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9 Most Controversial Big Brother Naija Housemates Of All Time

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The Big Brother reality show has become the most televised TV series of all time with over 3 Billion views annually.

In 2020 it is estimated to be one of the most profit generating Tv Series ever created.

History Of big brother.

Big Brother is a Dutch reality competition television franchise created by John de Mol Jr.

It was first  broadcasted live  in the Netherlands in 1999, and subsequently syndicated internationally.


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 The term Big Brother originates from George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, with its theme of continuous oppressive surveillance.

The program also relies on other techniques, such as a stripped back-to-basic environment, evictions, weekly tasks and competitions set by Big Brother, and the “Diary Room” (or “Confession Room”) where housemates convey their private thoughts to the camera and reveal their nominees for eviction.

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The format has become an international TV franchise.


While each country or region has its own variation, the common theme is that the contestants are confined to the house and have their every action recorded by cameras and microphones and that no contact with the outside world is permitted.

Popular Franchise of the Big Brother Reality Show.

  • Big Brother Africa.
  • Big Brother Albania.
  • Big Brother Angola
  • Big Brother Argentina.
  • Big Brother Australia
  • Big Brother Belgium.
  • Big Brother Brazil.
  • Big Brother Bulgaria.
  • Big Brother Canada.
  • Big Brother China.
  • Big Brother Colombia.
  • Big Brother Croatia.
  • Big Brother Denmark.
  • Big Brother Ecuador.
  • Big Brother Finland.
  • Big Brother France.
  • Big Brother Germany.
  • Big Brother Greece.
  • Big Brother Hungary.
  • Big Brother India.
  • Big Brother Israel.
  • Big Brother Italy.
  • Big Brother Netherlands
  • Big Brother Nigeria.
  • Big Brother Norway.

Big Brother Spain and So on you can click here to read more about the various franchise and their statuses.  

Big Brother Naija

The Nigerian Franchise called Big Brother Naija formerly Big Brother Nigeria is quickly becoming part of the Nigerian people.

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After just 3 years of airing it has become the most anticipated TV reality show in the history of Nigerian TV series with over 1 billion viewers all over Nigeria and Africa since the African Franchise of the show was shut down.


In just Three years of Airing, the Big Brother Naija has created an enabling platforms that allows aspiring youth build and launch in their desiring career.

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Here are the past winners of the Nigerian franchise of the show.

  1. Kevin Chuwang Pan
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Kevin Chuwang Pan became the first Nigerian to win the Big Brother Africa show in 2009.

2. Uti Nwachukwu


Followed by Chuwang pan was another Nigerian popularly know is Uti Nwachukwu, he won the fifth edition of the Big Brother Africa in 2010. He has however stayed relevant since then.

3. Karen Igho .

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She participated in the sixth edition of the show and won the grand prize.

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Here are also the winners of the Nigerian Franchise of the show

4. Efe Ejeba .

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Delta Born and based on Logistics Crooner was the first to win the first edition of Nigerian Franchise of the show in 2017. He had Fellow contestant Bisola as a Runner up.  

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5.Miracle Ikechukwu Igbokwe

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Followed by Efe Ejegba was Miracle Ikechukwu Igbokwe who won the second edition of the show in 2018. Runner up contestant Cee c was behind Miracle.  

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  6. Mercy Eke.


Mercy Eke took the trophy to become the first lady to win the Nigerian franchise of the Big Brother Reality Show.

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This time Mike was the first runner up in the show.   Here are some of the few most controversial Big brother naija housemates of all time.      

Controversial BBNaija Housemates Of All Time

Here are the very few Nigerians who have utilized this platform positively and stayed at the top of their game ever since.


9.Mercy Eke.

Mercy Eke the first Woman to win the Nigerian Franchise of the Big Brother Reality Show, She emerged as the winner after defeating 4 men alongside her after becoming the last woman standing.

She also launched her clothing line called MM luxury as part of giving back to her community.


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She has also bagged so many endorsement to her name.

8. Symply Tacha  

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Self proclaimed Porthacourt First Daughter, Tacha Akiede contested in the 3rd edition of the BBN, She however startled her audience and became the first BBN housemate to trend every day on Twitter for a whole month.

As at the time of writing this  she has become the most celebrated disqualified housemate in the history of the BBN with the biggest Fan base after Manchester united.

She also attracted the international community like the CEO of Twiiter JackDorsey after he held a live call with some few months back.

She has a clothing and lifestyle brand called Titans Collection which has presently sold out millions in Naira after just a week of launch.

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She also has bagged so many endorsement to her name.

