This article consists of the Big Brother Naija 2019 Housemate as revealed to fans during the opening ceremony show broadcast on Sunday, June 30th, 2019. The #BigBrotherNaija 2019 begin with twenty-one housemates battling for N60 million worth of prizes as announced earlier by the organizer, M-Net West Africa.
All the shortlisted housemates will be staying at the Big Brother House for the next twelve weeks to entertain TV viewers across Africa and beyond. Furthermore, the host of the show, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu shared the housemates into the #BigBrotherNaija house with the edition themed: “Pepper them”.
Below are the housemates that will entertain you on your TV screen all through the 11 weeks:
Saidat “Avala” Balogun’s highest point of her life is when she gave birth to her daughter and her single, ‘Give me a chance’. The budding singer studied music and business at York College in Queens, New York. Avala wants the world to know her. She’s so happy to be here. Avala is not single and is not ready to mingle!
Victoria “Ella” Nnabuchi is no stranger to the limelight. She was a runner up in a popular music talent search show and she’s a television presenter, voice-over artist, actress, and model. Ella is 30 and from Anambra. She’s so giddy!. Ella says she’s single and not available. She loves attention and doesn’t like to wear clothes.
Esther is 22 from Lagos. She’s excited and nervous. Esther is a lawyer and a part-time hustler. She’s here for it all – money, experience, fun!
Diane is 23 and from Kaduna. She’s going to be herself and is in the house for the money! She’s a terrible dancer but loves dancing. Very single, too.
Ekpata Gedoni is a fashion entrepreneur who likes to keep it simple with a dash of sophistication. The 31-year-old Cross Riverian enjoys basketball, soccer, taking walks and cleaning the house! His other talents include writing poetry and drawing portraits with a pencil.
Ike is 26 and from IMO. He’s so excited and wants to give us a show! He wants to give us drama and romance. Ike is a model, and we can expect a lot of attitude from him.
Frodd is 28 and from Anambra. “Fresh and odd.” Frodd says he’ll be himself. He’s a bit complicated and is a 9-5 guy, not an entertainer.
Isilomo is 27 and from Edo, and she’s adventurous. She wants us to expect a lot of fun.
Jackye is 23 and from Anambra. She too is here for the money. She’s in a relationship. Jackye says she’s a chameleon. She’ll amass a large fanbase.
Kimophra is single and available. She wants us to expect a lot of manipulation and sarcasm. Kimophra is here for both the experience and money. She wants to invest and further her education.
Mike Edwards is a husband, CEO, and athlete who doesn’t know how to quit. The highest point in his life was the day he got married to the love of his life. Mike owns the first Black-owned cigar line in the United Kingdom and he’s also a professional athlete.
Khafi is a policewoman!. Police officer Khafi Kareem believes that you can have it all if you believe in yourself. She is not only hoping to win the prize money but she wants the exposure that being in Big Brother Naija House brings so that she can do societal good.
Jeff is 30 and from Anambra. An Igbo boy, so composed. He wants to have fun and cause trouble with the ladies. Jeff says he doesn’t have a strategy. He’s not married.
26-year-old Mercy Eke is a video vixen and businesswoman based in Lagos. She loves cooking, swimming, traveling and dancing. No matter the setbacks, Mercy always picks herself up and does her best. She’s here to win the money.
Model and Entrepreneur Omashola is originally from Delta State but now calls Lagos home. He loves playing basketball, cooking and “being in the water, even though I can’t swim”. Omashola says he’s talkative. “Warri no dey carry last.”
16. Sir Dee
Sir Dee is 28 and is from Kogi. He’s here for money and experience. Sir Dee is a banker, and his bosses don’t know he’s on Big Brother.
Seyi is 30 from Ogun. He’s known as The Doctor!. Seyi is not single and not available. Is he married? He’s here for the experience!. Seyi is the grandson of Obafemi Awolowo. He’s here to enjoy himself.
Nelson is 26 and is from Rivers State. He’s single and VERY VERY available!. Nelson is a masseuse, and is a past Mr. Universe Nigeria.
Tuoyo is 24 and he likes working out. He’s a flirt. Tuoyo is also a psychotherapist, a part-time stripper and fitness trainer.
Tacha is 23 and from Rivers. She can’t wait to show the world herself. She loves to make money. Tacha is a social media sensation. She’s bringing herself, she says – she’s real, interesting.
Thelma is 26 from Imo. She’s going to spice up the house!. She’s here for the experience and the money. She’s not single!