Actor Eniola Badmus has claimed she has yet to receive any prize money for winning reality TV show Celebrity Housemates.
Badmus called the show “a scam” and said she had not seen any of the N7m (US$19,400) she was due since been crowned the winner in the programme’s finale in February.
“I don’t know what happened,” Badmus said. “But I know that I am the winner of Celebrity Housemates. I won in February and I am yet to get my money. It’s N9m, but I actually promised two charity homes of my choice a million naira each, so I have N7m. I am yet to get it.
“At some point, we heard that the owner of the show absconded but got back into town lately. I guess she has been calling my management, but she has not been saying anything about the money, she has been saying other things.”
She added: “I think it’s a scam, but we will sort it out.”
Celebrity Housemates was organised by Heart Link Ventures and executive produced by its MD, Kemi Otegbade. It was also backed by Fly for Value, Lagos Internal Revenue Service, Dope TV, Masters Entertainment, Royalsec Security and Amen Estate.
Overall, 12 celebrities participated in the show, which began on January 13 and ended on February 6. It aired on networks including Wap TV, Silverbird Television, NTA, TVC Entertainment, DSTV and PRTV. It also aired 24/7 on web channel Dope TV.
The other celebrities who appeared on the show are Emmanuel Ikubese, Yomi Fash Lanso, Funky Mallam, Doris Simeon, Ruggedman, Muma Gee, Ada Ameh, Jaywon, Bolanle Ninalowo, Ogenna Ekwubiri and Frederick Leonard.
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