2 Evicted From NMS


The eviction of Greg Ukhuegbe from the ongoing 2010 Next Movie Star Africa came as a rude shock to contestants and viewers of the popular reality television show. Since the beginning of the show weeks back, Greg had emerged as one of its most popular contestants by virtue of his good looks, well-built frame and acting skills. But his aspirations to be the Next Movie Star with the accompanying bona fides, was cut short midstream as he was evicted early in the week alongside Guinean, Umu Barrie.

In his post-eviction chat, Greg disclosed that he had an off-day leading to his inability to catch up in a drama task.

Calmer than ever, Greg said he didn’t really feel bad about his ouster from the NMS because what he is taking away from it is enough to make him compete favourably on the global acting stage. He said this against the background of Kevin Chuwang Pam and Uti Nwachukwu, who didn’t win the NMS when they contested in 2006 and 2007 but went on to win the Big Brother Africa show in 2009 and 2010 respectively.

Although svelte Guinean beauty, Umu, did not fail her drama task, an accretion of many factors led to her eviction. Greg and Umu joined a growing list of NMS 2010 evictees including Harriet White (Liberia), Aiimiu Clifford (Nigeria), Dominic Bouyke (Ghana) and Angel Justaz (Tanzania).

Before the eviction of the duo, however, they still savoured some good times with Kennis Music All Stars comprising Goldie, Jaywon, Femi and Joe el. The Kennis Music Stars were in the custom-built NMS house in Akute, Ogun State, as part of the Thank God It’s Friday programme which allows housemates to party and meet with their favourite celebrities.

Comedian Koffi, Eyo of Project Fame, who is an alumnus of the NMS, Mo’Cheddah and Portia Yamahan, a past winner of the show, have visited the house at different times.

—Funsho Arogundade

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