Chinonso Ibinabo Opara, aka Kim Oprah, has stated that she was initially invited to be a Big Brother Naija All Stars contestant, but she declined.
She eventually appeared on the show as a house guest three weeks ago, stating that the first invitation interfered with her work schedule; therefore, she could not accept it at the time.
Kim Oprah revealed why she accepted a cameo when being interviewed by BellaNaija following her eviction on Sunday.
Despite her rejection of the initial offer, she stated the organisers contacted her again with an offer to be a fake roommate (house guest), which she accepted.
The TV host stated she had to cancel her HIP TV show, Trending, as her bosses allowed her to return for the All-Stars edition for a short time.
“I was initially summoned to go into the House for the main show, but unfortunately my work schedule did not permit me,” Kim Oprah remarked.
“Luckily enough, they [Big Brother organisers] asked if I could come back as a guest housemate, and that was the period we were also preparing for the Headies Awards.
“So we had actually halted production for my own show which is ‘Trending’ on Hip TV. So, I was given the time off to go into the House for a bit and come out.”