Twenty people, one goal: the battle for the N85 million grand prize at this year’s Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) reality TV show has begun.
As the show begins, here are the housemates that will define events at the 2020 edition of the reality show. You can also take a look inside this year’s colourful BBNaija house.
Ozoemena ‘Ozo’ Chukwu, 27, is a consultant and entrepreneur from Imo state. He is a football fan who has worked with a UEFA Federation in Europe. It is no surprise then that when he is not busy consulting or managing his urban clothing line, you’ll find him analysing sports and watching documentaries and TV shows.
Victoria ‘Vee’ Adeyele, 23, is a musician based in Lagos. Vee, as she is affectionately known, was born and raised in London and moved to Lagos almost a year ago to begin her music career where she has already made great strides.
Nelson Enwerem Prince, 24, is an entrepreneur from Abia. A jack-of-all-trades whose portfolio includes modelling, fashion designing and interior decoration. He enjoys active sports and reading about ancient religions and African history. He’s a graduate of pure physics from the University of Calabar and is currently living in Lagos.
Boluwatife ‘Lilo’ Aderogba, 23, is a dietitian from Lagos. Lilo, as she prefers to be known, is also an entrepreneur and describes herself as “a product of God’s grace”.
Timmy Sinclair is a 35-year-old creative artist and Lagos resident who hails from Bayelsa. Tricky Tee as he is also known considers himself a storyteller who uses the mediums of film and music to express himself.
Lucy Essien is a 30-year-old entrepreneur from Lagos. Though she is a self-proclaimed simple girl and assures everyone that she is far from average. She believes in fairy tales and hopefully, Biggie’s house will deliver just that for her.
Terseer Kiddwaya, 27, is self-employed and comes from Benue state. Being a Big Brother Naija season 5 housemate has Kiddwaya anticipating a better and crazier 2020. He describes himself as confident, good looking, ambitious, a daredevil who is highly motivated.
Dorathy Bachor is a 24-year-old entrepreneur from Lagos. She believes she is the only one who should make you smile. Her sassiness will definitely prove to be an asset in Biggie’s house.
Praise Nelson is a 28-year-old dancer from Enugu. Not new to fame or competing, he was a winner at the K-Pop World Festival, South Korea 2015 and won third place at a national dance competition in 2010. He is also a fitness and personal trainer and a certified Latin ballroom expert.
Florence Wathoni Anyansi is a 29-year-old fashion entrepreneur. This multi-talented single-mother juggles a fashion business and a parenting blog. She is also bilingual and speaks and writes in Swahili fluently.
Tochukwu Okechukwu Tochi is a 28-year-old rapper and real estate agent from Imo state. He lives and breathes entertainment. He confesses to being clumsy on some days.
Kate ‘Ka3na’ Jones, 26, is an entrepreneur from Rivers. She describes herself as a strong woman who wants more from life.
Eric Akhigbe, 24, is a final year student at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) and hails from Edo. The bodybuilder is a confident hunk who takes pride in his 1.95m height.
Ngozi ‘Erica’ Nlewedim, 26, is an actress and commercial model from London, England. Erica is the name she goes by and she returned to Lagos after studying screen acting at the Met Film School in London.
Ezekiel Bright ‘Brighto’ Osemudiame is a 29-year-old sailor from Edo state. Brighto, as he is fondly called, is the youngest of six children. He holds a degree in Marine Engineering from Arab Academy for Science Technology and Maritime Transport in Alexandria, Egypt with several other professional certifications.
Kaisha Umaru is a 25-year-old entrepreneur from Sokoto state. This adventurous young woman considers herself a great team player who gets along with people. She relies on a healthy diet and is God-fearing.
Tolani Shobajo is a 27-year-old media personality from Lagos state. Tolani is an energetic gingered babe. People always call her the life of the party. When she’s not entertaining, she’s dancing and cooking.
Rebecca ‘Nengi’ Hampson, 22, is an entrepreneur from Bayelsa state. She studied communications at the University of Port Harcourt and is a proud Capricorn.
Emuobonuvie ‘Neo’ Akpofure, 26, popularly referred to as Neo, is a ride-hailing app driver and a Delta state native. Although he describes himself as fun, tolerant, loving and smart, he won’t hesitate to be Indaboski Bahose when it comes to issues concerning bullying and inequality.
Olamilekan ‘Laycon’ Agbeleshe is a 26-year-old singer and rapper from Lagos. He’s a graduate of philosophy from the University of Lagos who started his musical journey at an early age and has now emerged as one of Nigeria’s most promising new school acts.
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