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All eyes on the fans- BBN

The eighth season of the Big Brother Naija reality TV show, dubbed, the ‘All-Star’ edition, starts today. Unlike past outings, this season will feature former housemates of the competition. Sunday Scoop looks at some of the ex-housemates who are quite popular with fans and might be part of the new show

Tobi Bakre is no doubt one former Big Brother Naija housemates who has maximised his opportunities since he left the show. He has starred in a number of movies, including, Sugar Rush, Brotherhood and Gangs of Lagos.

His dedication to his craft has undoubtedly put him in the league of the most sought after ex-housemates.

He won the Best Actor Award at the 2023 African Magic Viewers Choice Awards.

He has 2.4 million followers on Instagram, and is a brand ambassador of the betting platform, Bet king Nigeria.

It is no doubt that Natacha Akide has come a long way since her disqualification from the season 4- Pepper Dem edition- of BBN. She has a loyal fan base called the ‘titans’, and boasts of 3.5 million followers on Instagram.

She also competed on MTV’s The Challenge reality show. She was known to be a controversial person, even before partaking in BBN.

She has won a number of awards, including 2021 Net Honours Most Popular Person and Force of Twitter. She has also won the 2021 SCREAM awards for Brand Influencer of the Year, Fashion Brand of the Year and Social Media Influencer of the year. Akide also has multiple businesses to her name.

Elozonam Ogbolu is another ex-BBN housemate who has made good use of the exposure he got from the show. Elozonam is now a content creator, voice artist and TV show host. He won the 2023 AMVCA award for the Best Online Social Content Creator. He is currently a brand ambassador of Premier Cool Nigeria, and has almost a million followers on Instagram.

Kidwaya Terseer is the son of a billionaire and he is unabashed about it. He is often seen hanging out with people of high calibre. He has 1.5 million followers on Instagram. He also owns a London, United Kingdom-based consulting agency, Kiddwco, which presented the sum of N100m to underprivileged Nigerians on July 13, 2023.

Erica Nlewedim was disqualified from BBN, but she has not relented in her career. She has acted in movies, such as Blood Covenant, Devil in Agbada, Bitter Rain, The Wig, and Hire a Woman.

She also has endorsement deals with brands such as Aaron Cosmetics, Access Bank Plc and Maltina. She has over three million fans on Instagram.

Rebecca Hampson, aka Nengi, is another popular ex-BBN housemate with 3.2 million followers on Instagram. Just two months after emerging the second runner up of BBN in 2020, she was awarded the Black Women Worldwide award for Entrepreneur of the Year on November 1, 2020. She was also declared as the winner of the Online Influencer of the Year Awards at 2022 Gage Awards. Nengi was the first female housemate in the history of the show to have one million followers on Instagram while still in the competition. She has also been signed as a brand ambassador for brands such as, Payporte, Deshapeables Nigeria, and Remy Martins.

Cynthia Nwadiora, aka Cee C, gained notoriety for being very controversial while on the show in 2018, but since she left the competition, she has also shown off her calmer side.

The 26-year-old lawyer has bagged many ambassadorial deals, and has over three million followers on Instagram. In 2018, she won the La Mode Award for Fashion Influencer of the Year.

She has also worked with brands, such as Itel, Cassie Hairs, and FTX Africa.

Like many others on this list, Angel Smith is a controversial ex-BBN housemate. She has 1.1 million followers on Instagram, and is currently one of Get fit Nigeria ambassadors. She has also worked with tea brand, Lipton; skincare brand, Jenny’s glow; and phone brand, Oppo.

Oluwabusayo Abiri, popularly known as Khloe, is another controversial ex-BBN housemate that is loved by many. She set a lot of tongues wagging when she underwent cosmetic surgery in 2020.

With many businesses to her name, she made the 2023 Forbes 30 under 30 list.

While on the show, Ozomena Chukwu, aka Ozo, was the butt of jokes for many because of his doting affection towards another housemate, Nengi. However, that also endeared him to many fans. He currently has 1.5 million followers on Instagram.

He has worked with brands such as FIFA, Nike, Budweiser, and Tecno.

Omolewa

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