BBNaija Doyin Fails Question About Nigeria’s Nobel Laureate on National TV, Video Goes Viral

BBNaija Doyin Fails Question About Nigeria’s Nobel Laureate on National TV, Video Goes Viral

  • Big Brother Naija ex-housemate Doyin faced backlash from netizens after her recent appearance on national TV
  • The podcaster, who was featured as a guest on the Channel's TV show, Morning Brief, failed a series of basic current affairs questions
  • She, however, raised eyebrows when she was asked about Nigeria's Nobel Laureate and she got defensive

Former BBNaija housemate Doyin David stunned netizens on national TV as she struggled to answer basic current affairs questions about Nigeria's Nobel laureate.

The reality TV personality appeared on Channel TV's Morning Brief, where she took part in a quick quiz.

BBNaija Doyin fails question about Nigeria’s Nobel laureate
BBNaija Doyin struggles to identify Nigeria’s Nobel laureate. Credit: @channelstv
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Doyin was initially asked about the duration of the country's presidential term. She replied by asking if it was four or eight years they do before handing over.

When asked about the name of the inspector general of police, Doyin quickly stated that she had no idea who he was.

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Finally, she was asked about Nigeria's Nobel Laureate, whom she also admitted not knowing.

In Doyin's words:

"Again, I do not know. I am in entertainment. Ask me about entertainment."

However, after receiving a tip from the host regarding Wole Soyinka's appearance, she guessed accurately.

Soyinka is a renowned Nigerian playwright and novelist. His popular works include 'The Trials of Brother Jero', 'Aké: The Years of Childhood Wole Soyinka', 'The Man Died: The Prison Notes of Wole Soyinka', and 'You Must Set Forth at Dawn'. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1986.

Doyin rose to prominence in 2022 during her appearance on the BBNaija' Level Up' edition.

In the 2023 All-Stars season, which Ilebaye Odiniya won, the reality TV personality made a notable return as a contender.

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She leapt into podcast hosting and lifestyle influence after her time in the Big Brother Nigeria house.

See the video below:

Reactions trail BBNaija Doyin's answers compiled some of the comments below.


"I loved how she confidently stated that she does not know it; we learn every day, and she will never forget this question."


"Everyone doesn't have to know everything. As simple as the answers may be. We are all dealing with different life demands."


"Ask her about island and mainland."


"Doyin Olodo....which field is entertainment? If na to talk rubbish now, she go sabi."


"BBNaija needs to change strategy of recruitment, you can’t be recruiting LAWMA staffs as housemates year in, year out."


"These are ‘our’ influencers."

Doyin David reveals 2024 fashion plans earlier reported that the reality star had said her fashion goal for 2024 was to remain bold and edgy. Also, she recounted her stay in the BBN house in 2023.

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In an interview with, she noted that many Nigerians were uncomfortable with her style, but she wouldn't change it.

She further revealed how challenging 2023 was for her and all the blessings that came with it, which she was grateful for.


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