Denrele reveals how aspiring BBN contestants pressure him with nudes, money offers
Nigerian entertainer and media personality, Denrele Edun, has described how aspiring contestants for the Big Brother Naija show allegedly pressure him with monetary offers and occasionally send him nude photos in an effort to increase their chances of landing a spot on the biggest reality TV program in Africa.
He regretted, however, that the majority of the young people coveting a spot on the well-known Tv show did not even know why or what they want to accomplish on the show.
Denrele admitted that he played a crucial role in gaining access for a few of the BBNaija contestants.
“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, and N30m and I tell people to 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 ask you tell them to come and meet me.”
On the other hand, he asserted that some of the young people who want to participate in the reality TV program that has a large audience do not even know what they want to do there.
Denrele revealed that after Karen of the 2012 Big Brother Africa version spoke frequently about how he assisted her with filling out her form, there have been a desperate demand for him to assist aspiring BBNaija housemates.
“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 responded when asked if he had influenced for anyone in this year’s edition:
“Well! I have a lot of amazing people in the house and some that are still coming in.”
When questioned again about new housemates joining the program, he confirmed it, saying:
”Ýes, they are coming in. I just don’t want to start eavesdropping, 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 say take a chance with this person, let’s see where it goes.”