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First was Big Brother Africa, then Project Fame and recently, Big Brother Nigeria…
Well, its time for Survivor Africa!!!!
12 People have been chosen from all around Africa and starting September 3rd 2006, they will begin their 21 day journey vying for the US$100,000 prize…..
Survivor Africa being shot by MNET on Pearl Island, Panama……

Here is a look at the survivors…As usual Nigeria is well represented with 3 competitors……

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Ario (Ariomawha) Okenabirhie
Age – 32
Computer Science Graduate – Former Banker
Interview Video Profile

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Nike (Olanike) Gbolahan
Age – 24
Mass Communication Graduate – Tobacco Company Protocol Officer
Interview Video Profile

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Yaga (Yagazie) Chuwumerje

Age – 23
Recent Mechanical Engineering Graduate
Interview Video Profile

The other competitors are Tebby Gasennelwe (24) from Botswana, Meti Yilma (27) from Ethiopia, Nana Sarpong (30) from Ghana, Derrick Assetto (29) from Kenya, Frieda Karipi (29) from Namibia, Jeremiah Zulu (26), from Zambia, Lloyd Kalipinde from Zambia, Leonard Mapuranga (24) from Zimbabwe Chipo Nzonzo (35) from Zimbabwe

The host of the show is Anthony Oseyemi is of Nigerian ancestry but was born and raised in the UK

On the side note, he had NEVER been to Africa until very recently when he visited SA…
Here are some excerpts from his interview:
What makes you qualified to host a pan-African reality show?
It’s quite interesting…originally I am African but I come from a completely westernised perspective of Africa and Africans
How are you preparing yourself?
I’ve just been doing quite a bit of reading; I’ve been looking at different countries in Africa.

For the rest of his interview, Click HERE

Click HERE for the official Survivor Africa – Panama website.
* in case u r wondering, there are no south african contestants ’cause they have their separate Survivor SA
Anyway, the show should be fun…I hope one of the Nigerian girls win!
What do u guys think about Survivor Africa, the contestants, the presenter?

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  1. naijagal

    August 29, 2006 at 3:07 am

    darn! my dear what is up with the menancing faces haba! is it that serious!

  2. chioma

    August 29, 2006 at 3:26 am

    lmao @ naijagal…Abi na by muscle?…Me I tire oo

  3. Kelechi

    August 29, 2006 at 4:11 am

    i think its kinda whack that the picked a guy who had never been to Africa until recently to be the presenter. Weren’t there any REAL african people who actually live in Africa to host the show. Its just my thought.

  4. chioma

    August 29, 2006 at 5:03 am

    @ kelechi…you made a good point there…assholes (excuse my french)

  5. Miss TiMi

    August 29, 2006 at 6:09 am

    this shud be interesting…keep us updated oh!

  6. Adaure

    August 29, 2006 at 6:17 am

    Is Anthropological a word? And what the hell is ‘dead-pan? And isn’t Panama in like South America or is there a newly discovered African island with the same name. Abi all the jungles in Africa don finsih?Anyways i’m already irritated by the presenter. Not too thrilled

  7. Mona

    August 29, 2006 at 9:54 am

    the thing sounds a bit random, talk about the host has never been to africa??????? well it’s something to watch, gidi has done it again…thanks for this!

  8. Mona

    August 29, 2006 at 9:56 am

    oh and u know their challenges will be extra tough cos we hardened africans are expected to cope in the jungle or even an island, look at all the carribeans today, they survived lol…actually how very catch 22…is their a point of having african survivor if it already shows that africans did survive and settle down in all those islands – the bahamas, jamaica, antigua & barbadua, st. lucia (where i’m from heheh et al.)

  9. niyoooooo!

    August 29, 2006 at 10:24 am

    bella! our own lois lane! wetin u study for school?it just trips me how you get all these ur breaks!abi na scoops i suppose call am
    anyways after all the psyches abeg helep me spread the word on my own blog tooo oh i just dey start!do i hear hisses and pple shouting cheap publicity, remeber i am a nigerian!a ti like cheap stunts ju!
    Please when is the next big brother nigeria i need the $$$, i need to know the only reason y i no apply for the other one na because i be think sey dem go dey show shower scenes, and my “I” shape is second to none and me wey i never find wife i didnt want to kill my chances patapata!
    on a serious note though ur blog’s FAB!!!!!

  10. PSB

    August 29, 2006 at 1:31 pm

    Can’t get over the fact that they picked a dude who has never lived in Africa to host Big Brother Africa..Trying to wrap my brain around that!

