The 22 housemates for the 6th edition of the Big Brother Naija reality show titled “Shine Ya Eye” have been unveiled.
The housemates who are of diverse backgrounds will be expected to offer viewers the many sides to their personalities for the next 10 weeks.
A brief profile of the housemates is presented below:
The first housemate is Boma Martins Akpore, a 30-year-old mixologist, model, actor, masseuse and former footballer.
He is originally from the Niger Delta part of Nigeria but was raised in Yaba, Lagos state. Boma is currently divorced.
The housemate promises to keep his stay in the house unpredictable.
The second housemate to grace the Big Brothers house with his presence is Adeolu Saga, a 29-year-old trained engineer and fitness coach from Lagos state.
He identified himself as the “ladies man.” Saga promises positive vibes only.
The third Big Brother housemate is Yusuf Garba Adam, aka Yousef, a 29 year old biracial Nigerian who models and teaches technical education in a secondary school.
He is originally from Jos but based in Abuja. Yousef hopes to find a soulmate in the house.
The fourth housemate is Pere Egbi, a 36-year-old actor, singer, nurse and a former U.S. soldier.
He is from Warri, Delta state.
The housemate identified himself as an unapologetic bully who promises the viewers lots of “gbas gbos”.
He is in the house to promote his acting career, he said.
The fifth housemate is Hazel Onyeze aka Whitemoney.
He is a 29 year old business entrepreneur and beautician, originally from Enugu state but is based in Lagos State.
He promises to bring fun to the house at all times with his good sense of humour.
The sixth housemate is Adeniyi Lawal aka Niyi, a 34-year-old former basketballer and a businessman.
Niyi is originally from Oyo State but is based in Capetown, South Africa with his wife and son. Niyi has his eyes on the money.
The seventh housemate is Yerimene Abraham Saibakumo aka Yerins. He is a 27-year-old medical doctor, rapper and an artist from Bayelsa state.
Yerins identified himself as a perfectionist who is hoping for the best on the BBnaija platform and prepared for the worst.
The eight housemate is Paul Ephraim aka Jaypaul, a 29 year old musician and actor originally from Cross River state but is based in Lagos.
He described himself as a playboy who is hoping to entertain the viewers and stay till the end of the show.
The ninth housemate is Emmanuel Umoh, a 24 year old pageant king who run a fitness centre and unisex salon spa.
He is originally from Akwa Ibom but based in port harcourt and identifies himself as a “risk taker” and “sucker for love”.
The tenth housemate is Samuel Jacob Alifa Aka Sammie. He is a 26-year-old skitmaker and a Guidance and Counseling final year student at Ahmadu Bello University.
He describes himself as a “talkative” from Kaduna State who hopes to win the grand prize and chase his filmmaking career.
The last housemate to walk into the Big Brother’s house is Ikechukwu Cross. He is a 31-year-old Abuja club public realtor and business entrepreneur.
He is from Oba, Anambra State. Cross is in the house to have fun and watch ladies fight over him.
The female Big Brother housemates wilas unveiled on Sunday July 25.
While 11 male housemates were unveiled on Saturday July 24, 11 female housemates were unveiled yesterday, July 25.
However before the unveiling ceremony was wrapped up, Biggie announced that there are two wild cards in the house. The wild cards are to be evicted if identified by other housemates, but are to remain if they fail to.
There are N90m worth of prizes to be won on the show.
Here’s some of the things you need to know about the female housemates unveiled yesterday;
Her full name is Angel Agnes Smith. Angel is a proud feminist, and her friends describe her as a drama queen. This 21-year-old believes being on Big Brother Naija will help her kick-start her journey in writing and cinematography.
Multi-faceted Arin is a 29-year-old feminist, millennial Pisces who was 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. Arin has 17 piercings on her body.
Fashion model and up and coming actress Beatrice, 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.
She can sing, dance, play basketball and football very well and is also a great hairstylist. She is also a talented software developer.
Jackie B 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, but also enjoys time to herself. She describes herself as an “introverted extrovert” and insists she is shy, but confident.
Her full name is Roseline Omokhoa Afije. The 26-year-old used to be a video vixen, but her passion for dancing led her to her current profession; leader of a girl dance group.
Maria 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.
27-year-old Nini 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.
Peace 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.
Princess Francis is a 30-year-old e-hailing service driver and business owner. She lives in Abuja, but comes from Imo State. Princess listed 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.
Her full name is Tsakute Jonah Saskay is a 22-year-old extrovert and lover of books. Although she was suspended from school in 2015, Saskay is having 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.
29-year-old mother of one Tega is a business owner who loves dancing, travelling, DIY and photography. She described herself as someone who is always willing to learn and tries to look at difficult situations as an avenue to learn and grow.