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#BBNaija Winner Efe Announced as “Youth Ambassador of Nigeria”



Big Brother Naija winner Efe Ejegba was has been announced as the “Youth Ambassador of Nigeria” by Youths and Sports Minister Solomon Dalung.

The announcement was made on Tuesday when Efe paid a courtesy visit to the minister.

“‘Who I be?’ the popular saying of the Big Brother Naija Winner Efe Ejegba is today a voice that reminds every young person that no matter your humble beginning, your dreams are valid! On this note, Efe Ejeba the winner of Big Brother Naija is today pronounced & decorated Nigeria Youth Ambassador. Congratulations and we wish him well. God bless #NigerianYouths,” Dalung said in a Facebook post.

In another post, Dalung said Efe has been selected among the Nigerian youths who will participate in the Berlin Youth Entrepreneurship Summit in Germany. He wrote:

“Based on logistics” I have directed the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Youth and Sports to include the newly decorated “Youth Ambassador of Nigeria” Efe Ejeba the winner of Big Brother Nigeria on the list of youths that will participate in the Berlin Youth Entrepreneurship summit taking place in Germany next month.

Watch their meeting:


  1. 2tinz

    May 30, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    Congrats Efe…

  2. fancynancy

    May 30, 2017 at 10:54 pm


  3. Me

    May 30, 2017 at 11:42 pm

    The guy with 5.0 GPA wasn’t offered the youth ambassador position and you said Nigeria will be better soon. Foolish old men running the country.

    • Ekwu

      May 31, 2017 at 3:36 am

      I’m just floored….

    • Mama

      May 31, 2017 at 5:26 am

      I’m weak for Nigeria, like speechless.

    • mr. x

      May 31, 2017 at 7:56 am

      please enough with this stupid Gpa thing. I am big advocate for academic excellence. But please how many places in the world do you know where people are made youth ambassadors just because they had 5.0… academic excellence is cool, but its not something that every one of us can have. Efe’s story is a more general one, which everyone can relate too, whether you are the 5.0 guy or the 2.3 guy. it is this mentality of “academics” being the saviour that make parents force children to kill themselves over courses they have no passion for. My dad till date is still angry that my brother is studying fisheries. He prefers to be the father of a Doctor than a farmer.

    • mr. x

      May 31, 2017 at 8:02 am

      that’s how in those days in school they use to tell us of one guy or girl who graduate top of their class. And now work with shell… what they don’t tell you is that these guys are one in a million…and not everybody has to work in shell to become something in this life. Some of theses so-called 5.o guys all they know in their life is book.. they can’t survive on the streets, cos they are not street smart. That’s the major difference between bill gates who left school and all the scholars who stayed back. The same applies to Zuckerberg and steve jobs.

    • mr. x

      May 31, 2017 at 8:12 am

      to cut the long story short. The people who influence our world today, are not the guys who had 5.0gpas,…. but the guys who had dreams and where bold enough to believe in the validity of their dreams… irrespective of the challenges they faced. Bob Marley died at 36… till date his voice affects the world we live in. I doubt he even went to school,,,, the list of names are endless… here in Nigeria supposedly uneducated or not so smart guys like Tuface, psquare, I go dye, basket mouth, AY, donjazzy etc. Have forever changed the way we perceive the entertainment industry and continue to influence our lives positively, and it wasn’t the government who gave them the platform… no! they fought for their dreams themselves… they paid their dues and when the time was right the world paid homage
      if you are the 5.0gpa kind of person by all means please pursue your dreams… you aren’t you is ok too

    • Mama

      May 31, 2017 at 9:55 am

      Mr x, your logic is VERY flawed. I don’t even know where to begin to repond. Please, donot undermine academics, intellect and real talent because you want to show support. The end does not justify the means! Tell me, which other country including the West where the big brother show started from have you heard of the government getting entrenched and making participants Youth Ambassadors?

    • mr. x

      May 31, 2017 at 12:04 pm

      @mama…my logic is flawed? but you haven’t made any sense whatsoever by providing an alternate logic. as for your question about countries using big brother candidates about ambassadors, i have the asked the same question about 5.0gpa guys. And besides you can’t use what other country think to justify any point you raised. This guy won big brother with over 12million votes…how many people voted in your presidential election again? The point is this guy pulled a certain amount of crowd and that was because people could connect with him. So if the sports minister decides to tap into that to reach the youths.. then he is a wise business man.
      The question about why the 5.ogpa guy wasn’t used… is not necessary. like i said i do appreciate scholars..and all my life i have tried to be one….but i don’t see the need for the comparison. While i have Masters in structural Engineering… i have friends who never went to school, and they are very successful in their own way. If we argue along a different line or ask sincere questions about what he has to offer without trying to compare him with a scholar or bother about his vocabulary…that would be a different debate entirely.

    • Mama

      May 31, 2017 at 3:31 pm

      Mr x, you’re not looking at the big picture. I don’t know of any country (except Nigeria) that doesn’t celebrate academic excellence whether it comes in the form of a 5.0 gpa or otherwise. I also don’t know of any country that moved from developing to developed without investing in intellectuals and innovation, and I see neither in this case.

