9, claimed he was told that he got robbed and he demanded that the organisers of the show, which took place 7 years ago, explain to him what happened during the finale . Many Instagram users were unsympathetic and accused Tayo of trying to blame someone else for his "misfortune". And Jaywon stepped in to respond to defend Tayo from trolls. See his comment below.
BBNaija: Liquorose names housemates to emerge first, second, third, others
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BBNaija: Liquorose names housemates to emerge first, second, third, others

Big Brother Naija season 6 housemate, Liquorose has said that she is optimistic she will be the one to win the 90 million grand prize. Liquorose said this during his diary session with Biggie on Tuesday. She noted that after she wins WhiteMoney will be the first runner up, Cross will be the second, Pere 3rd while Emmanuel and Angel will be the 4th and 5th respectively. ”I strongly believe that I will be the winner for this seasons show having made it this far. I’m sure there’s something that I’m doing that’s keeping the viewers out there entertained. ”However, if I win WhiteMoney will be the first runner up, Cross will be the second, Pere 3rd while Emmanuel and Angel will be the 4th and 5th respectively,” she said.
Miss Abuja, Oluchi Madubuike, is crowned Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2021
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Miss Abuja, Oluchi Madubuike, is crowned Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2021

Miss Abuja, Oluchi Madubuike, has emerged winner of the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN)2021. The beauty pagent held on Saturday,  September 18, 2021, at Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. 37 women contested for the crown but Oluchi Madubuike was crowned winner. She will be representing Nigeria at the 2021 Miss World pageant which will take place in Puerto Rico on Dec 16, 2021. The first runner-up is Miss Anambra, Maristella Okpala. She will represent Nigeria at the Miss Universe pageant. Miss Abia, Adaeze Chineme, is the second runner up and will represent Nigeria at Miss Supranational. Miss Bayelsa, Mercy Jessica Odjugo, is the third runner-up. She is MBGN Tourism. Lastly, Miss Bauchi, Lydia Okojie, the fourth runner-up, is MBGN ECOWAS. W...
Ten-man Wales Beaten by Italy but into last 16
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Ten-man Wales Beaten by Italy but into last 16

Ten-man Wales sealed second spot in Group A and a place in the last 16 of Euro 2020, despite losing 1-0 to a much-changed Italy in Rome. Ethan Ampadu's straight red card on 55 minutes had sparked fears Switzerland - who beat Turkey 3-1 - could come up with the goal difference swing they needed to send Wales into the uncertainty of a third-place qualifying spot. But Rob Page's side battled hard in the heat of the Italian capital to set up a knockout clash with the runners-up of Group B in Amsterdam at 5pm next Saturday. Bernardeschi hit the woodwork with a free-kick just after half-time as Roberto Mancini's team showed their strength in depth, although Gareth Bale should have claimed a famous draw for his side when he wastefully volleyed over late on. Wales supporters will hop...
Champions League final: Prize Money for Chelsea, Man City Revealed
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Champions League final: Prize Money for Chelsea, Man City Revealed

  UEFA will pay Chelsea £16.4million for winning this year’s Champions League ahead of Manchester City. The European top football governing body will also pay Man City £12.9million for losing the Champions League final to Chelsea, Express UK reports. Chelsea defeated Man City 1-0 in the Champions League final on Saturday night in Porto. Kai Havertz scored the only goal of the match for Thomas Tuchel’s side. Below is the full prize money’s breakdown for the 2020/21 Champions League Winner: £16.4m Runner-up: £12.9m Semi-finals: £10.3m Quarter-finals: £9m Last 16: £8.2m Group stage wins: £2.3m Group stage draws: £770,000 Group stage: £13.2m. Bayern Munich won the Champions League trophy last year after beating PSG 1-0 in the final....
Levante Sign Falcons star, Francisca Ordega
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Levante Sign Falcons star, Francisca Ordega

Spanish side Levante Femenino have completed the signing of Super Falcons forward Francisca Ordega from Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua. The club confirmed the move, a two-year deal, in a statement on Wednesday. It announced that Ordega, born 19-10-1993 in Gboko, joined for the remainder of the season plus two more. Levante said their new player has extensive experience in European football. She played for Atlético de Madrid, in 2017-18, a total of eight games in the Primera Iberdrola. Ordega was a member of Bayelsa Queens, River Angels, Russian Rossinyaka, Swedish Pitea, Washington Spirit, Sydney FC and Shanghai Shenhua. Levante described ‘Franny’ (her nickname) as one of the most established footballers of the Super Falcons. Ordega won the editions of the Africa Cup o...
Reigning Mrs World, Caroline Jurie resigns weeks after pageant controversy
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Reigning Mrs World, Caroline Jurie resigns weeks after pageant controversy

