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BN Bytes: BBA Amplified Winner Karen Igho gets new Gig as an On-Air-Personality for Naija FM



After being declared c0-winner of the hit reality show Big Brother Africa Amplified in 2011 and taking home a whooping sum of $ 200,000, the ever outspoken Miss Karen Igho has successfully managed to stay in the public eye by hosting events and gracing numerous red carpet events most recently the Complete Fashion Style Night.

Proving that she doesn’t want to be known only for her Big Brother fame, Karen who clocked a year older in April,  has officially been announced as the newest addition to the indigenous Lagos radio station Naija FM 102.7.

Speaking on her new career venture, the elated star who will be joining a host of other talented on-air personalities at the 24 hour radio station including Lady J, Ushbebe, Sam, Naija Babe and Ifektive, graciously expressed joy and gratitude for the opportunity, saying “You know I’m not a presenter but I’m going to do my best. I’m also going to put in my 100% for people to enjoy and l hope listeners would enjoy the show!’’.

Karen who is fluent in Hausa, Urhobo and English also added that she trusts the job would be easy, as speaking “Pidgin English” is fun for her.

She will join Lagos State University Theatre Arts Graduate/Naija FM on-air-personality Ifektive to host Wetin Dey every day of the week from 10 PM – 1 AM.

A big congrats to Karen. I will be listening, hope you will too. From reality star to presenter/host to an on-air-personality, hmm, what’s next? An album! We can’t wait to see what more Karen has in store for all us in 2012.


  1. laughchild

    June 29, 2012 at 11:07 am

    *first* yay…. Azonto dancing… Go karen!!!!

  2. juliet

    June 29, 2012 at 11:20 am

    loving her

  3. Ms Gay 9ja

    June 29, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Karen plsss if u no who Wendy William is jus copy style ok!
    Last time I chekt u neva ofa anytin oda dan dat stupid gossip*jus my opinion

    • partyrider

      June 29, 2012 at 1:36 pm

      Learn to spell correctly and construct grammatically correct sentences before you run down another person..hiss

  4. Abs

    June 29, 2012 at 11:51 am

    @laughchild you’re funny. :). Karen is doing well. way to go.

  5. cicii

    June 29, 2012 at 11:57 am

    I wonder how she is goin to cope with her poor communication skills…just saying!

  6. xty

    June 29, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    All this bad belle people!! Get aa life!! Karen will just be fine

  7. olawale

    June 29, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    kip it up karen

  8. X factor

    June 29, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Good step in the right direction……

  9. LPS

    June 29, 2012 at 1:39 pm

  10. esan

    June 29, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Talking about BBA coca-cola advertisement…

  11. christy

    June 29, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    She don fine,pretty lady(no humour intended)

  12. amara

    June 29, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    I liked karen a lot during BBA, cos she was herself but i think she needs to attend a finishing school,so she can brush up her communication skills, voice and act more ladylike; I watched her anchor “JARA” with Uti on African Magic(in place of Helen Paul) sometime ago n i wasn’t impressed one bit .

  13. L.A Chick

    June 29, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    My dia, congrats o. me ma d way i like pidgin English na only Baba God sabi…

  14. agreement

    June 29, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    way to go gurl. stars are made not born. she can learn to be better. please, make me proud.

  15. Emmanuel

    June 29, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    karen keep it up but dont forget about Jos oooo. Na there u learned to become somebody. Try and start a programme at PRTV.

  16. cocolette

    June 30, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    fingers crossed!!! hope she doesnt go there and talk the one wey dem no send am, as the babe too dey talk !!! seriously happy for her though!! nice one.

  17. Ada beke

    June 30, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Well she sure has a face for radio so she will probably do well

  18. tee

    June 30, 2012 at 11:01 pm


  19. babious

    July 1, 2012 at 12:58 am

    Good for Karen! so sad that you have to be someone before you are actually somebody in naija. she won $200k,let her come up with something reasonable with wat she’s got and create opportunities for other qualified and elligible presenters that are without jobs. the rich keeps getting richer and d poor jst stands steal. occupy naija ma ass!

  20. C.O. Guy festus

    July 1, 2012 at 11:41 am

    As for me she`s lucky but 4 sure her English is just too poor

  21. Mane

    July 1, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Doubt its an english problem. I think its pidgin from the tittle of the gig. like yoo’s

  22. angel eyes

    July 2, 2012 at 8:52 am

    i m indifferent about karen thou but i agree with babious, the lady is rich and having won $200k, she can start up a biz or do sumtin else, there re thousands of jobless and talented mass communications graduates out dere, (even those that arent mass comm grads) looking for a chance to unveil demselves, i believe employers shld consider dese before giving out jobs to pple just cos dey re celebs…..biko, let the money spread naa, karen is a rich young woman already.

  23. bellybutton

    July 5, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Go karen! First, she won the contest so she can do whatever she feels like with the kala. Second, its sad going through the comments and see people hating on someone for not speaking someone else’s language (english) well. Hmmm! Well, as am not Nigerian I won’t say the comments are fake just sad. People get your prioties together and don’t force your mentalism on someone.

  24. funmi

    July 18, 2012 at 7:41 am

    Na wa 4 una, let her do wat she feels like, precise dey re using her to embrace listeners nt just because she’s ok. U dat can speak fluent english where re u today.. Some people are just haters by default.. People can complain.. msheew

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