By Patricia Uyeh,
The Big Brother Naija 2018 Reality TV Show tagged “Double Wahala”,which has officially begun, has 20 housemates battling for the grand prize of N45 million.
Below is a rundown of the profile of the 20 contestants:
Nina, who hails from Owerri, is a student of Imo State University. She believes she is a people’s person because she loves talking, interacting with people and singing. Nina says that she would pay her tithe, help my family, invest in business if she wins the coveted first prize.
2. Teddy A
With his passion for recording and making music in the studio, Teddy A comes across a music enthusiast. He also enjoys spending quality time with his four-year old son. Speaking on why he joined the show, Teddy bluntly stated that he wants to ‘blow’ and ‘be popular’. If he wins, he plans to invest some of the prize money and the rest will be used to fund his label.
3. K Brule
K Brule is a music artiste. When he is not rehearsing in studios, he can be found playing football and watching movies. According to him, if he were a world leader, he would make energy and education accessible for all.
He says his unique selling point in the Big Brother House would be his good sense of humour.
Vandora is a foodie and she is not ashamed to say so. She also likes talking to people, doing make up and watching television. She intends to bring her personality, charisma, heated conversations to the show. For Vandora, if she emerges winner, she would invest the money.
Sandra Asagwa loves dancing. This single, vibrant, young lady is one of three children. She said she will miss her family the most while in the House. She sees herself as being unique and daring. Alex believes that she will stand out because she “won’t hold back”
The 22 year old, says she does not believe in love, and anyone who’s in the house trying to “preach love nonsense” to her shouldn’t even come close.
6. Dee One
Asides comedy, Dee One enjoys reading the Bible, poetry, dancing, rapping and singing. He confessed that he would surely miss his phone, but he can trust #BBNaija fans to love the humour he brings into the House. If he was a world leader, Dee-One says he would change the poverty mentality.
Princess Linda Onyejekwe’s hobbies include cooking, designing clothes and partying on occasion. She says she hasn’t reached the highest point of her life and aspires for more.
A geology graduate, Princess intends to use her time in the House to unleash her secret acting talents and let her “Alter Egos” take center stage.
Speaking on what she would do with the prize money, Princess stated she hopes to start a lingerie line for plus-size women. I also own a beauty supply business that I will invest a lot of the money in.
He is a pilot by training. Newly graduated from the aviation school, Miracle flies into the House with his pilot license firmly in hand. His hobbies includes dancing and camping. He is also a fashion freak, especially for skinny jeans. Miracles hates inequality and says he’s not in the game for the money.
On what he would do with the prize money, Miracle said:
” I’ll use part of the money to further my pilot training and the rest to help my family.”
Ahneeka promises to eliminate “all things dull” by disturbing everyone in the House at the same time having loads of fun. Her biggest feat is of landing a media job despite her engineering background. She says her family is freaked out about her participation yet are fully supportive of her.
10. Bam Bam
Actress and singer, Oluwabamike “Bambam” Olawunmi joins the House without her family’s knowledge. A native of Ogun state, Bambam confessed that binge-watching movies, playing badminton and singing are favourite pastimes.
She attended film school, which was a way to overcome her parents divorce. BamBam’s spirit-animal is the black panther because it has “good massage skills”. She hopes to pay her tithes and invest in a few businesses upon winning the prize money.
11. Rico Swavey
Rico Swavesey says he is in the House to “just to catch the waves” even if it was for a million dollars. According to Rico, he leaped for joy after he got his first big acting gig, and shared that he was a lion at heart, a protector who likes to stand up for the oppressed.
When he is not charming ladies, he engages in swimming and singing. According to him, he would use the prize money to help his cousin who has autism, invest in my music then give back to all those that stood up for me when things were difficult.
Khloe is a sucker for horror movies. She says she would be the ‘drama queen’ in the house as she aspires to unravel all her talents.
If Khloe were a world leader, she would “stop university education” because she’s “real” and very blunt. If she wins, she plans to start a foundation to empower street children and also go into movie production.
All the way from Bayelsa state, comes Angel Awotarigha, one of ten children, who is a filmmaker and music lover. He enjoys martial arts, swimming, playing the guitar and video games. Working with an American rapper is a highlight of Angel’s career. Angel lost his mum a year ago and his family has been his pillar of support.
Loverboy, Bitto says he would miss Sylvia his best friend and girlfriend the most. His hobbies include traveling, taking pictures, music and movies.
According to him, if he wins, he would give 20% to charity, “start my own production studio- audio and video, get married and start a family”.
15. Ifu Ennada
Work hard play hard is the motto of Ifu Ennada, a self-made woman who remembers the feeling of making her first millions. She enjoys drinking Mojitos, partying, karaoke and online shopping.
Ifu Ennada admits she is always the life of a party. She also describes herself as raw, honest and fun loving. She hopes to make films, build a fitness brand, go into hair business and charity if she emerges winner.
“I’m a business man” says Leo when asked how far he will go in the game. He dislikes deceit and his biggest fear is “being pushed out of an aeroplane without a parachute.” He has a penchant for clean hygiene and hates body odour.
17. Tobi Bakre
A native from Ogun state, Oluwatobi Bakre is passionate about photography and football. Tobi’s hobbies include poetry, dancing, rapping, singing and drawing.
Against all odds, Tobi graduated from the University of Lagos despite his clubbing lifestyle and social media craze.If he wins, Tobi plans to put his friends first, then buy properties.
Lolu enjoys eating, reading, traveling, playing video as well as board games. His highest point in life was securing a job at a large investment banking corporation, although losing his mother made him hit rock bottom.
The University of Ilorin graduate is also a secret poet, dancer and singer. He’s also great with accents. Do you know that Lolu’s dad is unaware of his participation in Big Brother but his sister is excited about it?
Cee-C oozes confidence and authenticity, she said she is “eye candy” and “mentally attractive” too. The privately educated Cee-C likes to learn new stuff and is an avid novel reader. She is a mean cook and is an avid tennis player. She intends spending the prize money by giving back to the society. She also added that she would embark on a campaign to make the ministry of education incorporate ‘self-development’ into the educational system.
Born and bred in the United States, Anto came back to Nigeria for the first time at the age of 20 to work at her dream job in a male-dominated industry. She loves going to the beach, dancing and cooking. She doesn’t allow people’s opinions get to her so she can wear anything.
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