What you need to know about the 2020 contestants at BBNaija during Lockdown.
BBNaija 2020 which is the 5th season official started on the 19th July, 2020 (19:00 WAT). Since the organisers have now announced the starting date for the 2020 edition of the Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) show to be Sunday, July 19, 2020.
Ex-housemate Ebuka Obi-Uchendu from season one returned as host. The winner of the season 5 is Laycon and he won ₦85 million worth of prizes.
Chukwuebuka Obi-Uchendu (born 14 July 1982) is a Nigerian lawyer and media personality from Okija in Anambra State, Nigeria. He is known for hosting the reality show Big Brother Naija, the long running Rubbin’ Minds talk show on Channels TV as well as co-hosting The Spot and Men’s Corner on Ebonylife Television.
A virtual audition was held to select contestants for the show. Video submissions were received from 20 May to 30 May 2020. During the submission, interested contestants submitted a two-minute video stating why they should appear on the show. At the end of the online audition, over 30,000 contestants showed their interest. Of the 30,000 contestants that showed interest, 20 Housemates were selected.
Big Brother Naija Season 5 (BBNaija 2020) housemates biography
Below are the biography of Big Brother Naija 2020 (season 5) housemates
BBNaija 2020: Rebecca Hampson (AKA Nengi)
Rebecca Hampson is 22 years old entrepreneur from Bayelsa State, Nigeria. She is former model and MBGN Top 5 contestant that loves learning new things, having fun, travelling, taking on new adventures.
She study communications at the University of Port Harcourt. She said she likes clean environment, clean people and like to be true to herself.
BBNaija 2020: Olamilekan Agbeleshe (AKA Laycon)
Olamilekan “Laycon” Agbeleshe is a 26-year-old singer and rapper from Lagos.
He’s a graduate of philosophy from the University of Lagos who started his musical journey at an early age and has now emerged as one of Nigeria’s most promising new school acts. He describes himself as being versatile and able to coin words together to soothe scenarios and moods.
What new habit or skill did you acquire during lockdown? I acquired the habit of singing and reading my bible.
What are your words to live by? Facts don’t care about your feelings.
What’s your biggest achievement? I’d say having my song ‘Fierce’ on MTV BASE Top ten charts for six months, still tops every other thing I have done.
BBNaija 2020: Tolani Shobajo (AKA Tolanibaj)
Tolani Shobajo is 27-year-old media personality from Lagos state. Tolani is a energetic gingered babe. People always call her the life of the party.
Tolanibaj said she come the house for the money, she like money and she like Naira Marley.
BBNaija 2020: Emuobonuvie Akpofure (AKA Neo)
Emuobonuvie “Neo” Akpofure is 26-year-old, popularly referred to as Neo, is a ride-hailing app driver and a Delta State native.
Although he describes himself as fun, tolerant, loving and smart, he won’t hesitate to be Indaboski Bahose when it comes to issues concerning bullying and inequality.
What new habit or skill did you acquire during lockdown? Sketching.
What are your words to live by? To always remain grateful, knowing that God is greater than my ups and downs. Since I no spoil person own, nobody fit spoil my own.
What is your biggest achievement? I won N 500 000 from a talent competition.
BBNaija 2020: Aisha Umaru (AKA Kaisha)
Aisha Umaru is a 25-year-old entrepreneur from Sokoto state. This adventurous young woman considers herself a great team player who gets along with people. She relies on a healthy diet and is God-fearing.
What new habit or skill did you acquire during lockdown? Talking to myself. I didn’t know I could do that. It was weird but effective.
BBNaija 2020: Ezekiel Bright Osemudiame (AKA Brighto)
Ezekiel Bright “Brighto” Osemudiame is a 29-year-old sailor from Edo State.
Brighto, as he is fondly called, is the youngest of six kids. He holds a degree in Marine Engineering from Arab Academy for Science Technology and Maritime Transport in Alexandria, Egypt with several other professional certifications. He also had a stint in the aviation sector. He considers himself an avid entertainment lover and a people’s person.
BBNaija 2020: Ngozi Nlewedim (AKA Erica)
Ngozi “Erica” Nlewedim is 26-year-old, shes an actress and commercial model from London, England.
Erica is the name she goes by and she returned to Lagos after studying screen acting at the Met Film School in London.
