The 22 housemates for the 6th season of the Big Brother Naija #BBNaija reality show titled “Shine Ya Eye” have been unveiled. While 11 male housemates were unveiled Saturday, July 24, 11 female housemates were unveiled yesterday, July 25.
However, before the unveiling ceremony was wrapped up, Biggie announced two wild cards in the house. The wild cards are to be evicted if identified by other housemates but remain if they fail to. There is N90m worth of prizes to be won on the show.
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Here are some of the things you need to know about the housemates.
Writer and poet Angel Agnes Smith likes writing, watching movies, and, most importantly, sleeping. She describes herself as a fun, easy, likable person who enjoys storytelling. If she is not in the club dancing, you will find her on the beach writing poetry.
Angel is a proud feminist, and her friends describe her as a drama queen. This 21-year-old likes to meet new people and loves nothing more than to analyze them and believes being on Big Brother Naija will help her kick-start her journey in writing and cinematography. She also believes she’s “beautiful and also funny when I’m not under pressure.
Peace Ogor is a 26-year-old entrepreneur from Port Harcourt. Her burning passion for fashion and style inspired her to open her very own clothing store that continues to keep her busy.
She describes herself as “a fun, sociable, daring team player” and believes her multicultural background makes her relatable. Although she is always on the go, Peace is not afraid to power down and refuel her social gas by spending time with her family when the opportunity presents itself.
Jackie Bent is a proud single mum and hard worker with a passion for life. She is an interior designer and a certified event and wedding planner and went to university in the UK, where she had her son.
The 29-year-old loves having fun and spending time with the people she loves. She also enjoys time to herself. She describes herself as an “introverted extrovert” and insists she is shy but confident.
She is driven by money and success and wants to make sure she can take care of herself and her family. She always seeks adventure and gets bored very easily. She is also a resourceful and creative person who enjoys making life beautiful. Jackie B does what she wants, when she wants, and trusts her judgment always.
The 29-year-old mother of one, Tega Dominic, is a business owner who loves dancing, traveling, DIY, and photography. When she’s not doing any of the above, you can catch Tega swimming or being the life of the party.
Her “small circle of friends” describes her as easy-going and a great cook – although she thinks that’s debatable, while she speaks of herself as outgoing, enthusiastic, and passionate about the things she loves.
Tega is always willing to learn and tries to look at difficult situations as an avenue to learn and grow. One of Tega’s favorite things is motherhood because it has changed her perspective a lot and makes her look forward to all the things life will bring her way.
Multi-faceted Arinola Olowoporoku is a 29-year-old feminist; millennial Pisces raised in a polygamous home in Lagos. She is a fashion designer and an independent arts and culture curator dedicated to promoting the contemporary visual arts in Africa.
She is an emotional, strong, creative, opinionated, and unapologetically expressive person, describing herself as “having no filter most times.” She loves to live life uninhibited and wants to be in Big Brother’s house because she believes it is a platform tailor-made for young people like her to thrive and come into themselves.
Arin is eclectic, loves piercings, and loves to dye her hair blue.
Maria Chike Agueze is a 29-year-old former air hostess turned realtor who enjoys cooking, exercising, hiking, acting, and dancing. Maria prides herself on being a loving and kind-hearted individual who is always looking for new adventures. Her travels have taken her around the world and to all continents, except Antarctica.
Though she speaks of herself as “a symbol of love in human form,” people are often shocked by her stern side when they cross her or take her for granted. “I can get extreme when disrespected to the fullest.”
Having a go-getter attitude is one of her favorite character traits. Despite being hard-working, Maria enjoys having a glass of red wine when she needs a break.
Fashion model and up-and-coming actress Beatrice Agba Nwaji is a 28-year-old single mother of a five-year-old boy. She is a graduate of the University of Port Harcourt, where she studied marketing.
Beatrice believes that she was “created with a special clay” because she wonders how she can do what she does without having learned how to do them. For example, she can sing, dance, play basketball and football very well and is also a great hairstylist.
She is a talented software developer, and when it comes to games, she is always the winner or the first runner-up, even when she is not familiar with the game. She wants to be in the Big Brother Naija house because she has an interesting personality which the world needs to see, and she also wants to impact those who have stories similar to hers positively.
Although she loves to meet new people, professional dancer Roseline Omokhoa Afije admits she doesn’t do well with people who talk too much. She speaks of herself as “a down-to-earth go-getter” and says she is tomboyish, but can glam up when she needs to.
