By Juliet Uduji
Since inception of BBNaija in 2016, lawyer and media personality Chukwuebuka Obi-Uchendu, popularly known as Ebuka, has been host of the show.
However, after announcement by Multichoice Nigeria for audition of the biggest reality show in Nigeria, people especially females on twitter are advocating that there should be a change of the usual host.
Some ladies on twitter are vying for replacement of Ebuka with the sensational actress, model and media personality Nansy Isime, also called Nanslay or engaging both personalities to co-host the reality tv show for the 2021 edition.
Nanslay co-hosted the 14th Headies Award alongside comedian Bovi in January, 2021; making her the first female to host the prestigious event for the second time.
With her growing profile and successes, some female folks on twitter are rooting for her to replace or co-host with the reality tv show’s regular host, Ebuka.
However some are of the opinion the regular host is the best fit for the job and should be left that way.
They added that the feminism card should not be brought to play.
See some reactions: @jaysonrogue: “I see people going after Ebuka’s job, inserting the gender card. Imagine how it will look to go after a woman’s job like Nancy Isime using the same card. Not everything has to be gender governed. Stop tweeting like u were dropped on ur head as a kid.”
@Folkeezy, “Why can’t a woman host BBN? Why can’t BBN have 2 hosts? There are no rules anywhere. Also, nobody is taking anybody’s job. If BBN replaces Ebuka it’s because he’s moved on to other things or they decided they wanted someone else, not because someone tweeted it.”
@yourbizfixer_, “This has to be a question of competence not gender! If you think Ebuka is going to be changed then it shouldn’t be about gender at all. Nancy Isime is doing back to back hosting for HIPTV and changing her shouldn’t be based on gender but competence! Same goes for BBNaija.”