Tacha’s biography and Fun facts capture all you need to know about ‘The Titan’ herself
Tacha, who is also referred to as Symply Tacha, is a reality television star, a businesswoman, and a social media influencer.
Tacha, whose full name is Anita Natacha Akide, was an Instagram celebrity before she got into the popular Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) house. Her followers on Instagram, where she dished out relationship advice to and shared twerking videos. were about 400,000.
She was (and still is) known for her Davido tattoo which she claims she got due to her immense love for Davido.
Tacha also showed her enviable business skill by optimising the utilization of her account. She had another Instagram account, a business page through which she sold items to followers and further lined her pockets.
Seemingly dissatisfied together with her average fame, Tacha applied to become a part of the Big Brother Nigeria show and was shot into the limelight during and after the show.
This is Tacha’s biography and some fun facts.
Quick facts about Symply Tacha
- Full name: Anita Natacha Akide.
- Age: Tacha was born on 23 December 1995. She is 23 years old.
- State of origin: The self-styled Port Harcourt’s first daughter is from Rivers State, Nigeria.
- Occupation: Reality star, Businesswoman, Vlogger, Queen of the Titans.
- Alma mater: Ignatius Ajuru University of Education.
- Her favourite colour is brown.
- She has a tattoo(mole) slightly beneath her nose, but you only get to see it when she doesn’t have makeup on.
- Childhood dream: She wanted to be a teacher.
- Tacha can be really shy sometimes.
- She loves to sing but only does this when she’s bored.
- Tacha hates gossip with passion.
- She has a tattoo of Davido on her chest, that’s how she can show how much she loves him.
- Her favourite musician is Cardi B.
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Natacha Akide, popularly known as Tacha, Symply Tacha, or Titan, was born in Rivers State, Nigeria on 23 December 1995. She completed her primary, secondary, and tertiary education in the same state.
She is 24 years old (at the time of this writing). However, her age was called into question after one among her infamous fights with fellow housemate, Diane Russet, where she called her a toddler.
During this disagreement, she also mentioned a younger sister, although Tacha has never spoken of any of her siblings nor relatives asides from that. due to this, it’s unclear how many siblings she has.
She graduated from the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education in 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in English.
Tacha lost her mother at a young age and she or he has revealed that the loss weighs heavily on her.
However, rather than letting it weigh her down, she has learnt to draw strength from it, and forge ahead.
Tacha’s Life Before BBN (Big Brother Naija)
Tacha was quite popular on Instagram before she registered to be auditioned for and got into the big brother Nigeria house. She had an impressive following of almost 400,000 followers before she entered the BBNaija house.
On her Instagram page, Tacha was known for showing off her body in revealing clothing, also sharing twerk videos that gathers tens of thousands of views, likes and comments
She also showed off her business acumen, even then, by creating a separate Instagram account where she sold items to her followers.
Through this, Tacha showed that she may be a very business savvy young lady, something she kept hammering on during her stay within the Big Brother house
Davido’s Tatoo on Tacha’s Chest
Tacha has always been an enormous fan of popular DMW boss, Davido. She said that she has loved the singer ever since she heard his 2011 hit song, Dami Duro.
In 2018, Tacha tattooed a photograph of the DMW logo onto her chest, in between her breasts. Throughout the BBNaija show, she was seen flaunting the tattoo round the house.
Something amazing people notice about Tacha is that she isn’t ashamed of her body. She wears her self-confidence well which is one major reason her fans love her so much
After Tacha tattooed the DMW logo onto her body, she trended widely for it until it caught the eye of the Davido, OBO himself.
Davido liked the image of the tattoo which Tacha shared, then he followed her. afterward, this helped Tacha gained more popularity and more followers
After she left the Big Brother house, Tacha spoke about her tattoo during an interview with Cool FM’s Do2dtun.
She said: “Yeah, I love Davido. David was the inspiration behind my having the OBO tattoo. you know David has this drive no matter everything, he still has that drive and strength and it’s what I admire.
she also said that “I want to be Tacha that the world will know and still act like upcoming.”
In a number of her most up-to-date pictures, however, she airbrushes the tattoo out of the photographs.
Tacha’s Alleged Kidnap
After the whole drama with Davido, Tacha’s notoriety and popularity spread even further, this point regarding an alleged staged kidnap.
News broke that the Port Harcourt’s first daughter had been kidnapped. Her friends and family raised awareness about the matter and even tried to catch the attention of Davido while raising funds for the cause.
She was later released after a couple of days. Many didn’t believe the story, however, claiming that Tacha staged her own kidnap so as to realize more fame.
She has not confirmed or denied the rumors.
Tacha is has shown that she is business savvy. Before she went into the BBNaija house, she was and still is running a web store on Instagram with the handle, @everythingtacha with over one hundred followers. There, she sells Watches, Beard kits, Pink lips kit, False eyelashes, Smile Tacha (which may be a teeth whitening kit), Glow Tacha (a power bank), and more.
