By Busari Yusuf
Big brother season two is back after a 10 year hiatus. The first edition aired in 2006, and between now and then a lot has changed. We are sure to see lots of twists, turns, surprises and the never ending drama from the 12 house mates because that’s the nature of Big Brother.
Let’s find out who our 12 contestants are;
He works as a statistician but has plans to start his own digital content creation company. He says he’s doing this because he does not like stagnancy and enjoys rebelling and challenging himself. He adds that it’s one of the reason 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 count himself as that important since he’s the middle child. He credits it to being the reason why he’s so cool and easygoing. He has a girlfriend but doesn’t get to really see her often because she’s a lawyer and works long hours.
Abisola says she was a spoilt child till age eight when her then well off family hit some major hurdles. She had to move to a rural Nigeria where she lived with her cousins selling makeup. She got another shot at the high life when she came fifth in a reality singing competition.
She has a very good relationship with her brother especially since her mother passed in 2001. Having endured a few unlucky relationships, she’s currently single and focusing on advancing her singing career.
Efe moved to Lagos because it is ‘where it all happens’, and worked his way up to gain recognition. A graduate in Economics. He enjoys cooking, and is confident, easy-flowing attitude will help him win over ‘Housemates’ plots.
Gifty schooled in Accra and returned to Lagos to make her dreams happen. She has acted and featured in a few Nollywood hits. She says her mother is her inspiration and has taught her to handle people with grace.
A ship manager turned fitness entrepreneur. He’s Port Harcourt’s most sought after fitness trainer.
Born 11th out of 21 children, this mass communication graduate is royalty of her tribe, Onne from Eleme, Rivers state. She’s single and her last relationship ended because she couldn’t handle long distance and they quarreled a lot. Her pet peeve is disrespect and it gets her really angry.
This last born took to cooking by chance after his mum made sure he spent time with her in the kitchen. That quickly led to him cooking for his school mates and before he knew it, he was in culinary school and today is a Head Chef. He’s in a two month old relationship with his girlfriend who is also a chef. He hates being taken for granted.
A pastor and musician’s son and a good singer himself, Soma has opened for several high profile acts. He was inspired by his mum who encouraged him to pursue a career in music. He’s decided to defer his studies in University of Port Harcourt and wishes to focus on science once he resumes since he loves gadgets. He’s in a long distance relationship.
She struggled with loneliness and making friends while in a primary school (boarding), often attracting the wrong crowd. Her dad was very strict on her and her siblings while her mum was always softspoken and sweet. She studied at the University of Lagos for nine months before going to Romania to complete her studies. She’s an occasional drinker.
An acclaimed choreographer, ThinTallTony has performed at the opening of the first edition of Big Brother Nigeria 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.
Born in Hammersmith, London, Uriel was sent to Nigeria soon after birth. She has four very diverse brothers ranging from serious businessman 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 to clean up after cooking. She likes to think of herself as master of organised mess!
There are rumours of new housemates joining the show next week.
The ultimate winner of #BBN will leave the house with N25 million, a brand new KIA Sorento SUV and fame.
You can catch the show on DSTV channel 198 or GOtv channel 29. And highlights at 7 pm on every Africa Magic channel.