Big Brother Naija: why Khafi Kareem is in the news today

Big Brother Naija: why Khafi Kareem is in the news today

It takes courage and determination to pursue a personal interest that is seemingly controversial in society. In the modern world, it is typical to have controversies in reality television shows for them to remain relevant to their audience. However, it is unusual for reality show contestants to have scandalous issues with their current or former employers while on the show. This year, things are different on Big Brother Naija. One of the contestants has been in the news headlines following her alleged breach of a working contract with her current employer.

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Khafi Kareem is one of the contestants on Big Brother Naija 2019. The beautiful 29-year-old joined other housemates in the show on the 30th of June 2019. Khafi is a native of Ekiti, Nigeria, but she lives in London. Recently, she has dominated the news, both local and international, for allegedly breaching the rules and regulations at her workplace.

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What did Khafi Big Brother Naija do?

Khafi is a top contestant on BBNaija 2019. On this year's Big Brother Nigeria show, she has established herself as one of the most competitive housemates. She has also articulated her religious beliefs, and her housemates recognise her as a chef, a gifted dancer and spoken word artist.

What many of her fans do not know is that she is a Metropolitan Police officer in London, United Kingdom. She was accused of having sex on camera with a fellow housemate, Ekpata Gedoni, a 31-year-old fashion entrepreneur. The Sun broke the news of the contestant's situation with the UK police service to the public. She has since been accused of tarnishing the image of the police force in the United Kingdom.

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The contestant joined the police service in the United Kingdom as a constable in 2015. A few days ago, she was exposed for disregarding her boss's orders. There are verified reports that Khafi had asked for some time off work for her to join the Big Brother Nigeria 2019 reality show. However, her boss did not approve her request. Instead, she took an unpaid leave from work for other reasons which are yet to be disclosed.

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Upon taking her unpaid leave, Khafi joined the BB Naija house on the 30th of June 2019 without permission from her employer. The show airs on Africa Magic and has a huge viewership in Nigeria and beyond. The housemates compete to stay in the house, and the winner gets a grand prize of approximately £68,000 (30 million Naira).

After the Khafi's situation caused an online star, her employer, Scotland Yard, confirmed that she was indeed on unpaid leave. The authority asserted that it did not support her presence on Big Brother Naija 2019 and that she does not represent her employer.

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Khafi joined BBNaija hoping to win the grand prize so that she can do some good in the community. She said that the show would give her the exposure she needs to host a travel show in her motherland, Nigeria. Besides becoming a show host, winning the grand prize would also allow her the opportunity to be part of different works of charity.

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What does Khafi have to say?

Khafi's spokesperson took to Twitter to assert that she is a black police officer who is proud of her job. The spokesperson also said that The Sun broke her story in a manner that defamed the BBNaija housemate. The tweet further explained that Khafi is a skilled lady who has dedicated her life to protecting and serving people.

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The Sun has since been accused of disgracing and characterising women for their life choices and sexual decisions. The accusation followed The Sun's statement that said Khafi was "having steamy bedroom romps on TV." Through her spokesperson, she said that The Sun did not contact her to give her version of the story. She will issue an official statement on the matter in person when the time is right.

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What next for Khafi?

The gorgeous Big Brother Naija contestant's career is currently at stake. There is a possibility that she may lose her job as a Metropolitan police officer in London. Her employer has already launched an investigation into her behaviour and conduct on the show. The case has been referred to the Directorate of Professional Standards. If the authority establishes that she has breached the professional standards, she will face misconduct proceedings.

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In November 2018, Khafi was part of the team that launched a recruitment drive for women outside the New Scotland Yard. At the time, she was a special constable who spoke about her dedication to the transformation of Met. She had passed her examinations to become a detective and was planning to take sergeant examinations in 2019. According to her, no career should be off-limits because one is a black female. Presently, her fans are patiently awaiting the report of the Directorate of Professional Standards in London on the whole issue.

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In the last couple of days, the Big Brother Naija reality television show has been on the news headlines both locally and internationally. This follows an exposé of one of the contestants, Khafi Kareem who is a London-based Metropolitan police officer. She allegedly joined the show against the rules of her employer. All fans should continue watching the show to keep abreast with BBNaija latest news.

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