BBNaija’s Rico Swavey is dead

Big Brother Naija season three housemate Patrick Fakoya popularly known as Rico Swavey has died.

Co-housemate, Tobi Bakre confirmed his shocking demise on Thursday, days after the reality star suffered fatal injuries from a car accident.

We lost him. But thanks a lot guys.God knows best,” Bakre tweeted announcing Swavey’s death.

Following the fatal accident which occurred in the early hours of Tuesday morning, co-housemate Alex Unusual revealed that the artiste was in a “critical condition” and unconscious.

An appeal for financial aid spearheaded by Bakare was also promptly set up to keep Swavey on life support.

The 29-year-old reality star featured in the 2018 edition of top reality show Big Brother Naija alongside Bakre, Alex and Cee-C.

Prior to his tragic passing, he solidified his position as a performing artiste with a number of TV appearances.

Keep Resting Rico Swavey.

 

‘I struggled with depression and found comfort in food’ – BBNaija’s Uriel

Former Big Brother Naija housemate Uriel Oputa has revealed how she found solace in food during her battle with depression.

The reality TV star made this known via her Instagram page on Thursday, September 22, 2022.

“I was an emotional Eater I struggled with Depression (still dealing with it) and found Comfort in food. I didn’t understand what full was,” she wrote.

“I knew I felt uncomfortable but I didn’t care. When people ask me to help them the first thing I ask is: Are you Mentally Ready ?? It’s a tough battle, but you shall overcome.”

This is not the first time the reality TV star will be talking about her struggle with depression and weight loss.

In March, Uriel revealed how her former boyfriend body-shamed her while they dated.

“I remember my ex said my legs weren’t fine because I had a scar. He made me feel so bad. I lost confidence. Now my legs are being called beautiful,” she wrote. “This life ehn! When he is not for you, he is truly not for you. There will always be someone who is ready to massage those scars.”

The reality TV star is known for always preaching the body positivity gospel.

In 2021, the reality TV star slammed men who body shame their wives after giving birth.

“You are a complete ignoramus if you make your wife uncomfortable about her weight after she has given birth,” she wrote.

“Not every snap bk is natural if you can’t afford a lipo or a fitness trainer/personal chef pls kindly take a bk seat, let her work through this sensitive period.”

Born on January 24, 1988, in England, Uriel Ngozi Oputa is a Nigerian actress, music artist and reality TV star.

She was one of the contestants for the Big Brother Naija 2018 edition.

BBNaija 7: Fake housemate Modella has been evicted

Big Brother had viewers holding their breath during the week’s Sunday live show after host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu announced a possible eviction of at least one housemate.

The housemate turned out to be one of Biggie’s fake housemate Modella. Hours to the live show, other fake housemates Deji, Chizzy and Rachel were instructed to not come forward if an announcement of a “fake housemate” is made.

Modella joined the show with Deji a month ago as a fake housemate. While their roles were not explicitly stated, Modella failed Big Brother’s first task. Recall that the housemate was instructed to cause some chaos in the Beauty and Groovy ship, a task she found too herculean to undertake.

Away from her failed task, Modella’s stay on the show got exciting towards its end with her “situation-ship” with Bryann. Modella also earned herself a role in a Showmax Original for winning the streamer’s task.

Beauty disqualified from reality TV show

The former beauty queen was disqualified from the show on Sunday, August 7, 2022, after receiving the final strike from Biggie.

The gist – Beauty had on Saturday night, had an altercation with her love interest in the house, Groovy.

The argument lingered on for hours with the former beauty queen calling out Groovy over his friendship with one of the housemates, Chomzy.

As the situation got intense, she threw her wig and glasses at Groovy.

The disqualification – On Sunday afternoon, after reading the rules to the housemate, Big Brother disqualified Beauty for infringing one of the rules.

She had previously received a strike a few days earlier for a similar behavior.

Beauty joins the list of housemates who have been disqualified from the reality TV show.

The disqualified teammates – Fitness expert, Kemen was disqualified from the second season of the show in 2017. K Brule and Khloe were disqualified during the third season of the show.

