Tayo Faniran Says He Won Big Brother Africa 2014, But Was Robbed And Threatened
Tayo Faniran has demanded an explanation from the organisers of Big Brother Africa, asking them to tell him why he was announced runner-up instead of the winner of the reality television game show in 2014.
The call for clarification was contained in Faniran’s social media rants on Monday, October 18, 2021. He claimed he had wanted to speak up when he heard he won, but he was threatened and asked to seal his mouth.
Faniran also alleged in an Instagram post that the homecoming press conference he had after the show was influenced to project Big Bother Africa in pleasant image.
“To all those enemies of mine, the fake friends, the ones that came to my life to take from me even when I put them on and turned to spite me and ruin my name,(build alliances against me) you all can have a party tonight coz I failed (all thanks to humans) but I’m owning it. It’s left for God to not fail now,” he shared.
“When I wake up, @mnettv @africamagic and @multichoice_group need to tell me what really happened to me on the finale /stage of BBA. I don’t want my career in the industry threatened, I just want proof and explanation because for the past 7 years, all I hear every day was that I got robbed. My pain or loss tonight didn’t start today, but they are mentioned because since I’ve been shut up to fight back then.” (sic)
“I was threatened to shut up, I have names and events, they bought the media to hide my real cry at my homecoming press conference and projected nonsense. The next morning on NTA, I started praising the same people that shot me in the foot because I was told that’s the only way for them not to make me forgotten.” (sic).
Idris Sultan, a Tanzanian actor, emerged winner of Big Brother Africa season 9 in 2014. The edition was the last of the show.