      I have nothing against Efe as a person, I don’t know him so I don’t care. What I’m concerned about is how the powers that be got involved in celebrating something that has no bearing on our collective development. Sorry to disappoint you, the minister is not a business man and by this singular act, the government is telling young people who are grinding hard and following principles that those principles can be thrown in the gutter.

      Let me give you a little insight, I recently attended an international forum; more than 90% of the participants were non Africans doing research in almost every nook and cranny of the continent of Africa including those places you and I who live here will not enter. These are young people in their prime, and the only way they’re able to do these things is because they’re sponsored and encouraged by their goverments. In the nearest future they will be the ones dictating what goes on in our countries because while they were sowing we were celebrating and promoting mediocrity. We always want immediate gratification: money and fame. Well, we shall reap the rewards.

  4. unadite

    May 31, 2017 at 2:09 am

    This is getting out of hand. Youth ambassador that he won Big brother? We can overflog and celebrate mediocrity in this country o. So what is he going to present at Germany now?

  5. bushman

    May 31, 2017 at 2:23 am

    where peks ikeji aka mimosa wey dey claim youth ambassador…

  6. Toluwalope

    May 31, 2017 at 4:25 am

    Guess they want to use him score some political points

  7. Ugigi

    May 31, 2017 at 7:12 am

    Seriously! I’m not a hater, but what is the criteria? I never saw this guy talk or display history of business development towards boosting entrepreneurial drive.
    Kemen should then be appointed the coach of the national football team, he is also a big brother star, and at least has the body struxture of a sportsman.

  8. Mike

    May 31, 2017 at 8:15 am

    Congrats Efe but we seriously need to import more sense into our dear nation. It comes in very short supply these days.

  9. RichyGame

    May 31, 2017 at 9:18 am

    I couldn’t respond to this yesterday because I was so perplexed. I’m lost, lost, lost for words.
    Efe – as much as I admire that he won even with my disdain for BBNaija – does not fit into the youth ambassador box as he is yet to garner enough reputation credits to justify the appointment.

    No one is perfect and with this in mind, it’s not about having the prototypical icon a blameless individual but have we not other persona that are far more emulate-able not only in their in rise to critical acclaim (as it sadly is), but in the substance they bring? What exactly – clearly and subtly – does this ‘favoured’ young man bring to the table; God’s grace (perhaps), luck, talent, exceptional scholastic achievement, great discovery, cerebral excellence…?

    This happenstance has just catapulted the decadence abound in this era in Nigeria. How can a federal minister in the capacity of Solomon Dalung join the facade and be infected with the bug of promoting inferior principles. Oh, the strategy of doing what you want in the BB Naija House is so resounding that it won him the competition and now merits a national assignment? He, as is with the other participants of the BB show, are now somewhat the epitome of resilience, good values and the ideal representation of what the youth should look up to?

    And no, it is not a jockin’ sturvs!!!

  10. Ify

    May 31, 2017 at 9:37 am

    What a shame.

  11. remi

    May 31, 2017 at 9:56 am

    Efe is a joke…..cant even make two sentences without pidgin

    • mr. x

      May 31, 2017 at 12:08 pm

      @remi aka professor wole soyinka…. the fact you can speak English is not a sign that you are intelligent. the country with the highest IQ is not an English speaking one. in fact the first three on the list don’t speak English. so please come up with a more intelligent argument. People use to say that about tuface and they got tired

  12. mimi

    May 31, 2017 at 10:21 am

    I am so ashamed of this country…everything seems to be a joke…i guess life is a comedy in Nigeria

  13. Spumky

    May 31, 2017 at 11:25 am

    Still waiting on someone to say ” pepper them gang”. Bunch of jokers.

  14. Simple

    May 31, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    This is simply madness! How can the sport minister in his capacity do this?

  15. Memoir

    May 31, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    There was a country ……

  16. mz_danielz

    May 31, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    Hmmmmm… what we are doing as a nation is sooooo loud, the numerous advice don’t work.

    Forget youths who against all odds have built successful enterprises, just focus on those that through sheer luck won a reality T.V show.

    What makes him an ambassador, is it his excellent entrepreneurial skills, success against all odds or just luck.

    Making him ambassador teaches youths to hope on luck

  17. funmilola

    May 31, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    Datong himself is a huge joke….I don’t expect anything sensible from him.

    • funmilola

      May 31, 2017 at 8:00 pm


  18. Blessed

    May 31, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    Efe can reach millions of youth in less than an hour through his social platforms and people will take him serious aside that efe is a graduate. Stop the hate. First class graduate in Nigeria how many life’s have they affected. Darling is a wise man. Efe is the best choice. Instead of u to celebrate him u are mocking him. Efe is not proud,not arrogant and has fought his way to lime light common celebrate him and wish him all the best. Congratulate him or keep quiet for life.

  19. Iyke Aku

    May 31, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    EFE my man, may the Almighty God continue to bless and take you higher, Amen.

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