Ebuka Obi-Uchendu will host the third edition of the Big Brother Naija reality show.
Obi-Uchendu, who is a trained lawyer, hosted the second edition of the show which ended in April.
Obi-Uchendu is an alumnus of the show, having participated in the first edition which held in 2006. He is also the host of Rubbin Minds, a talkshow aired on Channels TV.
Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, regional director, M-Net West, said Ebuka is an example of what the platform offers.
“We are thrilled to have Ebuka return as host of Big Brother Naija. This was the platform that unearthed his potential first as a housemate and then as a host, ultimately launching him to stardom.
“He is a prime example of what the Big Brother platform offers, as he has proven over the years to be one of Nigeria’s biggest names in pop culture and entertainment whilst also lending his voice to youth empowerment initiatives.
“Fans and viewers alike are familiar with his cool, debonair and witty on air and on stage personality, and they are guaranteed to enjoy the excitement that he brings to the Big Brother Naija show.”
After the announcement of the return of the show for a third season, auditions held in six locations across the country.
Organisers have said the winner will go home with prizes worth N45 million at the end of the show.
Efe Ejeba and Bisola Aiyeola emerged as the winner and first runner-up, respectively, of the second season of the show.