Ebuka Obi-Uchendu

Chukwuebuka Obi-Uchendu (born 14 July 1982) is a Nigerian lawyer and media personality from Anambra State, Nigeria. He is known for hosting the reality show Big Brother Naija, the long-running Rubbin’ Minds talk show on Channels TV as well as co-hosting The Spot and Men’s Corner on Ebonylife Television.

Obi-Uchendu has received several award nominations and won the award for Outstanding TV Presenter of the Year at the Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards for his work on Rubbin’ Minds.

In 2006, he went in as one of an eventual 14 housemates on the first season of the popular reality show Big Brother Nigeria, finishing in eighth place. To date, he is one of the most visibly successful BBN 2006 cast members. In January 2017, he was announced as the host of the second season of Big Brother Naija as well as the third season.

After the reality show in 2006, he signed endorsement deals with a major telecommunications brand as well as a popular brewing company and as such hosted Friend or Foe on NTA, the GLO Show, also on NTA, as well as Guinness’ Greatness TV. He also maintained a weekly column called Contrast with a Nigerian national daily newspaper, This day for over 4 years and has written for other publications including What’s New & Ace Magazines.

In the run-up to the 2011 general elections in Nigeria, he hosted the first-ever presidential debate focused on youth issues, which was broadcast live across Nigeria. He also freelances as an MC for events. He has gone on to be a contributor to several online publications including the Y! FrontPage on the youth-oriented YNaija, general lifestyle inclined 360Nobs, Breaking Times which deals mostly with current affairs, and Style Vitae a fashion and style portal.

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