Reigning Mrs World, Caroline Jurie has resigned her title weeks after she was involved in a controversy at the Mrs Sri Lanka pageant. Jurie made international headlines after yanking the crown off the winner Pushpika De Silva, at the local segment of Mrs World in Sri Lanka at a Colombo theatre this month, claiming she is a divorcee and therefore was ineligible to contest in the Mrs World 2021 international pageant to be held in December. She was arrested and released on bail this month after the fracas at the Mrs Sri Lanka pageant in Colombo. Mrs World Inc confirmed the resignation on social media. The statement read; "Her voluntary resignation decision was made solely by Caroline herself." Kate Schneider of Ireland, the runner-up in the 2020 contest which Jurie won, wil...
Update: Mrs. World arrested for taking beauty queen crown off Mrs. Sri Lanka’s head on stage over divorce claims
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Update: Mrs. World arrested for taking beauty queen crown off Mrs. Sri Lanka’s head on stage over divorce claims

The current Mrs. World has been arrested on charges of assault after she removed the crown from the new Mrs. Sri Lanka's head over claim she was divorced and should not have won the pageant. Beauty queen Pushpika De Silva, 31, was awarded the 2020/2021 title during a televised ceremony at Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre, Colombo, on Sunday, April 4. Just moments after being announced as the winner of the pageant only meant for married women, Pushpika faced humiliation as last year's winner and current Mrs.World, Caroline Jurie, took the microphone and announced that the first runner-up should take the title instead. "There is a rule that you all have to be married and not divorced," Jurie told the audience. "The crown goes to the first runner-up." The crown wa...
Wayne Rooney names Premier league greatest ever foreign player
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Wayne Rooney names Premier league greatest ever foreign player

  Manchester United legend, Wayne Rooney, has named former Arsenal star, Thierry Henry as the Premier League’s greatest ever foreign import. Rooney also said that departing Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero is ‘right up there’ with some of the finest foreign imports to ever grace the league. But the former England captain maintains that Henry who stars for the Gunners is the best ever overseas player on these shores. “Aguero has been fantastic and is certainly right up there,” Rooney told a press conference on Wednesday. “But if I was asked to choose then I’d probably say, Thierry Henry was the best foreign player “There’s a few in a pack just behind him who are right up there like Aguero, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Dennis Bergkamp and Eric Cantona .” Henry, a ...
2022 World Cup Qualifying Matches Round-up from Wednesday
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2022 World Cup Qualifying Matches Round-up from Wednesday

  The road to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar began on Wednesday, in the UEFA and Concacaf zones. France were held 1-1 at home by Ukraine. Antoine Griezmann opened scoring for Les Bleus with a stunning finish, before Serhii Sydorchuk equalised after his shot took a massive deflection off Presnel Kimpembe. Portugal secured a narrow 1-0 win over Azerbaijan, thanks to own goal in the 36th minute. World highest-ranked country, Belgium fought back from a goal down to defeat Wales 3-1. Croatia lost to Slovenia and Turkey edged a six-goal thriller; 4-2 against three-time World Cup runners-up, the Netherlands. There were also important wins for Serbia and the Czech Republic against Ireland and Estonia respectively. Finland were held to a 2-2 draw by Bosnia and Herzeg...
Beverly Osu, Denola Grey, VJ Adams, Sound Sultan and others join Odion Ighalo In #DettolCoolDabChallenge
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Beverly Osu, Denola Grey, VJ Adams, Sound Sultan and others join Odion Ighalo In #DettolCoolDabChallenge

It appears that this is the time for multiple social media trends across the country. Nigerian actors, comedians, VJs, reality stars, and musicians have joined international football star and Dettol Cool ambassador, Jude Odion Ighalo, on a social media challenge called the #DettolCoolDabChallenge. The challenge which began over a week ago to promote physical fitness and activity among Nigerians has been jumped on by celebrities. Media personalities, Adams ‘VJ Adams’ Ibrahim and Denola Grey; comedians, Kehinde ‘Kenny Blaq’ Peter, Josh 'Josh2Funny’ Alfred; actors, Bolanle Ninolowo, Beverly Osu, Yvonne Jegede, and many more, have jumped on the trend. Denola Grey was seen cycling before dabbing, Ninolowo hit the gym tension us with his sexy biceps, while Beverly Osu chose a very pla...
Champions League: Dembele Names Favourite Club to Win Trophy this Year
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Champions League: Dembele Names Favourite Club to Win Trophy this Year

