The Big Brother Naija season 4 is back in Nigeria with 21 housemates that will be in the house for 11 weeks.
Meet the 21 housemates of the Pepper Dem gang season.
Saidat “Avala” Balogun studied music and business at York College in Queens, New York. It’s no wonder then that her top artists include one of the city’s most famous exports, Mary J Blige.
Just like the Queen of Hip Hop, the Ogun State native has ambitions to spread her music all over the world.
Police officer Khafi Kareem 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.
What people don’t know about her is that she is secretly talented in spoken word, singing and dancing. She is an Ekiti native who resides in London.
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”.
Victoria “Ella” Nnabuchi was a runner up in a popular music talent search show and she’s a television presenter, voice-over artist, actress and model.
She also enjoys dancing, singing, reading, writing, travelling and poetry.
Chemeka Frodd Okoye is a soft-spoken Investment Adviser and Sales Executive from Anambra State.
He says nothing can make him quit Big Brother and even if he had a million dollars, he would still participate in the game because “the experience can never be bought.”
26-year-old Steve Ikechukwu Onyema is originally from Imo State but bides his time between Houston, Texas and Maryland, Lagos.
He’s loud and colourful and loves to entertain because “you only live once”.
Lagos resident, Isilomo Braimoh is single and ready to mingle.
An HR manager at 27, Isilomo has an MA in Human Resource Management with professional certification.
She winds down from her hectic job by engaging in sports, outdoor activities, food, music and travel. A lover of all things music, her favourite songs are currently ‘Middle Child’ by J.Cole and ‘Daz How Star Do’ by Skiibii Dazz.
Just like her spirit animal the lioness, Jackye is a fierce hunter who led her software engineering team to win a contract to build a Fintech app for one of the biggest companies in Africa.
Sir Dee, real nameAtteh Daniel Tioluwa, is a banker and graphic designer from Kaduna State.
He loves football, board games and movies.
His favourite of all time? Any of the movies in the Lord of the Rings franchise.
Sir Dee, who is in a relationship, believes in being “the best version of myself at all times” – and counts whistling as one of his secret talents.
Psychotherapist, fitness coach and “part-time stripper” Tuoyo loves working out, reading books, watching movies, listening to his favourite musicians Davido and J Cole and cuddling (even though he is single).
Although life has been good to this energetic 23-year-old, not being shortlisted for an important Navy and Airforce entrance examination left him staring at an uncertain future.
Nelson Allison, When he is not consulting or modelling, he enjoys sketch drawing, working out, watching movies and cooking.
If he were a world leader, he would ensure that both the poor and the rich had equal opportunities. Nelson believes that it’s not over until the fat lady sings.
26-year-old Thelma Ibemere lives her life by one simple motto: “Only hang out with those who bring out the best in you, not the stress in you”.
Although this vivacious Hair and Beauty practitioner is currently in a relationship, she believes nothing could have kept her away from her destiny; being in the Big Brother Naija House.
Oluwaseyi “Seyi” Awolowo has had many highs and lows in his three decades of existence.
The bubbly entrepreneur once tried to commit suicide but has since risen above that dark period of his teenage years and has turned his life around.
He is committed to his journey of self-acceptance, his girlfriend and his beliefs. He demonstrates the latter with a “Jesus’’ tattoo across his arm.
Esther Olaoluwa Agunbiade is proud of her beauty and brains.
The 22-year-old Lagos based lawyer was called to the bar at just twenty-one years old. She’s also very athletic and loves to show off her figure.
When it’s time to let loose, Jeff blasts Drake’s ‘Take Care’ and Burna Boy’s ‘Rock Your Body’.
Originally from Anambra but now residing in Jos, Jeff is a 30-year-old banker who believes in taking things one day at a time. His go-to food is a dish of beans, yam, amala, ewedu and gbegiri.
Jeff also enjoys swimming and dunking a few on the basketball court.
Tacha has always wanted to be on Big Brother Naija.
It comes as no surprise then, that getting picked to be a Housemate this season, is the highlight of her life.
This spunky 23-year-old Rivers State native lives her life like her favourite musician Cardi B does; “Do no harm but take no mess”.
26-year-old Mercy Eke is a video vixen and businesswoman based in Lagos.
She loves cooking, swimming, travelling and dancing.
No matter the setbacks, Mercy always picks herself up and does her best. “I’m grateful for each and every day. Being alive today is already the highest point of my life”.
Diane Yashim describes herself as an easy going girl whose favourite outfit is a shirt, trousers and sneakers.
The model and aspiring cook is also a graduate of the University of Debrecen in Hungary.
Studying and living there was an eye-opening experience she’ll forever be grateful for.
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.
Bubbly television presenter Kim-Oprah believes that nothing is impossible to achieve.
The African beauty achieved the impossible when she represented Nigeria at the Miss Intercontinental World Beauty Pageant.
Kim-Oprah is not just a pretty face she owns a business and her favourite book is ‘Smart Money Woman’ by Arese Ugwu. There is nothing that would make her quit the Big Brother House because she is not a quitter.
Mike says he loves his wife. He’s a high jumper, and is probably going to the Olympics next year.