Making it Into The Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) house (Pepper Dem Edition)
According to sources close to Tacha, she has always wanted to get on the big brother Nigeria show and she eventually made it into the season 4 edition of the show, titled Pepper Dem, which commenced on 30th June 2019.
So, it absolutely was not a surprise when the news was revealed that Tacha was rejected at the Port Harcourt BBNaija audition center and she had to travel to Enugu to be auditioned where she was finally selected
Anyone passionate and dogged about achieving result at all cost will connect with this dogged trait of Tacha’s, something that her arch-rival, Mercy also shares.
After successfully being accepted to participate in the reality show, Tacha was little doubt elated, considering the bounties that the show has brought her.
During her pre-BBNaija interview, she revealed key traits of herself that she believes people will love about her.
She revealed that she was going bring all the drama but live by her favorite artist, Cardi B’s quote: “do no harm but take no mess”.
Tacha also revealed that she has anger issues, but that she’s is additionally a goofy person.
She had planned to use the prize money and invest it in new business ideas, increase her family’s standard of living, and also start a charity foundation.
Tacha’s most controversial moments within the house
Tacha had such a large amount of controversial moments within the Big Brother Naija house. She was famous for her fights within the house. She also insulted people without reservations, saying what’s on her mind without holding back.
Many people disliked her for these displays, but she also acquired immeasurable celebrity friends who admired her directness and her unabashed way of speaking her mind. Among them are Jaruma, Naira Marley, Bobrisky, Moesha Buduong, and Wofai Fada, Twyse Ereme, and Davido’s brother, Adewale Adeleke.
Tacha and Mike
Tacha probably had the foremost number of fights with Olympic athlete, Mike Edwards.
During one of their early fights, Mike got drunk at the Saturday night party and was extra playful with the remainder of the housemates.
Tacha, however, was having none of it. When Mike accidentally splashed her with water, she got angry and fought with him, throwing insults at him, and tossing wipes in his face. Mike, however, remained calm through it all, causing the fight to be over very quickly.
At some point during the show, Tacha and Seyi were fake evicted from the big brother house. They were taken to a secret room from where they watched the other housemates’ reactions to their eviction.
When they returned to the house, that they had a sit-down, during which Mike revealed to Tacha that himself and other housemates dislike Tacha’sattitude. He said: “Tacha, I’m going to keep it hundred with you. Before you left, I didn’t like your energy, and when you left, I felt elated, even the house could agree.” Tacha was visibly upset with those words, but she said nothing.
Tacha and Mike had another fight within the house, during which she told him to stop cheering her on during stage games. Mike paid her no attention, insisting that cheering was a part of solidarity.
An irate and angry Tacha then rained insults on Mike, saying: ”You don’t want to have sense, you carried ‘busy-body’ from secondary school to Big Brother House.
”I have been saying the same thing every time. Keep your freaking encouragement to yourself, I don’t want it,” she added. Mike, however, shrugged off the insults
Tacha and Seyi
Tacha and Seyi formed an in-depth bond during their three-day stay within the secret room once they were fake-evicted from the big brother Naija house.
The two spent those days getting to know one another. Following their exit from the secret room, they remained friends despite their little misunderstandings.
Many even started the hashtag #SeyCha with the hope that both of them would begin a romantic relationship in the house.
Their relationship nose-dived very quickly following a VETO power episode during which Seyi replaced himself with Khafi, who is infamously Tacha’s BFF.
The two had a series of small misunderstandings that built up, until one Saturday night party when both of them tried to speak through their differences.
However, Tacha exploded with anger midway into the middle of their conversation, telling Seyi never to refer to or call anyone within the house her friend. Following this, Seyi promised to make Tacha earn her third strike within the house, but failed.
Tacha and Diane
Tacha’s infamous fight with Diane earned the latter some names and caused them both to trend on social media for days following the event.
Towards the tail end of the show, Tuface Idibia visited the Big Brother house during which the housemates were fed, enjoyed sweet music, and generally made merry. Prior to this, Biggie had given the housemates a red box to take care of with the promise that losing it would attract stern punishment.
On the said night, Diane and Elozonam were watching the box. But when the housemates went back to the house, they discovered that the box was missing. This drove everyone into a panic mode, with Mercy screaming for the arena door to be broken down.
Tacha, being Tacha, began to rain insults on Diane, telling her to abstain from drinking alcohol if she couldn’t handle it. She said to her: “You are stupid for leaving that box, don’t take alcohol if you can’t handle it.
“Don’t talk back at me, you cannot approach me outside this place just so you know.”
She even went further to call Diane a toddler. Rather than taking it, however, Diane reacted to her, which became the standout line of the night. She told Tacha that her heart is darker than her knuckles.
Elozonam bodily carried Diane out of the space before the fight could devolve. Tacha, however, accused Diane of poking her in the eye, something that Biggie never addressed.
Tacha and Omashola
Tacha’s fight with Omashola was a bit hilarious. The two had fought over a rope, with Tacha calling Omashola a dog, and a goat. Omashola returned the insults, calling Tacha Mbuzo and Chihuahua.
In the background, Frodd and Mercy hilariously danced to their synchronized insults.