  11. Belle

    August 29, 2006 at 2:16 pm

    how come they look so much darker in their pics? I mean we already get the point that they are in most parts of Africa is in itself “Survivor Africa”

  12. Adaure

    August 29, 2006 at 2:54 pm

    NA SUN …

  13. Mark

    August 29, 2006 at 3:44 pm

    Oh my, I think I’m in love with Nike (Olanike) Gbolahan…!!!

    / An Oyibo in Port Harcourt (Mark by name)

  14. Anonymous

    August 29, 2006 at 3:47 pm

    @ Mark Oyinbo …ewwwwwwww

  15. Icy

    August 29, 2006 at 4:03 pm

    Eeeeennn Bella if you do nothing for me find Anthony Oseyemi’s contact info omo I intend to taost him.. I mean for real.

  16. Ms. May

    August 29, 2006 at 4:35 pm

    LOL @ Icy. Ok, who is the fool they got to host the show? Reading?!!!! I mean, what happened to his parents…not even one trip home to see where he’s from? How come he has NEVER been to Nigeria or any other African country? I mean, I understand that people do this but at least he should have an idea about his origins and culture! And when he decides to go, he goes to SA…and I’m sure his ass didn’t go to Soweto….he was in JoBurg, Durban or Capetown where you might as well be in Europe! This is what bothers me about these damn shows and even the movie industry in general but the US especially…..they can afford to spend money to make a movie or show as authentic as possible but oh no! For example, they find people who aren’t Nigerian to play Nigerians, they have them speaking what is supposed to be Yoruba or Ibo in a movie and come to discover it’s not even authentic or the translation of what they say is completely incorrect. I could go on but you get what I’m saying. I hope he sees this as an opportunity to truly go see and learn what life is like for his people – because regardless of being raised in the UK, his ass is Nigerian. About, “the Oseyemi part of my name is West African.” Idiot!

  17. Mark

    August 29, 2006 at 4:39 pm

    @ icy – I intend to toast you after having seen yer picture under yer profile, I mean for real…

  18. Anonymous

    August 29, 2006 at 5:45 pm

    @ Marky Mark!..put ya picture up so we can see if you make the cut for some of the single gals wey dey here!!!

  19. Mark

    August 29, 2006 at 6:12 pm

    I have a picture under my profile on the blog I just started…

  20. Icy

    August 29, 2006 at 6:23 pm

    damn I posted and the shege got wiped out. okay I will re-type o

    I guess I made a quick call on his good looks omo I AM NOT SORRY FOR THAT. So wut if he’s never been to Naija. This show will be a great experience for him. It brings a different perspective to things. Generations ti yato now. Ya’ll don’t even know his story ke to ma judge omo lomo by the way MY future BF. I mean, I’m sure his parents must have had a good reason for not raising him in Naija. Now dammit Bella get me his digit abi na personal e-mail sef… You got connections.. errr MAKE IT COUNT lol! Oh! as per Marky Mark.. sorry hun. I have a prefernece for Nigerian men, preferably yoruba men well at least by heritage. In this case my new potential BF. Sawwy babz. I’m gonna have to pass no vex o..! POINT IN CASE YOU CAN NOT TOAST ME. PERMISSION NOT GRANTED. Omo no block road for me and Tony o!

  21. Anonymous

    August 29, 2006 at 6:36 pm

    Chei !!! who u tink sey u dey fool sef? No be internet porn star be dat? abeg put ya real face jo!
    Anyway no more attention for u..e belike say u dey feel cool wit ya self. ehen back to survivor africa

  22. Anonymous

    August 29, 2006 at 6:53 pm

    I direct my last comment to Oga Marky Mark from Port Har! LOL

  23. NaijaBloke

    August 29, 2006 at 7:05 pm

    Belle I agree with what ma peeps said jere ,how did he qualify to host the show,cos he went to SA or what.SA is not part of Africa as far as am concern.Namibia and all the other parts r not and I bet he did not even see any bad parts of SA sef.
    Well na dem sabi,at least dem no go pay me.

  24. NaijaBloke

    August 29, 2006 at 7:13 pm

    Oga Mark,u wey wan toast babe,nuthn abt ur profile even dey enticing sef.U talk say u be Manager,wetin u dey manage,cos my last visit to Port Harcourt did not put any Mac Donalds or Burger King in my sight then o.

