The first 12 housemates of the seventh edition of the Big Brother Nigeria (BBNaija) reality TV show have been unveiled.
The first part of the two-day opening ceremonies kicked off on Saturday.
This year’s edition of BBNaija, titled ‘Level Up’, will run for 72 days and end on October 2, 2022.
The winner of the reality show will go home with a grand prize of 100 million — the highest ever since the inception of BBNaija.
N50 million is the cash prize while the other N50 million is an estimation of prizes from the sponsors.
Below are the first 12 participants of the BBNaija ‘Level Up’ edition.
Groovy, born Henry Olisaemeka Orakwe, is from Anambra state. He is a businessman, artist, and model.
Beauty, aged 24, hails from Taraba state. She is a lawyer and ex-beauty queen. She said she is “bringing all the realness” to the house, adding that “I’m always true to myself. I’m not a lover or fighter.”
Khalid, 22, is from Plateau state. He is an archer who “doesn’t love at first sight.”
Ilebaye said she is controversial, adventurous, spicy, dramatic, and unique. She is from Kogi state.
Cyph is a tech professional from Mbaise in Imo state. At the unveiling, he said, “I believe in love at first sight.”
Amaka is a health care personality from Aguata in Anambra state.
“I have burnt all other bridges, BBNaija is the only road I know,” she said during the opening ceremony.
Kess, aged 28, is a married man from Delta state. He said he is “going to have fun” in the house but has his “eyes on the N100 million grand prize”.
Danielle Peters is a 22-year-old model from Cross River state.
Pharmsavi, a pharmacist and low-key entertainer, hails from Akwa Ibom state. Like some of his colleagues, he said he does not believe in love at first sight.
Phyna hails from Edo state. She describes herself as “short-tempered” and promised to “bring something that the audience has never seen” to the show.
Bryann is a music producer from Edo state. He said he “can be annoying” and “doesn’t love at first sight”.
Christie is from Ondo state. She said she “enjoys sarcasm with the sole aim of throwing people off.”
Ebuka, the show’s host, announced that the remaining housemates would be unveiled on Sunday.