One of the most intriguing aspects of the BBNaija show is the secrecy attached to its production. And this is not just in the Nigerian version of Big Brother–all versions of the show across the world imitate one particular factor of the show–the eye that sees everything but is never seen.
Except for the housemates who are the participants of the show, the identity of all other persons involved in the show’s making remains undisclosed, from the BBNaija production crew, cameramen, ninjas, content directors, and even Big Brother himself who show viewers can only hear but never see.
Gbenga Kayode is a Producer and TV and film director. Kayode is the series director of Big Brother Naija, season, 2,3,4 & 5, Ultimate love season 1, and the voice Nigeria 2017. He has been involved in a lot of DSTV and Africa Magic projects before.
Filmmaker, Gbenga Kayode is probably one of the most well-known members of the BBNaija production team and it is not uncommon to see his name mentioned on BBNaija threads on social media.
Either people are berating him for taking the camera away from a housemate they wanted to see more of, or they are begging him to stop giving a particular housemate too much camera time, forgetting, one man’s camera cannot be at every part of the house.
Gbenga Kayode runs Kadi Media LTD, a top-class film production company in Africa. Kayode has worked on previous BBNaija seasons as a series director but not as a cameraman.
While Nigerians often refer to Kayode as BBNaija show’s cameraman, he is actually more like the director cameramen in the BBNaija shows. Asides BBNaija, Gbenga Kayode was also the head of post-production in the first Project Fame reality TV show in Nigeria.
Gbenga Kayode became more known as the series director of the Big Brother Naija shows in 2017 when he replied Nigerians criticizing the show’s production in South Africa on social media. Nigerians have at that time debated on social media that the show’s production in South Africa makes it less Nigerian.
Previous seasons BBNaija – BBNaija Season 2 and BBNaija Season 3 were all shot in South Africa and the shows’ participants who are all Nigerians to travel to South Africa for the shooting.
The 2019 season of BBNaija, tagged “Pepper Dem” was shot in Nigeria, becoming the first BBNaija season to be fully shot and produced in Nigeria.
The ongoing BBNaija Season 5 “Lockdown” is also being shot in Nigeria.
Kayode also works hand-in-hand with Ebuka-Obi Uchendu, BBN anchor, and BB’s resident Disc Jockey, DJ Neptune. He has also met with A-list celebrities like popular comedian, Basketmouth, Nigerian Artiste, Adekunle Gold, and Music star, Tuface Idibia.
He has known them for quite a while and it is clear from the above pictures he is more of a friend than a mere fan.
This is his studio where he monitors the screen for BBN and decides who to place the camera on.
Now we all know who Kayode is, can we all give some respect to this guy? He owns a media house and It is clear he isn’t a small boy with a small business.
What do you think about this guy?
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