Roseline, 26, loves singing, cooking, reading, and writing and takes pride in her talents as an actor and fashion entrepreneur.
The 26-year-old used to be a video vixen, but her passion for dancing led her to her current profession: a girl dance group leader. Despite working hard every day to cater to her family and loved ones, Roseline always makes time for travel.
Princess Francis is a 30-year-old e-hailing service driver and business owner. She lives in Abuja and enjoys cooking, traveling, and watching movies. She takes pride in being a lovable, caring, fun person and confesses that she can sometimes be a little dramatic. “I got the drama from my mama,” she says.
Princess is from Imo State and lists buying her very first car as the highest point in her life. Her lowest, on the other hand, is when she found out her dad passed away.
Princess reckons many things make her royalty, but none above her industriousness and the fact that she is a cool New Year’s baby!
Tsakute Jonah is a 22-year-old extrovert and lover of books. She enjoys all types of music and speaks of herself as “an embodiment of art.” Discovering her talents and skills and using them to impact others and improve her persona while striving to find her space in the world is what she considers a high point in her life.
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Although she was suspended from school in 2015, Saskay has the last laugh as a fine artist and has even won titles such as ‘Model of The Year’ and ‘Female Personality of The Year’ at her university.
She loves dancing, cooking and meditating, and believes her personality was made for a show like Big Brother Naija.
27-year-old Anita Singh is an economist and fashion entrepreneur born and raised in Nigeria. She has four siblings and a supportive mother that she loves very much.
She currently lives in Abuja and is a graduate of the University of Abuja. Her hobbies include cleaning, cooking, traveling, and photography. She describes herself as being “curious, dramatic, ambitious and fun” and admits she loves to be the center of attention.
Nini is joining Big Brother Naija because she believes it is a huge platform to change her life for the better. She is also keen to try out new things and feels this experience will help her face challenges head-on while having fun.
Boma Akpore was raised by his single mother and grandmother. The 34-year-old grew up on the streets of Yaba in Lagos. He was a model for 10 years but is now a masseuse and mixologist who promises to keep it unpredictable.
He describes his childhood as “extremely tough,” having had to pay his way through school. One of the hardest decisions he had to make was to drop out in his final year, as he couldn’t make ends meet, but his life’s high point came when he saved enough money to pay for film school, an achievement that was subsequently eclipsed by his graduation.
Boma describes himself as “sexy, intelligent, adventurous, strong and fit” and considers himself “extraordinary.” While hustling on his acting career, he ends meet by working as a bartender by night and a masseuse by day. Having suffered bouts of depression after his marriage failed and after suffering an injury during football tryouts, he is determined “never, ever, to give up” and holds onto his faith.
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Adeoluwa Okusaga is originally from Lagos, a 28-year-old. Saga is currently based in Port Harcourt as an offshore engineer, though he has found a new passion for sketch drawing and has become celebrated for his hyper-realistic portraits. He decided to turn his efforts to practicing art after being amazed that his work could draw powerful reactions from people.
Besides drawing, his hobbies include dancing, singing, and exercise. That last passion has led him to start an online fitness club with members from all around the world. In addition, he tries to light up any room he’s in with a few jokes and believes his travels to practically all the regions of Nigeria have given him experience relating with people.
The lowest point in his life was being informed that his mother – who he describes as his best friend – passed away.
Yusuf Garba is a 29-year-old secondary school teacher and describes himself as a “soft-spoken, fun-loving, down-to-earth go-getter.” Apart from being a big food enthusiast, Yousef enjoys hiking, reading, traveling, and sports.
He is also a model, host, and personal trainer and confesses he can’t resist checking himself out in the mirror. Yousef counts winning the Mr. University of Jos and Jos Carnival King titles as the highest points in his life, while the lowest was when he lost his beloved aunt.
Pere Egbi was born in Warri, Delta State. Pere was raised by a single mother and is the firstborn of two children. He’s going to be bringing some spontaneity and some adventure. He admits to being a natural-born drama king.
He believes change is the only constant in life and describes himself as “a spontaneous, adventurous person.” Pere is a qualified nurse and served in the United States Military for six years before coming back to Nigeria to pursue a career in real estate. This vibrant 35-year-old is also a part-time actor and model.
He is attracted to things of high value and is motivated by his past. As an empath, he hopes to use his experiences with pain to help heal others. In addition, he enjoys dancing, playing games, writing, bar-hopping, and water rafting.
