BBNaija season 6 “Shine ya Eye” is here and it’s heating up already. Season 5 saw Laycon emerged as a winner last year taking home the N85 million grand prize. This year’s edition is even bigger with all housemates competing for the N90 million grand prize. The smoke is here and the BBNaija 2021 housemates came with all the fire.
Ebuka introduced the housemates from diverse backgrounds and they will be fighting to be on our screen for the next 72 days.
Meet all the BBNaija 2021 Housemates
34-year-old Boma Akpore grew up on the streets of Yaba in Lagos. He describes his childhood as “extremely tough”, having had to pay his way through school. One of the hardest decisions he had to make was to drop out in his final year, as he couldn’t make ends meet, but his life’s high point came when he saved enough money to pay for film school, an achievement that was subsequently eclipsed by his graduation.
Adeoluwa Okusaga, originally from Lagos is a 28-year-old guy currently based in Port Harcourt. Though he has found a new passion for sketch drawing, he is an offshore engineer and has become celebrated for his hyper-realistic portraits. He decided to turn his efforts to practising art after being amazed that his work could draw powerful reactions from people.
Yousef is a 29-year-old Secondary School Teacher who describes himself as a “soft-spoken, fun-loving, down to earth go-getter”. Apart from being a big food enthusiast, Yousef enjoys hiking, reading, travelling and sports. He is also a model, host and personal trainer and confesses he can’t resist checking himself out in the mirror.
Niyi is a 33-year-old computer engineer from Oyo State. Though he was once in the running to be a professional basketball player, that ambition was quickly quashed when he sustained an injury, leading to sciatica. He is an avid reader, aspiring writer, and fond of playing board games and card games – he even has a gaming license. A husband and father, Niyi describe himself as “optimistic, spontaneous and adventurous”, while others describe him as being energetic.
Hazel Oyeze Onou aka Whitemoney describes himself as an open-minded “jolly good fellow” who likes to have fun. His hobbies include driving, hustling, watching movies and making music. The 29-year-old Lagos-based businessman and entrepreneur, originally from Enugu State, believes he has a great aura and that his “swag speaks for itself”.
Born in Warri, Delta State, Pere was raised by a single mother and is the firstborn of two children. He believes change is the only constant in life and describes himself as “a spontaneous, adventurous person”. Pere is a qualified nurse and served in the United States military for six years, before coming back to Nigeria to pursue a career in real estate. This vibrant 35-year-old is also a part-time actor and model.
Medical doctor Yerins describes himself as “a perfectionist, creative genius, lover of art and poetic rap music”. He sees himself as a renaissance man who isn’t confined to one profession or career.
The 27-year-old enjoys drawing, playing chess, listening to – and making – music. He also has plans to write a medical book soon. He identifies himself as a fun-loving, creative and curious person, and he says his curiosity has helped him garner expert knowledge in many fields, from modelling and digital animation to fashion design.
The first Nigerian to win the Mister Africa pageant, Emmanuel hails from Akwa Ibom, but currently resides in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, where owns and runs a fitness centre and a unisex salon and spa. A self-described risk-taker, this 24-year-old loves to travel, connect with people and try out new and unique ideas. Emmanuel believes in making the best of every opportunity, and he counts his physical and social attributes as advantages that garner him a lot of attention.
Jaypaul, a 29-year-old Lagos-based musician and actor, believes the Big Brother Naija House will be the perfect opportunity to help boost his fledgling career in the Nigerian entertainment industry. In his own words, he is “entertaining, confident, playful, honest and friendly”. His hobbies include making music, making movies, dancing and cooking. While his career means a lot to him, Jaypaul believes in strong family bonds. He considers being a son to an amazing mother and brother to two wonderful sisters as his best role to date – and it’s no wonder that losing his father was one of the lowest points of his life.
Lagos-based Cross is a fitness enthusiast and entrepreneur who describes himself as “a bad boy with a good heart”. Although single, this 30-year-old is not afraid to dole out the relationship advice and believes people don’t know that communication is the key to successful relationships.
When he is not watching movies, travelling or clubbing, you will find Cross playing the drums or being hype on the mic on an Amapiano or House track or two.
Sammie is a 26-year-old amateur filmmaker and final year student at Ahmadu Bello University. He enjoys storytelling, videography, basketball, eating and hanging out, and describes himself as “tall, handsome and charismatic”. He admits he talks too much at times and sometimes ends up gossiping because of the “great dialogue” he gets in his day-to-day conversations. That said, Sammie loves meeting new people and believes he has a bright future in filmmaking.
