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Tayo is not worth, just a selfish bouncer!

Nigerian Tayo

Lifestyle writer, BENAH SEKGABO takes a dig at Big Brother Hotshots Nigeria representatives and portrays him as a selfish, arrogant and unintelligent boy. She is offended by the businessmen who continue to reward losers of this show. First it was Munya of Zimbabwe and now Tayo of Nigeria!

Tayo Faniran who lost out to his Tanzania housemate, Idris at the just concluded Big Brother Africa reality show has reportedly been given a sum of $350, 000 as a gift by Billionaire businessman, Ayiri Emami.

One just couldn’t have summed up this substandard brat male chauvinist character in any superior way. Tayo is haughty and forceful for his own good. He had violent altercations with almost everyone in the house. He reacted to stale jokes so fast without even analysing what had been said or the intention, yet whenever others did the same he told them to go ‘f**k’ themselves.

He was so insolent to women; I wonder how he behaves with his sisters and soon to-be wife. He liked to use the phrase, “God will punish you,” to rebuke others. The guy was a giant cry baby ever to appear on Big Brother Africa. His fellow   “nijas” are not helping him at all by praising his shameful behaviour.

It’s one thing to support your country representative, and another when you don’t even want to acknowledge his embarrassing outbursts Nigeria’s  indifference to Tayo’s actions only serves to pump up his ego even further.  Even though he received USD350 000 from a fan, the fact remains, Africa did not vote for him. He is not the winner; in fact that is just a sympathy gift.

Most I have met say Tayo deserved to win. The whole 63 days I watched, he was always arrogant towards others. Tayo was the worst Big Brother candidate ever. He was difficult, arrogant, mannerless, foul-mouthed and extremely unintelligent. He was simply a disgrace to Nigeria.

He is best suited to be a motor park boy or a bouncer. He was even extremely rude to Uti who was only advising him. It took his friend King Kong to come into the BBA house to caution him to stop his fighting. “Ija o dola, oruko ni soni” he repeated it 3 times on his way out of the house. Translated, it means you gain nothing by fighting but a bad name.

The whole world can see that the people that liked Tayo in BBA are in minority, though they may have a loud voice. The regional voting became the decider. Idris was the only East African left in the game. Most of East Africa thus voted for him. Tayo was voted for by only 2 countries.

I honesty tried to like Tayo. I really did but it got to this point where I just couldn’t do it anymore. I have never in my life seen someone insulted the way he insulted Sheillah and Miss P. And the fact of the matter is if you have issues with one or two people, we can easily blame those people but if you have issues with every single person then it’s normal for people to question your personality unless you say everybody is wrong and you are right. He even had a beef with Ma’am Bea. I mean come on, Ma’am Bea??? I think the main problem was he liked to joke with people but couldn’t take it when people did similar jokes to him.

I actually think Idris was a worthy winner. He was never a bore and was also very sweet with an exceedingly good heart. He provided me with plenty excitement and entertaining and he’s funny too. His acting as Denzel made me laugh more than I ever had in a while. Humility got Idris the mulla!

The same story of sympathy gifts to first runner ups happened with Munya of Zimbabwe. He was in Big Brother Africa 3 All Stars. Nigerian musician and actor Uti Nwachukwu  was announced the winner of US$200,000. The final two housemates were Nigeria's Uti and Zimbabwe's Munya Chidzonga.

Although Munya lost, he ended up “winning” US$300,000 from A Zimbabwean businessman who decided to set up a consolation fund for him. Through the consolation fund Munya ended up receiving a cheque of US$300,000 which was presented to him by President Mugabe. Le a re ba senyetsa.

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6th December 2023

Even though Botswana has over the years been performing extremely poorly at the Miss World competition, the country has confirmed that it will be hosting the beauty festival in 2026. Initially, the country was to host Miss World next year, something it failed to confirm before deadline. Director at Miss Botswana, Benjamin Raletsatsi, says Botswana will be ready then to host all participants. Miss Botswana Top 25 finalists left the boot camp yesterday. Quite shocking though, Miss Botswana team is still failing basics as responding to media inquiries on time yet it is dangerously hoping to host an event of high status

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DJ Sway ‘saved’ the YAMAs

22nd November 2023

DJ Sway, the daring and ambitious on-air presenter of Yarona FM, played a crucial role in saving the radio station’s music awards, known as the YAMAs. The event was initially dry and disorganized, but DJ Sway, who co-hosted with Pearl Thusi, injected life into the show. However, things took a turn for the worse when Pearl Thusi abruptly left the stage, leaving DJ Sway to carry on alone. Despite the unexpected setback, DJ Sway rose to the occasion and captivated the audience, effectively putting an end to the drama caused by Pearl Thusi.

