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I’d chose money over fame – Ebuka Obi-Uchendu

BIG Brother Naija Host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu has described fame as “a necessary evil that comes with having a career that is public.”

The seasoned media personality said he has never courted fame, stressing that he does not enjoy being famous.

He stated this on Channels TV’s programme, Rubbin’ Minds, co-hosted by reality stars, Beauty Tukura and Prince Nelson.

While admitting that there are benefits that come with fame, Ebuka said that left for him, he would choose his career and the monetary benefits and boycott fame.

The father of two said, “I have never been a fan of fame. And if you know me, I think you can tell. But I have also understood that it comes with what I do.

“I have never courted fame. I have never chased fame. I have never really sort of thrived in it. I’m not the kind of guy who is going to our things out to be talked about. So, most times if you see me being talked about, it’s because of my work. It’s not because I did something outside of my work.

“I don’t know that I enjoyed fame or I have ever really liked it that much. I mean, it comes with its benefits, I can never deny that. But I also understand that it is a necessary evil that comes with having a career that is public.

“But if you left me with an option, I would take the career with the money that is coming with it and not be famous.”

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