Big Brother Naija 2020 (season 5) is here and this time around it vows to be thrilling with housemates who all seem geared up to make the following 10 weeks intriguing.
20 housemates will slug it out for the amazing prize of N85M worth of endowments in the following 70 days. These housemates are from various backgrounds and it will be fascinating to see how they connect and remain together in one house for the following 10 weeks.
Here are the 20 housemates who will keep all of you stuck to your TV screens in the following 10 weeks.
Expert and business person Ozoemena “Ozo” Chukwu (27), is from Imo State. Perhaps the best accomplishment is working with a UEFA Federation in Europe. It is nothing unexpected then that when he isn’t caught up with counseling or dealing with his urban apparel line, you’ll see him breaking down games and watching documentaries and TV shows.
What new habit or skill did you acquire during lockdown? Learning to stay without loud music.
What are your words to live by? No boundaries with an ounce of hope.
What is your biggest achievement? Working for a UEFA Federation. It was a job I took great pride in and enjoyed doing
Victoria “Vee” Adeyele (23) is a performer based in Lagos, Nigeria. Vee, as she is tenderly known, was brought up in London and moved to Lagos about a year ago to start her music career.
The artist says she’s been out of relationship for the past 6 months. Vee says she is most likely going to get involved in a conspiracy in the house.
What new habit or skill did you acquire during lockdown? Definitely sleeping for hours on end.
What are your words to live by? Live every day like it is your last.
What is your biggest achievement? Performing at the Palmwine Music Festival last year
Nelson Enwerem Prince (24) is a business visionary from Abia. A handyman whose portfolio includes modelling, fashion designing and interior decoration. He appreciates sports and reading about ancient religions and African history. He’s a graduate of pure physics from the University of Calabar and is currently living in Lagos.
Prince says he is an introvert and extrovert and he will be bringing dance moves to the Friday night party. He believes he is in the show for the money. He also wants fans to expect the unexpected
What new habit or skill did you acquire during lockdown? Trading forex.
What are your words to live by? A good name is better than riches.
What’s your biggest achievement? Winning Mr. Nigeria and competing in the Mr. World competition. It earned me great respect in my village and honour amongst the elders.
Boluwatife “Lilo” Aderogba (23) is a dietitian from Lagos, Nigeria. Lilo, as she likes to be addressed, is likewise a business visionary and portrays herself as “a result of God’s beauty”.
Lilo says she is a goal-getter and goal-driven. Although she doesn’t like people being in her business, she loves to be in charge.
She dislikes people who don’t know how to mind their business (Looks like we already have trouble in the house. Maybe she will be the Tacha of this season, we will find out soon)
What new habit or skill did you acquire during lockdown? I learnt how to sew.
What are your words to live by? Trust in God.
What is your biggest achievement? Starting my own brand.
Timmy Sinclair is a 35-year-old creative artist who resides in Lagos and hails from Bayelsa State, Nigeria. Tricky Tee as is referred to by friends and family considers himself a storyteller who uses the mediums of film, and music to express himself.
TrikyeTee loves food and hates arrogant people. He says he doesn’t fit in with society. He is already aware that he will be getting into trouble due of his outspokenness.
The 35-year old asks everyone to watch out for his dance moves.
What new habit or skill did you acquire during lockdown? Well I now do push ups every day while in lockdown.
What are your words to live by? Nobody is promised tomorrow, make the best use of the present and live life to the fullest
What’s your biggest achievement? Biggest achievement was winning the best director at the NYSC cultural and sports festival in Abuja 2013 for the best stage drama
Lucy Essien is a 30-year-old entrepreneur from Lagos. Despite the fact that she considers herself to be a straightforward and simple young lady, she assures everybody that she is far from average. She believes in fairy tales, hopes, Big Brother House will deliver just that for her.
Lucy says she will be bringing all the vibes and fun in the house.
What new habit or skill did you acquire during lockdown? Making parfait, having tea three times a day, and being without my phone.
What are your words to live by? Life is for the living. We only live every day. Be a decent human being, you never know.
What’s your biggest achievement? My grill business, getting into Big Brother Naija, graduating with a 2.1 and not falling pregnant after all these years.
Terseer Kiddwaya (27) is self-employed and originates from Benue State. Being a Big Brother Naija season 5 Housemate has Kiddwaya foreseeing a superior and crazier 2020.