  25. Koketso

    August 29, 2006 at 7:27 pm

    @Naijabloke.. What do u mean South Africa is not a part of Africa.. Have you been there? have you met anybody from there before? As for the guy getting the job. A lot of AFRICAN people auditioned and he flew in from London and auditioned and got the gig. I say good for him. This will be a learning experience for him.
    Soweto is actually in Johannesburg

  26. Adaure

    August 29, 2006 at 8:49 pm


  27. Bella Naija

    August 29, 2006 at 9:32 pm

    Adaure….the show is called ‘Survivor Africa – Panama’..look at the official logo picture at the top of this post…..its taking place on pearl island in panama, central/south america so its not in africa…..i guess they feel the peeps r used to african climate etc…so they took them somewhere out of their element….

    anyway, as for the presenter…i agree wit icy..he isnt bad lookin…i am sure he is a good presenter…..i personally dont have a problem wit the fact that he hasnt been around africa…i just felt insulted by his statement that he has ‘a westernized view of africa and africans’…..and he proudly said tht and they picked him! from my experiences livin in the ‘western’ world….their view of africa and africans is very negative- they imagine suffering, savages and frauds…this view is built on pure ignorance…so i dont know y the dude would want to identify wit such… u think the American version of survivor would pick someone wit an American who hadn’t been in America before and had a ‘middle eastern view of america’ to be their host/presenter? I don’t think so

  28. NaijaBloke

    August 30, 2006 at 1:24 am

    @koketso .. be like say u no understand English ..”I said as far as am concern” means my opinion not the world’s .. to ur kwesion ..Yes I have been to SA before,yes I did Geography and yes I can read the map of Africa.

    Belle I just jam this naija chic website u can check her out

  29. Anonymous

    August 30, 2006 at 1:44 am

    no vex naija bloke

  30. Anonymous

    August 30, 2006 at 2:39 am

    @ safe for work? I cant even get beyond the enter page!

  31. Mark

    August 30, 2006 at 10:13 am

    @ NaijaBloke,

    I can’t understand what yer writing, (write in English for f sake!!!) but can see that ye mentioned Manager, yes I’m a Manager, have ye by any chance heard of the Company called Nigeria LNG…?!

  32. Anonymous

    August 30, 2006 at 1:48 pm

    @Naija bloke and Marky Mark…Testostorone!! *Fanning myself*

  33. NaijaBloke

    August 30, 2006 at 7:10 pm

    @Anonymous ..yes it safe for work.I actually viewed it at work and I no vex o.

    @Marky Mark .. if u r in PH .U need to get someone to translate that for u and I worked and stayed in PH for 2yrs and was still there in December,I guess that shd answer ur question.

  34. Mark

    August 31, 2006 at 1:55 pm

    @ NaijaBloke

    Well, good for ya, I’ve been in Nigeria for ten (10) years and I have enjoyed it big time (still enjoying though), have during my time here gotten married to a Nigerian gal plus been blessed with two (2) wonderful kids and made a hell of lotta friends…

  35. Anonymous

    August 31, 2006 at 4:40 pm

    hmmm. Oyinbo man..married to Naija women has to children..You set yourself up for this one..We find out who you are and air you out! LOL..Cuz what are you doing here talking about Toasting this person and the other..You minx! hahah but its all Good hope you are enjoying the Nigerian experience.

  36. Anonymous

    August 31, 2006 at 4:42 pm

    Whats LNG?

  37. NaijaBloke

    September 1, 2006 at 11:17 pm

    Chie see Marky Mark married with 2 kids still dey toast person here.Hmmm … Marky seems u married that naija babe to collect Green card for naija …LOL.
    So do copy and paste and show it to ur wife to translate for u.

    @Anonymous NLNG is Nigerian Liquified and Natural Gas

  38. makeda

    September 5, 2006 at 1:50 pm

    Makeda @ JHB SA.
    Firstly the show is filmed in the Pearl Islands in Central America, with African contestants. That is just the format of the show.
    Secondly how many of the people not impressed with Anthony actually auditioned? I personally believe that he is great and will definitely do justice to the show and to us Africans, including South Africans who are ALSO Africans thank you very much! I think before we get all hyped up and critical, we can at least get facts straight and be supportive!
    You have no idea what the story is behind the man, and you have already jumped to conclusions about him never been to Nigeria!! Who told you that!! You guys are shocking…That’s all I can say
    Im out!

  39. Bella Naija

    September 15, 2006 at 9:43 pm

    Thanks makeba…i guess we got a lil sensitive….I like Anthony jare…he is fine and his ‘phonetics’ is on point! lol

  40. Be

    October 16, 2006 at 10:13 am

    I think Yaga is flame hot! Im not a Nigerian so most of the comments have passed me like that…..

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