Ex-Big Brother Africa star and TV host, Uti Nwachukwu has called out youths, who have banked their hopes of success on connections.
Uti took to his Twitter page to reveal that he has recieved calls and texts from people aiming to be on the show.
He disclosed that some threw insults at him for not wanting to ‘show them the way’.
He expressed his displeasure via tweets, saying:
“It seems like 90% of the youth view Big brother Naija as their only hope for a breakthrough in Nigeria. But please I am begging u people, STOP LOOKING FOR SHORTCUTS!! WHATEVER happened to EARNING your spot! The way my phones have been ringing for the past 2 weeks is actually. Worrisome. Let’s not even get started on the dms. The conversation is always the same: Please who can I pay? what are the connections? Put me inside na? Sigh. You guys have it easy o!?
“In my time it was Big brother AFRICA! ONLY 1 SPOT WAS AVAILABLE!! so who did I know? Who cld have possibly rigged it to give an unknown hustling University undergrad from delta state, the only available Slot for Nigeria?
“Now you have at least 15 if not 20 slots and you can’t believe in yourself enough to earn your own slot? To the point that some have insulted me for telling them the truth that there are no connections or payments for a slot in the big brother show.
“Saying things like : “bro this wickedness is not the way. U don chop ur own,u no wan make we chop abi? Man no be God. I go make am” I AM TIRED. Nor be me get show abeg.
“But stop with the calls & messages. Stop looking for non existing connections. People have been scammed of millions! Cosof this! BE AND BELIEVE IN YOURSELF and hope for the best.
“If its ur time NOTHING CAN STOP U! Fun Fact : I wasn’t the first choice for BBA All stars I was a last min replacement to the extent that some things were still in the persons name when I arrived SA,”
“I thought I was a decoy till I climbed that stage. But guess who won the show? Lol. What will be will beeeeee! FACE UR HUSTLE AND USE UR FAITH! EARN WITH PRIDE.”
He further revealed that he has been on the show 3 times for different reasons and also encouraged them to believe, that if he could get these chances, they too can.