- The Prize is N45m in total, and Miracle is walking away with it, after 85 eventful days in the House, full of hope, intrigues, sex, betrayal and anxiety. Miracle won with over 38% of the entire votes cast. In all, 170 million votes were cast in the 85-day event, with 30 million votes coming in this week alone. Miracle goes home with N45m comprising:
N25m in cash
A brand new SUV worth N12m
An all-expenses paid trip for two to an exotic destination valued at N4.7m
A complete home entertainment system and appliances worth N3.3m.
Miracle’s real name is Miracle Igbokwe. He was born on the 17th of February 1995. Miracle attended the International Aviation College and the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, Zaria. He finished from Dee Unique International High School. Newly graduated from the aviation school, Miracle flies into the House with his pilot license firmly in hand. He feels grateful for everything in life as he knows how financially difficult it was to get there.
Miracle’s love of dancing and camping is only parallel by his sense of fashion, especially his skinny jeans. Miracle hates inequality and says he’s not in the game for the money. When he was asked what irritates him most in other people, he said, “People being fake makes me not to trust them.” As to what he brought into the BB House, he said, “I want to bring confusion among the ladies.”
‘What will you do with the prize money’, he was asked; to which he said, “I’ll use part of the money to further my pilot training and the rest to help my family. Miracle and Nina had the first kiss and make-out session in the house. They both made it to the final five, but Nina was among the three final evictees on the last day of the reality show, leaving Miracle and Cee-C to contend for the coveted prize.
While in the house, Miracle was once embroiled in a drama when a wedding band was spotted on his ring finger in some old photos that Nigerians dug up. His brother, Samuel debunked the claims that Miracle was married. He also explained how the ring on his finger came to be. When Ebuka told the two finalists — Miracle and Cee-C — to take one last walk and switch off the lights in the house, Miracle and Cee-C knew that one of them was the ultimate Housemate for this season’s Double Wahala.
With smiles all over their faces as they switched one light at a time, they finally said their goodbyes to Big Brother and exited for the main stage. When Davido’s Fall faded, the mood electrified as the housemates entered the stage and soon after, Ebuka had to calm the crowd.
Miracle’s will to win has always been rewarded by his ability to give his all in every challenge given to him. Whether it’s the head of house, a task or the Arena games, he always brought his A-game. So, when he was announced as the overall winner for the Payporte’s Arena games, it came as no surprise, as he’s won more than any other housemate. With an overall time of 53 minutes and 30 seconds throughout the season, Miracle was awarded a cash prize of N1m.
As usual, Ebuka asked the auditor to confirm if the results were independently verified and the auditor confirmed. After they were shown the prizes to be won and with a total of 30 million votes this week alone; after a long silence and seeing both contestants shaking and nervous, Miracle emerged as the ultimate Big Brother Naija winner.
Emotions ran high from everyone and Miracle’s in-house sweetheart, Nina, was at the fore embracing him as he struggled getting up after his excitement threw him on the ground. Champagne splashing and everyone gathering to embrace him, finally he stood up and continued to celebrate in disbelief. “Congratulations Miracle, a race well run,” Big Brother concluded.
BON Commiserates With Baba Sala’s Family, Names Comedy Award Category After Him
Following last week’s death of iconic Nigerian comedian, dramatist and filmmaker, Moses Adejumo, popularly known as Baba Sala, the Best Of Nollywood Awards, BON has renamed its comedy category after the late legend.
A statement by the Head of the Best of Nollywood Jury, Niran Adedokun explained that the award will “henceforth be known as the Moses Adejumo Comedy of the Year Award in recognizing the contributions that the late veteran artiste made to the development of comedy in Nigeria.
Adedokun , who noted that Bala Sala was a total performer whose early investments in the alongside many of his contemporaries laid the foundation for the increasingly growing entertainment industry.
“Being Nigeria’s leading homegrown and home focused movie awards, the Best of Nollywood Awards honours the memory of this great man and have decided to name our comedy awards after him. It is the least that we can do as a Nigerian award even though we understand that he deserves much more and hope that our government will consider immortalizing him in some way, the statement offered.
He expressed the condolences of the organisers of the award to the Adejumo family urging them to take solace in the enviable legacy of the late filmmaker who started his career in show business as a highlife musician in 1964 with a group known as the Federal Rhythm Dandies and was noted to have tutored and guided the Juju maestro, King Sunny Ade, who was his lead guitarist at the time.
BREAKING: Veteran Comedian, Baba Sala, Is Dead
Veteran comedian, Moses Adejumo, popularly known as Baba Sala, is dead, The PUNCH is reporting.
According to the newspaper, Adejumo, who hails from Ilesa in Osun State, died on Sunday night at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex Annex (Wesley Guild Hospital) in Ilesa.
His Media Assistant, Isaac Haastrup, confirmed the development to The PUNCH in a telephone interview.
Hastrup said: “Baba has died.
“He died some minutes to 10pm on Sunday night.
“His remains had been taken to the morgue.
“He died of old-age related sickness.
“He came to church two Sundays ago and he was the one that said the benediction.
“Baba has gone to be with the Lord and he will be missed by many people, including his fans.”
BON Awards 2018 Gets Date, Announces October 29 for Host State, Nominees Unveiling
Best of Nollywood, BON Awards, the highly coveted award platform in Nollywood, has announced December 9, as the date for the 2018 edition of the ceremony, which also doubles as the celebration of a decade of the award ceremony, a press statement has revealed.
The statement was made public on Friday, September 28, and signed by the Chief Executive of BON, Seun Oloketuyi.
He revealed that the host state and unveiling of the 2018 nominees will be announced October, 29. Oloketuyi also assured that this years edition which is also the tenth year anniversary of the award will be the mother of all in Nollywood.
BON Awards is an annual film event presented by Best of Nollywood Magazine to honour outstanding achievements in the Nigerian Movie Industry.
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