Maria (Full Name: Maria Chike Agueze) is a Nigerian realtor based in Dubai. formerly an air hostess, she is best known as one of the housemates of the 2021 edition of the Big Brother Naija reality TV show, titled Shine Ya Eye.
Maria describes herself as a hard worker and go-getter. She spent many years of her life in the United Kingdom but chose to identify as half Nigerian due to her heritage. Through her previous line of work as an air hostess, Maria has traveled to all the world’s continents, excluding Antarctica. The BBnaija housemate is loving, social, and out for more adventure.
Intriguing Facts To Know About Maria BBnaija
In July 2021, Maria was introduced as one of the housemates of the 2021 (season 6) edition of the Big Brother Naija reality TV show, titled Shine Ya Eye. She was the last housemate to enter the BBnaija house on the second day of the reality TV show alongside other female housemates.
Here are ten interesting facts about the Big Brother Naija housemate.
1. Maria is Bi-Racial
BBnaija Maria is a hybrid of two cultures and continents. Her father is an Igbo Nigerian man while her mother is a white woman. For this reason, she is well-traveled and has experience as both a Nigerian and as a white woman. She enjoys double privileges as a Nigerian citizen and a UK citizen. Her father is from Imo State; therefore, she is from Imo State, Nigeria. From her behavior and mannerisms, one would think that Maria has lived in Nigeria for a long time; whereas, she spent a chunk of her life abroad.
2. She Was Born in 1992
The Big Brother Naija housemate was born in 1992. However, the details about her day and month of birth and place of birth are unknown. There is also controversy about her age. Maria’s former secondary school classmates in Nigeria argue that her age is higher than what she makes the public believe. These are still rumors because there is no evidence to back up their claims.
More so, BBnaija Maria is from a financially stable family. She was born into the family of Mr. Benjamin Agueze of Imo State, Nigeria. Her mother’s identity is unknown to the public. All that is available about her mother is that she is a white woman. Maria might have other siblings; nevertheless, there is no information about them in the public space.
3. BBnaija Maria is an Alumnus of the University of Salford, United Kingdom
Great importance is placed on the education of children. For Maria, she is privileged to get a quality education in the United Kingdom. The realtor had her early education in Nigeria and continued with high school and university education in the United Kingdom. For her high school education, she attended Trinity High School, MANCAT College, United Kingdom, where she got her high school certificate. She also read HNC Performing Arts at City College, Manchester. Further, Maria obtained her bachelor’s degree in Communication from the University of Salford, United Kingdom.
4. Before BBnaija, Maria Worked in a Lot of Positions Abroad
The young and vibrant housemate, after completing her studies, has explored her opportunities working in different roles and positions in the United Kingdom. She has also switched career paths several times. From 2006 to date, Maria worked in the following places and positions.
- In 2006, she worked as the Front of the House Representative at Grosvenor Casinos. She quit the job in 2011.
- In 2012, the BBnaija housemate worked as an Administrative Assistant at Goderough College in the United Kingdom.
- She also worked as a Human Resource Assistant at KBC Financial Services Inc.
- Further in her career, Maria worked as a Personal Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte in the United Kingdom.
- The BBnaija housemate has worked as an Air Hostess at Emirates Airlines.
- Later on, she quit her job as an air hostess and became a realtor in Dubai. This is the position she is holding to date.
5. She is Adventurous in Nature
As an air hostess, Maria has traveled to all the continents of the world, except Antarctica. She loves traveling and adventures. She has traveled to many countries, seen different kinds of people, and witnessed their different cultures. Traveling has exposed the BBnaija housemate to many things about people and made her mingle with people from different walks of life. Her love for adventures led her into entering the Big Brother Naija TV reality show.
6. The Big Brother Naija Star Likes To Mind Her Business
In an interview with BBnaija, Maria reveals that she’s a quiet type. She said that she would always mind her business, especially when there is a fight in the house. Others may try to play peacemakers, but she is not one of them. While describing herself, the BBNaijia season 6 housemate said she doesn’t involve herself in matters that are of little or no importance to her.
7. Maria is Currently Single
The air hostess turned realtor is single and ready to mingle. There is no record of her relationship with anyone outside the Big Brother house. Judging from her life experience before the BBnaija house, she has been meeting people by virtue of her job. She may have had series of serious and unserious relationships but none has been revealed to the public yet.
8. She Has a Loving Attitude
The Big Brother housemate describes herself as a symbol of love in human form. She said that she is loving and will spice up the house by making all the boys in the Big Brother Naija season 6 fall in love with her. However, her loving and gentle attitude can become stern sour if she is taken for granted. She is social and relates to all, but if she is misunderstood, her attitude towards you changes. She revealed in an interview that if she gets overly jealous in a relationship, then it’s time to take her to leave.
9. BBnaija Maria Loves to Form Cliques
Cliques are made up of people of the same character who come together because they have something in common. It may be people with the same goal who decide to work together. In her interview on her entrance into the Big Brother Naija reality TV show, she reveals that she looks forward to forming cliques in the house. Because of her bubbling and loving nature, she is surely going to achieve this.
10. The BBnaija Housemate Does not Get Along With Crazy People
There is a lot of craziness in the world today. People showcase their knowledge about things to scorn others. Some parade themselves as knowing too much (Over Sabi people). These are the group of people BBnaija Maria revealed that she could not get along with. They complicate life the more and create problems where there are none. The realtor hates these people because it opposes her loving character.