He portrays himself good looking, ambitious, a daredevil who is highly motivated. It is nothing unexpected then that “bringing the fun into the House” is the thing that he won’t bargain on this season.
He however hates spiders and believes his confidence is sometimes mistaken for arrogance.
What new habit or skill did you acquire during lockdown? I can go a long time without no phone or TV.
What are your words to live by? You never know when your time is up, so you might as well go for it.
What is your biggest achievement? Getting into health and fitness has been my biggest achievement. I used to be quite chubby, so I transformed my body and I have been consistent ever since.
Dorathy Bachor is a 24-year-old entrepreneur from Lagos. She believes she is the only one that should make you smile. Her sassiness will definitely prove to be an asset in Big Brother Naija 2020 House
What new habit or skill did you acquire during lockdown? I can sleep for more than four hours. I also discovered the ability to adjust to a new environment quickly.
What are your words to live by? Never let anyone see that they get to you.
What’s your biggest achievement? SHOPFORME – the biggest procurement company in Nigeria … Amen.
Praise Nelson is a 28-year-old dancer from Enugu. He is not new to fame or competing because he was a winner at the K-Pop World Festival, South Korea 2015, and the second runner up at a National Dance Competition in 2010. He is also a fitness and personal trainer and a certified Latin ballroom expert.
The dance instructor says he likes food and would be bringing a lot of vibes into the house
What new habit or skill did you acquire during lockdown? Making more time to read.
What are your words to live by? Never stop striving for the best life can offer, it can only get better.
What’s your biggest achievement? Winning Korean Pop World Festival Changwon in 2015.
Florence Wathoni Anyansi is a 29-year-old fashion entrepreneur. This multi-talented and single mom juggles a fashion business and a parenting blog. She is also bilingual and can speak and write in Swahili fluently.
She is a lover of music and she says she is open to a relationship in the Big Brother Naija 2020 house
What new habit or skill did you acquire during lockdown? I started eating chocolates more than usual, praying with the rosary three to five times (no jokes), and a lot of thinking.
What are your words to live by? You are unstoppable; you have not come this far to stop now.
What is your biggest achievement? Providing for my son, being chosen to work in Julius Berger amongst graduates (I was an undergraduate then), giving birth naturally to a 4.3kg baby.
Tochukwu Okechukwu Tochi is a 28-year-old rapper and realtor from Imo state. He lives and breathes entertainment. He reveals that he can be clumsy on some days.
He says he likes real people and he is a also very fun person.
He says he is bringing a lot of drama, entertainment, and reality to the Big Brother Naija 2020 House. He promises to be himself in the house.
What new habit or skill did you acquire during lockdown? Making envelopes with just paper.
What are your words to live by? Work hard, play harder.
What’s your biggest achievement? Being independent and getting an education.
Kate “Ka3na” Jones (26) is an entrepreneur from Rivers, Nigeria. She describes herself as a strong woman who demands more from life. Her dream and goal is to be famous and own the biggest luxury fashion brand in the world.
She says she loves money and hates poverty. Typical of Port-Harcourt girls, right? LOL. (Na joke ooo)
She also thinks she will make the perfect Housemate because she is ready to give it her all to compete and win Big Brother Naija season 5.
What new habit or skill did you acquire during lockdown? The new habit I learned was sleeping naked and reading the bible.
What are your words to live by? Do everything for the life you want and live every day for the life you love.
What is your biggest achievement? My several properties and my daughter.
Eric Akhigbe (24) is a final year student at the University of Lagos(Unilag) and hails from Edo State. The bodybuilder is very confident and takes pride in his 1.95m height.
He describes himself as a fun, competitive sports and fitness enthusiast who loves winning. He also describes himself as a shy person who takes his time to unveil his wild side.
He says viewers should expect a lot of nudity from him.
He lost his virginity at the age of 20.
What new habit or skill did you acquire during lockdown? Listening to my thoughts more carefully and analysing them deeply.
What are your words to live by? Thank God for Life – #TGFL.
What is your biggest achievement? Helping over 100 people achieve their fitness goals.
Ngozi “Erica” Nlewedim (26) is an actress and commercial model from London, England. Erica is the name she is called. She returned to Lagos after studying screen acting at the Met Film School in London.
