How i got the name ThinTallTony, Evicted BBNaija housemate

1092, Tony Offiong

Evicted Big Brother Naija housemate, Tony Offiong, has recalled the incident that earned him his nickname, ThinTallTony, which stuck with him.


“First, I need to give a proper shout-out to Nissy George who was the one that came up with the name ThinTallTony. We were at an event and the M.C was running late and we were talking at the backstage with some friends. I was at the programme to perform as a dancer but we were cracking ourselves up and he said the audiences were waiting and asked if I can work on the stage for about five minutes and I said OK. He asked for my name and I said Tony. He responded that the name won’t sell but I should not worry, that we’ll look for something. I went on stage and I was introduced as an upcoming comedian and he said ”Ladies and gentlemen, please, give it up for ThinTallTony”, and that’s how the name stuck,” ThinTallTony told The Nation.

Debunking claim that fellow housemate, Bisola, gave him a blow job when both were under the sheet while he was in the house, the popular dancer said to the paper, “I hear that the rumour is flying; maybe it would take me a long time to try and clear that. Bisola did not give me a head in the house. We were talking under the sheets; we always talk under the sheets. That’s the only time we have our moments together to just talk outside the cameras. That’s also where we talked about laying things straight because even when she had an opportunity to come out openly; if there was anything we would have told Ebuka, we didn’t.

“But mostly, a lot of people did hear when she said Tony is a gentleman and Tony did not do things that you probably thought he did. I would wait for her to come out and if she has a different opinion which I do not believe that she will; I know what happened and I can only tell you. You are allowed to believe what you want to believe but nothing did happen.”

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