The sixth season of the biggest reality TV show in the continent, Big Brother Naija, launched last night, July 24, 2021.
Recall, the new season which is themed “Shine Ya Eye” was set to premiere with two opening ceremonies this weekend.
The first opening ceremony which held yesterday unveiled the first set of housemates, the 11 guys. While we await the female housemates to be revealed later today, let’s take a quick look at this season’s gents.
34-year-old Boma Akpore is a mixologist, masseuse, model and actor. He grew up on the streets of Yaba in Lagos. Boma describes himself as sexy, intelligent, adventurous, strong and fit. While hustling on his acting career, he makes ends meet by working as a bartender by night, and a masseuse by day.
Ikechukwu Sunday Cross Okonkwo is an Abuja based fitness enthusiast and entrepreneur. The 31-year-old describes himself as “a bad boy with a good heart”.
He considers himself fun loving and spontaneous. When he is not watching movies, travelling or clubbing, he enjoys playing drums or being hype on the mic on an Amapiano or House track.
Emmanuel Umoh hails from Akwa Ibom, but currently resides in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, where owns and runs a fitness centre and a unisex salon and spa. He is also a model and the first Nigerian to win the Mister Africa pageant. Although single, the 24-year-old describes himself as a “sucker for love”.
Paul Ephraim is a 29-year-old Lagos-based musician and actor. He describes himself as entertaining, confident, playful, honest and friendly. His hobbies include making music, making movies, dancing and cooking.
Adeniyi Lawal is a computer engineer from Oyo State. The 33-year-old was once in the running to be a professional basketball player. However, that ambition was quickly quashed when he sustained an injury, leading to sciatica. Married with a child, Niyi describes himself as “optimistic, spontaneous and adventurous”.
Pere Egbi is a 35-year-old qualified nurse that hails from Warri, Delta State. He served in the United States military for six years, before coming back to Nigeria to pursue a career in real estate. He is also a part-time actor and model, and sees himself as a spontaneous and adventurous person.
Adeoluwa Okusaga is 28-year-old engineer from Ondo State. He is currently based in Port Harcourt as an offshore engineer. Saga has a passion for art and sketch drawing, and has become celebrated for his hyper-realistic portraits. Besides drawing, his hobbies include dancing, singing and exercise.
Samuel Jacob Alifa is a 26-year-old amateur filmmaker and final year student at Ahmadu Bello University. He enjoys storytelling, videography, basketball, eating and hanging out. He admits he talks too much at times and sometimes ends up gossiping because of the “great dialogue” he gets in his day-to-day conversations.
Hazel Oyeze Onou is a Lagos-based businessman and entrepreneur. The 29-year-old hails from Enugu State and believes he has a great aura and that his “swag speaks for itself”. His hobbies include driving, hustling, watching movies and making music.
Yerimene Abraham Saibakumo is a 27-year-old medical doctor that enjoys drawing, playing chess, listening to – and making – music. He identifies himself as “a perfectionist, creative genius, lover of art and poetic rap music”. He also sees himself as a renaissance man who isn’t confined to one profession or career.
Yusuf Garba is 29-year-old Secondary School Teacher who describes himself as a “soft-spoken, fun-loving, down to earth go-getter”. Apart from being a big food enthusiast, Yousef enjoys hiking, reading, traveling and sports. He is also a model, host and personal trainer and confesses he can’t resist checking himself out in the mirror.
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