Big Brother Nigeria is a reality TV show based on the Big Brother TV
series in which 12 contestants live in an isolated house and compete for
a large cash prize worth N25, 000 000 at the end of the show by
avoiding being evicted by viewers.
Big Brother Nigeria 2017 which is tagged ‘Big Brother Naija’
commenced on January, 22, 2016. Former Big Brother contestant,
Ebuka Obi-Uchendu is the host of this year’s competition.
We present you with the fiery 12 contestants competing for the ultimate price.
Uriel was born in Hammersmith, England and was sent to Nigeria soon
after birth. She has four very diverse brothers ranging from serious
business man to one that’s really cool, complete with hair and beads.
Uriel is spontaneous, passionate with a nurturing nature too! She loves
to cook, but hates cleaning up after cooking. She likes to think of
herself as a master of organised mess!
An acclaimed choreographer, ThinTallTony performed at the opening of
BBNaija’s first edition and has since expanded into acting, writing and
poetry. He’s a self-confessed team player who believes in winning for
all and celebrating good times. Many have said he looks like Chelsea
Player, Diego Costa.
When she was in primary school boarding, she struggled with
loneliness and making friends, often attracting the wrong crowd. Her dad
was very strict and tough on her and her siblings but her mom was
always soft spoken and sweet. She studied at the University of Lagos for
nine months before going to Romania to complete her studies. She’s an
A Pastor and Musician’s son and a good singer himself, Soma has
opened for several high-profile acts. He was inspired by his mom who
also encouraged him to pursue a career in Music. He’d started studying
at Port Uni but decided to defer his studies and focus on Science when
he resumes since he loves gadgets. He’s in a long-distance relationship
This last born took to cooking by chance after his mother made sure
that he spent time with her in the kitchen. That quickly led to him
cooking for his schoolmates and before he knew it he was in Culinary
School and today he’s head chef. He’s been in a relationship with his
girlfriend, also a chef, for two months now. He hates being taken for
Born 11th out of 21, this Mass Communication graduate is royalty of
her tribe Onne from Eleme. She’s single and her last relationship ended
because she couldn’t handle the long-distance and they quarreled a lot.
Her pet peeve is disrespect and it gets her really angry. “I’ve never
been in fights; I’ll finish you with my mouth”.
A ship manager turned fitness entrepreneur, Kemen is Port Harcourt’s
most sought after personal trainer. He trusts in converting hurt into
motivation and uses his life to inspire self-care through sustainable
agriculture and self-care.
Schooled in Accra, Gifty returned to Lagos to make her dreams happen.
She has acted and been featured in a few Nollywood monster hits. She
says her mother is her inspiration and has taught her to handle people
Efe moved to Lagos because it is “where it all happens’’ and worked
his way up to earn recognition. A graduate in Economics, he enjoys
cooking and is confident his easy-flowing attitude will help him win
over Housemates’ plots.
She has a very good relationship with her brother especially since
their mother passed in 2001. Having endured a few unlucky romantic
relationships, she’s currently single and focusing on advancing her
singing career. “I used to be all over the place emotionally but now I’m
Abisola Ayeola who was a contestant of the first edition of Project
Fame West Africa in 2008 finished among the first five in the
competition says she was a spoilt child till age 8 when her then
well-off family hit some major hurdles. She had to move to rural Nigeria
where she lived with cousins selling make up.
She is a voice-over artiste and one time TV host of Billboard Nigeria, which aired on silver bird television from 2011 to 2013.
She has a seven-year girl.
Bally works as a Statistician but has plans to start his own digital
content creation company. He says he’s doing this because he doesn’t
like stagnancy and enjoys rebelling and challenging himself. He adds
that it’s one of the reasons why he’s living on his own in Lagos with
the rest of his family in Abuja.
He has four siblings and doesn’t really consider himself that
important since he’s the middle child. He credits this is as being one
of the reasons he’s so chilled and easy going. He’s got a girlfriend but
doesn’t really get to see her often because she’s a Lawyer and works