Here are five reality TV stars who have been honoured with political appointments by their state governors.
Reality TV shows haven’t only created celebrities in Nigeria but also paved a way for some of them to get appointed into political positions.
Since the emergence of reality TV shows in Nigeria (Big Brother Naija to be precise) we’ve seen these stars gone ahead to excel in other areas of interest.
On our listicle today, we will be looking at some of these reality TV stars who have been given political appointments from their state of origin.
Olamilekan Moshood Agbeleshe also known as Laycon was the winner of the fifth season of Big Brother Naija. He can be described as one of the most popular winners of the reality TV show. He went home with N85M worth of prizes as the winner of the season.
Well, winning the show wasn’t just the icing on the cake as he was appointed as a youth ambassador by the Ogun state governor, Dapo Abiodun. The governor has also gifted him with a three-bedroom bungalow and N5M.
Gedoni can be best described as one of the calmest housemates to have ever graced BBNaija. The Cross River born reality TV star and fashion designer was one of the housemates from the fourth season of the reality TV show.
It is no news that the reality TV star did not win that season but some rather interesting and prestigious happened after he left the show. He was appointed by the Cross River state governor, Ben Ayade as the special assistant on Garment Factory and Branding in 2019.
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Today was nothing short of amazing. Going home, and being received by my amazing fanmily in my home state, Bayelsa. The outpouring of love, support, and genuine excitement blew my heart away. To top it all off, I was honoured by the Executive Governor of Bayelsa State, and was unveiled as the new Face of Bayelsa. I was also appointed as the Senior Special Assistant on Girl Child Development . I am so touched. I am so excited for the journey ahead. I am so proud of myself for coming this far. I am constantly in awe of your endless love for this young girl from Bayelsa, and remain indebted to you my fanmily for your continuous support. You have shown me that my dreams are valid, and I truly hope that my story proves to you that yours are too. I love you, and from the bottom of my heart, I say thank you ❤️ Hair: @hairbypearl_ng Outfit: @andriasworld Makeup : @jojostouch
Rebecca Nengi Thompson was one of the housemates from the fifth season of BBNaija. Nengi won the hearts of fans and even critics of the show during her time in the house. She ended up as the second runner up of the season.
On Friday, November 6, 2020, the 22-year-old entrepreneur was appointed as a senior special assistant to the Bayelsa state governor, Douye Diri on The Girl Child Development. She was also made an ambassador on ‘The Girl Child’ by the same administration.
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I am so excited, to represent such great cause. Made in Aba project is something the Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu is very passionate about. Becoming the Ambassador for such a great cause is something I am exceptionally proud of. Swipe to the last video to see why Aba is called the African Japan. Thank you Abia State Government for bringing me into this light. Thanks to the honourable commissioner for information John Okeiyi Kalu And the Secretary to the State, Barr. Chris Ezem for the warm reception. Best home coming wlc EVER!
Cindy Okafor was not one of the popular housemates from the fourth season of Big Brother Naija but she didn’t go unnoticed during her short stay in the house. Just like other reality TV stars, she was showered with gifts by fans after her eviction.
In 2019, she was recognised by the Abia state government. She was appointed by the governor, Okezie Ikpeazu as an ambassador for the ‘Made In Aba‘ project.
Sinclair Timmy popularly known as TrikyTee was one of the housemates from the fifth season of BBNaija. Described as the man with nine lives for escaping eviction so many times, The Bayelsa-born creative director was one of the fans’ favourite during his stay in the house.
Just like his colleague, Nengi, he was honoured by his state government. The reality TV star was appointed as the senior special assistant to the Bayelsa state governor, Douye Diri.