Tacha is also one of the few BBnaija housemates to explore her potentials in entertainments as she is rumored to be doing a song with Ghanian music star Slim case

7. Seyi Awolowo.

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Grandson Of Nigerian Hero Obafemi Awolowo, participated in the 3rd edition of the BBN, as at this time of writing he has not unveiled himself big in any career but mere looking as his already created talent management platform, it’s a sure sign that he would make his marks very soon.

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He also has many endorsements to his name.


6. Mike Edwards.    

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Nigerian born Uk based Sport athlete, King of Highlights and Ceo of Airey cigar company Mike Edwards is also one of Big brothers most outstanding this year, he emerged as the first runner up after Mercy Eke.

Mike has outstanding qualities one has which led him to becoming the first black man to own a cigar company in the United Kingdom .

He is presently signed to EME records own by Banky W and  also happily married to the woman of his dreams called Perri Edwards. He has however bagged various endorsement to his name.  

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5. C- Cee Nwadiora.

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C.E.O of Ceegar sport wears, C- Cee Nwadiora also participated in the season 2 of the BBN, she became 1st runner up behind the winner Miracle.

She also have bagged so many endorsements to her name


4. Miracle Ikechukwu.  

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Professional Air Private Pilot and Serial entrepreneur , Miracle was the winner of the BBN season 2

He went on further to become a commercial pilot after winning the show and ever since.

He is one out of many to utilize the BBN platform wisely


3. Tobi Bakre.

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Self acclaimed Entertainer, Tobi Bakre was the third runner up in the BBN season 2, he is the brother to the Founder of the popular meme’s platform in Africa called

He became a sensation after leaving the BBN and therefore bagging so many endorsement till date. He has however presently filming in the Funke Akindele’s Jenifa’s Diary.


2. Alex Unusual.


She contested in the season 2 of the Big Brother Naija reality Show and ever since then she has launched her career in acting and Modelling, as at this time of writing she is presently in the New York Film Academy about to complete her course in Arts.

She also featured in Ayo Makun’s Hit Movie “Merry Men 2” She has however bagged many endorsements 1.Bisola Aiyeola.  

A single mother of one, Bisola participated in the second Edition of the BBN, she remains the most controversial and the most successful because she successfully created a career for herself in Acting and Singing.

She has featured in about 15 Top Nollywood movies acting side by side with veteran Nollywood actors and actresses and released about 4 Hit singles.

She has however bagged series of endorsement to her name. In conclusion, the above discussed Housemates have not being ranked based on sentiment but are being ranked based on how useful they have become to their selves and how they have striven to impact their society at large.

It is not enough to win or to bag endorsement, we all know that Fame is not designed to last for long, what stays Forever is the impact and legacy that you create.


How to Contest In The BBNaija Show 

Most youth that are lucky enough to get into the show have become icons in their chosen industry. With no official website or proper information channel the million dollar question remains how to get your self prepared for the show so as to increase your chances of getting accepted.


Here are the requirements needed to get into the show.

  • You must me over 18 years old of age.
  • Posses an valid international passport.
  • And must posses enough swagga and Ginga.
  • You must be a GOTV/DSTV subscriber.
  • Follow their official website and subscribe for their email notifications

This press release from the Official BBnaija officials states everything.


Following the conclusion of the nationwide auditions for Big Brother Naija Season 4, MultiChoice Nigeria has announced a call for special online auditions from the 25th to the 27th of February 2019.

Potential contestants are expected to record a two-minute video of themselves stating why they should be picked to become housemates in this year’s next Big Brother Naija. Following this, they are to log on to, fill out the online registration form and upload their videos.

The online audition is open to interested participants who must be of Nigerian nationality and 21 years of age, with a valid international passport. They also have to be active DStv or GOtv customers.

Speaking on the new online BBNaija auditions, CEO of MultiChoice Nigeria, Mr. John Ugbe said: “We are giving more Nigerians one more chance to be a part of the biggest reality TV show on the continent by introducing an additional online audition process.

We’ve seen how much the show continues to resonate with Nigerians and it’s our desire to create more success stories from the BBNaija platform. We are excited about this new twist and ask that more Nigerians take advantage of this novel opportunity to actualize their dreams of getting into the BBNaija house”.

Proudly sponsored by Bet9ja, the reality show which is set to hold in Nigeria later this year, held its physical auditions earlier in the month in eight locations across Nigeria: Lagos, Abuja, Port-Harcourt, Ibadan, Warri, Enugu, Calabar and Benin – an increase from previous editions.



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