Ilebaye Odiniya from BBNaija: biography, age, state of origin & more

Ilebaye Odiniya from BBNaija: biography, age, state of origin & more

Ilebaye Odiniya is a Nigerian criminologist, reality TV star, entrepreneur, and fashion model. Many in West Africa know her as Ilebaye from BBN. She shot into the spotlight in 2022 after appearing in Big Brother Naija "Level Up" Season 7.

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Ilebaye from BBNaija wearing off-shoulder tops. Photo: @ilebayeodiniya (modified by author)
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Ilebaye was the fourth housemate to be unveiled among the 24 contestants of the seventh season of BBNaija. Her fun personality enabled her to build a massive fanbase from viewers. Many rooted for her to win the N100 million grand prize in 2022, but the prize went to model Phyna. Ilebaye returned for the Big Brother Naija "All Stars" Season 8 in 2023 and made it to the top six finalists with Cross, Adekunle, Mercy Eke, Pere and Ceec.

Profile summary

Full nameIlebaye Precious Odiniya
Famous asIlebaye
Year of birth2001
Age22 years old (as of 2024)
Place of birthKogi State, Nigeria
Current residenceLagos, Nigeria
FatherHon. Emmanuel Godson Odiniya
MotherMrs. Odiniya
Hair colorBlack
Eye colorDark brown
Height5 feet 6 inches
Marital statusSingle
ProfessionCriminologist, entrepreneur, model, reality TV star
Alma materSalem University, Lokoja
QualificationDegree in Criminology and Security Studies
Net worthN6 million
Sources of incomeBBNaija and clothing business
X (Twitter)@IlebayeOfficial

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Who is Ilebaye from BBNaija?

Ilebaye's real name is Ilebaye Precious Odiniya. She is a Nigerian criminologist, reality TV personality, fashion model, and entrepreneur.

How old is Ilebaye from BBN?

Ilebaye Odiniya 22 years old as of 2024. The Nigerian reality TV star was born in 2001.

Who are Ilebaye Odiniya's parents?

She is the daughter of Hon. Emmanuel Godson Odiniya and Mrs. Odiniya. Ilebaye's father is an Abuja-based politician and a former Physical Health Education (PHE) teacher at Government Secondary School Alloma Ofu in Kogi State, Nigeria.

Where is Ilebaye from?

Ilebaye from BBN Season 7 hails from Kogi State, Nigeria. She was born and raised in Okpo, Olamaboro Local Government Area in Kogi State.

Which tribe is Ilebaye?

The BBNaija contestant is a descendant of the Igala tribe in Kogi State.

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Ilebaye from BBNaija wearing black and purple attires. Photo: @ilebayeodiniya (modified by author)
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Why does Ilebaye have a Ghanaian accent?

She got the accent from her secondary school English teacher, who was Ghanaian.

What is Ilebaye's nationality?

Ilebaye from BBN is a Nigerian of African ethnicity.

Which university did Ilebaye attend?

After completing her SSCE, Ilebaye earned a Criminology and Security Studies degree from Salem University in Lokoja.

Why is Ilebaye from BBN famous?

She is famous for being a BBNaija contestant in the 7th and 8th seasons of the Big Brother Naija reality show, which airs on DSTV, GOtv, and Showmax.

Ilebaye became a star in 2022 after participating in Big Brother Naija Season 7 (Level Up). The "Gen Z baddie" was a vibe throughout the season. She also had the same energy in the BBNaija "All Stars" Season 8.

Who is the Head of House in BBN currently?‌

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Odiniya won the Week 9 Head of House title of Big Brother Naija Season 8: All Stars in 2024. She beat Angel to win the arena games challenge and qualify for the finale (Week 10).

Ilebaye is now competing for the N120 million grand prize with Cross, Adekunle, Mercy Eke, Pere, and Ceec. Besides being a reality TV actress on Big Brother Naija, Ilebaye is the CEO of her Nigeria-based fashion line, the OI Clothing store.

What is Ilebaye's net worth?

The reality TV actress is allegedly worth around N6 million. Her money comes from her clothing business and participating in the Big Brother Naija show.

Where does Ilebaye currently reside?

She resides in Lagos, Nigeria.

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Ilebaye from BBNaija wearing braids and a wig. Photo: @ilebayeodiniya (modified by author)
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Who is BBN's Ilebaye boyfriend?

Actress Ilebaye Odiniya is not dating anyone and does not have a spouse. However, she has been in at least one relationship in the past.

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Is Ilebaye Odiniya a Muslim or Christian?

The BBNaija star grew up in a Christian home and continues to associate herself with this religion.

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Facts about Ilebaye from BBNaija

  • Ilebaye won the Finest Girl Democracy Nigeria 2021 (FGDN) Beauty pageant.
  • She loves swimming, partying, bowling, and shopping.
  • Odiniya is outspoken and a go-getter.
  • She promised to never sleep with any of her housemates in Biggies' house.
  • Ilebaye has several tattoos, one being on her chest.

Ilebaye from BBN was among the most famous contestants from seasons 7 and 8 of the show. Her popularity has grown tremendously since she joined the seventh season of the reality show. Because of this, the actress has hundreds of thousands of followers on most of her social media platforms.

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