She said her passion is to become a big time celebrity and like to get drunk and dance in front of the mirror alone.
BBNaija 2020: Eric Akhigb
Eric Akhigbe is 24-year-old and a final year student at the University of Lagos and hails from Edo State.
The bodybuilder is a confident hunk who takes pride in his 1.95m height. He describes himself as a fun, competitive sports and fitness enthusiast who enjoys winning. In addition, Eric also describes himself as a shy person who takes his time to unveil his wild side.
BBNaija 2020: Kate Jones (AKA Ka3na)
Kate “Ka3na” Jones is 26-year-old and an entrepreneur from Rivers, Nigeria.
She describes herself as a strong woman who wants more from life.
Her dream is to be famous and own the biggest luxury fashion brand in the world. She also believes she will make the perfect Housemate because she is ready to do all it takes to compete and win Big Brother Naija season 5.
BBNaija 2020: Tochukwu Okechukwu (AKA Tochi)
Tochukwu Okechukwu is a 28-year-old rapper and real estate agent from Imo state. He said he live and breathe entertainment and of Education chemistry
He said he is straight forward and a social person. His biggest achievement is to be independent and to get education.
And he also confesses to being clumsy on some days.
BBNaija 2020: Florence Wathoni Anyansi
Florence Wathoni Anyansi is a 29-year-old fashion entrepreneur This multi-talented single mother juggles a fashion business and a parenting blog. She is also bilingual and speaks and writes in Swahili fluently.
She said she can speak and write Swahili very well as her mother is from Kenya and her father is an Igbo.
BBNaija 2020: Praise Nelson
Praise Nelson is a 28-year-old dancer from Enugu. Not new to fame or competing, he was a winner at the K-Pop World Festival, South Korea 2015 and won third place at a national Dance Competition in 2010.
He is also a fitness and personal trainer and a certified Latin ballroom expert.
BBNaija 2020: Dorathy Bachor
Dorathy Bachor is a 24-year-old entrepreneur from Lagos.
She believes she is the only one who should make you smile. Her business will definitely prove to be an asset in Biggie’s house.
BBNaija 2020: Terseer Waya (AKA Kiddwaya)
Terseer Kiddwaya is a 27-year-old self-employed Man and comes from Benue State.
Being a Big Brother Naija season 5 Housemate has Kiddwaya anticipating a better and crazier 2020.
He describes himself as confident, good looking, ambitious, a daredevil who is highly motivated. It is no surprise then that “bringing back the fun into the House” is what he won’t compromise on this season.
BBNaija 2020: Ozoemena Chukwu (AKA Ozo)
Ozoemena is a 27 years old Consultant and entrepreneur from Imo State. One of his greatest achievements is to work with the UEFA Federation for Europe.
He studied Economics and like playing loud music in the morning and to bang on doors.
BBNaija 2020: Lucy Essien
Lucy Essien is a 30-year-old entrepreneur from Lagos.
Though she is a self-proclaimed simple girl and assures everyone that she is far from average. She believes in fairy tales, and hopefully, Biggie’s House will deliver just that for her.
BBNaija 2020: Timmy Sinclair (AKA Trikytee)
Timmy Sinclair is 35-year-old, His a creative artist from Bayelsa State, Nigeria. He consider himself as a storyteller that uses the mediums of film, and music to express himself.
Tricky Tee said he his someone that is not fit in the society and he said he likes food.
BBNaija 2020: Boluwatife Aderogba (AKA Lilo)
Boluwatife Aderogba is a 23 years old dietician from Lagos, Nigeria. She is also an entrepreneur and describe herself as “a product of God’s grace”.
Lilo said her biggest achievement is starting her own brand.
BBNaija 2020: Nelson Enwerem Prince
Nelson Enwerem Prince is a 24 years old and an entrepreneur from Abia. He has also been into modelling, fashion designing plus interior decoration and a graduate of pure physics from the University of Calabar.
Prince said he like to ignore people knowingly and like working out, swimming, food and reading about ancient religions and African history.
BBNaija 2020: Victoria Adeyele (AKA Vee)
Victoria Adeyele is 23 years old, musician that base in Lagos, Nigeria. She was born and raise her in London and she move to Lagos almost one year ago to begin her music career.
She said her parents are Nigerians and they enjoy acting, socializing and making people laugh. Vee said she has never been in relationship that last longer than six month.