Saidat “Avala” Balogun’s highest point of her life is when she gave birth to her daughter and single, ‘Give Me a Chance’. The budding singer studied music and business at York College in Queens, New York. It’s no wonder then that her top artistes include one of the city’s most famous exports, Mary J Blidge. Just like the queen of hip-hop, the Ogun State native has ambition to spread her music all over the world. And glad to be a part of the BBNaija Pepper dem gang
Diane Yashim describes herself as an “easy going girl” whose favourite outfit is a shirt, trousers and sneakers. The model and aspiring cook is also a graduate of University of Debrecen in Hungary. Studying and living there was an eye-opening experience she’ll forever be grateful for. One of the highlights of her life is being chosen as a Big Brother Naija season four housemate.
Victoria “Ella” Nnabuchi is no stranger to the limelight. She was a runner-up in a popular music talent show and she’s a television presenter, voice-over artist, actress and model. She also enjoys dancing, singing, reading, writing, travelling and poetry. The industry preaches that one should fake it until you make it. Not Ella, she says it’s better to “faith it until you make it”.
Esther Olaoluwa Agunbiade is proud of her beauty and brain. The 22-year-old Lagos-based lawyer was called to the bar at just 21. She’s also very athletic and loves to show off her figure. Her favourite outfit is a white off the shoulder, bodycon short dress. “Who says a girl can’t embrace all aspects of who she is?” She questions.
Chemeka ‘Frodd’ Okoye is a soft-spoken investment adviser and sales executive from Anambra State. The 28-year-old believes family is everything and that’s why he lists paying for his mother’s surgery as one of the proudest moments of his life. He says nothing can make him quit Big Brother and even if he had a million dollars, he would still participate in the game because “the experience can never be bought.” And glad to be a part of the BBNaija Pepper dem gang
Ekpata Gedoni is a fashion entrepreneur who likes to keep it simple with a dash of sophistication. The 31-year-old Cross Riverian enjoys basketball, soccer, taking walks and cleaning the house. His other talents include writing poetry and drawing portraits with pencil.
26-yer-old Steve Ikechukwu Onyema is originally from Imo State, but bids his time between Houston, Texas and Maryland, Lagos. He’s loud and colourful and loves to entertain because “you only live once”. When he lost his business in 2013, Ike had to move in with his girlfriend. Luckily, things are looking up for him now. In his downtime, you will find Ike eating steak and vegging out on the couch, watching his favourite movie, ‘No Country For Old Men’.
Lagos resident, Isilomo Braimoh is single and ready to mingle. An HR manager at 27, Isilomo has an MA in Human Resource Management with professional certification. She winds down from her hectic job by engaging in sports, outdoor activities, food, music and travel. A lover of all things music, her favourite songs are ‘Middle Child’ by J.Cole and ‘Daz How Star Do’ by Skiibii Dazz.
Just like her spirit animal, the lioness, Jackye is a fierce hunter who led her software engineering team to winning a contract to build a Fintech app for one of the biggest companies in Africa. The 23-year-old has only had one boyfriend her entire life and she relaxes by watching football, playing games and eating spaghetti, her favourite meal. Her life mantra is: “I never lose, either I win or I learn”.
When it’s time to let loose, Jeff blasts Drake’s ‘Take Care’ and Burna Boy’s ‘Rock Your Body’. Originally from Anambra but now residing in Jos, Jeff is a 30-year-old banker who believes in taking things one day at a time. His go to food is a dish of beans, yam, amala, ewedu and gbegiri. Jeff also enjoys swimming and dunking a few on the basketball court. And glad to be a part of the BBNaija Pepper dem gang
Police officer Khafi Kareem believes that you can have it all if you believe in yourself. She is not only hoping to win the prize money but she wants the exposure that being in Big Brother Naija House brings so that she can do societal good. What people don’t know about her is that she is secretly talented in spoken word, singing and dancing. She is an Ekiti indigene who resides in London.
Bubbly television presenter, Kim-Oprah believes that nothing is impossible to achieve. The African beauty achieved the impossible when she represented Nigeria at the Miss Intercontinental World Beauty Pageant. Kim-Oprah is not just a pretty face, she owns a business and her favourite book is ‘Smart Money Woman’ by Arese Ugwu.
26-year-old Mercy Eke is a video vixen and businesswoman based in Lagos. She loves cooking, swimming, travelling and dancing. No matter the setbacks, Mercy always picks herself up and does her best. “I’m grateful for each and every day. Being alive today is already the highest point of my life,” she says. When Mercy is not dancing, singing or rapping, she makes time to enjoy her favourite food: white rice and pepper soup. If she had a million dollars in her account, would Sugar still be in the BB Naija game? “Yes, I would. I want the fame. The popularity is very important for my business.”
