The Big brother Naija(BBN) has grown to become one of the most popular reality TV show in Africa.
In this article, a list of top ten most accomplished ex-housemates so far since inception has been revealed
Success is an accomplishment of a function and may very well be quantified in some ways. Looking at former housemates of the Huge Brother Naija actuality TV present since inception, WN brings you prime ten of the most profitable amongst them who’re nonetheless sustaining limelight.
These actuality stars have efficiently leveraged the recognition they gained from the present to achieve greater alternatives.
BELOW IS THE TOP TEN:
Huge Brother Naija is arguably one of many largest actuality reveals in Africa and if there may be any ex-housemate whose affect can by no means actually be questioned, it needs to be Ebuka Obi-Uchendu. The lawyer entered the primary season of Huge Brother Nigeria in 2006 and have become one of many most fashionable housemates amongst his colleagues and followers.
To the shock of many, he was evicted on day 57, that didn’t deter the evident star from setting himself aside and shining brightly.
In what appeared like a fastidiously orchestrated transfer, Ebuka maintained a weekly column for a nationwide newspaper for over two years and writing for blogs. He additionally positioned himself as a media character, turning into one of many most sought-after comperes and TV host in Nigeria. It was no shock that manufacturers started chasing after him and he signed endorsement offers with a serious telecommunications model, in addition to a preferred brewing firm.
After getting back from the USA for his Grasp’s diploma, Ebuka returned to the media house and is the present host of some reveals resembling Rubbin Minds, Judging Issues and the present which birthed him to fame, BBNaija, since 2017. He’s additionally an envoy for varied manufacturers, together with Budweiser, an alcoholic drink, and Samsung, a serious telecommunications tools firm.
In truth, he didn’t win the present however leveraged on the platform to grow to be among the finest Nigeria TV present hosts.
2. Gideon Okeke
Judging from historical past, the secret is not simply striving to win the BBN however to maintain being related after exiting the present. Gideon Okeke was additionally one of many 14 housemates within the first season of Huge Brother Nigeria in 2006. He was in the identical home alongside the winner, Katung and Ebuka but in addition didn’t win the present.
Apparently, he was the sixth housemate to be evicted. Like Ebuka, Gideon was additionally one of many followers’ favourites.
After collaborating within the actuality present, Gideon went on to give attention to his performing expertise and rose to grow to be one among Nigeria’s best thespians.
He joined the forged of fashionable M-NET sequence Tinsel. As well as, Gideon was the host of the DSTV recreation present Cash Drop.
He starred in TV sequence together with Jacobs Cross and Poisoned Bait and flicks like Relentless (2006), A Place within the Stars (2014), When Love Occurs (2014), 93 Days (2016), Gbomo Gbomo Specific (2016), Loving Rona (2021), Obsession (2022).
He additionally performed Fela Kuti in Fela.. Arrest The Music, a musical that celebrates the expertise of the Nigerian Afrobeat legend.
3. Bisola Aiyeola
It’s actually troublesome for anybody to not discover the large strides gained by Bisola Aiyeola after her look on the ‘See Gobe’ version in 2017.
Though, Bisola had already skilled fame from a actuality singing competitors, in addition to that includes in films earlier than getting into the home. She confirmed her versatility within the varied duties in the home in dramas, psychological and bodily duties.
She ended up as the primary runner-up of the present and went on to function in a number of tv sequence and fashionable blockbuster films, with a rave ranking of her performances. She has additionally gone on to grow to be a notable face for manufacturers, showing on TV commercials, reveals and billboards.
Bisola has featured in lots of blockbuster movies and TV sequence like Skinny Lady in Transit, Fortress and Fortress, Image Excellent (2016), Gold Statue (2019), The Bling Lagosians (2019), Sugar Rush (2019), This Woman Known as Life (2020), Breaded Life (2021), Dwindle (2021), A Easy Lie (2022), amongst others.
This checklist can be incomplete with out the duo lovebirds. Teddy A grabbed fame and fortune with each arms after collaborating within the BBNaija season three. Throughout his time in the home, he was one of many viewers’ favorite.
Although he didn’t win the prize cash, he made his presence felt and thankfully discovered his life companion on the present.
BamBam’s declare to fame stays her participation in season three of BBNaija. Except for assembly her life companion in the home. BamTeddy received married in 2019 in Dubai. They each leveraged their fame on BBN and emerged in Nollywood. They at the moment run their actuality present and have each featured individually in films like: Earlier than Valentine (2022), 37 to Go (2022), Lockdown (2021),
BamBam has paid partnership offers with manufacturers like Mega Progress, Inexperienced Essence, Speedy Weightloss amongst others.
5. Tobi Bakre
Tobi Bakre was a housemate within the ‘Double Wahala’ version of BBN in 2018. He entered the home as an funding banker however was very obtrusive that he had a aptitude for pictures, portray and modelling.
As time glided by in the home, his talent as an actor, a compere and TV host shone by. After his third-place end on the present, Tobi left the banking world and dived full-time into the leisure business.
