Meet the BBNaija 2019 (Pepper Dem) housemates, and checkout their profiles and biography of this years Big Brother Naija contestants.
The housemates for the 2019 version of the show was confirmed on the 30th of June 2019 as the show was launched.
Pepper Dem seems to have it all, as in the house, there would be social media star (Simply Tasha), a lawyer who has promised Fire and thunder, and also a married man (who isn’t hiding that this time).
See below, the names and biography of the 2019 Big Brother Naija (Pepper Dem) housemates:
Avala Profile and Biography
There are 21 housemates for this years show and the first on this list is Avala who is a single mom and budding singer. According to her, being part of Big Brother Naija is part of pursuing her dreams and she also wants to inspire other young women. She studied music and business at York College in Queens, New York.
Frodd Profile and Biography
Next stop is Frodd who accompanied his friend to the Big Brother Naija audition only to end up on the show. Chemeka Frodd Okoye is a soft-spoken Investment Adviser and Sales Executive from Anambra State. The 28-year-old believes family is everything and that’s why he lists paying for his mother’s surgery bill as one of the proudest moments of his life.
Tacha Profile and Biography
We all know Simply Tacha, well she has made it to the BBnaija show. The spunky 23-year-old Rivers State native lives her life like her favourite musician Cardi B does; “Do no harm but take no mess”. Although losing her mom weighs heavily on her, the experience has taught Tacha she is as strong as an eagle, one of her favourite animals.
Mercy Profile and Biography
26-year-old Mercy Eke is a video vixen and businesswoman based in Lagos. She loves cooking, swimming, travelling and dancing. When she’s not dancing, singing or rapping, Mercy makes time to enjoy her favourite food: white rice and pepper soup.
Mike Profile and Biography
Mike Edwards is a husband, CEO and athlete who doesn’t know how to quit. The highest point in his life was the day he got married to the love of his life. Mike owns the first Black-owned cigar line in the United Kingdom and he’s also a professional athlete. The lowest point in his life was when he was banned from representing Nigeria at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. He’d still come to the Big Brother Naija House even if he had a million dollars because he never backs down from a challenge.
Ike Profile and Biography
Birth name, Steve Ikechukwu Onyema, is originally from Imo State, but bides his time between Houston, Texas and Maryland, Lagos. He is 26 years old. When he lost his business in 2013, Ike had to move in with his girlfriend. Luckily, things are looking up for him now.
Omashola Profile and Biography
The weirdest lie the energetic Omashola has ever told is that he is a prince and his father is a Nigerian king to could earn him favour with the ladies. He loves playing basketball, cooking and “being in the water, even though I can’t swim”.
Ella Profile and Biography
Ella is a singer, television presenter, voice-over artist, actress and model. Victoria “Ella” Nnabuchi is no stranger to the limelight. She was a runner up in a popular music talent search show and she’s a television presenter, voice-over artist, actress and model. She also enjoys dancing, singing, reading, writing, travelling and poetry.
Khafi Profile and Biography
Police officer Khafi Kareem is from Ekiti state. She is not only hoping to win the prize money but she wants the exposure that being in Big Brother Naija House brings so that she can do societal good. What people don’t know about her is that she is secretly talented in spoken word, singing and dancing.
Isilomo Profile and Biography
Lagos resident, Isilomo Braimoh is a HR manager and 27 years of age. A lover of all things music, her favourite songs are currently ‘Middle Child’ by J.Cole and ‘Daz How Star Do’ by Skiibii Dazz.
Jackye Profile and Biography
The 23-year-old has only had one boyfriend her entire life and she relaxes by watching football, playing games and eating spaghetti, her favourite meal. Her life mantra is, “I never lose, either I win or I learn.”
KimOprah Profile and Biography
Kim-Oprah is a television presenter and represented Nigeria at the Miss Intercontinental World Beauty Pageant. Kim-Oprah is not just a pretty face she owns a business and her favourite book is ‘Smart Money Woman’ by Arese Ugwu. There is nothing that would make her quit the Big Brother House because she is not a quitter.
