Big Brother Naija housemates 2017 profiles

Big Brother Naija housemates 2017 profiles

The new season of BBNaija is right around the corner! Take a trip down memory lane and remember the Big Brother Naija 2017 housemates. We will give you short profiles of the past contestants, including the Big Brother Naija 2017 housemates ages. Check it out!

Big Brother Naija housemates 2017 profiles

Big Brother Naija 2017 aired from January 22 til April 9, 2017. The season had fourteen contestants (excluding two fake Big Brother Naija housemates), who fought for the grand prize of ₦25 million.

The profiles of Big Brother Naija housemates 2017 presented here are arranged according to the time of their eviction, so we have saved the winner for last :) The ages mentioned on the list are relevant for the beginning of the season. And here are the profiles of the participants:

Somadina "Soma" Anyama

  • Age: 24
  • Location: Lagos
  • Evicted: day 14

Somadina Anyama, who is mostly known by his stage name Soma, is a popular singer, songwriter, model and producer. He has been interested in music since childhood, as his father is also a musician. Despite being quite young, Soma has opened for various famous musicians, including P-Square, Gloria Ibru and many others.

You can find him on Twitter and Instagram @soma_apex.

Miyonse Oluwaseyi Amosu

  • Age: 24
  • Location: Abuja
  • Evicted: day 14

Since his early years, Miyonse has been interested in cooking. The childhood fascination quickly grew into a culinary career. Today, he is a well-known chef, being an ambassador for Payporte Foodstore and hosting a breakfast show Wake Up Nigeria.

You can find him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @miyonsea.

Kusha "CoColce" Montana

  • Age: 29
  • Location: Lagos
  • Evicted: day 21

Mojisola Serah Sowole, commonly known as CoCoIce is a hip-hop artist. Her career began with the single Get Nutty back in 2009 and quickly took off after she released It’s Me. She has since released many tracks and music videos that earned her several awards and nominations.

You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @cocoiceofficial, and on Facebook @officialcocoice.

Gifty Powers

  • Age: 23
  • Location: Lagos
  • Evicted: day 28

Gifty Brian Ajumobi, commonly known as Gifty Powers is an up-and-coming actress and model. Before getting on BBNaija 2017, it was rumoured that she worked as a hairdresser. Nowadays, she stars in various music videos and Nollywood movies.

You can find her on Instagram @officialgiftypowers and on Twitter @realgifty_.

Ekemini "Kemen" Ekerette

  • Age: 27
  • Location: Port Harcourt
  • Ejected: day 42

Ekemini Ekerette, often regarded to as Kemen, is a very popular personal trainer. However, you might have noticed that it says ‘ejected’ instead of the regular ‘evicted’. Well, it is because Kemen was disqualified from the show because he broke the rules by inappropriately touching one of the female housemates without her consent.

You can find him on Facebook and Twitter @officialkemen, and on Instagram @kemen_fitness.

Uriel Anita Oputa

  • Age: 30
  • Location: Lagos
  • Evicted: day 42

Originally from England, Uriel is a popular Nigerian musician, aspiring actress and entrepreneur. Apart from singing R&B and participating in various TV shows (she also took part in Top Actor Africa Show), Uriel is also a wig aficionado. She even has her own wig business!

You can find her on Instagram @urielmusicstar.

"ThinTallTony" Anthony

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  • Age: 36
  • Location: Cross River
  • Evicted: day 56

Offiong Edet Anthony, who is known by his pseudonym ThinTallTony, is a choreographer, writer, actor and family man. He has been involved in dancing for almost twenty years, and he even performed on stage during the first season of BBNaija. ThinTallTony also works as a radio presenter on Nigeria Info FM. He has a wife and two children.

You can find him on Instagram and Twitter @thintalltony.

Bassey Ekpenyong

  • Age: 27
  • Location: Cross River
  • Evicted: day 63

Bassey is a singer, dancer, actor, drummer and creative writer. After participating in BBNaija 2017, he moved to Lagos in order to facilitate his career. Bassey has starred in numerous movies TV shows and commercials, including in the hilarious ad for Gold Circle. Check it out if you have not seen it yet!

You can find him on Instagram @blackbassey and on Twitter @black_bassey.

Bally Balat

  • Age: 28
  • Location: Abuja
  • Evicted: day 70

Bobai Bally Balat is a talented DJ whose primary occupation is being a statistician at the Nigerian Ports Authority. However, he is hoping to open his own digital content creation firm someday. Bally is also known for being the son of Isaiah Chawai Balat, late businessman and Senator of Kaduna South.

You can find Bally on Twitter and Instagram @ogabally.

Marvis Nkpornwi

  • Age: 26
  • Location: Port Harcourt
  • Place: fifth (day 77)

Marvis is a rapper, actress, entrepreneur and model. She is the youngest daughter of the King and Queen of the Onne tribe from Eleme, Port Harcourt. At the moment, she is the CEO of an apparel brand called Nahsosotcom. She created it right after leaving Big Brother Naija.

You can find her on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @therealmarvis.


  • Age: 27
  • Location: Kogi
  • Place: fourth (day 77)

Deborah Ebun, who is known by her pseudonym Debie-Rise, is a musician. Apart from being a part of BBNaija 2017, she also participated in Nigerian Idol. She is fluent in Hausa and Yoruba and has many hobbies, including Taekwondo, dancing and football. Debie-Rise is also known as quite a daddy’s girl, as she is very close to her father.

You can find Debie-Rise on Twitter and Instagram @debie_rise.

"TBoss" Tokunbo Idowu

  • Age: 33
  • Location: Edo State
  • Place: third (day 77)

Tokunbo Idowu, who many know as TBoss is an actress and model. She is of mixed race, her mom is from Romania and her dad is from Benin City. Like many other contestants on the show, she was quite a controversial personality, but her fans supported her nonetheless. They even have a name, TBoss Nation.

You can find TBoss on Facebook @iamtbossofficial, Twitter @officialtboss and Instagram @officialtboss_.

Bisola Aiyeola

  • Age: 31
  • Location: Lagos
  • Place: second, runner up (day 77)

Bisola is a British-Nigerian singer, actress, presenter and MC. She starred in such movies as Ovy’s voice, Picture Perfect, as well as many others. Apart from that, she is also a mother of a young girl. Bisola has recently shared on social media that she was dating the winner of Project Fame, Jeff Akoh.

You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @iambisola

Michael "Efe" Ejeba

Efe Ejeba
  • Age: 23
  • Location: Lagos
  • Place: first, winner (day 77)

The winner of Big Brother Naija 2017, the one who took the grand prize of ₦25 million is none other than Michael Ejeba, whom all of Nigeria knows as Efe. At one point, he moved from Jos to Lagos in order to kick-start his career, and, as you can see, he was quite successful. Efe is a rapper, and he likes to rap in pidgin. Last year, he released an EP called Lagos EP. Recently, he recorded a collaboration track with Olamide titled Warri.

You can find Efe on Twitter and Instagram @efemoney.

That is all we could fit in our article about BBNaija 2017 contestants. Big Brother Naija is returning for another season this January. Tune in to channel 198 on DStv on January 28, 2018 to see the third season of this fascinating show!

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