In 2019, Tacha was disqualified from the show after an altercation with fellow housemate, Mercy Eke barely a week to the end of the show.

In 2020, Erica was disqualified from the show after a messy behavior and several infringements of the house rules.

BBNaija season 7 confirmed for double entry show premiere this July

Season 7 of the hit reality show will premiere on July 23-24, 2022, following last season’s double entry style.

The show’s organizers confirmed season seven’s launch at a recently held press junket in Lagos.

This year’s BBNaija edition will see a lucky Nigerian take home N100 million worth of prizes, the biggest in the show’s history.

Season seven will also spot some pre Covid elements including the return of the fan-favorite ‘Ninjas’ and a live studio audience. It’s set to be a winning season for BBNaija fans as the organizers confirmed a promo that would see 30 fans win N1 million each.

The new season will retain its voting style from last year as voting remains exclusive to the Big Brother Naija website, mobile site, and the My DStv and MyGOtv apps for active customers. The number of votes each subscriber will have will be determined by their subscription packages, with DStv Premium and GOtv SUPA subscribers receiving the most votes.

Headline sponsor for BBNaija season 7 is Pocket by Piggyvest and associate sponsor is Flutterwave.

BBNaija star Mike Edwards crowned 2-time Nigerian high jump champion

Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) star Mike Edwards has emerged as the Nigerian high jump champion once again.

The 32-year-old Edwards was crowned Nigerian high jump champion at the ongoing 2022 National trials.

Edwards made his mark at the National trials organized by the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, AFN. Edwards a former British high jump athlete was in action at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City, Edo State. Edwards, an African Champion Silver medalist, added another laurel to his list by successfully defending his National title at the trails.

He became the high jump champion after scaling a season best of 2.20m.

Edwards took to his official Instagram account to celebrate his latest achievement.

Along with a photo of the event, was a message that said, “TWO TIME NIGERIAN NATIONAL CHAMPION #AndStillJOB FINISHED. SB: 2.20m road back to Commonwealth Games.”

Edwards is expected to be part of Nigeria’s contingent to the 2022 Commonwealth Games, officially known as the XXII Commonwealth Games in Birmingham starting this July.

Edwards missed out of the 2018 edition in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, sanctioned by the International Amateur Athletic Federation and International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

BBNaija Reunion Teaser

The Reunion show will launch exclusively on DSTV and GOTV on June 2, 2022 with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu as host. Confirming the show’s premiere, Ebuka shared moments from the show featuring housemates in near fisticuffs. There is currently no talk of the Reunion heading to streaming via Showmax.

Meanwhile auditions for BBNaija season seven are ongoing and expected to wrap up on May 30.

Watch the teaser:

 

BBNaija ‘Shine Ya Eye’ season reunion to premiere this June

Fans are in for a thrill as this year’s reunion promises to be filled with all the juicy details and hidden secrets from the 2021 seasons. Housemates will get one final opportunity to share the same room with themselves and voice their thoughts on all the gossip from their time in Big Brother’s house.

The ‘Shine Ya Eye’ reunion will see all 26 housemates in attendance including: Angel, Peace, Jackie B, Tega, Arin, Maria, Liquorose, Beatrice, Princess, Saskay, Cross, JMK, and season winner Whitemoney. The show will see BBNaija host Ebuka Obi-Uchendu return as host.

The show will premiere on June 2, 2022 to DSTV and GoTV subscribers. It’s yet to be confirmed if it will hit streaming via Showmax.

News of the Reunion show follows last week’s auditions announcement for season 7. Interested participants are expected to upload a three-minute video to the Africa Magic website.

BBNaija Ifuennada says she stopped going to church after pastor put a price tag on his prayers

Former Big Brother Naija housemate Ifuennada has revealed why she stopped going to church.

According to the reality TV star, a preacher in one of the churches said that his ‘special blessing’ was only for people who can sow seeds of N50k and above.

