Big Brother Naija is back on the screens with Season 3. The reality TV series was launched on Sunday with 20 housemates as against last year’s 12. This year’s edition is tagged “double wahala”.
The housemates are: Vandora, Teddy A, K Brule, Nina, Miracle, Alex, Princess, DeeOne and Ahneeka.
Others are Rico Swavey, Bito, BamBam, Leo, Khloe, Angel and Ifu-Ennada, Anto, Tobi Bakare, Cee-C and Lolu.
Last year’s edition was won by Efe Ejeba who went home with N25 million and an SUV. Ebuka Obi-Uchendu who hosted the show last year, remains the host.
Pop stars, Mayorkun and Kiss Daniel performed live during the launch.
The show will run 78 days and the winner will go home with N25 million cash prize and a brand new SUV.
See profiles of the housemates as compiled by Yabaleft.ng
Nina is from Owerri, a student of Imo State University. Nina brings her people skills to the House: she says she loves talking, interacting with people and singing. Nina knows she’ll be the fans’ favourite because she will be “real and fans will love that”. If she were an animal, she said she would be a cat with nine lives for all the challenges she has gone through and overcome.
What will you be bringing into the BB House: I will be bringing my acting talent
What will you do with the prize money: I’ll pay my tithe, I’ll help my family, I’ll invest in business,
What irritates you most in other people: When people are proud and lying
Kelvin aka K-Brule is 23 years old.
When he is not rehearsing in studios, K.Brule can be found playing football and watching movies. After graduating from music school, he enrolled at university only to drop out when he learned that his mother was gravely ill.
An only child, K.Brule says he is a fun, loyal and happy mate. His mother is super excited about BBNaija. If he were a world leader, he would make energy and education accessible for all.
What will you be bringing into the BB House: My vibe, I think I’m funny,
Alex, Sandra Asagwa is a social butterfly who loves to dance. This single, vibrant, young lady is one of three children and she said she will miss her family the most while in the House.
She prides herself on being unique and daring. Alex believes that she will stand out because she “won’t hold back” so hold on to your hats folks because it looks like we are in for a wild ride.
What irritates you most in other people: Dirtiness, people who are fake
A 22 year old, says she does not believe in love, and anyone who’s in the house trying to preach love nonsense to her shouldn’t even come close. Says some shattered her heart.
Dee One, a comeddian, says he is in a very serious relationship.. and he’s funny AF! From an early age, Dee-One has learned to laugh at everything and has developed this talent into an art. He also enjoys reading the Bible, poetry, dancing, rapping and singing. Dee-One confessed he would sorely miss his phone, but he can trust BBNaija fans to love the humour he brings into the House. If he was a world leader, Dee-One says he would change the poverty mentality.
What will you be bringing into the BB House: Humor.
Princess Onyejekwe 25 years old, PR manager from Enugu state.
Princess Linda Onyejekwe enjoys cooking, designing clothes and partying on occasion. She recalls having not yet reached the highest point of her life and aspires for more. A geology graduate, Princess intends to use her time in the House to tap into her secret acting talents and let her “Alter Egos” take center stage.
What irritates you most in other people: Pretentious people.
What will you be bringing into the BB House: All shades of me. The fun, manipulative, reserved and agitated alter egos of me will have the opportunity to come out and play.
What will you do with the prize money: I’m looking at starting a lingerie line for plus-size women. I also own a beauty supply business that I will invest a lot of the money in.
Ahneeka. Growing up as the middle child of five siblings, Ahneeka has developed a love for unrest: she promised to eliminate “all things dull” by disturbing everyone in the House whilst having bucket loads of fun.
Ahneeka’s biggest feat is of landing a media job despite her engineering background. She says her family is freaked out about her participation yet are fully supportive of her.
What irritates you most about people: ‘Bougie’. Generally fake people.
Teddy A There are two things that make Teddy jam in this world: recording and making music in the studio. He also adores spending quality time with and doting on his four-year old son. A self-described chameleon who can fit in any society, Teddy joins the House because he wants to ‘blow’ and ‘be popular’. His ever-supporting family and his four brothers have all rallied behind him.
What will you be bringing into the BB House: A lots of razzmatazz, sneaky troublemaker
What will you do with the prize money: Invest some of it, the rest will be used to fund my label
What irritates you most in other people: People who try to impose their beliefs on me
Loves Football and a fan of Manchester United. Teddy also has a son.
Vandora – Apart from being a foodie, Vandora likes talking to people, doing make up and watching TV. She says she was at her lowest when she failed her second year at university.
However that misfortune turned to be what she describes as her highest point in life when she finally graduated at an advertising school. Vandora’s family was shocked to find out about her going into the house but she knows they’ll support her.
What irritates you the most about other people: I’m usually very tolerant but sometimes you just don’t like people from the first time I see them.
What will you be bringing to the BB house: My personality, charisma, heated conversations
What will you do with the prize money: Invest (but I’m not sure on what to invest)
Newly graduated from the aviation school, Miracle flies into the House with his pilot license firmly in hand. He feels grateful for everything in life as he knows how financially difficult it was to get there. Miracle’s love of dancing and camping is only parallel by his sense of fashion, especially his skinny jeans. Miracles hates inequality and says he’s not in the game for the money.
What irritates you most in other people: People being fake, makes me not to trust them.
What will you be bringing into the BB House: I want to bring confusion amongst the ladies.
What will you do with the prize money: I’ll use part of the money to further my pilot training and the rest to help my family.
