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Tayo Faniran “I thought I would win BBA"

Tayo Faniran, first runner-up and former Nigerian BBA Hotshots housemate received a huge official welcome last weekend. Check out photos.

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After 63 days of a well played game, Tayo Faniran, first runner-up and Nigerian BBA Hotshots housemate recently returned home and was welcomed with all the pomp befitting a hotshot.

As is customary, MultiChoice Nigeria, M-Net and proud sponsor Jameson threw him a homecoming party which took place at the popular CovaLounge, in Victoria Island, Lagos.

Speaking with the media shortly before his party, Tayo said he was shocked when Idris Sultan of Tanzania was declared the winner of the reality show.

However, the 28 year old model and new dad explained that the interaction with other Africans in the Big Brother house and the exposure to the rich and diverse cultures in Africa have adequately prepared him to further pursue a career in acting, singing, or as a TV presenter.

He said: “I was really shocked when IK declared Idris the winner of the show. I genuinely thought I would win, or at least be declared a co-winner! Nonetheless I’m incredibly grateful for the unique opportunity and exposure Big Brother has given me. All I can tell Nigerians, Africa and the rest of the world now is ‘watch this space!".

MultiChoice General Manager, Marketing, Martin Mabutho expressedthe MultiChoice’s pridein the reality show’s ability to bring Africans together. “MultiChoice, M-Net, and the show's partners, worked hard to make this season of Big Brother Africa bigger than the last and we thank all stakeholders for their support,”  - Tayo said.

The reality show which began with 26 housemates successfully came to an end on Sunday, 7 December 2014 with Idris Sultan of Tanzania as the winner.

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