“The churches I was attending at the time were trying to kill my faith in Christ. A lot of things they did were opposite to what the Bible says. Imagine a Preacher saying he has special blessing for the church but only for people who can sow special seeds of N50k and above,” she wrote. “What of people who gladly sow all even though it’s lesser than N50k and above. Did we pay for the Cross? Could we ever pay for it? Anyway, I chose Christ and left the Church.”

Ifuennada is one of the most vocal celebrities in town. She has never shied away from sharing her takes on social topics.

The actress was one of the housemates in the third season of the reality TV show.

The Olabisi Onabanjo University-trained computer scientist is an award-winning actress known for winning the AMAA award for Best Young and Promising Actor in the movie O-Town.

BBNaija’s Omashola shares 1st photo of his son

Former Big Brother Naija housemate Omashola has for the first time shared a photo of his newborn son.

The reality TV star took to his Instagram page on Friday, February 11, 2022, where he shared the photo and captioned it with a cute note.

“Watching my boy being birthed was a life-changing experience for me, I am godfather to so many kids and I’ve raised quite the number, but having one that I can call my own is a completely different kind of feeling. Little man will be exactly 31 days today. My son Eyitemi Daniel Oburoh,” he wrote.

Omashola and his fiancee welcomed their first child together in January.

The reality TV star only recently announced that they were expecting a baby.

Omashola proposed to his girlfriend on the eve of 2022 underwater.

According to him, the biggest highlight of 2021 for him was the proposal.

He later recounted how they met at an ATM gallery and knew they were meant for each other.

Omashola was one of the housemates from the fourth season of the reality TV show.

Maureen Esisi sends tongues wagging after sharing sensual video with BBNaija’s Cross

Nollywood actor Blossom Chukwujekwu’s ex-wife Maureen Esisi has sent tongues wagging after sharing a sensual video with former BBNaija housemate, Cross.

Everything about the video gives so many sexual vibes between the two celebrities.

From a shirtless Cross drinking from a glass while Esisi twerks in the background to the last scene of the video where she’s lifted and eventually carried to the bedroom by the reality TV star.

Lest we forget Muni Long’s ‘Hrs and Hrs’ song playing in the background.

Interestingly her caption for the video gave hints that it might all be about the upcoming Valentine’s Day celebration.

“We be TikToking for a Second @crossda_boss 😂🥰❤️ Who is your Valentine?🥰🥰🥰🥰,” she wrote.

Esisi was one of the few celebrities who publicly campaigned for Cross during his stay in Biggie’s house.

The news of Blossom and Esisi’s marriage collapse first broke the Internet in September 2019.

To date Blossom has remained silent as to why his once admired marriage crashed.

However, Maureen, on the other hand, gave some reasons why they are no longer together.

BBNaija’s Bam Bam and Teddy A are expecting 2nd child

Former Big Brother Naija housemates Bam Bam and Teddy A are expecting their second child together.

The celebrity couple made this known during an episode of their show ‘Uncut With BamTeddy.’

The reality TV star was spotted with her protruding stomach at the gym in the episode while she also made side jokes about the pregnancy.

Bam Bam and Teddy A welcomed their first child back in 2020.

Bam Bam and Teddy A became an item after their stint at the third season of Big Brother Naija. It didn’t come as a surprise when the couple decided to tie the knot in 2019.

They had a very beautiful wedding ceremony in Dubai which was attended by friends and family of the couple.

The couple’s outfit was designed by Toyin Lawani of Tiannah’s Place Empire while Bam Bam’s dresses were styled by Medlin Boss.

The event which held at the Jumeirah Creekside Hotel in Dubai was one of the reasons almost everyone vacated Lagos for us.

The wedding ceremony had quite a large number of celebrities in attendance.

BBNaija’s Omashola and fiancee are expecting a baby

Former Big Brother Naija housemate Omashola and his fiancee are expecting a baby.

The reality TV star took to his Instagram page on Thursday, January 20, 2022, where he shared an ultrasound video of his fiancee and her growing stomach.

“All these years I was thinking my pee pee don’t work, finally we got a very long leg start 🍾🎊💝,” he captioned the video.

Omashola proposed to his girlfriend on the eve of 2022 underwater.

