20 housemates, 71 days, 85 million naira! Big brother Naija season 5! The motherlode! There’s no doubt that Big Brother Naija has become a sure-fire way to become a celebrity. All you have to do is be smart, play the game, win people’s hearts, add a little bit of controversy to your dealings, and be endowed. Lol. Endowment could be in the form of assets, body parts, or brains. If you’ll take my advice, have really good looks, we may forgive your clueless and backstabbing ways. Hahaha.
Enough of the theatrics…
One thing we can all agree on about this season’s housemates is that the boys are hot! Hawt! My gosh. The guys are dripping testosterone, oozing sexuality, and throwing around some masculinity. Well, some of them that is. We were shocked by some and some people did wonder how some of the guys got into the house, hehe. To each his own, right? The ladies, not so much good looking options there, but according to Beyonce, a select few are bootylicious. And in the words of the Koko master himself, some are well endowed. Our lips are sealed!
This season is gradually picking up in excitement, theatrics and drama. Yep. And the weatherman forecasts more drama is ahead, tighten your seat belts people! The last season was explosive. Lawd! “Pepper dem” house was tough and some well-deserving housemates became celebrities, they deserved it right? Especially Mercy Lambo. And like she said, “I just wanna relaiss and be taken kairof”. Jokes apart, Mercy Lambo blew our minds and we are expecting more from this season’s housemates.
The housemates have their peculiarities, and so we will be analyzing and taking apart and putting together their in-house personas. And maybe forecast who’s likely to make it to the top 5 and who’s not. And there definitely will be name-calling and ass dragging. Just kidding!
Ezekiel “Brighto” Osemudiame
This 29-year-old sailor cum evangelist shocked us. Why? He’s an evangelist. One wouldn’t expect a clergyman to be on a reality tv show like BBN. But then, variety is the spice of life, isn’t it? Brighto seems to be quiet and taking in all the drama. He isn’t saying much, that’s for sure. One cannot help but wonder, who’s voting for him?
“I’m so endowed!” No, she didn’t say that. Yes, Dorathy Bachor is endowed, immensely. The 24-year-old trended on twitter as soon as she walked into the house, jiggling and bouncing! Lol. She seems to be taking it all in stride and is the sweetheart of many males watching the show. Needless to say, Dorathy is going to be in the house for a long time. Just keep the cameras focused on the boobies, please!
He’s a fitness enthusiast, student, and bodybuilder. He’s 24. And the public has sworn a vendetta against him because he has found love. Too quickly, most people say. His love interest is Lilo and they are apparently glued at the hips. Eric is liked, but will he be in the house for a while, and what if his “relationship” hits the rocks? It’s BBN, anything could happen.
Ngozi “Erica” Nlewedim
She auditioned, she entered, and she’s queening. Erica is slaying fans left and right and amassing votes. The 26-year-old actress is definitely at the top of everyone’s top 5 list, and she’s definitely not taking crap from anybody. She’s obviously having fun, but she is doing it “with brain”.
Kate “Ka3na” Jones
She’s there. Ok, maybe that was rude, but Ka3na isn’t giving off any ‘take me seriously’ vibes. Yeah, she’s bossy. It doesn’t really matter. She’s an entrepreneur from Rivers state and is on the other side of 25. And it looks like she will be leaving the house soon. Our fingers are crossed, in solidarity, of course.
Aisha “Kaisha” Umaru
Adding the K to her first name was really inventive, yes. But is Kaisha inventive enough to stay in the house? She is the first Hausa housemate in the history of BBN, the girl is from Sokoto state. She is not polite, that’s for sure. And it looks like she likes it that way. Oh, she’s 25, old enough to know stuff about stuff, right? Hmmmmm. Are you thinking what I am thinking?
Terseer “Kiddwaya” Waya
The arrogant, confident, billionaire’s son. And he’s got the looks too. Kiddwaya is going to be in the house for a long time. Why? He’s the quintessential playboy and everyone wants to see the end result of the triangle that is building between himself, Erica, and Wathoni. If someone doesn’t get evicted first. Kiddwaya is a hustler, he’s 27 and self-employed, hehe hehe.
