Nigerian entertainer and media personality, Denrele Edun has revealed that he was pressurized with monetary offers and nudes by applicants who intends to join the Big Brother Naija reality TV show.
The crossdresser, who spoke on an online TV show, ‘Lunch Date with Vanguard’, stated that he was instrumental in securing access for some of the BBNaija housemates.
According to him, people who want to be on the show reach out to him to help them get selected, but most of the candidates do not even know why or what they want to do on the show.
Denrele said, “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 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 center of gravity. Let’s just say I know people in the right places, when they ask you, tell them to come and meet me.”
He noted it all started when winner of 2011 Big Brother Africa, Karen Igho, spoke about how he helped her to fill her application 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’.”
When he was asked if his influence got anyone into the ongoing BBNaija season 7, Denrele said he has lot of amazing people in the house and confirmed that more housemates will be joining the show.
Denrele said, “Well! I have a lot of amazing people in the house and some that are still coming in.”
The host, Siji asked again if there’ll be new housemates coming on the show and he affirmed 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.” He said.
KanyiDaily recalls that former BBNaija winner, White Money had also revealed why married people shouldn’t be allowed to participate in the reality TV show.