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Big Brother Africa feuds: Karen shrugs off Vimbai’s ‘misrepresentation’



Big Brother Amplified winner, Karen Igho has responded claims in a press statement by a representative of  Zimbabwean Big Brother housemate, Vimbai Mutinhiri which suggested that Karen deliberately refused to be part of a photo shoot session with her for ‘Miss Dee’ magazine.

A similar statement from Karen’s representatives has been released expressing Karen’s love for her ever supportive fans and media friends who requested that her position be made public. According to the release, Karen was approached in Abuja on the 4th September, 2011 by the publisher of Miss Dee magazine at a casual meet to participate in a photo shoot for the magazine, but no exact time was proposed because at the time Ms Karen was preoccupied with spending quality time with her family in Jos; more so as she had just returned from the Big Brother Africa house and needed a relief from the Amplified euphoria.

However, Karen recently got a call with respect to the photo shoot, but for her engagement with her friend, Mr Denrele Edun on the ‘Heavy Beauty’ movie production set she could have gladly obliged. Hence, it is not practical that Ms Igho who was on a movie set in Lagos refused or walked away from being part of a photo shoot session with Vimbai in Abuja.

The statement said, Karen has being in frequent communication with housemates, even proven with the time spent with Millicent (Kenya) when she came to Nigeria in spite of the ‘House’ confrontations between both during the BBA game episode. To further reinforce Karen’s friendly disposition to her fellow housemates from BBA Amplified; Ms Karen had begun sending out official invites to Wendall Parson (Zimbabwe), Luclay ‘Mr Otono’ (S/Africa), Weza Solange (Angola), Lomwe (Malawi), Mumba Mwakwa (Zambia), Bernadina Buys (Nambia) and their country counterparts in the BBA house in anticipation of a reunion party in Nigeria towards her April 6th birth date celebration. The weekend activity will feature the launch of Ms Karen’s T-shirt line, a BBA housemates’ media tour, charity visits to orphanage homes and the media launch of her upcoming reality TV shoot (details will be made explicit in a release towards the event).

It is Karen’s view that if  Vimbai has something to say to her friend, Mr Denrele Edun it’s best done through inter-personal communication and she frowns at any insinuation of ‘war’ with anyone, as in the words of the Destiny Child’s song ‘Survivor’ Miss Karen is better than that.