According to him, the biggest highlight of 2021 for him was the proposal.

He later recounted how they met at an ATM gallery and knew they were meant for each other.

Omashola was one of the housemates from the fourth season of the reality TV show.

‘I’m a materialistic woman, show me the money’ – BBNaija’s Angel

Former Big Brother Naija housemate Angel has disclosed that she’s all about the material lifestyle.

The reality TV star made this known via her Twitter page on Sunday, December 12, 2021.

“I’m a really materialistic woman. I like fancy shit and I’m just not interested in having otherwise. WHERE DAH MONEY ATTTT?” she tweeted. “All dah designer purses and bling bling bling is what I want.”

Well, we guess your favorite reality TV star was staying true to herself when she got a Range Rover SUV just weeks after exiting the reality TV show.

Angel was one of the housemates from the sixth season of the reality TV show.

She was one of the last six housemates standing during the finale.

‘I didn’t know the app’s feature had changed, it was a mistake’ – BBNaija’s Cross speaks about nude video

Former Big Brother Naija housemate, Cross, has broken his silence over his recent nude video which he accidentally shared on Snapchat.

In an exclusive interview with TVC Entertainment, the reality TV star revealed that it was a simple mistake.

“It was a simple mistake it wasn’t a big deal, it was a mistake. Like I said earlier, I’m not really back with my phone so once in a while, I get to use it. So I didn’t know that Snapchat has changed a lot of its features,” he said.

“So it was a mistake, it was just a mistake of a thing. And before I knew it I quickly deleted it. It was a simple mistake. People should understand the type of person I am, first of all, I am a human being and me I wear my heart on my sleeves. So this whole entertainment, social media thing and lifestyle is still new to me.”

The reality TV star said he is still trying to get accustomed to the life of a celebrity which he isn’t used to.

“I’m trying to get the concept about ‘do this don’t do this’ its choking me, I just want to be me. I just want to live how I have always wanted to be,” he said.

The reality TV star said he is still trying to get accustomed to the life of a celebrity which he isn’t used to.

“I’m trying to get the concept about ‘do this don’t do this’ its choking me, I just want to be me. I just want to live how I have always wanted to be,” he said.

“I’m just a guy that just wants to have a good time and in the process make a lot of money to provide for his family. So it was just a simple mistake, so anybody that is saying anything out of it, Ndooo.”

Cross made the headlines of virtually every online media outlet on Wednesday, October

BBNaija’s Angel’s mum shades Maria over husband snatching allegations

Titi, mother of BBNaija’s Angel has dropped a shade post after Cubana Chief Priest accused Maria of snatching his sister’s husband.

The socialite had accused Maria of snatching his sister’s husband.

The reality TV star’s mum took to her Instagram Stories where she mimicked an unapologetic woman having a conversation with the wife of the man she’s having an affair with.

Titi’s post came hour after Cubana Chief Priest called out Maria for having an affair with his sister’s husband.

According to him, the reality TV star didn’t only have an affair with his in-law but also threatened his sister.

“She Stole My Sisters Husband As If That’s Not Enough She Is Sending Her Threats, That I Won’t Let It Slide, Kelvin I Dey Find Una Come That Dubai Nothing Must Happen To My Sister,” he wrote.

@mariachikebenjamin How On Earth Will You Threaten A Married Woman Who Has A Male N Female Offspring To Leave Her Husband For You Or Die, You Dey Show Person Husband Watch N Car To Pepper Her, Kelvin Am So Ashamed Of You, All Of Us Dey Street.”

Maria is yet to react to the allegations levelled against her.

BBNaija’s Angel’s mum shades Maria over husband snatching allegations

Titi, mother of BBNaija’s Angel has dropped a shade post after Cubana Chief Priest accused Maria of snatching his sister’s husband.

The socialite had accused Maria of snatching his sister’s husband.

The reality TV star’s mum took to her Instagram Stories where she mimicked an unapologetic woman having a conversation with the wife of the man she’s having an affair with.

Titi’s post came hour after Cubana Chief Priest called out Maria for having an affair with his sister’s husband.