Nelson Profile and Biography
Nelson Allison is a professional model and won the Mr. Universe Nigeria 2018 competition. Nelson believes that it’s not over until the fat lady sings.
Tuoyo Profile and Biography
A Psychotherapist, fitness coach and “part time stripper” Tuoyo loves working out, reading books, watching movies, listening to his favourite musicians Davido and J Cole and cuddling (even though he is single).
Esther Profile and Biography
Esther Olaoluwa Agunbiade is proud of her beauty and brains. The 22-year-old Lagos based lawyer was called to the bar at just twenty-one years old. She’s also very athletic and loves to show off her figure. Her favourite outfit? A white off the shoulder, bodycon, short dress. “Who says a girl can’t embrace all aspects of who she is?” she questions.
Thelma Profile and Biography
Although this vivacious Hair and Beauty practitioner is currently in a relationship, she believes nothing could have kept her away from her destiny; being in the Big Brother Naija House. When Thelma Ibemere is not running her hair business, she finds time to dance, travel and read.
Seyi Profile and Biography
Oluwaseyi “Seyi” Awolowo, grandson of Obafemi Awolowo, has had many highs and lows in his three decades of existence. The bubbly entrepreneur once tried to commit suicide but has since risen above that dark period of his teenage years and has turned his life around. He is committed to his journey of self-acceptance, his girlfriend and his beliefs. He demonstrates the latter with a “Jesus’’ tattoo across his arm. Seeing his own face on a billboard for the first time is one of the highest moments of his life so far.
Gedoni Profile and Biography
Ekpata Gedoni is a fashion entrepreneur who likes to keep it simple with a dash of sophistication. The 31-year-old Cross Riverian enjoys basketball, soccer, taking walks and cleaning the house! His other talents include writing poetry and drawing portraits with pencil.
Diane Profile and Biography
Diane Yashim describes herself as an easy going girl whose favourite outfit is a shirt, trousers and sneakers. The model and aspiring cook is also a graduate of the University of Debrecen in Hungary. Studying and living there was an eye-opening experience she’ll forever be grateful for. One of the highlights of her life is being chosen as a Big Brother Naija Season Four Housemate and she says that nothing would make her quit the game. She adds that she likes to try new things and wants to see the whole experience through.
Sir Dee Profile and Biography
Sir Dee, Atteh Daniel Tioluwa, is a banker and graphic designer from Kaduna State. He loves football, board games and movies. His favourite of all time? Any of the movies in the Lord of the Rings franchise.
Jeff Profile and Biography
When it’s time to let loose, Jeff blasts Drake’s ‘Take Care’ and Burna Boy’s ‘Rock Your Body’. Originally from Anambra but now residing in Jos, Jeff is a 30-year-old banker who believes in taking things one day at a time. His go to food is a dish of beans, yam, amala, ewedu and gbegiri. Jeff also enjoys swimming and dunking a few on the basketball court.
TOP 5 THINGS TO EXPECT FROM BBNAIJA 2019
- First of all, since Bet9ja is the major sponsor of this years show, Bet9ja will probably be having the audience bet on activities of the house that include Head of House, Task winner, first housemate to be evicted and winner of the show.
- Talent would remain a priority. Past BBNaija housemates were recognized for their individuality and talent. Housemates like Bisola Aiyeola was known for her music and acting talent, Miyonse who is now a known Chef are the best examples of how far talent can take you in the house.
- The BBNaija 2019 ‘Forget Wahala’ will be filmed in Lagos, Nigeria for a period of 90 days. That is a wonderful development, and we can’t wait to see how the organizers handle the change in venue.
- The BBNaija 2019 house will host more Nigerian celebrity guests visiting the housemates. This is obviously because it is being produced in Nigeria, making it easier for celebrities to storm the house.
- Ebuka Obi-Uchendu will return as the host of the reality TV show and the eviction show. This never seemed like it would change anytime soon.
There you have it on this post, Meet BBNaija 2019 housemates, their profiles and biography, I hope you found this piece helpful more than a bit.