We bet you didn’t know these things about your favourite Big Brother Naija season 4 housemates.
He is a psychotherapist, fitness coach and “part time stripper.” Tuoyo loves working out, reading books, watching movies, listening to his favourite musicians, Davido and J Cole, and cuddling (even though he is single). Although life has been good to this energetic 23-year-old, not being shortlisted for an important Navy and Airforce entrance examination left him staring at an uncertain future.
The highest point of Saidat “Avala” Balogun’s life was when she gave birth to her daughter and her single, ‘Give me a chance’, was released. The budding singer studied music and business at York College in Queens, New York. It is no wonder then that her top artistes include one of the city’s most famous exports, Mary J Blige. Just like the Queen of Hip Hop, the Ogun State native has ambitions to spread her music all over the world.
Diane Yashim describes herself as an easygoing girl whose favourite outfits include a shirt, trousers and sneakers. The model and aspiring cook is also a graduate of the University of Debrecen in Hungary. Studying and living there was an eye-opening experience she will forever be grateful for. One of the highlights of her life is being chosen as a Big Brother Naija Season four housemate and she says that nothing would make her quit the game. She adds that she likes to try new things and wants to see the whole experience through.
Victoria “Ella” Nnabuchi is no stranger to the limelight. She was a runner up in a popular music talent search show and she’s a television presenter, voice-over artist, actress and model. She also enjoys dancing, singing, reading, writing, travelling and poetry. The industry preaches that one should fake it until they make it. Not Ella, she says it’s better to “faith it, until you make It.”
Esther Olaoluwa Agunbiade is proud of her beauty and brains. The 22-year-old Lagos based lawyer was called to the bar at just twenty one. She is also very athletic and loves to show off her figure. Her favourite outfit? A white off the shoulder, bodycon, short dress. “Who says a girl can’t embrace all aspects of who she is?” she questions.
Chemeka Frodd Okoye is a soft-spoken Investment Adviser and Sales Executive from Anambra State. The 28-year-old believes family is everything and that’s why he lists paying for his mother’s surgery bill as one of the proudest moments of his life. He says nothing can make him quit Big Brother and even if he had a million dollars, he would still participate in the game because “the experience can never be bought.”
Ekpata Gedoni is a fashion entrepreneur who likes to keep it simple with a dash of sophistication. The 31-year-old Cross River State native enjoys basketball, soccer, taking walks and cleaning the house. His other talents include writing poetry and drawing portraits with pencil.
26-year-old Steve Ikechukwu Onyema is originally from Imo State, but shuttles between Houston, Texas, and Maryland, Lagos. He is loud and colourful and loves to entertain because “you only live once”. When he lost his business in 2013, Ike had to move in with his girlfriend. Luckily, things are looking up for him now. In his downtime, you will find Ike eating steak and vegging out on the couch watching his favourite movie ‘No Country For Old Men’. Not even a family loss would make him quit the game. And if he was rich, he would still do it for the experience.
Lagos resident, Isilomo Braimoh, is single and ready to mingle. An HR manager at 27, Isilomo has an MA in Human Resource Management with professional certification. She winds down from her hectic job by engaging in sports, outdoor activities, food, music and travel. A lover of all things music, her favourite songs are currently ‘Middle Child’ by J.Cole and ‘Daz How Star Do’ by Skiibii Dazz.
Just like her spirit animal, the lioness, Jackye is a fierce hunter who led her software engineering team to winning a contract to build a Fintech app for one of the biggest companies in Africa. The 23-year-old has had only one boyfriend her entire life and she relaxes by watching football, playing games and eating spaghetti, her favourite meal. Her life mantra is, “I never lose, either I win or I learn.”
When it’s time to let loose, Jeff blasts Drake’s “Take Care” and Burna Boy’s “Rock Your Body.” Originally from Anambra but now residing in Jos, Jeff is a 30-year-old banker who believes in taking things one day at a time. His go-to food include dish beans, yam, Amala, ewedu and gbegiri. Jeff also enjoys swimming and dunking a few on the basketball court.
To be continued ...