Hazel Oyeze Onou describes himself as an open-minded “jolly good fellow” who likes to have fun. His hobbies include driving, hustling, watching movies, and making music. The 29-year-old Lagos-based businessman and entrepreneur, originally from Enugu State, believes he has a great aura and that his “swag speaks for itself.”
So far, the highest point of his life happened recently, when he kick-started his designer shoe import business. Down to earth, yet strategic – Whitemoney is hoping his bright outlook on life will take him far. While in the Big Brother Naija House, he would like to entertain, have fun, get exposed, and possibly win the ultimate prize.
His plan for coming to the show is entertainment, and to him, it means putting smiles on people’s faces. He intends to handle situations like water, water no gets enemy, and you can’t fight the water.
Adeniyi Lawai is a 6’6 tall 33-year-old computer engineer from Oyo State. Though he was once running to be a professional basketball player, that ambition was quickly quashed when he sustained an injury, leading to sciatica.
With a sense of Dennis Rodman about him, he still loves to play basketball and work out, is adventurous when it comes to a new food, and enjoys both eating and cooking it. He is also an avid reader, an aspiring writer, and is fond of playing board games and card games – he even has a gaming license.
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A husband and father, Niyi describes himself as “optimistic, spontaneous and adventurous,” while others describe him as being energetic. He’s a businessman with an event company.
Medical doctor Yerimene Abraham Saibakumo describes himself as “a polymath, perfectionist, creative genius, lover of art and poetic rap music.” He sees himself as a renaissance man who isn’t confined to one profession or career.
The 27-year-old enjoys drawing, playing chess, listening to music, and making it too. He also has plans to write a medical book shortly. He identifies himself as a fun-loving, creative and curious person – and says his curiosity has helped him garner expert knowledge in many fields, from modeling and digital animation to fashion design.
Yerins’ life’s high point is when he graduated from Medical University in Ukraine and finally got to see his parents for the first time in 9 years. To begin, he schooled us with a fun fact about flies, and h says he’s bringing creativity, originality, and drama to the show.
Paul Ephraim, a 29-year-old Lagos-based musician, and actor, believes the Big Brother Naija House will be the perfect opportunity to help boost his already fledgling career in the Nigerian entertainment industry. In his own words, he is “entertaining, confident, playful, honest and friendly.”
His hobbies include making music, making movies, dancing and cooking. While his career means a lot to him, Jaypaul believes in strong family bonds. He considers being a son to an amazing mother and brother to two wonderful sisters as his best role to date – and it’s no wonder that losing his father is one of the lowest points of his life.
Jaypaul believes he is a catalyst for a chain reaction of positive activities and wants to show this to the world. He’s bringing excitement to the House, and he’ll be true to himself. He also promises to bring the heat to Saturday night parties, so you should expect just that.
Emmanuel Umoh, the first Nigerian to win the Mister Africa pageant. He hails from Akwa Ibom State but currently resides in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, where he owns and runs a fitness center and a unisex salon and spa.
A self-described risk-taker, this 24-year-old loves to travel, connect with people and try out new and unique ideas. Emmanuel is a risk-taker who believes in making the best of every opportunity. He counts his physical and social attributes as advantages that garner him a lot of attention.
Currently single, he describes himself as a “sucker for love” and believes “a healthy relationship goes a long way to building one’s life.” He says he’s competitive, and you should expect a little drama
Samuel Jacob Alifa is a 26-year-old amateur filmmaker and final year student at Ahmadu Bello University.
He enjoys storytelling, videography, basketball, eating, and hanging out and describes himself as “tall, handsome, and charismatic.” He admits he talks too much and sometimes ends up gossiping because of the “great dialogue” he gets in his day-to-day conversations. That said, Sammie loves meeting new people and believes he has a bright future in filmmaking.
In 2020, he produced his first short film and now has his sights set on growing his YouTube series and taking his career to the next level. He says he’s bringing vibe upon vibe, and he’s going to enjoy yourself.
Ikechukwu Sunday Cross Okonkwo is a Lagos-based fitness enthusiast and entrepreneur who describes himself as “a bad boy with a good heart.”
Although single, this 30-yer-old is not afraid to dole out the relationship advice and believes people don’t know that communication is the key to successful relationships.
When he is not watching movies, traveling, or clubbing, you will find Cross playing the drums or hype on the mic on an Amapiano or House track or two. He sees himself as fun-loving, spontaneous, and a good dancer who wears his heart on his sleeves and lives by “the rule of love.