The return of Big Brother Naija is already causing excitement and eliciting heightened conversation among Nigerians on social media.


Every Sunday, a housemate will be evicted by public vote and will leave the Big Brother house. At the end of the reality TV show, the last housemate standing will win N25million and a brand new KIA Sorento car.

Here is what you need to know about the contesting housemates.



Bally joined the competition because he doesn’t like stagnancy and enjoys rebelling and challenging himself.

He’s employed as a statistician but plans to start his own digital content creation company.

Bally has a girlfriend he doesn’t get to see often because of her job as a lawyer.


His family is based in Abuja but he lives on his own in Lagos as he tries to take life head on. He is the middle child, having two older siblings and two younger siblings.

Bally is “chilled” and “easy-going”.


Abisola was born with a silver spoon.


She enjoyed the finer things of life till the age of 8 when her family fell on hard times forcing them to move to rural Nigeria.

She moved in with her cousins and at some point, they sold makeup products to raise money.

Bisola once contested in a reality television singing competition where she finished in the 5th position.



CoColce is focused on advancing her career in showbiz.

She shares a close bond with brother, which has gotten stronger since their mother passed away in 2001.

She is currently single, having been in a number of unlucky romantic relationships.

“I used to be all over the place emotionally but now I’m more controlled,” she says.



Efe moved to Lagos in search of better opportunities and eventually made something of himself.

He has a degree in economics and he loves to cook.

Efe is confident and easygoing.


After studying in Accra, Ghana, Gifty returned to Lagos, Nigeria, to actualise her dreams.

She has appeared in a couple of Nollywood movies and hopes to become a force in the entertainment industry.

Gifty handles people with grace as she learned from her mother, who is her inspiration.


After resigning from his job as a ship manager, Kemen became a personal trainer.

His services are in high demand in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.

Kemen believes in converting hurt into motivation and uses his life to inspire self-care through sustainable agriculture and self-care.


Marvis is from a royal family in Onne, Eleme, Port Harcourt.

She is the 11th child out of 21 and is a graduate of mass communication.

She’s single and her last relationship ended because she couldn’t handle the long-distance and they quarreled a lot.

Disrespect gets her very upset.

“I’ve never been in fights; I’ll finish you with my mouth,” she says.


Spending a lot of time in the kitchen with his mother ensured that Miyonse would attend culinary school.

Now a head chef, Miyonse has been in a relationship for two months. His girlfriend is also a chef.

He hates being taken for granted.


Soma is a musician.

His father is a pastor while his mother is also a musician. She encourages his pursuance of a career in music.

He has served as the opening act for a number of notable artistes.

He began his university education at the University of Port Harcourt but decided to defer his admission.

Soma plans to continue his education in science because of his love for gadgets.

Soma is in a long distance relationship.


As a child, TBoss struggled with loneliness and making friends.

As a result, she would often attract the wrong crowd.

She studied at the University of Lagos for nine months before going to Romania to complete her studies.

She drinks occasionally.


ThinTallTony is an acclaimed choreographer.

He performed at the opening of BBNaija’s first edition and has since ventured into acting, writing, and poetry.

He’s a self-confessed team player who believes in winning for all and celebrating good times.


Uriel was born in Hammersmith, England and was sent to Nigeria soon after birth.

She’s spontaneous, passionate and has a nurturing nature.

She loves to cook but hates cleaning up after cooking.

She likes to think of herself as a master of organised mess.

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