The occurrence was so entertaining that famed producer, Lord Sky, turned the episode into a legit song, titled Chiwawa. Watch the music video of the song Below
Tacha’s epic fight with Mercy
The fight between Tacha and Mercy was probably one among the foremost epic fights within the BNaija Pepper Dem house, with huge consequences.
A fight had been brewing between both of them from the very beginning of the big brother Naija show, with Tacha doing her best to avoid Mercy, as confirmed by Cindy.
What was meant to happen, however, would happen. The fight happened on the day that Ebuka entered the house to evict Cindy, who caused one last fight before she left. Seyi had called all the housemates to the lounge so he could read a scroll from Big Brother.
Mercy was having her bath, however, and was late to the reading. This didn’t go down well with Tacha, who began to insult her.
Mercy also threw her own insults back at Tacha, something that Cindy did well to shuffle between them both. A physical fight followed between the two during which Mercy flipped her hair in Tacha’s face and Tacha dragged it.
At some point during the fight, Mercy grabbed an iron to fight Tacha, while Tacha grabbed a bottle. However, the fight never devolved to that point. Big Brother was harsh with its punishments though, and a couple of days later, Tacha was issued three strikes and disqualified from the Big Brother House.
Mercy, on the opposite hand, was given two strikes. She went on to win the show, becoming the first woman to ever win Big Brother Naija reality television show.
Life after BBNaija
Tacha has been making the most of her new celebrity status following her exit from BBNaija. She has her Titans, her army of fans who keep her on the trending list day in, day out.
The hashtags on Twitter change with Tacha’s achievements or with the attribute of their fave that they are always about promoting for that day. Some of the most popular trends are TachaXCiroc, when Tacha entered a partnership with the alcohol brand, #SymplyTachaonYouTube, #December4Tacha, #TachaXDespiteMedia, among others.
She is additionally among the most followed housemates this year. At the time of writing this post, Tacha has almost 1,000,000 followers on Instagram. An impediment to her reaching this milestone may have been her shadowban on Instagram.
Tacha’s account suddenly disappeared from the social media site causing people to take a position that her account had been reported and brought down by Instagram.
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That wasn’t the case, however, as Tacha appeared on ex-Big Brother housemate, T-Boss’s Instagram live video to clarify that she took down her account because she’d been shadowbanned. Her account was restored a couple of days later.
She also runs a YouTube page with almost 34 thousand subscribers. On Twitter where she is verified, she has almost 150 thousand followers. Since she left the house, she has visited her hometown, Port Harcourt, where she was warmly received, also as Ghana.
Tacha and TeeBillz
Many will remember back when Tacha was still within the house, and Tiwa Savage’s ex-manager and ex-husband, TeeBillz, said that he wanted to become Tacha’s manager, promising to turn her the Kim Kardashian of Africa.
Well, after she left the Big Brother Naija house, they somehow found a way to each other. On 11 October 2019, Tacha shared three photos bearing the Billz Vizion logo and announced that she had signed TeeBillz on as her manager.
While the bulk of her fans were happy, some weren’t. One such person was Writer Joy Isi Bewaji, who took to Facebook to share her thoughts on their partnership.
She gave many reasons why she thinks the TachaXTeeBillz partnership will end badly, something that Titans slammed her for.
However, it’s easy to ascertain that TeeBillz has been doing his job considering the quantity and quality of heavyweight endorsement deals that she has gotten.
Tacha’s endorsement deals
Many thought Tacha would miss out on the best endorsement deals following her disqualification from the Big Brother house.
That has not been the case as Tacha has bagged a number of the most lucrative deals since leaving the house. She is currently an ambassador of four well-respected brands. About a month after she left the house, Tacha signed a deal with eyewear company, House of Lunettes to become a brand ambassador.
She also launched an eyewear collaboration with the brand that sold out in a matter of days. Following this, she also became an ambassador for the fitness company, GetFit.
She announced the deal on her Instagram page, writing: “I’m super excited to be announcing that I am officially on-board as a brand ambassador to Nigeria’s BIGGEST fitness wearables solutions Getfit Technologies @getfitng.
I’ve always admired TeamFitFAM and I’m so pleased to be starting this journey..”
Her biggest endorsements came, however, with her next two deals. People were surprised and wowed when Tacha shared on her Instagram page that she’s entered into a partnership with the international alcohol brand, Ciroc.
With this partnership, she launched her line of limited edition Ciroc drinks called Tacha Fierce.
Next came the endorsement that she called the biggest within the history of the Royal Hairs brand.
The deal is rumored to be worth 15 million Naira. Tacha threw a barb at Big Brother Nigeria winner, Mercy, who is also a Royal Hairs brand ambassador by writing on her Twitter: “SAME DEAL, BIGGER BAG”.
Tacha’s Romantic relationship
As at the time of writing this, Tacha has not officially stated is she was in a relationship or not. However, rumor has it that she was in a relationship with Zlatan Ibile
Tacha indeed is a fierce human being. She has shown that she is bold, daring and unafraid which is why her fans home and abroad love her so much
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