  Barcelona forward, Ousmane Dembele, has named Paris Saint-Germain as one of the favourite clubs to win the UEFA Champions League this year. The France international said this ahead of Barcelona’s Champions League round of 16 clash with PSG on Tuesday night. Last year, PSG were runner-up after losing 1-0 to Bayern Munich in the Champions League final. “There will be revenge in the air due to the media trying to spice up things. However, we don’t talk about it in the squad because we know it’ll be a difficult game,” Dembele was quoted by Barcelona’s official website as saying. “We know Paris, they are the current Champions League runners-up. They are amongst the favourites to win the trophy [this year].” The kick-off time for Barcelona vs PSG is 9 pm....
BBNaija’s Mike Edwards and Wife Perri Shakes-Drayton Celebrate 1st Wedding Anniversary
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BBNaija’s Mike Edwards and Wife Perri Shakes-Drayton Celebrate 1st Wedding Anniversary

Mike Edwards, Big Brother Naija 2019 first runner up, and his wife, Perri Shakes-Drayton, are celebrating their first wedding anniversary today May 23. The couple who are expecting their first child, took to social media to celebrate their love. ''ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY...this time last year we tied the knot and I became MRS EDWARDS. A lot has happened between then and now. Here’s to more great times and exciting moments ahead.'' Perry wrote on social media On his part, Mike wrote “When two souls connect you can’t fake it” #weddinganniversary' Congrats to them!
We are having a boy’ – BBNaija’s Mike Edwards and wife Perri Shakes-Drayton reveal the sex of their unborn baby
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We are having a boy’ – BBNaija’s Mike Edwards and wife Perri Shakes-Drayton reveal the sex of their unborn baby

Big Brother Naija 2019 first runner up, Mike Edwards and his lovely wife, Perri Shakes-Drayton, who are both expecting their first child together, have revealed the sex of the unborn baby. The couple took to their Youtube page to share a video from the gender reveal ceremony they had at their home In the video, the soon-to-be mother of one was filmed handing her a piece of paper to her husband, who then confirmed that they are having a baby boy. In celebration, the couple let out blue confetti and popped a bottle of champagne with friends that witnessed the gender reveal via virtual video call. The couple got married in London in June, 2019. Watch the gender reveal video below.
Regina Askia and her Daughters Could Pass for Triplets
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Regina Askia and her Daughters Could Pass for Triplets

Veteran Nollywood actress, Regina Askia and her daughters looked like triplets as they posed in new photos. Regina, who was first runner up in the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria pageant in 1989 and later crowned queen, recently had a magazine shoot with her daughters. Photos from the shoot were shared online by Regina Askia. It shows the striking resemblance between Regina and her daughters. The mother-daughter duo could pass for siblings in the photos.
BBNaija’s Mike Edwards and Wife Perri Shakes-Drayton Expecting their First Child Together
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BBNaija’s Mike Edwards and Wife Perri Shakes-Drayton Expecting their First Child Together

Big Brother Naija 2019 first runner up, Mike Edwards and his lovely wife, Perri Shakes-Drayton are expecting their first child together. The proud parents to be, announced the happy news on Instagram, but didn't reveal the sex of their unborn child. He wrote: 'Great news we can finally share our secret with you... WE’RE HAVING A BABY!!!'   The couple got married in London in June, 2019.
BBNaija, Cee C Sets Instagram Ablaze With Flawless Photos
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BBNaija, Cee C Sets Instagram Ablaze With Flawless Photos

Former Big Brother Naija housemate and 1st Runner-Up in the 2018 Big Brother Naija TV Reality Show, Lawyer and model and actress and fashion enthusiast, Cee C set internet buzzing after she released some mouthwatering photos on social media. The reality star took to her social media page to advertise for Delta Soap, she also shared a photo of herself rocking piece of white towel which she wrapped around her while baring some flesh for the eyes to feed om. She wrote “The path to happiness begins and ends in the mind. Take care of your mental health. – Also remember to join us this evening at 6pm on IG live session with @delta_soap. #stayfreshwithdeltasoap.”   View this post on Instagram   The path to hap...
Toni Duggan completes move to Atletico Madrid
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Toni Duggan completes move to Atletico Madrid

