BBNAIJA 2021: Meet the Housemates

The Big Brother Naija 2021  edition started yesterday, 24th July with the unveiling of the housemates. As usual, they have done a fantastic job in selecting their profiled personalities to keep fans talking.

We bring to you the Big Brother Naija housemates for 2021 Edition nicknamed “Shine Ya Eye”. Ebuka, will also continue in his role as the anchor of the Reality TV show.

He revealed some changes made in the current edition of the popular show. Some of them are – the Diary room, game house, provision of a washing machine and the Head of House lounge.


As usual, housemates will  be thrilling the fans in the 72 days show of madness and eye shining in the house, but only one person will win the ultimate prize of $218,864.52
( N90m).

Here is the Full list of the Big Brother Naija 2021 contestants:


1) Boma

Full name: Boma Akpore

Boma, 34, grew up in Lagos and was described as having an extremely tough childhood.

He sees himself as “sexy, intelligent, adventurous, strong and fit”, and considers himself “extraordinary”.

2) Emmanuel

Full name: Emmanuel Umoh

The BBNaija show will not be a new competition to Emmanuel who previously won the Mister Africa Pageant.

He reportedly owns a unisex salon and spa and is quoted as saying that he is a “sucker for love”. He also believes that “a healthy relationship goes a long way to building one’s life”.

Here is your lover boy ladies and gentlemen. Careful of this one, as the duvet may not be safe with him inside the house since he also admitted to being single.

3) Cross

Full name: Ikechukwu Sunday Cross Okonkwo

Cross is a Lagos based entrepreneur and fitness enthusiast. Cross likes to have fun, loves to express himself on the mic when he is not doing business.

Cross also believes he is a good dancer, so look out for this housemate in the Saturday night parties.

4) Niyi

Full name: Adeniyi Lawai

Niyi is a 33yrs old computer engineer from Oyo State.
He describes himself as “optimistic, spontaneous and adventurous”, and loves to read. He is also aspiring to be a best seller writer in the near future.

5) Jay Paul

Full name: Paul Ephraim

Jaypaul, a 29-year-old Lagos based musician and actor, believes that he is “entertaining, confident, playful, honest and friendly”. He thinks the BBNaija house is perfect for his career advancement.

His hobbies include music composition, movie production, dancing and cooking. Gotta watch out for this one.

6) Saga

Full name: Adeoluwa Okusaga

Saga, 28 is an offshore engineer. However, he has found a new passion for sketch drawing and is widely known for his hyper-realistic portraits.

His hobbies include dancing, singing and exercise. He also likes cracking jokes, so expect him to light up the house with casual jibes and friendly taunts.

7) Pere

Full name: Pere Egbi

Pere was Born in Warri, Delta State and is the first born of two children raised by his single mom.

He is a qualified nurse in the United States and served in US military for 6yrs before coming back to Nigeria to start a career in real estate.

He describes himself as “a spontaneous, adventurous person” and takes on part time acting and modelling.

8) White Money

Full name: Hazel Oyeze Onou

Whitemoney sees himself as an open-minded “jolly good fellow” who enjoys having fun. His hobbies include hustling, driving, watching movies and composing music.

The 29-year-old Lagos based businessman and entrepreneur, is a man of swag and believes that his “swag speaks for itself”.

We do hope your swag lands you the big prize, Mr White Money.

9) Sammie

Full name: Samuel Jacob Alifa

Sammie, 26, is a filmmaker and final year student of Ahmadu Bello University.

He loves videography, basketball, and describes himself as “tall, handsome and charismatic”.

Sammie admits that talking too much at times may be his pass time, and this inevitably means that he rolls with gossips. Yeah, BBNaija really got this one right. Another parrot in the house ladies and gentlemen.

He produced his first online short film in 2020 and has his eyes set on YouTube series and taking his career to the next level after that.

10) Yerins

Full name: Yerimene Abraham Saibakumo

Yerins, 29, is a medical doctor
and identifies as “a perfectionist, creative genius, lover of art and poetic rap music”. He doesn’t think one should be confined to a single career.

When Yerins is not saving lives, he draws, plays chess or listens to good music.

11) Yousef

Full name: Yusuf Garba

Yousef, 29, is a Secondary School Teacher and a former
Mr. University of Jos winner. He sees himself as “soft-spoken, fun-loving, down to earth go-getter”.

Yousef also enjoys eating big food, reading, hiking, sports and traveling.

There you have it for our male contestants.

• The female housemates will be unveiled today 25th July, 2021.

Do come back to check them out here at Uptownerd as we keep you updated with the latest happenings in the house.


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