Afrobeat sensation Davido has taken to social media to celebrate the victory of Ilebaye Odiniya, the newly crowned winner of the Big Brother Naija All Stars edition. Ilebaye, a 22-year-old model from Kogi, surpassed expectations by clinching the top spot in the reality show, bagging the grand prize of N120 million.
The Big Brother Naija All Stars edition, which concluded on October 1, 2022, saw Ilebaye securing a significant 30.8% of the total votes, leaving behind the 2019 winner, Mercy Eke, who managed to gather 23.4%. Ilebaye’s win was particularly surprising for many viewers, given that she had previously been evicted from the Level Up season after a mere three-week stint. Her journey from being an underdog to the champion of the All Stars season has been nothing short of remarkable.
Davido, known for his vibrant presence on social media platforms, expressed his admiration for Ilebaye’s success story. Sharing his sentiments on his X handle, he wrote, “ILEBAYE… I love a success story!” Acknowledging the shoutout from the music maestro, Ilebaye responded with gratitude, commenting, “Thank you, OBO.”
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The online community was quick to react to Davido’s celebratory post. Many netizens congratulated Ilebaye on her win, with some expressing hopes for her to utilize her newfound fame and fortune to make a positive impact. Others lauded Davido for always supporting and celebrating success stories, further solidifying his reputation as one of the industry’s most influential figures.
In related news, Davido recently made headlines for his comments on the political landscape, emphasizing his connections with top politicians. The singer’s active engagement in various spheres, from music to social issues, continues to keep him in the limelight.
This recent development in the entertainment industry underscores the influence of reality TV shows in shaping the careers of young talents and the significant role celebrities like Davido play in amplifying their achievements.