She says she is coming with into Big Brother Season 5 house good vibes. She is also bringing a lot of Drama. She says she dislikes attention seekers, people who don’t take care of their hygiene and stress.
Could she be the Mercy of this season? We will find out
What new habit or skill did you acquire during lockdown? I started reading motivational books and watching real estate sales videos on YouTube.
What are the words you live by? At the end of your life be satisfied because you have achieved all your goals, touched so many lives, and loved greatly.
What is your greatest achievement? Graduating from film school in London, producing my first short film with a team in Birmingham, and being in the movie, Hire a Woman.
Ezekiel Bright “Bright O” Osemudiame is a 29-year-old sailor from Edo State. Bright O, 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 coupled with several other professional certifications.
He also had a brief time in the aviation sector. He describes himself as an avid entertainment lover and a people’s person.
He fluently speaks Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba, and Edo languages.
Bright says he is bringing the total package to the show.
What new habit or skill did you acquire during lockdown? I learnt to pray more and the ability to tell what time it is without looking at a watch.
What are your words to live by? Life is too short, try as much as possible to make yourself happy and also make everyone around you happy.
What’s your biggest achievement? I gained a scholarship to study abroad; I also got my third engineer license including other professional certificates.
Kaisha Umaru is a 25-year-old entrepreneur who hails from Sokoto state. This adventurous young woman describes herself as a great team player who gets along with people.
She depends on a healthy diet and is God-fearing.
She loves to sing, dance, and have fun. Kaisha says there will be no dull moments with her in the house.
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.
What are your words to live by? Never give up. You never know what might happen. Keep trying and keep pushing.
What’s your biggest achievement? When I finished my skincare line, I was really proud of myself.
Emuobonuvie “Neo” Akpofure (26), who is referred to as Neo, is a ride-hailing app driver and a Delta State native. Although he considers himself to be fun, tolerant, loving, and smart, he won’t hesitate to be Indaboski Bahose when it comes to issues concerning bullying and inequality.
He says he is bringing vibes, cruise, and entertainment to the house. He hopes to find love in the house. (Maybe he will hook up with Wathoni. We will find out soon)
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, no body fit spoil my own.
What is your biggest achievement? I won N 500 000 from a talent competition.
Tolani Shobajo is a 27-year-old media personality from Lagos state. Tolani is an energetic gingered lady. People refer to her as the life of the party. When she’s not entertaining, she’s dancing and cooking.
She’s all about positivity and She is solely in the show just to win the money.
She is a big fan of Naira Marley. That makes her a Marlian
What new habit or skill did you acquire during lockdown? Eating a daily breakfast. I didn’t realise how important having breakfast is until now. It makes my day better.
What are your words to live by? Enjoy your life. Live it how you want because people will talk regardless.
What’s your biggest achievement? After moving to Nigeria, I landed a job at one of the world’s leading music entertainment companies within four months. I guess simply following my dreams and instincts. I decided to relocate home without 100% clarity and overall, I am flourishing. I have shamed my doubters. I am still here in Nigeria, winning. Yay!
26-year-old Olamilekan “Laycon” Agbeleshe is a singer and rapper from Lagos. He’s graduated with philosophy from the University of Lagos. He started his music career at an early age and has now emerged as one of Nigeria’s most promising new school musicians.
He considers himself to be versatile and able to coin words together to soothe scenarios and moods.
He says he is bringing fun and craziness to Big Brother Naija House. He believes his fans and the viewers will enjoy his stay in the house.
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.
Rebecca “Nengi” Hampson (22) is an entrepreneur from Bayelsa State, Nigeria. She is an Ex-model and MBGN Top 5 contestant who loves learning new things, having fun, travelling, taking on new adventures, and being true to herself. She says she wants people to see past her beauty
Nengi, as she loves to be called, studied communications at the University of Port Harcourt and is a proud Capricorn.
She proclaims: “If you want the job done right, give it to a Capricorn. I give 110% of my energy and enthusiasm into everything I do.”
What new habit or skill did you acquire during lockdown? The ability to talk to myself and enjoy the conversation.
What are your words to live by? Live and let live.
What is your biggest achievement? Getting my BSc. So many times, I could have dropped out, but I persevered.