Mr ‘Jack of all trades’ subsequently received performing gigs and featured in numerous function movies and TV sequence, outstanding amongst them being Mokalik (2018), Jenifa’s Diary, Sugar Rush (2019), Lara of Lagos (2020).
He has additionally hosted TV reveals, actuality expertise reveals, whereas additionally persevering with to pursue his ardour of pictures and portray. Tobi has additionally bagged numerous endorsement offers through the years like Unilever, Amstel Malta and Jumia.
6. Mercy Eke
The sunshine-skinned video vixen entered into the BBNaija ‘Pepper Dem’ home not figuring out what destiny had in retailer for her. Mercy Eke simply wished the massive publicity that the present would give her, however little did she know that she’s going to get rather more than that.
After a gruelling 99 days stuffed with pressure, fights and romance for her, Mercy was introduced the winner of the season, turning into the primary feminine winner of the present. The post-show has even been extra glamorous for her: bagging a very good variety of endorsements, performing as an influencer for varied manufacturers, together with a tea firm, a cryptocurrency firm and an car vendor. She additionally owns her personal actual property firm.
Natacha Akide, popularly often known as Tacha, already had a level of recognition previous to her BBNaija ‘Pepper Dem’ journey(2019). Proper from the primary day in the home, Tacha was stern and blunt along with her fellow housemates, which consequently portrayed her as being fiery. Regardless of being nominated often, she survived by being prime of the general public voting ballot.
Her journey to the finale was, reduce quick after she was disqualified as a consequence of infringement of the foundations. She has, nonetheless, loved a heat welcome since she exited the home as she has been a darling of manufacturers which is value hundreds of thousands of Naira with the most recent being with Trophy – an alcohol beverage firm. She has a vlog and has launched her logistics firm, along with her loyal followers equipping her enterprise with a van.
8. Erica Nlewedim
Erica Nlewedim is the true definition of constructing lemonade out of her lemons. Truely, she had already featured in some films and tv sequence earlier than getting into the Huge Brother Naija ‘Lockdown’ home (2020), she didn’t achieve prominence till she received on the present.
The actress instantly distinguished herself within the performing duties assigned to the housemates and lived as much as her nickname ‘Star woman’.
Sadly for her, she received disqualified on day 49 regardless of being the Head of Home as a consequence of disciplinary points. Whatever the controversy, Erica got here out of the home to huge fan love, in addition to the eye of manufacturers that signed her up virtually instantly. As a present of help, her followers went forward to open a GoFundMe account that garnered hundreds of thousands for her.
A few of her endorsements embody Star Radler, Legend – fashionable alcohol manufacturers, Supa Komando – an vitality drink model, Kuda – a financial institution, a overseas hair maker, Get Glow – a tooth whitening model, Knorr – a meals seasoning model amongst many others.
She has additionally gone on to star in outstanding movies anticipated to be screened on the cinemas later within the 12 months.
Olamilekan Massoud Al-Khalifah Agbeleshebioba whose stage identify is Laycon, had everybody speaking about him proper from the stage. The singer, rapper and songwriter was fairly mellow within the BBN home.
He topped the general public vote each week he was nominated and went on to win the Huge Brother Naija ‘Lockdown’.
As anticipated, manufacturers had been desirous to get him of their nook and he bagged endorsement offers with an alcoholic beverage, a sweet model and GOtv, which is owned by MultiChoice, organisers of the present. He continues to trip on the celebrity he received from the home as he launched two albums in 2021. His debut album entitled: Shall We Start(April) & I Am Laycon (October).
Roseline Omokhoa Afije higher often known as Liquorose was within the Huge Brother Naija season 6 present (2021) tagged Shine Ya Eye contestant. Liquorose is multifaceted. Regardless of her stature, she is a choreographer, inventive dance-crafts girl, entertainer, mannequin, and video vixen. Previous to her participation within the present, she had featured in some Nollywood films and TV drama sequence like The Johnsons (2012). The OAP (2015) and a brief movie titled HEX (2016).
The gifted Liquorose was additionally a widely known dancer earlier than BBN as she was a video vixen in Chop Am by Reekado banks, yo yo by Selebobo, Oh Oh by Runtown, and Jalla by Xcellente that includes Strong Star.
Liquorose additionally ventured into dancing and showcased varied movies of her dancing stunts on social media till she was found by Nigerian music video director Clarence Peters, who inspired her to affix forces with E4ma and Ellaley in one among his video shoots. The trio- E4ma, Ellaley, and Liquorose later went on to create a novel dance group they referred to as Women Gone Daring aka GGB Dance Crew, which was fairly fashionable on-line earlier than BBN.
Quick ahead to life after BBN, because the first-runner up she has efficiently stayed related like a few of her colleagues. She has clinched endorsement offers with prime manufacturers like: JaysFinder – a monitoring model, Kuda – a financial institution, The Shapeables – a waist coaching model, amongst others.