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.
During 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 media.
Efe ‘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 house.
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.