Bam Bam. Actress and singer Oluwabamike “Bambam” Olawunmi joins the House secretly from her family. A native of Ogun state, Bambam confessed that binge-watching movies, playing badminton and singing were here favourite pastimes.
She attended film school, which was a way to overcome her parents divorce. BamBam’s spirit-animal is the black panther because it has “good massage skills”.
What irritates you the most about other people: Dishonesty
What will you be bringing into the BB House: I’ll bring drama and entertainment and my charm
What will you do with the prize money: I’ll pay my tithes and invest in a few businesses.
Even if he had a million dollars Rico Swavey would be in the House “just to catch the waves”. He said he exploded of joy when he got his first big acting gig, and shared that he was a lion at heart, a protector who likes to stand up for the oppressed. When Rico Swavey is not busy charming ladies, he enjoys swimming and singing. Rico’s parents and seven siblings are happy and supportive
What will you be bringing into the BB House: I’m a very easy person to like.
What will you do with the prize money: Help my cousin who has autism, invest in my music – I have a new sound called ‘Afrosantana’ and also give back to all those that stood up for me when things were difficult
What irritates you most in other people: I don’t like lies.
A horror movie buff, Khloe owns having no hidden talent and is only looking to bring drama to the house. At the core of herself, Khloe believes she is often misunderstood and hopes to use her time in the House for her true self to shine. If Khloe were a world leader, she would “stop university education” because she’s “real”, she doesn’t “sugar coat” and says it “the way it is”.
What irritates you most in other people: Lies
What will you be bringing into the BB House: Drama
What will you do with the prize money: I want to start a foundation to empower street children. I also have like two movie scripts that I want to produce.
Angel Awotarigha is a filmmaker and music lover from Bayelsa state who often gets mistaken for a famous Nigerian personality.
He enjoys martial arts, swimming, playing the guitar and video games. Working with an American rapper is a highlight of Angel’s career.
One of ten children, Angel lost his mum a year ago and his family is strongly rallied behind him. Angel describes himself as passionate, and keeping his fiery and emotional nature under wraps may be a challenge in the house.
The youngest of four siblings, Bitto most painful memory was losing his mum at an early age. He expects his family to be shocked but very supportive of him. He will miss Sylvia his best friend and girlfriend the most. If he was an animal, Bitto says he would be a camel for there is no stroke that can break his back. Bitto’s hobbies include traveling, taking pictures, music and movies.
What irritates you the most about other people: I don’t like lousy people. Gossips.
What will you be bringing into the BB House: A mix of my everyday life- creating mock radio shows and debates. I am a perfect mix of Nigeria, having the North, South and West experience.
What will you do with the prize money: I will give 20% to charity, start my own production studio- audio and video. Get married and start a family.
Work hard play hard Ifu Ennada is a work hard – play hard self-made woman who remembers the feeling of making her first millions. She cites her hobbies as drinking Mojitos, partying, karaoke and online shopping. Ifu Ennada admit she’ll miss her phone as she likes to “reply to people on social media”.
What will you be bringing into the BB House: raw, unfiltered honesty, a lot of fun, I’m always the life of the party
What will you do with the prize money: I have some scripts I have written – I want to make films, I also want to build a fitness brand, I also want to go into hair business, also charity
What irritates you most in other people: I don’t like bullies and nosey people.
“I’m a business man” says Leo when asked how far he will go in the game. He doesn’t like lies and his biggest fear is “being pushed out of an aeroplane without a parachute.” He’s a stickler for hygiene and hates bad body odour.
A native from Ogun state, Oluwatobi Bakre is passionate about photography and football. Tobi’s hobbies range from poetry, dancing, rapping, singing and drawing.
Against all odds, Tobi graduated from the University of Lagos considering he is an avid clubber who lives on social media. The youngest of four siblings, Tobi’s most painful experience was seeing his father cry at his grandmother’s funeral.
Forever supportive, Tobi’s family shares in the BBNaija excitement. He has always wanted to be in the House if only “for fun”.
What irritates you the most about other people: People being fake
What will you be bringing into the BB House: Lots of fun
What will you do with the prize money: Help my friends first, then buy properties
Lolu enjoys eating, reading, traveling, playing video as well as board games. His highest point in life was securing a job at a large investment banking corporation, although losing his mother made him reach rock bottom.
The University of Ilorin graduate also a secret poet, dancer and singer. He’s also great with accents. Lolu’s dad is unaware of his participation in Big Brother but his sister is excited about it.
What irritates you the most about other people: People taking others
Cee-C enters the House pretty satisfied to have found her purpose in life. Oozing confidence and authenticity, she said she is “eye candy” and “mentally attractive” too. Her features are enhanced by her love for dresses that hug her body at the right spots.
The privately educated Cee-C likes to learn new stuff and is an avid novel reader. She is a mean cook and is an avid tennis player.
What irritates you most in other people: People being judgmental.
What will you be bringing into the BB House: a lot of drama, authenticity.
What will you do with the prize money: Giving back to the society and I’ll start a campaign to make the ministry of education incorporate ‘self-development’ into the educational system.
Born and raised in the US, Anto came back to Nigeria for the first time at the age of 20 to work at her dream job in a male-dominated industry. By her own admission, she has no special talents that she knows of.
Growing up on the Atlantic coast, Anto loves going to the beach, dancing and cooking. She also takes no prisoners for being scandalous so she can wear anything.
What irritates you most in other people: I don’t like laziness, people