Heritage Bank, DSTV present N25m, SUV automobile grand prize to BB Naija winner

Bank Plc, one of the proud sponsors of Big Brother Naija Season-2
TV show and MultiChoice Nigeria, owners of DSTV yesterday presented the
2017 winner, Efe Ejeba grand prize of brand new Sorento SUV and
N25million cash prize in Lagos. 
L-R: Managing Director,
MultiChoice Nigeria, John Ugbe; Regional Director, M-Net West Africa,
Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu; winner 2017 of BB Naija Season-2, Efe Ejeba; Group
Head, Corporate Communications
of the bank, Fela Ibidapo and Managing Director, Payporte, Eyo Bassey,
during the Big Brother Naija Season-2 reality TV show grand prize
presentation on Tuesday, in Lagos.


at the grand prize presentation to the BB Naija Season-2 winner on
Tuesday, Fela Ibidapo, Group Head, Corporate Communications of the bank,
noted that beyond providing
assistance to BB Naija contenders, Heritage Bank would between 6 to
9months help define the platform created for them; through business and
advisory support services. 

According to him, this support will help
a veritable course and equip the housemates with the necessary tools to
make informed business choices during individuals’ careers.
affirmed that in a bid to bring additional value to Nigeria culture,
Heritage Bank would ensure that in partnering with the house mates, they
take positive steps
towards creating, preserving and transferring wealth to Nigerians. 
“We are proud to be part of
the reality show because our involvement has re-emphasize the wealth
enshrined in our cultural heritage,” Fela said.

He said BB Naija reality TV has projected the some of the positive
aspects of the Nigerian culture of projecting kings and queens in every
L-R: Group Head, Corporate Communications of the Heritage Bank Plc, Fela Ibidapo; BB Naija 1st
runner up, Bisola Ayeola; Team member, Media & External Relation
Officer, Blaise
Udunze and Team member, Brand Compliance & Management, Ozena Utulu,
during the Big Brother Naija Season-2 reality TV show grand prize
presentation on Tuesday, in Lagos.

When we started this journey some weeks ago, people were asking us, how
will you do it as a bank, remarking that with help of DSTV and the
housemates among others they were able to create the needed experience
among the Nigerian people.

Efe, who spoke at the presentations of the grand prize, commended Heritage Bank for promoting Nigeria culture to the world.
Efe beat 11 other housemates
to cart away the coveted prize, having surmounted all the hurdles and
polled a whopping 57.61per cent of the overall votes.
Meanwhile, Bisola who emerged
the first runner up polled 18.54per cent of the vote, thanked all the
sponsors, while noting that she is positioned and empowered to harness
her talents
via the BB Naija platform.
speaking, the Managing Director, MultiChoice Nigeria, John Ugbe, who
thanked Heritage Bank and others for their supports, noted that the
pooled efforts exposed Nigerian culture
to the rest of the world. 
stressed that the programme and entertainment industry in general would
add value to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product, while it would also
help identify, nurture and promote young
talent to a wide range of viewers across African continent.
Regional Director, M-Net West Africa, Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, disclosed that
over 26million votes were recorded, which stood out as one of the
highest in Africa reality TV shows.

The Big Brother Nigeria 2017 began in January. It had seen the eviction
of nine housemates, Bally, Bassey, CocoIce, Gifty, Kemen, Miyonse, Soma,
ThinTallTony and Uriel before the top five who graced the finale:
Mavis, Debbie Rise, TBoss, Bisola and Efe.

Heritage Bank had also organised an SME enhancement capacity programme
for the Ex-Housemates of the BB Naija and other emerging 21st century
entrepreneurs at an SME enhancement capacity training programme.


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