BBA star, Tayo Faniran and Ayiri
Big Brother Africa star, Tayo Faniran has explained why he was compelled to expose billionaire businessman, Ayiri Emami for promising him $350,000 and refusing to give him the money.
Recall that Tayo revealed on Thursday that after leaving the BBA house in 2014, Emami refused to fulfill his promise.
The revelation came to many as a surprise as they thought he received the rumored monetary gift from the billionaire businessman. Recall that shortly after he was evicted from the house, it was widely reported that he was to get a huge sum of money from the billionaire businessman.
However, many people attacked him for exposing the businessman.
Responding to the attacks, Tayo in the videos asked why Mr Ayiri never came out to debunk the news that he gave him money after leaving the reality TV show.
According to Tayo, if there was bad news about Mr Ayiri, he would have come out to debunk it but because he enjoyed the fame that came with the news, he allowed the news to fly.
”If there was a news out that Chief Ayiri Emami was a murderer, wouldn’t he have come out to debunk it? You don’t have press people? What are you talking about?
So I should just keep quiet and let it go down on record that Ayiri gave me money?”
Tayo said he never posted that Ayiri gave him money. According to him, he was still in South Africa with the other housemates when they came to congratulate him after they heard the rumor that he was to receive $350, 000.
”Everybody kept on telling me ‘Yea go collect your money. I got to Nigeria, we met up We took photos. Who made the pictures to hit the net if you are talking about not extorting my fame. If you are talking about not taking advantage of my fame and hype that I had at that time. You think it’s easy to go for Big Brother Africa?’
I go to everywhere in the world and people still believe that I got the money and you believe one day it’s not going to come out one way or the other? I was just debunking a rumor and this is the time that it came to my mind to do it” he said
Watch the video he shared below: