Big Brother Nigeria aka Big Brother Naija 2017 See Gobbe #BBNaija kicked
off on Sunday night as promised with Ebuka Uchendu as host. Meet the
URIEL: She was the first one in the Big Brother Naija house. Born in Hammersmith, England, Uriel was sent to Nigeria soon after birth.
She has four very diverse brothers ranging from serious business man to
one that’s really cool, complete with hair and beads. She’s spontaneous,
passionate with a nurturing nature too! She loves to cook, but hates
cleaning up after cooking. She likes to think of herself as a master of
KEMEN: was the second housemate into the Big Brother Nigeria 2017 house.
A ship manager turned fitness entrepreneur, Kemen is Port Harcourt’s
most sought after personal trainer. He trusts in converting hurt into
motivation and uses his life to inspire self-care through sustainable
agriculture and self-care.
Kemen says he’s going to “invest and empower” if he wins the 25 MILLION Naira!
COCOICE: Third in the Big Brother Naija 2017 house, Cocoice has a
very good relationship with her brother especially since their mother
passed in 2001.
Having endured a few unlucky romantic relationships, she’s currently
single and focusing on advancing her singing career. “I used to be all
over the place emotionally but now I’m more controlled”.
BALLY: works as a Statistician but has plans to start his own
digital content creation company. He says he’s doing Big Brother Naija
2017 because he doesn’t like stagnancy and enjoys rebelling and
challenging himself. He adds that it’s one of the reasons why he’s
living on his own in Lagos with the rest of his family in Abuja.
He has four siblings and doesn’t really consider himself that important
since he’s the middle child. He credits this is as being one of the
reasons he’s so chilled and easy going. He’s got a girlfriend but
doesn’t really get to see her often because she’s a Lawyer and works
MARVIS: Born 11th out of 21 children, this Mass Communication graduate is royalty of her tribe Onne from Eleme.
She’s single and her last relationship ended because she couldn’t handle
the long-distance and they quarreled a lot. Her pet peeve is disrespect
and it gets her really angry. “I’ve never been in fights; I’ll finish
you with my mouth”.
An acclaimed choreographer, ThinTallTony performed at the opening of
BBNaija’s first edition and has since expanded into acting, writing and
poetry. He’s a self-confessed team player who believes in winning for
all and celebrating good times.
Schooled in Accra, Gifty returned to Lagos to make her dreams happen.
She has acted and been featured in a few Nollywood monster hits. She
says her mother is her inspiration and has taught her to handle people
SOMA is a Pastor and Musician’s son and a good singer himself. Soma has opened for several high-profile acts.
He was inspired by his mom who also encouraged him to pursue a career in
Music. He’d started studying at Port Uni but decided to defer his
studies and focus on Science when he resumes since he loves gadgets.
He’s in a long-distance relationship.
BISOLA: Abisola says she was a spoilt child till age 8 when her then well-off family hit some major hurdles.
She had to move to rural Nigeria where she lived with cousins selling
make up and she got another shot at the high life when she came fifth in
a reality singing competition.
Bisola is also a mother of one – a 7 year old daughter who told her to go and come back with the N25million cash prize.
MIYONSE: This last born took to cooking by chance after his mother made sure that he spent time with her in the kitchen.
That quickly led to him cooking for his schoolmates and before he knew
it he was in Culinary School and today he’s head chef. He’s been in a
relationship with his girlfriend, also a chef, for two months now. He
hates being taken for granted.
TBOSS: is from Edo state, has 7 tattoos and over 7 piercings.
When she was in primary school boarding, she struggled with loneliness
and making friends, often attracting the wrong crowd. Her dad was very
strict and tough on her and her siblings but her mom was always soft
spoken and sweet. She studied at the University of Lagos for nine months
before going to Romania to complete her studies. She’s an occasional
EFE: moved to Lagos because it is “where it all happens’’ and worked his way up to earn recognition.
A graduate in Economics, he enjoys cooking and is confident his easy-flowing attitude will help him win over Housemates’ plots.