BB Naija (Big Brother Naija) is a Nigeria reality show whereby contestants live in a house to compete for a sum of money. The show has become a household name as it grows bigger and bigger every year.


Contestant who live in the house never come outside of the place the same because they eventually become “Stars”. Some become celebrities, ambassadors, and so on by participating manly in the television series. The BB Naija started on March 5, 2006 and was first aired on DSTV.




The television series has launched four seasons. BB Naija 1(March 5, 2006-June 4, 2006) BB Naija 2 (January 2, 2017-April 19, 2017) BB Naija 3 (January 28, 2018-April 22, 2018) BB Naija 4 (June 30, 2019 –October 6, 2019) and four winners have  emerged during these four series namely: Katung Aduwak, Micheal Efe Ejeba, Miracle Igboliowe, Mercy Eke respectively.



BB Najia winners have caught our attention and we will reveal their life before the television series and after the BB Naija series.

KATUNG ADUWAK :

Katung was the winner of the Big Brother Nigeria season one on March 5, 2006. The first season was with 14 housemates which lasted for 92 days from (March 5, 2006-June 4, 2006). It was anchored by Olisa Adibua and Michelle Dede.



Katung Aduwak was born on March 21, 1980, and will be 31 this year. He has already got married before joining the competition. He hails from Zonkwa, Kaduna, Nigeria. He studied political science at the University of Jos and after graduating he did his NYSC in the Nigerian Port Authority in Warri.


He was introduced to the competition after the second eviction has taken place. He and sandy, co-housemate were kept in isolation without TV or news before introduced to the show. After winning the grand prize of $100, 000, Katung Aduwak went to New York to get a degree from the Digital Film Academy in New York


He returned and worked on several projects as he produced and directed movies like “Unwanted Guest” and “Heaven’s hell. He also directed music videos for labels like Chocolate city, Style Plus, Ice Prince,  and so on and he starred in Ebony life TV’sDesperate House Wives”.

He’s currently working as the Senior Channel Manager of MTV Base and Executive Director at Chocolate City.


Katung Aduwak has not been in the spotlight as would be expected of a BB Naija winner as he has kept a low profile. He shared the news on social media on April 14, 2018, about the birth of his son which he named Zimai-Kalanii-Aduwak.

MICHEAL EFE EJEBA :

Micheal Efe Ejeba was the winner of the second edition of BB Naija season 2. He was born on February 25, 1993. He studied Economics at the University of Lagos and he hails from Delta. In the second edition of the TV series, 14 housemates contested for the price and was anchored by the past presenters.



He emerged the ultimate winner after 78 days in the house as he won a sum of 25 million and an SUV car. He moved to Lagos State to seek greener pasture before becoming a “star”. After the TV series ended on April 9, 2017, he released his debut single “Based on logistics” on April 27, 2017.



He has since then released number of songs like “Far away”. “I love you”, “6pass” and so on. He has done collaborations with top musicians like Olamide, Ice Prince, and BOJ. 



He has two EP; “Lagos” (2016) and “Am Sorry Am Winning” (2018). Efe was also appointed Youth Ambassador of Nigeria Ministry of Youth and Sports in 2017 and Ambassador of Entertainment and Creative Industry of Plateau State. After the TV series, he is now a rapper, songwriter, actor, and of course a “reality television show star”.

MIRACLE IGBOKWE :

The third season of Big Brother Naija was launched on January 28, 2018, till April 22, 2018, and Miracle Igbokwe emerged winner of the third season. The 2018 edition was anchored by Ebuka Obi-Uchandu.



He was born on the 17th of February 1995. Miracle attended the International Aviation College. He was also a student of Nigeria College of Aviation Technology which is in Zaria. He joined the competition as a fresh graduate with his pilot license. He got an amazing price for his victory.



He gained 25 million cash, a new SUV car, and other awards which amount to a total of 45 million. After the television series, he has gotten his private pilot license (PPL) which will enable him to fly private planes and he acquired a commercial pilot license (CPL). He can now fly both commercial planes and private planes.

Prior to his participation in the competition, he was placed in the top 5 in Mr.Universe 2014 pageant. He is currently a model trained pilot, TV personality, a social media personality, and of course a “BB Naija Star”. 



He also left the competition with a girlfriend, Nina. Miracle was romantically involved with her but their relationship status has been left on low profile after the TV series. He currently has an estimated net worth of $120,000.

MERCY EKE :

The fourth season of Big Brother Naija was set in Lagos. It was launched on June 30, 2019 and lasted for 99 days (October 6, 2019). Mercy Eke won the season 4 of Big brother Naija in October 2019, becoming the first woman to win the reality show.



Prior to her getting to the house, she has appeared as a vixen in a video of “Baby mama by Ichaba featuring Davido”, Air boy “Nawo Nawo”, “Ije Ego” by Mc galaxy.

She was born on 29th September 1993. Mercy Eke studied psychology at the Imo State University and graduated at Imo State. She graduated at 21 and soon began a career as a video vixen. Mercy won an estimated amount of 60 million prizes.



She won the 30 million cash prize, SUV from Innoson motors, a trip to Dubai, and a home makeover by scan frost and lots more.



After the series, the queen of highlight has acquired a lot. She has become ambassadors to big brands like Royal Hair international Limited, Mr taxi, waist trainer/protein shake company Mapie tea, Royal electronics, Just Furniture, Craft methods and lots more.



She also received the African Magic viewer’s choice award for the best-dressed female. She also starred in the film “Fate of Alakada”. She recently bought herself a house in Lekki allegedly worth millions of naira. She has an approximated net worth of about $200, 000.        

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