BBNaija Past Winners– The reality television show Big Brother Naija, formerly known as Big Brother Nigeria, premiered in Nigeria on March 5, 2006, and ran until June 4, 2006.
Contestants compete for a large cash prize and other material prizes by avoiding being evicted from the house by viewers who vote for their favorite housemates to stay in the show, based on the Big Brother television franchise.
As fans wait for the reality show’s 2022 edition, naijmobile.com looks back at previous winners who were relatively unknown prior to their win and their accomplishments so far.
BBNaija Past Winners and What They Have Been Up To
Katung Aduwak was the winner of the premier edition of the Big Brother Nigeria reality TV show aired in 2006 for a duration of 92days. Francisca Owumi, a 21-year-old student emerged as the Runner-up
The Big Brother Naija Season 1 show which was anchored by Olisa Adibua and Michelle Dede, had 14 housemates contesting for a grand prize of $100,000.
At the time, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu was a participant –. Unfortunately, he was evicted on day 57.
Aduwak hails from Zonkwa, Kaduna State, Nigeria and is a scriptwriter, producer and director as well as a graduate of Political Science.
Michael Ejeba, popularly known as Efe was the winner of Big Brother Naija Season 2 in 2017, 11years after the first season. Bisola Aiyeola, a 32-year-old Lagos-based single mother emerged as the Runner-up.
Big Brother Naija Season 2 tagged “See Gobbe” was hosted by ex-housemate Ebuka Obi-Uchendu. It lasted for 78days with a total of 14 housemates contesting for a grand prize of N25,000,000
He coined the phrase “based on logistics” during his participation in BBNaija season two.
Efe went on to work in the music industry after the show. Efe is still struggling to make a name for himself in the music industry, despite working with top musicians such as Ice Prince and Olamide.
Miracle Igbokwe, a Nigerian pilot and model from Imo State, emerged as the winner of Big Brother Naija Season 3 in 2018. Together with him was Cee-C Nwadiora who emerged as the runner-up.
BBNaija Season 3 tagged “Double Wahala” was hosted by Ebuka Obi-Uchendu. The show lasted for a duration of 85days with a total of 20 housemates contesting for a grand prize of 45,000,000 Naira.
After winning the show, miracle went to advance his aeronautic training in the United States. In 2018, he obtained his certification as an “Instrument Rated” pilot.
Mercy Eke is the first woman to emerge winner of the Big Brother Naija (Season 4) reality show in 2019. She is a media personality, actress, video vixen and entrepreneur from Imo State. Mercy’s Runner-up is Mike Edwards, a CEO and Athlete born in Manchester.
Big Brother Naija Season 4 was themed “Pepper Dem” and had ex-housemate Ebuka Obi-Uchendu from season one as the host. It lasted a total of 99days with 21 housemates contesting for a grand prize of 60,000,000 Naira.
After winning the season 4 edition, Mercy has ventured in Real Estate and Fashion. She also had a realty show ‘Mercy and Ike’ which aired on Africa Magic Showcase.
Olamilekan Agbeleshebioba, popularly known as Laycon is the winner of Big Brother Naija season 5 in 2020. He is a Nigerian media personality, rapper, singer and songwriter from Ogun State. Following him was
The Big Brother Naija Season 5 was theme “lockdown” since it fell during the COVID-19 global pandemic when Government had to issue a stay-at-home directive to prevent widespread.
BBNaija Season 5 lasted for 71days with a total of 20 housemates contesting for a grand prize of N85,000,000.
Hazel Oyeze Onou, fondly called Whitemoney, ws the Big Brother Naija Season 6 in 2021. Whitemoney is a Lagos-based hustler who didn’t attend a university. Despite this, he had a good spirit and intelligence that wasn’t to be matched. Liquorose emerged as the Runner-up.
The 6th edition of the reality show was themed ‘Shine Ya Eye’ and Ex-housemate Ebuka Obi-Uchendu was the host for the 5th time in a row.
BBNaija Season 6 lasted for 82days with a total of 26 housemates contesting for a grand prize of N90,000,000.
After the show, Whitemoney has gone into music, acting, bagging endorsement deals and appearing in commercials for top companies like