The first season of the Big Brother Naija reality TV show first aired from March 5 to June 4, 2006. Four successful seasons of the show have aired so far. Each season, BBNaija deploys interesting themes and slogans to reflect the personalities of the housemates, namely: ‘See Gobbe’, ‘Double Wahala’ and ‘Pepper Dem’.
The highly intriguing show provides contestants with a range of life-changing opportunities. Many of the past contestants have gone on to enjoy success in their respective careers, while some have simply gone under the spotlight.
If you are still wondering what your favourite housemates have been up to since their time on the show, find out below:
The first season which was called Big Brother Nigeria aired from March 5 to June 4, 2006. It was hosted by Olisa Adibua and Michelle Dede.
Katung Aduwak was the winner of the season. He is now a Cinematographer and TV director. He’s one of the directors of some of the series and TV shows on Africa Magic.
Francisca Owumi is a fashion host at fashionista TV.
Ify Ejikeme is currently an entrepreneur based in New Jersey.
Sandra Osaigbovo is now a certified fitness trainer and Zumba instructor. She is also a Fellow at the Institute of Registered Exercise Professionals.
Frank Konwea is a professional dancer and she has been performing at several shows and concerts.
Joseph Ada is currently based in Washington, US, where he runs his own concierge services company.
Helen Eremiokhale presently runs a catering outfit. Its called ‘Helen’s Kitchen’.
Ebuka Obi-Uchendu is unarguably the most popular Big Brother Nigeria contestant. He was the seventh housemate to be evicted. He is the current host of the show. He is a TV host and media personality.
Gideon Okeke is an actor who has been gracing the posters of several cinemas in Nigeria. He is also a TV host.
Maureen Osuji is currently a Creative Director and independent media buyer at Aurora Daniels.
Joan Agabi who dived into acting for a while is currently an active player in the hospitality industry.
Chinedu Amah is the CEO of Spark Media Ltd, a communications company focused on the Nigerian power sector.
Yinka Oremosu is a travel curator and blogger, hotel reviewer, radio personality and masseur.
Ichemeta Ochoga is currently based in Markurdi, Benue State where she practices as a teacher and a preacher.
After the first season in 2006, the reality TV show didn’t show up on our screens till 2017. By this time, the show had been rebranded from ‘Big Brother Nigeria’ to ‘Big Brother Naija’. The theme for this season was ‘See Gobbe’ and the show kicked off on January 22, 2017.
Michael Ejeba also is known as ‘Efe money’. He was the winner of Big Brother Naija “See Gobbe”. He is now a rapper and singer.
Bobei Balat is a Nigerian disc jockey, record producer, voiceover artist.
Bassey Ekpenyong is a fitness expert, singer, and actor.
Bisola Aiyeola is a Nigerian actor, TV personality and singer. She is the most successful and influential person from the season.
Mojisola Sowode who was popularly called “Cocoice”, is a rapper and entrepreneur.
Olurishe Deborah, known as “Debie-Rise” is an actor, a dancer, an active sports player, a guitarist, and a musician.
Gifty Powers was a controversial housemate in the season. She is currently an actor and model. She has starred in various music videos and Nollywood movies.
Ekemini Ekerette popularly called “Kemen” was a disqualified Big Brother Naija housemate in the season. He is a personal trainer known as Kemen fitness.
Marvis Nkpornwi is a rapper, actor, artist and model.
Miyonse Oluwaseyi Amosu is a well-known chef. He is also an ambassador for Payporte Foodstore and hosts a breakfast show ‘Wake Up Nigeria’.
Somadina Anyama is currently a singer and model.
Tokunbo Idowu, well known as ‘TBoss’ is an actor and model. She is also a brand ambassador and influencer.
Anthony Edet, well known as “ThinTallTony” is a choreographer, writer, and actor. He is currently working on the series, ‘Unbroken’.
Uriel Anita Oputa is a musician, actor, and entrepreneur. She sells wigs and promotes other beauty regimens.
Big Brother Naija Season 3, also known as Big Brother Naija: Double Wahala. Produced by South Africa’s Red Pepper TV, was launched on 28 January 2018.
Miracle Ikechukwu Igbokwe was the BBNaija season 3 winner and has been in school for the last 12 months studying to become a professional and commercial pilot.
Adedayo Adewunmi who is also known as “Dee-One” is currently a stand-up comedian.
