Big Brother Naija ‘All-Star’ Returns: Former Housemates Shine Bright Once Again
The highly anticipated eighth season of the Big Brother Naija reality TV show, dubbed the ‘All-Star’ edition, commences today. Unlike previous seasons, this installment promises to feature former housemates who have left an indelible mark on the hearts of fans. Sunday Scoop delves into some of the ex-housemates who are likely to grace the screens once again and captivate audiences with their captivating personalities.Tobi Bakre, one of the standout former Big Brother Naija housemates, has been making waves since his departure from the show. Not content with just reality TV fame, Tobi has ventured into acting and has appeared in prominent films such as Sugar Rush, Brotherhood, and Gangs of Lagos. His dedication to his craft has propelled him into the league of sought-after ex-housemates, earning him the prestigious Best Actor Award at the 2023 African Magic Viewers Choice Awards. Additionally, Tobi boasts an impressive 2.4 million followers on Instagram and holds the title of brand ambassador for the esteemed betting platform, Bet King Nigeria.Natacha Akide, popularly known as Tacha, has also come a long way since her controversial disqualification from the Pepper Dem edition of BBN. Despite the setback, Tacha has built a loyal fan base known as the ‘titans’ and has a staggering 3.5 million followers on Instagram. Her influence extends beyond the reality show, as she has participated in MTV’s The Challenge reality show and received numerous awards, including the 2021 Net Honours Most Popular Person and Force of Twitter. Tacha’s entrepreneurial spirit has led her to establish multiple successful businesses, further solidifying her position as a prominent figure in the entertainment industry.Elozonam Ogbolu, another ex-BBN housemate, has utilized the exposure gained from the show to pivot into a content creator, voice artist, and TV show host. His creativity and online presence have garnered him nearly a million followers on Instagram and earned him the prestigious title of Best Online Social Content Creator at the 2023 AMVCA awards. Elozonam’s versatility has also caught the attention of Premier Cool Nigeria, which proudly named him as one of their brand ambassadors.Kidwaya Terseer, unapologetically proud of his billionaire background, has amassed a substantial fan base with 1.5 million followers on Instagram. Beyond his reality TV stardom, Kidwaya is the owner of the London-based consulting agency, Kiddwco, which demonstrated its philanthropic spirit by donating N100m to underprivileged Nigerians on July 13, 2023.Erica Nlewedim, despite her disqualification from BBN, has persisted in her acting career and has appeared in several notable movies. Her talent and charm have not gone unnoticed, leading to endorsement deals with Aaron Cosmetics, Access Bank Plc, and Maltina. Erica’s online presence is equally impressive, with over three million fans following her on Instagram.Rebecca Hampson, popularly known as Nengi, made history as the first female housemate in the show’s history to reach one million Instagram followers while still in the competition. Since then, her star has continued to rise, earning her accolades such as the Black Women Worldwide Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2020 and the Online Influencer of the Year at the 2022 Gage Awards. Nengi’s influence as a brand ambassador for Payporte, Deshapeables Nigeria, and Remy Martins further cements her status as a notable ex-housemate.Cynthia Nwadiora, also known as Cee C, gained infamy for her controversial behavior during the 2018 BBN season. Nevertheless, she has since proven her versatility by securing ambassadorial deals and receiving recognition as the Fashion Influencer of the Year at the La Mode Awards in 2018. Cee C’s growing Instagram following, exceeding three million, speaks to her enduring appeal and influence.Angel Smith, another former housemate, has also courted controversy, contributing to her significant following of 1.1 million on Instagram. As a Get Fit Nigeria ambassador, Angel has collaborated with various brands, including Lipton, Jenny’s Glow, and Oppo.Oluwabusayo Abiri, popularly known as Khloe, has also made waves as a controversial ex-BBN housemate. Her decision to undergo cosmetic surgery in 2020 drew considerable attention, but it did not deter her entrepreneurial endeavors. Khloe’s achievements have earned her a spot on the prestigious 2023 Forbes 30 under 30 list.Ozomena Chukwu, better known as Ozo, won hearts with his affectionate nature during the show. His popularity has translated into a sizable Instagram following of 1.5 million. Ozo has also secured collaborations with prominent brands like FIFA, Nike, Budweiser, and Tecno, showcasing his growing influence beyond the Big Brother Naija platform.As the ‘All-Star’ edition of Big Brother Naija commences, audiences eagerly await the return of these iconic former housemates, each with their unique journeys and achievements post-reality TV.