Olamilekan “Laycon” Agbeleshe
The underdog! Someone said, and rightly said too, that Laycon is Wole Soyinka in Naira Marley’s body. And it is true. Laycon wasn’t an instant fan favorite, primarily because of his looks, but he left people in instant awe of him as soon as he spoke. His Instagram account was verified not long after. Needless to say, Laycon is going to do great stuff, and make it to the top 5.
Boluwatife “Lilo” Aderogba
So, Lilo seems cool, but she is not on most people’s favorite lists because she appears to be in a serious relationship with Eric. The 23-year-old dietitian and entrepreneur bonded with Eric from day one and has never left his side since. Makes us wonder about a lot of things, it does.
Queen-mother, cook, bossy, rude, beyond understanding, all of these are a few adjectives to describe the person that is Lucy. She’s the oldest female housemate at 30, and lords it over everybody. She’s been called a low-key witch in some circles, our lips are sealed. Lucy may surprise us, in a good way or in a bad way. Whichever way you see it.
Rebecca “Nengi” Hampson
Nengi got memes as soon as she turned her back in the direction of the public. She reminds us of a B3. Big Booty Becky. The former model and MBGN contestant, at 22 is well aware of what she’s carrying behind her, and she’s turning heads with it. She’s currently on Operation Make All The Guys Like Me. Is this really necessary, though? She does have a solid admirer though. Makes us wonder.
Emuobonuvie “Neo” Akpofure
One thing you should know, Neo doesn’t give a damn. I think it is fitting, considering he named himself after the main character of the Matrix movie series. Neo drives with Uber, he’s 26 years old and seems to have the hots for Vee. Yup. We have seen them kiss. He looks cool, but he isn’t exuding the top 5 essence, yet.
Ozoemena “Ozo” Chukwu
Ozo had ladies tripping over themselves and stalking his social media accounts for his pictures on premiere night. And he’s a catch too. He’s 27, a consultant and an entrepreneur, but he has eyes only for Nengi. He is also really close to Dorathy, but shouldn’t we say, was really close to Dorathy? Hehehehe. Needless to say, Ozo is going to be involved in some prime time drama very soon.
He’s engaged! So, his in house persona is the cool, funny, very nice guy that is everybody’s friend. In real life, Praise is a really good dancer. And he’s always smiling. Did you know he’s Latin ballroom certified? So, if he does open a dance studio after the show, make sure to register, hehe!
Nelson “Prince” Enwerem
Prince is displaying all the reasons why he’s a catch. He cooks, he braids hair well, he is everyone’s friend, he’s intelligent. Long story short, he’s an organized, put-together person. And he’s just 24. He looks very capable and in a fan’s words “he’s the perfect man crush”.
Tochukwu “Tochi” Okechukwu
Tochi is quiet. He does interact with the rest of the housemates, but at his own pace. In real life, he’s a real estate agent and rapper. You could say he is who he is.
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Tolani “Tolanibaj” Shobajo
This 27-year-old media personality promised the Big Brother Naija enthusiasts forum gbas gbos. And she’s slowly starting to deliver. She never seems to stop frowning though. Does anyone know why? Anyway, we wish her all the best.
Timmy “Trikytee” Sinclair
He is in the cool guy clique. He relates well with everybody but is especially friendly with Nengi and Wathoni. Maybe it’s his age, 35, and occupation as a creative artist and storyteller that makes him such an agreeable fellow.
Victoria “Vee” Adeyele
The Londoner came home to pursue music, but it looks like something else has caught her eye. Vee is blunt but nice and is in a budding relationship with Neo.
Florence Wathoni Anyansi
She likes Kiddwaya, but we wish her luck in getting him away from Erica. Hahaha. Wathoni is a fashion entrepreneur in real life and a single parent too. She’s also a parenting blogger, ahem. However, her in house persona screams “look away from me, I’m boring”. But knowing not to judge a book by its cover, it could as well be a strategy. We are keeping our fingers crossed.
So, there you have it! Big Brother Naija, season 5: Lockdown! Housemates! Who are your favorites? Whom do you think will make it to the top 5? And who will be the first to go home? Let us know in the comment section.