Iwuchukwu Marianne Onyii, well known as “Ahneeka” had her background in engineering but is also a Script Writer, TV Presenter, and entrepreneur.
Asogwa Alexandra Amuche Sandra called “Alex” is currently a student at New York Film Academy. She is also into advertising and modeling.
Angel Awotarigha is currently a documentary filmmaker and singer.
Munirat Antoinette Lecky popularly called “Anto” is the head of Basketball Operations in CBL, the leading company for sports and entertainment in Africa.
Oluwabamike Olawunmi popularly called “Bambam” is a freelancer and actor. She recently got married to another housemate Teddy A. She has also starred in a number of movies.
Bitto Bryan Arumun has made a name for himself in the Media world. He is one of the finest OAPs in the country. He works with the State-owned CRBC.
Cynthia Nwadiora called “Cee-C” is one of the richest and most influential housemates from the season. She is a model, TV personality and social media personality.
Iheme Faith Uloma popularly called “Ifu Ennada” is an actor and fashion designer.
Kelvin Brouillette also called “K.Brule” by other housemates is now a rapper, producer, songwriter.
Abiri Oluwabusayo who is known as “Khloe” is a fashion designer and top model. She is the brain behind KokoByKhloe.
Leo Babarinde Akinola Dasilva is the Managing Director of Big Figure Small World Limited.
Nina Ivy Chinonso Onyenobi is now a model and brand ambassador to various brands.
Omololu Adetokunbo popularly called “Lolu” is currently an Investment Manager.
Princess Linda Onyejekwe is a Geologist and an actor.
Patrick Fakoya who is also known as “Rico Swavey” is now a singer and rapper.
Temidayo Adenibuyan popularly known as “Teddy A” is currently married to another housemate ‘Bam Bam’. He is currently a singer and songwriter.
Oluwatobi Bakre is a photographer, TV personality, actor, model, and analyst banker.
Vanessa Williams who was called Vandora by other housemates is currently a makeup artist and vlogger. She is also a presenter and the host of a television show, Our Perfect Wedding Nigeria.
Big Brother Naija Season 4 called Big brother Naija ‘Pepper Dem’. It was launched on 30 June 2019. Produced by South Africa’s award-winning production company, Ochre Moving Pictures.
Mercy Eke was the winner of Big Brother Naija Pepper Dem. she was referred to as ‘Lambo’ by other housemates. She is a video vixen, ambassador to various brands and businesswoman.
Mike Edwards is currently the CEO of Aireyys and is also an athlete.
Chukwuemeka Okoye who is also known as “Frodd” is an Investment adviser and sales executive.
Omashola Kola Oburoh is a model and club manager based in South Africa.
Oluwaseyi Awolowo is a psychologist, actor, and businessman.
Diane Yashim is currently a model.
Steve Ikechukwu Onyema is currently a model and businessman. He was called “Ike” by other housemates.
Anita Natacha Akide popularly called ‘Symply Tacha’ by other housemates. She is the only housemate to be disqualified in the season. She is currently an entrepreneur and social media influencer.
Khafi Kareem was a police officer in London but is currently exploring the entertainment industry in Nigeria.
Venita Akpofure is currently a British- Nigerian actress.
Atteh Daniel Tioluwa popularly called “Sir Dee”. He is a banker and graphics designer
Esther Olaoluwa Agunbiade is a lawyer and public speaker.
Ekpata Gedoni is a fashion entrepreneur. He is currently engaged to Khafi and the duo is getting married soon.
Jackye Madu is a Software engineer.
Joseph AbDallah popularly called “Joe” is a creative director.
Ede Nkechinyere, also known as “Enkay” is a fashion designer.
Jeff Nweke is a banker, brand representative, financial advisor.
Nelson Allison, former Mr. Universe Nigeria, is an actor and artist.
Thelma Ibemere is currently a hair business practitioner. She is also a model, actor and media influencer.
Tuoyo is a psychotherapist, fitness coach, and part-time stripper.
Elozonam Ogbolu is a musical and voice over artist.
Cindy Okafor is a photographer and artist.
Chinonso Opara who is mostly called “KimOprah” by other housemates. She is a model and beauty queen and OAP.
Victoria Nnabuchi is a television presenter, voice-over artist, actress, and model.
Saidat Balogun who is mostly called “Avala” is a singer.
Isilomo Braimoh continued as an HR Manager but is also slowing moving into the entertainment industry.
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