In an exclusive interview after the YAMAs, DJ Sway revealed the behind-the-scenes chaos that unfolded during the event. He acknowledged the script editors, Phalana and Hope, who worked tirelessly to reedit the script and adapt it to a one-host format. Despite the last-minute changes, DJ Sway remained composed and focused, thanks to the support of his colleagues, such as Owen Rampha, Katlego Rakola, Tshepang Motsisi (DJ Easy), and LB.

When asked about his initial reaction to the unexpected turn of events, DJ Sway admitted to feeling saddened by how things ended. However, he credited Pearl Thusi for giving him a much-needed confidence boost during his moment of doubt. She reminded him that he was destined for greatness and that he didn’t need big stars to succeed. With her words of encouragement, DJ Sway regained his composure and approached the rest of the show with the same professionalism and charisma he displays on the radio.

To overcome the challenges he faced, DJ Sway relied on his radio skills and calm personality. He engaged with the audience as if he were speaking to a single person, pointing out individuals in the crowd to create a more intimate connection. He also expressed gratitude for his backstage team, who provided support and ensured the smooth running of the show.

DJ Sway expressed satisfaction in being seen as the saving grace of the YAMAs. He believed that he fulfilled his role as a host and brought joy to the Yarona FM board, his family, and his fans. Despite his success, DJ Sway’s journey has not been without hardships. He has experienced the loss of his mother and sister, which has left a lasting impact on him. While he continues to grieve, he seeks solace in therapy sessions and relies on his father for emotional support.

DJ Sway’s dedication to his craft and ability to overcome adversity make him a remarkable figure in the radio industry. His vibrant personality and deep knowledge of music have made him a perfect fit for Yarona FM. Despite the challenges he has faced, DJ Sway remains determined to make a positive impact and bring joy to his listeners. With his talent and resilience, there is no doubt that DJ Sway will continue to thrive in his career and leave a lasting legacy in the world of radio.


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Chef Gustos walk of shame

22nd November 2023

Chef Gustos, the renowned hitmaker, recently experienced what can only be described as a walk of shame at the 8th edition of the Yarona FM Music Awards (YAMAs). Despite being nominated a whopping seven times, he failed to secure a single win. Ouch!

The night was filled with surprises, drama, and controversy, but the biggest winner of the evening was Han C, who walked away with three awards, including Best Pop and Best Male Single for his hit song, “Sebinki.” Han C graciously announced that he would be donating P10,000 from his winnings to his fellow nominees, promoting a spirit of togetherness among artists. What a noble gesture!

Meanwhile, Chef Gustos found himself on the losing end of several categories, including People’s Choice Artist of the Year, which he had won in the past. He seemed unfazed by the loss, stating, “People know that ‘Away’ was big, but they won’t stop me.” It’s clear that Chef Gustos is determined to continue making music, regardless of the awards he receives.

However, he did express his frustration with the outcome, suggesting that the awards may be corrupt. He declined to comment further, citing the need to protect his brand and maintain good relationships with corporate clients. It’s understandable that he wants to avoid any potential damage to his future prospects.

In fact, Chef Gustos went so far as to request that Yarona FM not nominate him for future YAMAs. It seems he wants to distance himself from the disappointment and focus on his music without the pressure of awards. Perhaps this decision will allow him to create freely and without the burden of expectations.

While Chef Gustos may have experienced a walk of shame at the YAMAs, it’s important to remember that awards do not define an artist’s talent or success. His fans still appreciate his music, and he continues to have gigs with corporate clients. So, despite the disappointment, Chef Gustos remains optimistic about his future in the industry.

In the end, the YAMAs may have been a letdown for Chef Gustos, but he’s determined to keep moving forward. He won’t let a lack of awards dampen his spirits or hinder his creativity. And who knows, maybe next time he’ll come back stronger and prove that he’s deserving of recognition. After all, the true measure of an artist’s success lies in the hearts of their fans, not in shiny trophies.


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