BBNaija 2020 all facts: contestants, eviction rules, sponsors

BBNaija 2020 all facts: contestants, eviction rules, sponsors

Following the massive success of the fourth season of Big Brother Naija, BBNaija 2020 premiered on Sunday, 19th July 2020. The popular reality TV show is currently in its fourth week, and just like the seasons before it, it is drama-packed, and, in true reality TV fashion, has some love-stricken couples who keep its audience glued to their screens for hours on end.

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BBNaija Lockdown is the fifth season of the Big Brother Naija show. This fifth installment of the popular television program began on 19th July 2020, amidst the Coronavirus pandemic. The 20 housemates were tested and placed in quarantine for 14 days, and when they were given the all-clear, they finally entered Biggie’s house.

Just like the seasons before it, BBNaija season 5 is home to drama, drama, and even more drama. From the Lucy-Nengi fight to the ongoing Laycon-Erica-Kiddwaya 'entanglement', this show has everything it takes to satisfy your insatiable hunger for drama.

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If you are a fan of the show, here are some interesting facts about BBNaija that you would enjoy knowing.

Who is from Ogun State in BBNaija 2020?

None of the BBNaija Lockdown housemates are from Ogun State. Here are the housemates’ states of origin:

  • Ozoemena Chukwu aka Ozo - Imo State
  • Victoria Adeyele aka Vee - Lagos
  • Nelson Enwerem Prince - Abia State
  • Boluwatife Aderogba aka Lilo - Lagos
  • Timmy Sinclair aka Trikytee - Bayelsa State
  • Lucy Essien - Lagos
  • Terseer Kiddwaya - Benue State
  • Dorathy Bachor- Lagos
  • Praise Nelson - Enugu
  • Florence Wathoni Anyansi - Lagos
  • Tochukwu Okechukwu aka Tochi - Imo State
  • Kate Jones aka Ka3na - Rivers State
  • Eric Akhigbe - Edo State
  • Ngozi Nlewedim aka Erica - Abia State
  • Ezekiel Bright Osemudiame aka Brighto - Edo State
  • Aisha Umaru aka Kaisha - Sokoto State
  • Emuobonuvie Akpofure aka Neo - Delta State
  • Tolani Shobajo aka Tolanibaj - Lagos
  • Olamilekan Agbeleshe aka Laycon - Lagos
  • Rebecca Hampson aka Nengi - Bayelsa State

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How to vote for BBNaija via SMS?

Only viewers who reside in Nigeria can vote via SMS.

To vote for your favourite housemate, send VOTE and the housemate’s name to 32052 on participating Nigerian networks only, which are MTN, AIRTEL & 9Mobile.

Votes via SMS are limited to 100 votes per user, and the costs are N30 per SMS. VAS rates apply.

What time does the BBNaija Live Eviction Show start?

The Live Eviction show starts at 7 pm (WAT) every Sunday.

Which brand of phone is given to BBNaija 2020 for videos and photos?

The housemates have been using Oppo phones to take photos and videos while in the house.

How much to sponsor a game night on BBNaija 2020?

The amount of money needed to sponsor a game night on Naija is unknown. However, here are some details about the sponsors of the BBNaija Lockdown show:

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  • BBNaija season 5 has Betway as the headline sponsor and Guinness as the Gold sponsor.
  • Reports indicate that Bet9ja, the headline sponsor in 2019, invested N1.08 billion Naira to replace Payporte as lead sponsor of Big Brother Naija.
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What is the criteria for eviction in BBNaija?

Eviction is the weekly process of a housemate leaving the Big Brother House.

The eviction process begins with the nomination of housemates. Nomination is one of the favourite parts to watch in the BBNaija reality TV show, as lots of housemates turn against their friends during the nomination process in the show.

Nomination normally comes up every Monday, after the Sunday night eviction of housemates from the reality show. The nomination is usually done secretly with Biggie in the Diary room.

Every housemate, including the Head of House, has to nominate two of their fellow housemates for possible eviction from the reality show.

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After the nomination is done, Biggie summons all the housemates in the lounge to announce the names of housemates with the highest numbers of nominations.

At this juncture, the Head of House (HoH) or the Veto Power card winner has minimal time to save and replace one nominated housemate with another who he/she wants to be up for possible eviction from the reality show.

The Head of House automatically gets saved from nomination by fellow housemates during that week of ascending the throne of the Head of House.

A housemate’s chance of staying in the house depends on how much the audience votes for them. One or more nominated housemates with the least votes have to leave the show.

The BBNaija show also has some twists every now and then. For example, during the live housemate eviction show on Sundays, the four housemates with the least number of votes may face the risk of eviction. The other housemates may have to vote for whom they want to stay in the house, and whoever has the least number of votes from the housemates will be evicted.

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Sometimes, the housemates may be evicted with a game challenge if Biggie has to bring in a new twist to keep viewers entertained; also, housemates may be evicted even before the live show on Sunday.

On the final day of the BBNaija reality show, the remaining finalists are evicted until two housemates with the highest votes from viewers are up on the stage with the host, and the winner of the season is announced.

Meaning of fake housemate in BBNaija

Fake housemates are introduced into the house during the game to shake things up.

Will BBNaija pay any evicted housemates?

The evicted housemates only receive what they earned when winning games and tasks while they were in the house.

The breakdown of the grand prize for BBNaija season five includes N30 million cash prize; a two-bedroom apartment courtesy Revolution Plus Property; a top of the range SUV from Nigerian automaker, Innoson Motors; a trip to Dublin courtesy Guinness; home appliances courtesy Scanfrost.

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Others are a trip to Dubai packaged by Travelbeta; a year’s supply of Indomie noodles, Munch it, and Colgate toothpaste; a year’s supply of Pepsi, a branded chiller, a trip to watch the UEFA Champions League finale; and a brand new Oppo mobile smartphone.

How to check top people with the highest vote in BBNaija

Currently, it is impossible to check which housemates got the most votes every week.

Big Brother does not reveal which housemates who had the most votes, only those with the least votes are revealed on eviction night.

BBNaija is, undeniably, one of the greatest reality TV shows enjoyed by multitudes across the continent. Despite just being in its fourth week, the show has already elicited a lot of reactions online, and the housemates' fans keep campaigning for them on social media networks. Who is your favourite housemate? Let us know in the comment section below.

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READ ALSO: BBNaija: Video of Erica's fight with Lucy gets Nigerians talking recently reported about the fight between two BBNaija Lockdown housemates, Erica and Lucy. As reported, Erica recently expressed displeasure about something that Lucy said, saying that Lucy had been subbing her in the house but she decided to be quiet about it. She then dared Lucy to say things to her face.

This came after Lucy said something about Kiddwaya being the neck and if it doesn't turn, the head would not turn also. Erica felt that Lucy was indirectly talking to her, so she demanded an explanation. When Lucy said that there was no underlying meaning to what she said, Erica went off on her.


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