Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, widely known across Africa as the host of Big Brother Naija, has said that hosting the reality show was an opportunity many would not want to miss.
The 39-year-old lawyer also said it was a dream come true,
He said, "I think every TV host in Nigeria, if not the continent, always has an eye on hosting Big Brother. As humans, we continuously aspire to reach the top, so from the day I started hosting my first TV show in 2006, I started picturing it. I also figured it would make for a great story, seeing a former housemate host the show, but I didn't sit around feeling entitled to it. I got on with my work, believing the opportunity would come one day. So, when it came, I was fully prepared for it."
In a recent interview with Schick Magazine, Ebuka stated his reason for keeping his family life private.
According to the father of two, his family did not choose to be in the limelight, unlike him who chose that path.
He said, "If I could, I would never talk about them or even put out images of them anywhere. But, I cannot help it because I also love to celebrate them and show off how blessed I am with such an amazing wife. So, I have to balance it out and do it on my terms."
He also disclosed that even though he met his wife on social media, one of the reasons for keeping his family off the Internet was because he got upset whenever his wife was talked about or attacked. He added, "It is very tough on different levels. For me, I get very riled up when she is attacked or talked about. I am very defensive and protective of her. While she's also defensive of me, I think it's more the fact that she was suddenly thrust into this life without knowing what to expect, so it took her a while to come to terms with it. She still fully hasn't, but it's a lot easier now."