I am very defensive, protective of my wife- Ebuka | TheNewsGuru


Big Brother Naija host, Ebuka Uchendu has said he is very protective of his wife, Cynthia.

The media personality made this known when he featured on Schick Magazine.

In his words: “We talk about any and everything. Nothing is off-limits and that honestly helps. We’re evolving into a true partnership and I’m hoping it can only continue. Still, a long way to go.

“It’s very tough on different levels. For me, I get very riled up when she is attacked or talked about. I’m very defensive and protective of her. For her, while she’s also defensive of me,

“I think it’s more the fact that she was suddenly thrust into this life without knowing what to expect, so it took her a while to come to terms with it. She still fully hasn’t, but it’s a lot easier now.”

TheNewsGuru recalls that in 2006, Ebuka went in as one of the 14 housemates on the first season of the now-popular reality show, finishing in eighth place. In 2017, he was announced as the host of the second season and has been in charge ever since.

Speaking of his beginning, Ebuka who is also a lawyer, said: “I wasn’t really excited by Law practice at the time. I wanted to study for a Masters abroad. I saw an ad for this show with a $100,000 prize and that was all I needed.

“I had no plans to go into the media or entertainment industry; I just wanted to win the money and disappear!”

Ebuka who has received a lot of acclaim from various quarters for being stylish said, he doesn’t use stylists.

“I don’t mind [the acclaim]. I also don’t mind being known for being stylish; doesn’t harm me in any way,” he said.

“I just don’t want to be known only for that. I have a whole career with too many parts to simply be seen as ‘the fashion guy’. As long as people appreciate it, but also recognise it as one of my many parts, I’m good.

“I’m completely in charge of all of it. I don’t have a stylist. Never really had one. I basically have ideas of what I want, have a conversation with the designers I like and we make it work.

“I’m not comfortable with letting someone else be in charge of my image, so I’m glad that I’m able to handle that.”



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