Mike Edwards is a husband, CEO and athlete who doesn’t know how to quit. The highest point in his life was the day he got married to the love of his life. Mike owns the first Black cigar line in the United Kingdom and he’s also a professional athlete. The lowest point in his life was when he was banned from representing Nigeria at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. He would still come to the Big Brother Naija House even if he had a million dollars because he never backs down from a challenge.
Nelson Allison, Mr. Universe Nigeria 2018, is single and searching. When he is not consulting or modelling, he enjoys sketch drawing, working out, watching movies and cooking. If he were a world leader, he would ensure that both the poor and the rich had equal opportunities. Nelson believes that it’s not over until the fat lady sings.
Model and entrepreneur, Omashola is originally from Delta State but now calls Lagos home. He loves playing basketball, cooking and “being in the water, even though I can’t swim”. Putting his life’s motto: “If you want it, go get it – don’t just sit down” into action this year, Omashola went down on one knee and proposed to his girlfriend. But the worst happened; she turned him down! Now single and focused on building his brand, Omashalo comes into the Big Brother Naija House ready to make his dreams come true.
Oluwaseyi “Seyi” Awolowo has had many highs and lows in his three decades of existence. The bubbly entrepreneur once tried to commit suicide but has since risen above that dark period of his teenage years, and has turned his life around. He is committed to his journey of self-acceptance, his girlfriend and his beliefs. He demonstrates the latter with a “Jesus’’ tattoo across his arm. Seeing his face on a billboard for the first time is one of the highest moments of his life.
Sir Dee, real name Atteh Daniel Tioluwa, is a banker and graphic designer from Kaduna State. He loves football, board games and movies. His favourite of all time? It’s any of the movies in the ‘Lord of the Ring’s’ franchise. Sir Dee, who is in a relationship, believes in being “the best version of myself at all times” – and sees whistling as one of his secret talents. If he were an animal, the 27-year-old would be a lion. “I am kingly, dignified, but will not hesitate to defend those I love,” he says. As much as the prize money is important, winning is not Sir Dee’s ultimate aim. “The fact that I will be disconnected from everyone I know and will have to form new relationships in an enclosed environment, is very exciting to me.” And glad to be a part of the BBNaija Pepper dem gang
Tacha has always wanted to be on Big Brother Naija. Then, it comes as no surprise that getting picked to be a Housemate this season is the highlight of her life. The spunky 23-year-old Rivers State native lives her life like her favourite musician, Cardi B. “Do no harm but take no mess,” she believes. Talented at making strategic money moves, Tacha would pick her phone over sleep, any day. Although, losing her mom weighs heavily on her, the experience has taught Tacha that she is as strong as an eagle, one of her favourite animals.
26-year-old Thelma Ibemere lives her life by one simple motto: “Only hang out with those who bring out the best in you, not the stress in you”. Although, the vivacious hair and beauty practitioner is currently in a relationship, she believes nothing could have kept her away from her destiny: being in the Big Brother Naija House. When she’s not running her hair business, Thelma finds time to dance, travel and read. Her favourite book? ‘Talent Is Not Enough’ by James C Maxwell. If Thelma had a million dollars in the bank, would she still be in the game? “Of course, I would!” She says. “Because of the fame. The only thing that would make me quit is a wedding or pregnancy.”
Psychotherapist, fitness coach and part time stripper, Tuoyo loves working out, reading books, watching movies, listening to his favourite musicians, Davido and J Cole, and cuddling (though he is single). Although, life has been good to the energetic 23-year-old, not being shortlisted for an important Navy and Airforce entrance examination left him staring at an uncertain future. Luckily, a shot at fame and fortune on this season’s Big Brother Naija has given him another shot at making his dreams come true
23-year-old Cindy is used to being the boss. She vows to bring drama and not tolerate any nonsense in the House.
Elozonam Ogbolu, 33, is an actor and producer from Delta State. He is also an Instagram comedian and fitness enthusiast. Describing himself as very goofy and playful, Elozonam plans to bring the personal attributes to the Big Brother House.
25-year-old professional tailor, Ede Nkechinyere aka Enkay, says she is the salt that is missing in the House. Describing herself as very selfless, the Enugu State indigene promises to be the spice and life of the House. And glad to be a part of the BBNaija Pepper dem gang
Joe is a creative director who promises to showcase his artistic talent in the House. This is in addition to the trouble he intends bringing into the game.
32-year-old Venita Akpofure is British-Nigerian. The actress and mother of two from Delta State has featured in some musical videos. She describes herself as big, and vows to bring a blend of confusion, fun, heat and drama to the Big Brother House. And glad to be a part of the BBNaija Pepper dem gang.
Source: Multichioice Nigeria