The Big Brother Nigeria reality show has now been known as one of the surest ways to become a celebrity in the country.
Many times, the youngsters who participate in the show rise from oblivion to becoming some of the most influential group of Nigerian celebrities in the country.
These reality stars’ influence is often measured by the level of their fanbase as well as followers on social media. It does not escape our attention that some of these followers could be their haters but there is a common saying that haters are fans in disguise.
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While the BBNaija show is a blessing to some, it is also a sort of curse to others, especially those who struggle to get their footing as celebrities and eventually fade and become forgotten by Nigerians.
Well, Legit.ng has decided to shine its spotlight on some BBNaija celebrities who have still maintained their relevance and are still influential as stars. This is excluding the popular show host, Ebuka, who was once a participant himself. His level of influence seems to be on a league of its own.
1. Ozoemena Joseph Chukwu:
This young man participated on the 2020 Lockdown edition of BBNaija and he never hid his love for football. After the show, he also toed the line of his passion and later made his debut on Super Sport. Since participating in BBNaija, Ozo has gathered 1.3 million followers on Instagram.
2. Abisola Aiyeola:
This talented singer and actress participated in the 2017 See Gobe edition and it shot her straight to the limelight. Bisola was no stranger to being in the spotlight as she had previously participated in another reality show, Project Fame. She now has 3 million followers on Instagram.
3. Tacha Akide:
This young lady got millions of people all over the world talking during her time as a BBNaija Pepper Dem housemate. Despite not emerging the winner of the show, her influence was heavily felt. Her fans known as the Titans made sure to strongly stand by her. She now has 1.5 million Instagram followers.
BBNaija 2020 Lockdown star, Laycon, is no doubt the epitome of a grass to grace story. The young man won the hearts of many Africans with his talent as a rapper and they all stood by him in more ways than he could have imagined. He now has 2.9 million Instagram followers.
5. Mercy Eke:
BBNaija 2019 Pepper Dem winner who is also popularly called Lamborghini Mercy is one reality star who was also greatly loved by Nigerians during her time on the show. Her fans known as the Mercenaries went above and beyond to show their love and support for her. She is currently the face of a number of brands and she has 2.4 million followers on Instagram.
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Owolawi Taiwo is an entertainment and lifestyle journalist at Legit.ng with over two years working experience in the media industry. She has a degree in English and International Studies from Osun State University, Osogbo.
When she is not reporting on celebrity lifestyle, you will find her listening to music, reading, learning new recipes.