BIRTH NAME: Ejeba Efe Michael
DATE OF BIRTH: February 25, 1993
OCCUPATION: Musician; Rapper, Actor
MARITAL STATUS: Not Married
Ejeba Efe Michael popularly known as Efe Ejeba
or simply Efe, is a Nigerian rapper, songwriter, actor and reality
television show star. He won the Big Brother Naija reality show. He is also well known for making the “Based On Logistics” slang popular
EARLY LIFE AND BACKGROUND
Ejeba Michael Efe, hails from Delta state, though he was born and
brought up in Jos, Plateau State. After his primary and secondary
education, Ejeba Efe went on to study Economics at the University of
Jos. Though a graduate he is a recording and performing artiste, and has
a unique style of pigin rap.
He has always been interested in
musica and has showed interest in the career path right from secondary
school where he used to mime the likes of bone thugs and harmony,
Eminem, 50 cent, Mi, Naeto C etc.
In the year 2010, Efe went to a
studio in company of his friend and producer Duktor sett to record his
first track. It was in this studio that the stage name, Efe, was chosen.
CAREER AND LIFE
After he finished his university level, he decided to leave Jos for
Lagos with his friend in search of greener pastures with the a focus to
pursue his carrier which is music and make a living for himself as he
was no longer getting younger. From there, he launched an Extended
Play(EP) album called “Lagos” shortly before the Big Brother Nigeria
game came into play.
the Big Brother Nigeria show Efe went on to be a sensation and he was extremely popular in Nigeria. In a bid to win the show his large
fanbase posted his pics all over social
‘Based On Logistics’ as he is fondly called by viewers has so far
competed himself in the Big Brother Naija House, staying clear from all.
Kinds of drama.
Despite his Nose picking habit, the Delta
State-Born, Jos-based Rapper took everyone by surprise with the
supports from viewers.
After being nominated for possible eviction, Efe pulled an
incredible 39.9% 58/59% out of 100% to stay in the Big Brother Naija House, that was when his popularity was known.
He went on to win the reality TV show amassing a superior
57% of votes in
a dramatic grand finale. Efe went home with the prize money of
25 million naira and a brand new SUV
Efe was the most popular Big Brother Naija 2017 housemate, having over 60% of fans compare with the other housemates.
FACTS TO KNOW ABOUT EFE
1 Efe whose full name is ‘Michael Efe Ejeba’ was born on February, 25.
2 Efe is from Delta state but was born and bred in Jos.
3 He attended Federal Government College, Jos and is a graduate of Economics from the University Of Jos.
4 Efe is a recording and performing artiste who prefers to rap in pidgin.
5 In 2010, he went to a studio with his friend and producer Duktor
Sett, who was also a starter like himself to record and from there, the
name Efe was born.
6 The talented rapper left Jos for Lagos with his friend, to pursue his music career and make a living for himself.
7 The Delta born Jos artiste launched an Extended Play(EP) album
called “Lagos” shortly before the Big Brother Nigeria game came up.
IN AN INTERVIEW WITH PREMIUM TIMES HE TALKED MORE ABOUT HIMSELF:
PT: How do you feel winning Big Brother Nigeria?
Efe: I feel blessed and I am full of gratitude to
everyone who voted for me and supported me throughout my stay in the Big
Brother Naija competition. I was simply living my life and having fun
in the house. I was totally oblivious of the fact that I was receiving
so much love outside of the house. I am happy winning but I feel that
real success is measured by how many lives I can touch.
PT: Do you think you did anything different that set you apart from your fellow contestants?
Efe: I really did things different. Everyone came to
win but I was just myself while some came with strategies, which we got
to find out later. I feel I represent the average Nigerian youth in the
PT: How did it feel like to be locked up in a particular place for 78 days?
EFE: It was crazy but I was not worried because I
was there for the money. I said if it was 90 days I didn’t care because I
was out to win. They say we wouldn’t use our phones and I told them
that they could even keep my phone for two years. I was never tired of
staying in the BBNaija house.
PT: How would you describe your experience in the house?
Efe: Its funny that in a place where we expect a lot
of immorality, I became more disciplined. I didn’t think I would
ordinarily have fitted into the Big Brother House because I am not posh
but I was proven wrong. When I got into the BBnaija house I realised
that I was a bit different from other housemates. I was not just playing
for the camera, so, when I was angry or happy I showed it. As time went
by, I began believing that I would actually win the show.
PT: How did you cope with your fellow housemates?
Efe: I learnt tolerance and learnt that some people
may have great personalities but still exhibit some unacceptable
behaviour. I learnt that I needed to compromise and relate with these
set of people despite their flaws. I lived in a confined space and
several people invaded my space. I couldn’t keep them aside because of
certain things they did, so I looked beyond their flaws and embraced
their positive side.
PT: You were always placed on eviction every week.
Efe: I’m overwhelmed by this win because I grew up
feeling like people didn’t love me and it turned out to be my strong
point. I don’t try to be nice to people because I know what people think
about me anyway. When I was in school, I was way ahead in class and
people felt threatened by my young age. So, every week, I knew that I
would be nominated for eviction and that was why I was ready to die just
to win the head of house task. I didn’t believe in anyone winning the
head of house task to save me aside from myself. So, when it came to
those tasks I gave it my all.
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