By Babajide Awoyinfa
Miracle Igbokwe, winner of the reality show — Big Brother Naija “Double Wahala” has been presented with the key to his SUV, N25 million cash, and a trip worth N4.7 million.
The former housemate received the prize at a press conference held at MultiChoice head office, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The Managing Director of MultiChoice Nigeria, John Ugbe, said the big brother platform had turned another set of youths to celebrities.
He said “I’m sure their life is completely changed from now and we are proud to have achieved that.
“We had a lot of staff on this project, not only working behind the camera but also social media, doing a lot of press work, managing things pertaining to the house and lots of meetings.
“I would like to commend my team for a job well done; we also want to use this opportunity to celebrate our sponsors who believed in the project and put the seal of their brands on it.”
Miracle thanked MultiChoice Nigeria for giving him the platform to show the world his person and for the opportunity.
He said “the feeling had been so amazing, right from leaving the house up till now.
“I would say I lived up to my name and not that I was hardworking. If it was based on hardwork, Tobi, Khloe or some other housemate would’ve won it.
“I want to thank MultiChoice for this opportunity and the sponsors — Indomie, Minimie and Heritage Bank, as well as PayPorte for the beautiful clothes and shoes.”
In attendance was Ose Ben-Willie, the Divisional Head for Corporate and Specialisation, Heritage Bank, who thanked MultiChoice for the privilege to support the show and give it value.
Ben-Willie said “this is the second year running. Heritage bank believes in helping to create, preserve and transfer wealth.
“We believe that whatever fund the winner gets for the hard work that they put in, it’s meant to generate more for them.
“What we have them do is to preserve this funds and help them to be able to use it for their future plans and endeavours.
“We really believe in preserving your heritage, which is what we are doing in MultiChoice to help and harness young talents coming up in diverse ways.
“So, you see people coming with different talents, strength, and put together to create a team which is what hard work is about and at the end of the day, you get your worth and your benefit in the handwork you put in. Heritage Bank is here to support it.”
She said “we have them open accounts, keep the fund there which could even be an interest bearing account that would help them yield more and grow what they have and also advise them in other areas where they can invest.”