The first among the female BBNaija 2021 housemates to come in, Angel Agnes Smith is a writer and poet. She likes writing, watching movies and most importantly, sleeping. She describes herself as a fun, easy, likeable person who enjoys storytelling. If she is not in the club dancing, you will find her on the beach writing poetry.
Angel is a proud feminist, and her friends describe her as a drama queen. This 21-year-old likes to meet new people and loves nothing more than to analyse them and believes being on Big Brother Naija will help her kick-start her journey in writing and cinematography.
Peace Ogor is a 26-year-old entrepreneur from Port Harcourt. Her burning passion for fashion and style inspired her to open her very own clothing store that continues to keep her busy. She describes herself as “a fun, sociable, daring team player” and believes her multicultural background makes her relatable. Although she is always on the go, Peace is not afraid to power down and refuel her social gas by spending time with her family when the opportunity presents itself.
Jackie Bent is a proud single mum and hard worker with a passion for life. She is an interior designer and a certified event and wedding planner and went to university in the UK where she had her son. The 29-year-old loves having fun and spending time with the people she loves but also enjoys time to herself. She describes herself as an “introverted extrovert” and insists she is shy but confident. Jackie is endowed and she’s definitely one of the best BBNaija 2021 housemates.
29-year-old mother of one Tega Dominic is a business owner who loves dancing, travelling, DIY and photography. When she’s not doing any of the above, you can catch Tega swimming, or being the life of a party.
Her “small circle of friends” describes her as easy-going and a great cook – although she thinks that’s debatable, while she speaks of herself as outgoing, enthusiastic and passionate about the things she loves. Tega is always willing to learn and tries to look at difficult situations as an avenue to learn and grow.
Multi-faceted Arin Olowoporoku is a 29-year-old feminist, millennial Pisces who was raised in a polygamous home in Lagos. She studied genetics and is a fashion designer and an independent arts and culture curator dedicated to promoting the contemporary visual arts in Africa. She is an emotional, strong, creative, opinionated and unapologetically expressive person, describing herself as “having no filter most times”. She loves to live life uninhibited and wants to be in Big Brother house because she believes it is a platform tailor-made for young people like her to thrive and come into themselves.
Maria Chike Agueze is a 29-year-old former air hostess, turned realtor who enjoys cooking, exercising, hiking, acting, and dancing. Maria prides herself on being a loving and kind-hearted individual who is always looking for new adventures. Her travels have taken her around the world and to all continents, except Antarctica.
Though she speaks of herself as “a symbol of love in human form”, people are often shocked by her stern side when they cross her or take her for granted. “I can get extreme when disrespected to the fullest”.
Although she loves to meet new people, professional dancer Roseline Afije admits she doesn’t do well with people who talk too much. She speaks of herself as “a down-to-earth go-getter” and also says she is tomboyish, but can glam up when she needs to.
Roseline, 26, loves singing, cooking, reading and writing and also takes pride in her talents as an actor and fashion entrepreneur.
Fashion model and up and coming actress Beatrice, is a 28-year-old single mother of a five-year-old boy. She is a graduate of the University of Port Harcourt where she studied marketing. Beatrice believes that she was “created with a special clay” because she wonders how she is able to do the things she does, without having learned how to do them. She can sing, dance, play basketball and football very well and is also a great hairstylist. She is a talented software developer and when it comes to games, she is always the winner or the first runner up, even when she is not familiar with the game.
Princess Francis is a 30-year-old e-hailing service driver and business owner. She lives in Abuja and enjoys cooking, travelling and watching movies. She takes pride in being a lovable, caring, fun person – and confesses she can be a little dramatic sometimes. “I got the drama from my mama,” she says. Princess is from Imo State and lists buying her very first car as the highest point in her life. Her lowest, on the other hand, is when she found out her dad passed away.
Saskay is a 22-year-old extrovert and lover of books from Abuja. She enjoys all types of music and speaks of herself as “an embodiment of art”. Discovering her talents and skills and using them to impact others and improve her persona, while striving to find her space in the world, is what she considers to be a high point in her life.
Although she was suspended from school in 2015, Saskay is having the last laugh as a fine artist and has even won titles such as ‘Model of The Year’ and ‘Female Personality of The Year’ at her university.
27-year-old Nini is an economist and fashion entrepreneur born and raised in Nigeria. She has four siblings and a supportive mother that she loves very much. She currently lives in Abuja and is a graduate of the University of Abuja. Her hobbies include cleaning, cooking, travelling and photography. She describes herself as being “curious, dramatic, ambitious and fun” and admits she loves to be the centre of attention.
Who is your favourite among the BBNaija 2021 housemates so far? Let us know in the comments.