Most popular bbnaija housemate
Big Brother Naija, BBNaija still stands as Africa’s premier reality show and currently tops the list of Big Brother franchises globally.
Proving to be a major part of pop culture, its seasons have created numerous celebrities and influential figures in the world of entertainment industry.
Here are the 10 most popular BBNaija housemates.
Ebuka is the most influential person Big Brother Nigeria has ever produced. Despite securing the eighth position in the 2006 ‘first-ever’ edition of BBNaija, his illustrious career outshone all other housemates.
The media personality has been the host of the BBNaija reality TV show since its return in 2017.
Olamilekan Agbele, often hailed as a record-breaking Big Brother Naija housemate, Laycon won the title for the ‘Lockdown’ season in 2020. During his time in the house, he surpassed the show’s voting record by an impressive margin of over 200 percent.
Despite the fact that Laycon entered the house as an underdog, he quickly gained the support of many Nigerians, who voted for him in mass.
On 6 October 2020, Laycon was appointed the youth ambassador by the Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun.
On 3 January 2021, Laycon received a chieftaincy title from the Onipokia of Ipokia, Ogun State, Yisa Adesola Olaniyan as the Akeweje of Ipokia Kingdom, Ogun State at the 2021 Opo Day celebration.
Mercy Eke (aka Lambo), crowned the first female housemate, came into spotlight after participating in the BBNaija season 4 edition.
She also contested in the All Stars level edition and her ‘mercenaries’ fans did not stop supporting her.
Tacha, whose real name is Natacha Akide, participated in the BBNaija ‘Pepper Dem’ edition and she, undoubtedly, gained fame in the entertainment industry despite being disqualified 89 days into the competition.
Tobi Bakre was one of the top 5 housemates in Big Brother Naija Double Wahala season in 2018.
Before the house, Mike Edwards had already created a name for himself as a professional high jump athlete and the owner of Britain’s first black-owned Cigar line, ‘Aireyys’. He, however, became popular after his time on the 2019 edition of the show.
Since he appeared on Big Brother, he has continued to grow his influence and currently has 359,878 followers on Twitter.
The reality star, Phyna Otabor, entered the 7th season of Big Brother Naija (Level Up) as the tenth housemate on 23 July 2022.
By the season’s conclusion on 2 October 2022, Phyna emerged victorious, securing 40.74% of the final votes. Bryann trailed behind with 26.74% of the total votes. Phyna’s victory earned her the grand prize of ₦100,000,000 (one hundred million naira), marking her as the second female to claim the title in the show’s history.
She became one of the trending conversations after Nigerian singer, Davido, revealed that he does not know her.
Hazel Oyeze Onoduenyi, popularly known as WhiteMoney, emerged as the winner of BBNaija season 6.
In July 2023, he was announced as one of the housemates for Eight season of Big Brother Naija All Stars.On the 17th of September 2023 he was evicted from the show, making him to finish in the 11th place after Alex.
Ilebaye Odiniya, popularly known as Gen Z baddie, is the recent winner of the Big Brother Naija, ‘All Stars’ level edition.
Ilebaye entered the 7th season of Big Brother Naija as the fourth housemate on 23 July 2022 and she was evicted on the third week. She became popular as she was tagged, ‘First Gen Z to win BBNaija’.
Bisola Aiyeola was no stranger to reality shows before competing in the BBNaija See Gobbe season (2017). In 2008, she participated in Project Fame West Africa and came in fifth place.
Bisola became the first runner up of Big Brother Naija. She has acted in films such as ‘The Breaded Life’, ‘The Kujus,’ ‘Dwindle’, Pay Day’, and ‘The Bling Lagosians’, among others.
With the reports mentioned above, it clearly stated that Phyna is one of the 10 most popular BBNaija housemates 2023. However, from the Phyna-Davido saga to the BBNaija 2023 stars, has ensured that fans have had an eventful year.