The Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) show has no doubt turned some Nigerians into celebrities that loved by many people. However, not all of them earned this stardom by staying out of trouble.
Considered the most criticized reality show in Nigeria, the BBNaija show remains one of the most loved and coveted shows on the Nigerian entertainment scene.
The platform which is currently in its fifth season has shot several people into the limelight. Although the BBnaija house has its rules and regulations, there are certain housemates whose record for breaking rules only seemed/seem to endear them to many fans.
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Although not all earned their fame from breaking rules, their stay in the house was shrouded with so much controversy, people still talk about it years after.
Below are 7 BBNaija stars who caused quite a buzz on social media:
1, Thin Tall Tony
Real name Offiong Edet Anthony, the ex-housemate was certainly one reality star who received a lot of side-eyes during his time in the 2017 BBNaija house, See Gobe edition.
The popular dancer turned actor, got into the house a married man. However, it kept this a secret and remained mum about it even when fellow housemate, Bisola, took a liking to him.
There were rumours that the two even got intimate during their time in the house without Thin Tall Tony telling her the truth. This no doubt contributed in his eviction from the show.
Now a mum to a beautiful baby girl, Tokunbo Idowu was yet another, if not the most controversial housemate from the 2017 edition of the show.
She was known for getting into one drama or the other with almost every housemate. Although she made it to the finals, Tboss did not emerge as winner but earned herself the love of many BBNaija fans.
Cynthia Nwadiora is definitely one housemate the BBNaija organizers won't forget in a hurry. From her tumultuous relationship with fellow housemate, Tobi, to her constant arguments and what was perceived as her pompous nature, Cee-Cee was indeed a force to reckon with in the 2018 edition of the show.
Not only did she get into verbal fights in the house, but she also had that one physical incident which had Lolu's balls paying the price.
Despite all of this and coming up as the first runnerup, Cee-Cee is arguably one of the most successful housemates from the Double Wahala edition of the show.
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4, Nina Ivy
Still in 2018, Nina was yet another housemate that left a lot of people buzzing on social media. Also now a mum and wife, Nina Chinonso Onyenobi's stay in the house was shrouded in controversy.
Nina who made it known she had a boyfriend before the show, got entangled with Miracle so much that she was willing to risk it all for the housemate who later became winner of the show.
Although she lost her relationship with then-boyfriend, Collins, Nina, even after the show, was interested in pursuing things with Miracle.
It, however, came as no surprise to many people when that relationship also hit the rocks.
5, Mercy Eke
Fondly called Lambo, Mercy Eke brought a whole new meaning to 'pepper dem' which was the name of the 2019 edition of the reality show.
Mercy who emerged winner, was involved in a steamy romance with Ike, but also got into heated fights with the housemates.
Her infamous fight with Tacha which saw the housemate disqualified from the show, earned her a strike (not her first) and many people are of the opinion that that was a defining moment for the reality star.
Natacha Akide is the perfect example of a phoenix who rose above it all to become very successful today.
Tacha came into the 2019 edition of the show with a bang and she brought enough heat. Not only did she get into verbal fights with almost all the housemate, her final fight with Mercy which saw her going physical, got her disqualified from the show.
One would think that was the end, right? Well, not for Tacha. Her titans made sure to support their queen through every hustle and multi-million naira endorsement.
The 2020 Lockdown edition is ongoing but Tacha still tops the trends on Twitter.
The 2020 Lockdown edition is currently what is keeping fans of the show entertained and one of the major reasons for this is Erica Ngozi Nlewedim.
The ever-smiling housemate has continued to receive both love and criticisms in almost equal but grand proportions.
From choosing billionaire's son, Kiddwaya over Laycon to her intimate sessions with the Benue-born British lad, Erica has stirred up enough controversies to last her a lifetime.
Many people believe she might end up winning the show but all of that is left for her fans and time to decide.
Still on BBNaija gist, the show which is currently in its 5th season is also responsible for the success of a few celebrity mothers.
From the likes of multi-talented star, Bisola, all the way down to the show's current housemates, Ka3na and Wathoni, these women have shown admirable courage and determination to make the very best out of life.
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