John Ugbe, the Managing Director of MultiChoice Nigeria, parent production company of the BBN franchise, made this known on Wednesday during the live presentation of 85 million worth of prize to Laycon, who emerged winner of this year’s show.
According to him, this year’s edition, which ran for three months, recorded the highest votes ever in the history of the show as it attracted more viewers and voters.
Ugbe explained that the show recorded 900 million votes (inclusive of online voting) from the different voting platforms, adding that the cost of producing the show was N3.5bn.
The number of total votes amassed for the show has however sparked varying reactions from many Nigerians on social media, some of who believe the programme received more than it awarded the winner.
Laycon received N30 million cash prize and other gifts from various sponsors, all worth N85 million.
See some reactions from Twitter users below;
In my opinion 30million naira for the BBN finalist is too small. Over 900million votes…. they should increase the money as from next year. How long would this 30million go in today’s Nigeria?
— Sally Suleiman (@is_salsu) September 30, 2020
Bro, BBN recorded over 900million votes 900m*30
— TTT (@ThinTallTosin) September 30, 2020
Over 900million votes casted for #BBNaija and our Laycon got 40%. 50% 60% of that votes the three times he needed vote. ICONS can form a political party fear them. Elites Icons no be una mate pic.twitter.com/eBPldU2qXz
— Ekitiketekan (@EkitiKetekan) September 30, 2020
Maybe I should start small brother Naija “Over 900million” pic.twitter.com/g9ubhV9eWq
— Sila_jr1 (@sila_jr1) September 30, 2020
Over 900million votes casted for #BBNaija and our Laycon got 60% of that votes common menh, put some respect to #icons name we are fucking nobody’s mate on this bird app. #LayconTheWinner pic.twitter.com/vMP3Vtohp7
— Ruth Gara (@gara_ruth9) September 30, 2020
— Assistant Yoruba Demon (@Oba_adeolu) September 30, 2020
With over 900million votes, how many times did you vote with N30 per sms?
I only voted once with sms. The rest were online! Stop calculating those figures in your head biko
— Richard (@meettherichard) September 30, 2020
If we replicate what’s happening in BBNaija in SPORTS, we’d get back to being the giant of Africa.
Over 900million votes is something to really make one think outside the box…
— Dr Emmanuel (@DoctorEmto) September 30, 2020
— Kween Mother of Vampire♀️Dynasty (@queenlopezz143) September 30, 2020
Over 900million votes across all #BBNaija voting platforms.
— Ayemojubar (@ayemojubar) September 30, 2020
Over 900million votes that makes the money generated nothing less than 27 billion naira
And 30 million for #LayconTheWinner that’s to small……
— Henry (@the_black_guyy_) September 30, 2020
Over 900million votes. Please, what’s the population of Nigeria again? I hope businessmen and businesswomen take a cue from Multichoice.
— Tomori Uriel (@SavofnsUriel) September 30, 2020
”Over 900million” votes
Now I’m thinking the kind of money this network companies makes from Nigerians MTN might be making up to 1 billion in a single day from airtime and data sub, yet they won’t have mercy on us.
What are they using all these money for…#October1stProtest pic.twitter.com/3WL1ShJUOR
— Son of Man (@Sen_NickOdozor) September 30, 2020
BBN: Over 900million votes
— Blessing Nwankwo (@NwankwoEsomchi) September 30, 2020
When I saw the amount of votes #BigBrotherNaijaLockdown2020 recorded “over 900million” the first thing I did was multiply by N30
I’m definitely losing this home training
— Of Lay Lay (@eetz_naheem) September 30, 2020