New Big Brother Naija housemate, Michael, has revealed that he was advised against using his name ‘Ebuka’ as his stage name on the show.
The Enugu state born housemate, whose full name is Michael Chukwuebuka Ngene, disclosed that he had to change his from ‘Ebuka’ to ‘Michael’ before he was introduced as the new housemate.
Michael, speaking in a conversation with his fellow housemate, Kayvee, said he decided to drop the name because the show host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, also bears the name and he didn’t want clash of personalities. He added that Ebuka has built a strong brand with the name so he couldn’t use it.
“I was advised not to use Ebuka as my stage name. I felt using it would have been a conflict of interest.
“When you hear BBNaija, you remember Ebuka. He has made a brand from the name, so I had to change my name to Michael at the last minute.” He said.
Kayvee on his part said he wanted to use the name ‘Koko’ but had to change because there are many ‘Koko’ in the entertainment industry.