According to him, the reality TV star didn’t only have an affair with his in-law but also threatened his sister.

“She Stole My Sisters Husband As If That’s Not Enough She Is Sending Her Threats, That I Won’t Let It Slide, Kelvin I Dey Find Una Come That Dubai Nothing Must Happen To My Sister,” he wrote.

@mariachikebenjamin How On Earth Will You Threaten A Married Woman Who Has A Male N Female Offspring To Leave Her Husband For You Or Die, You Dey Show Person Husband Watch N Car To Pepper Her, Kelvin Am So Ashamed Of You, All Of Us Dey Street.”

Maria is yet to react to the allegations levelled against her.

Liquorose plans to write books and re-open her salon

Big Brother Naija Shine Ya Eye first runner-up, Roseline Afije, better known as Liquorose says she is ready to bring some of the talents she was unable to display in the house to light.

The popular dancer in an interview on Wazobia FM on Friday, October 8, 2021, said she plans to make movies, write books and restart her beauty salon soon.

She said, “I have done some short films in the past; I have recorded some contents for my dance crew which have yet to be released, but most people only knew about my dancing career before I participated in the Big Brother Naija show.

“I applied to be on the show to unveil my talents because Big Brother Naija is a big platform where one could promote themselves. That was why I showcased some of my other talents which also helped me win so many games in the Big Brother House. I will soon bring to light the other talents that I was unable to display on the show since I’m now out of the house. I write poems and songs, so I’ll unleash my music talent — make movies, and write books. I’ll also restart my salon which I lost sometimes back.”

When asked if she learnt hairdressing from anyone, she said she learnt the skill at the age of six when she used to braid her grandmother’s hair.

“I didn’t learn hairdressing from anyone, I started practicing by braiding my grandmother’s hair when I was about six years old,” she said.

She added that the skill earned her some money when she started braiding her neighbors’ hair.

Liquorose, who braided hair for many housemates during the show, said she mastered the skill for survival.

Whitemoney promises to drop a single before the end of the year

The winner of Big Brother Naija ‘Shine Ya Eye’ Season 6, Hazel Onou better known as Whitemoney has promised to release a single before the end of the year.

He said the single will feature veteran Nigerian singer, Duncan Mighty.

The 29-year-old announced his readiness to go into full-time entertainment and business on a radio show recently.

He said, “I am focusing on doing businesses, and I want to do full-time entertainment too. I will drop a single before the end of the year, and it will feature Duncan Mighty. Although I have not reached out to him about it, however, I am using this medium to make my plans known.”

Speaking about his love life, Whitemoney said he has never has never had a girl friend or any serious relationship since 2015.

He added that it was now tougher to find true love since he won the N90m grand prize.

“My singleness is now worse since I got out of the house because every woman now tells me, ‘Oh Whitemoney, you know I’ve been there for you. So if there’s love in the market, I’ll buy it. I have been single since 2015, and I’ve never had a girlfriend or any serious relationship since then. My time on the Big Brother Naija show helped me learn how to talk to and know women more and better,” he said.

However, the reality TV star said he was flattered by the love Nigerians showered on him while on the show, saying it was my first time he saw them coming together for just one person’s success.

‘My last relationship was a disaster’ – BBNaija Mercy Eke

Mercy Eke the winner of the fourth season of popular reality TV show, Big Brother Naija, has revealed that her last relationship was a disaster. Mercy Eke the winner of the fourth season of popular reality TV show, Big Brother Naija, has revealed that her last relationship was a disaster. This came after her former boyfriend and reality TV star, IK granted an interview where he said that his relationship with Mercy Eke “wasn’t it” because many people had an opinion. “I’ve been in a couple of relationships but this one (with Mercy) wasn’t it; having a relationship where people have a million opinions just isn’t it,” he said.

Eke and Ike became an item after their time during the fourth season of Big Brother Naija.

By 2020, it became obvious that there were cracks in the highly publicized relationship.

By November of that year, Eke revealed that she was now married.

She also advised fans to stop asking her about her ex-boyfriend.