The former Barcelona forward was heavily linked with a return to England with Manchester United, but has joined the Spanish champions Toni Duggan has joined Spanish champions Atletico Madrid on a free transfer after her contract with Barcelona expired, signing a deal until 2021. The England international spent two seasons with the Catalan club in which she played 72 games and scored 29 goals in all competitions, winning the Copa de la Reina and Copa Catalunya in 2018. Duggan also finished as a Champions League runner-up and twice a Primera Division runner-up, with Atletico winning the title by one point in 2017-18 and by six in the season just gone.
Paul Put infuriated by wasteful Guinea in Afcon 2019 opener against Madagascar
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Paul Put infuriated by wasteful Guinea in Afcon 2019 opener against Madagascar

The National Elephants suffered a setback in Alexandria as they failed to put away the debutants and had to settle for a share of the points Guinea coach Paul Put lamented his side's wastefulness in front of goal after they squandered several chances in their 2-2 draw against Madagascar. The shock draw against the Africa Cup of Nations debutants put a little dent in the 1976 runners-up’s chances of reaching the Round of 16 and left them two points behind Nigeria with two games to play.
‘I love the Premier League’ – Chelsea boss Sarri plays down links to Juventus job
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‘I love the Premier League’ – Chelsea boss Sarri plays down links to Juventus job

The Blues boss has been tipped to return to Italy but he says he would love to remain in England Maurizio Sarri has indicated he wants to stay in the Premier League as Chelsea's head coach, despite strong speculation linking him with the vacant Juventus job. Juve are on the lookout for a new boss following the departure of Massimiliano Allegri, who announced his decision to step down earlier this month on the back of winning five successive league titles. Sarri, who finished as a runner-up in Serie A with Napoli in the 2017-18 campaign, is rumoured to be high on the champions' list of targets to succeed Allegri.
Top Stars Arrive, Set for 2019 Access Lagos City Marathon Showdown
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Top Stars Arrive, Set for 2019 Access Lagos City Marathon Showdown

Tomorrow morning, the city of Lagos will be at standstill again as some of the best road runners from across the world converge on the former federal capital for the 2019 edition of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon. Already, the organisers of the race that has now put Lagos on the global map of cities with great marathons like London, New York, Chigaco, Boston, Berlin e.t.c, announced yesterday that most of the expected gladiators have arrived Lagos and waiting for the flag off. Predictably, most of the top runners who will be gunning for the star prize of $50,000 are from Kenya, Ethiopia, Morocco, Uganda, Australia, USA and Poland among many other countries that would be running on Saturday. This morning at the Sheraton Hotel in Lagos, most of the top runners in town like 29...
World Number One Halep Stunned In Sydney
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World Number One Halep Stunned In Sydney

World number one Simona Halep’s preparations for next week’s Australian Open suffered a huge setback Wednesday when she was bundled out of the Sydney International at the first hurdle. Simona Halep The Romanian hadn’t played since withdrawing from the WTA Finals in October with a herniated disc, and was no match for fast-rising Australian Ashleigh Barty, who scored the biggest win of her career 6-4, 6-4. Halep, the reigning French Open champion and 2018 Australian Open runner-up, had a bye through to the second round, meaning she heads to Melbourne Park for the opening Grand Slam of the year with just one game under her belt. “It was a great match after almost four months (since the last one). I think I played a good level of tennis but I had no inspiration ...
Miss Mexico, Vanessa Ponce De Leon, Is Miss World 2018
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Miss Mexico, Vanessa Ponce De Leon, Is Miss World 2018

26-year-old Mexican representative, Vanessa Ponce de Leon, was today crowned the 2018 Miss World at the classic event that held in Sanya City Arena, China. Vanessa, a model and volunteer, took over from India's Manushi Chhillar, who won the Miss World pageant last year   First runner up was Thailand's Nicolene Pichapa Limsnukan, a 20-year-old studying business administration. Miss Belarus Maria Vasilevich, Miss Jamaica Kadijah Robinson and Miss Uganda Quiin Abenakyo were also among the final five. Congrats to the new Miss World! See more photos from the pageant below
AWCON: No Room for Complacency as Falcons Eye S’final Berth
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AWCON: No Room for Complacency as Falcons Eye S’final Berth

