The reality TV star broke the news in a post on his Instagram page and also welcomed the “prayers and condolences” from the public while adding that he will be going offline for now.
Hello everyone, I just lost my eldest brother and I’m going to be off for a bit. Your prayers and condolences would be immensely appreciated. Thank you.
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The reality star, however, did not reveal when his elder brother died or the circumstance surrounding his demise.
The 29-year-old teacher was evicted from the ‘Shine Ya Eye’ house on September 19, alongside another housemate, Saskay.
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During his stint on BBNaija, his Islamic background was an issue of heated debate among conservative Muslims who claimed such a reality show “is evil.”
However, in an interview with TheCable Lifestyle, Yousef had said that BBNaija is a reality show for everyone — irrespective of your religion.
He also revealed that as a Muslim, he prayed five times daily while on the show, stressing;
No, I don’t see anything wrong with the show, I just want to say that BBNaija is a place for everyone.
It doesn’t matter where you are from or what religion you practice, or the colour of your skin or what tribe you are, this is a place where you can showcase your talent. I was going for my dreams, it is a home for everyone, it depends on what you want to do.