A video showing Ebuka Obi-Uchendu‘s first appearance on stage during the first season of Big Brother Naija has caused a frenzy online.
The video which happened in 2006 highlighted the transformation of the show from its early days of low-quality videos to the high-quality production we see today.
The inaugural edition of Big Brother Nigeria reality show was broadcast 16 years ago on DSTV channel 37 from March 5 to June 4, 2006.
The show featured 14 contestants competing for a prize of N100,000, with Katung Aduwak emerging as the winner. Francisca Owunmi and Ify Ejikeme came in as first and second runners-up respectively.
The voting results were verified by the auditing company, Alexander-Forbes. The hosts of the first season were Olisa Adibua and actress Michelle Dede.
Since then, the show has grown in popularity and has become a cultural phenomenon in Nigeria and beyond. The video was posted on TikTok by @nostalgicsound_ng, and has since been shared widely on social media.
In the video, Ebuka was seen wearing a black T-shirt which had his name inscribed in it.
During his introduction, his parents were allowed to say somethings about him and his mum reiterated that Ebuka's smiles always captures the heart of people.
Watch the video below:
@nostalgicsound_ng BBN SEASON 1: The Ebuka Obi-Uchendu Entrance (2006) . The inaugural edition of Big Brother Nigeria reality show hit the TV screens 16 years ago. It was aired on DSTV channel 37 from March 5 to June 4, 2006. The voting results were verified by the auditing company of Alexander-Forbes. . The show, which featured 14 contestants with $100,000 prize money, was won by Katung Aduwak, while Francisca Owunmi and Ify Ejikeme came in as first and second runners-up. . The hosts of the maiden edition were Olisa Adibua and actress, Michelle Dede. . . . . #bigbrotherallstars #bbnaija #bbnallstars #nostalgicsoundng #childhoodmemories #throwbacknigeria #ebukabbnaija #bbnseason1 #tiktoknigeria ♬ original sound – Nostalgic Sound Media
@Liberty reacted: “The camera no follow , the gathering they like market lol it is well.”
@Edith Bisong reacted:“Why's it like church convention?”
@SKIN LIKE MILK said: “100k the stage be like where they are organizing festivals ! Nigeria has changed so much.”