My Colleagues Pay Journalists To Write Bad Stories About Them—Uti
Former Big Brother Africa (BBA) winner, Uti Nwachukwu, has disclosed that when he is less busy or bored, he checks his name on the internet to find out the latest stories written about him, which he says, he sometimes laughs over.
The actor-cum-model, on a radio show monitored by Nigeriafilms.com on Wednesday, August 13, 2014, disclosed that one of the stories that hurt him the most was when he a picture of him with his best friend in a compromising position was taken out of context.
Uti further said he no longer feels bad about negative stories because they make him more famous.
In his words, “I didn’t know these are the kind of stories that make you more famous, I didn’t know how entertainment works then. I have some colleagues that actually pay to get these kind of stories written about them for people to talk about them, and I was getting all these for free.
“I didn’t know it was a blessing because the more these stories came out, the more I became more sought after. And people will say ‘they also talk about this boy, lets write something about him’, and I will say ‘carry go, anything you want to write, continue’.”