Super Falcons’ Head Coach, Thomas Dennerby, plotting a game-plan with his squad ahead of the AWCON 2018 in Ghana Super Falcons’ hope of defending the 2018 African Women Cup of Nations in Ghana started on a shocking note as they were stunned 1-0 by South Africa in their opening match. However, the eight times champion bounced back in their second match pummeling Shepolopolo of Zambia in Cape Coast 4-0 The Falcons would need an outright victory against weeping baby of the group-Equatorial Guinea to book a semifinal berth. The Nzalang Nacional who made their return to the tournament for the first time since they claimed the title in 2012, are technically out of the tournament after losing their first two games and conceeding 12 goals in the process. Against a Falcons side that seems t...
Gov Akeredolu Lauds Motorsports, Work and Play
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Gov Akeredolu Lauds Motorsports, Work and Play

Olurotimi Akeredolu Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has commended the Mostorsports community for staging the second edition of OndoRally in Akure and says the government was impressed at the amount of resources and passion the event brought to the state. “It is pleasing to the see what young and independent minded indigenes of the state are doing; to support the tourism and sports initiative of the state with this event. We are proud of it and look forward to it getting bigger and also becoming a platform for deeper engagement with the youths” he said The event run by Work and Play debuted last year alongside a golf event with an off road event at Ilara-Mokin, outskirt of the state capital. The 2018 edition which held on Friday November 16 and Saturday 18 was an expanded...
Leicester City Players in Thailand for Srivaddhanaprabha’s Funeral
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Leicester City Players in Thailand for Srivaddhanaprabha’s Funeral

Leicester City players are in Thailand for the funeral of the club’s owner, who was killed in a helicopter crash. Jamie Vardy and club captain Wes Morgan are among the players who attended a prayer ceremony at a Bangkok temple for Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s funeral. It began on Saturday with Buddhist bathing rituals, and is being followed by a week of recitation ceremonies. The helicopter crashed after taking off from the club’s stadium on 27 October, killing Mr Vichai and four others. The Leicester players travelled to Thailand on the 12-hour flight on Saturday after winning 1-0 at Cardiff City in the Premier League, in the first game since his death. They joined Sunday’s Buddhist prayers for Mr Vichai and will do so again on Monday before arriving back in the UK the foll...
Aero Offers Flight Tickets To Corps Members In Sokoto
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Aero Offers Flight Tickets To Corps Members In Sokoto

Aero Contractors Airline, at the weekend, gave out no fewer than 10 returned flight tickets to members and officials of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), in Sokoto State. The tickets enroute Sokoto-Abuja or Lagos were offered to six corps members who emerged winners at this year’s NYSC beauty pageant show sponsored by the airline. The contestants were drawn from ten Platoon units established in the camp with fashion parades, quiz that centred on both National youths’ scheme knowledge and current affairs. Three NYSC officials were also benefited from the gesture. Speaking at the event, the Station Manager of Aero Contractors, Alhaji Abdulmalik Jubreen, said the gesture was another ways of showing appreciation to corps members flying the airline. Jubreen who described t...
My Father Sent Me A Picture Of My Breast – Tboss
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My Father Sent Me A Picture Of My Breast – Tboss

Big Brother Naija Second Runner up, TBoss has finally addressed some controversial topics that trended on social media during her stay in the house. In an interview which Beat FM shared last night, the rising star opened up on why she bared her breasts, her failure to recite the National Anthem, and the viral clip of her saying she would spend the N25m in a week if she won it. “The Big Brother house was a place where I was myself. At home I don’t shower with my clothes on,” said the ex housemate whose real name is Tokunbo Idowu, adding that she stripped to take her bath because that’s a given. However Tboss added that she had to shield a part of her from the camera. But she noted that stripping had become normal to her because, “Usually, in my house, I just walk around Unclad.” ...
Travel Beta Gives Efe Return Ticket To Brazil As Bisola Gets $1000
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Travel Beta Gives Efe Return Ticket To Brazil As Bisola Gets $1000

Big Brother Naija Winner, Efe Ejeba will be travelling to his dream destination, Brazil courtesy of Travel Beta, the official travel partner of the recently concluded reality show. On the final day of Big Brother Naija, Efe was asked by Ebuka which country he had long dreamed of visiting, Efe said Brazil, that he and his brother had planned visiting Brazil in 2014 for World Cup but missed out Based on Logistics. 1st Runner Up, Bisola also got a deserved $1000 from Travel Beta.
Efe And Bisola Begin Their Media Tours
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Efe And Bisola Begin Their Media Tours

Big Brother Naija 2017 Winner, Efe Michael Ejeba And 1st Runner Up, Bisola have began their first media tours. Efe and Bisola first stop is at the CoolFm, then Wazobia FM.

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