Boma Akpore (born 23 January 1987) is a Nigerian model, producer, reality TV star, and one of the most interesting housemates in BBNaija season 6.
Since joining the Big Brother house, Boma’s popularity has continued to increase. Aside from being a model, he is also an actor, mixologist, producer, and former footballer. Boma had a tough childhood but it wasn’t enough to weigh him down and discourage him from achieving his dreams. Below are 10 revealing facts that will help you know the BBNaija season 6 housemate better.
10 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Boma Akpore
1. The 36 Year Old BBNaija Star Hails From Delta State, Nigeria
The BBNaija housemate was born Boma Akpore on May 4, 1987. He is a native of Delta State but he spent his early years in Yaba, Lagos State. Nothing much is known about his childhood, except that he was raised by his mother and grandmother. Boma hasn’t shared many details about his mother or grandmother, and it is hard to tell how many siblings he has. He hasn’t mentioned anything about his father either, and we don’t know if his father is still alive or has passed away. The much we know is that he had a tough childhood and his family struggled to make ends meet.
2. He Dropped Out of The University of Lagos
During his younger days, Boma Akpore attended the University of Lagos. As he recounted to BBNaija organizers, he failed to complete his tertiary education because of financial difficulties. While growing up, Boma disclosed that things were very tough for his family, such that he had to sponsor his education through to the university level. Although he didn’t mention other schools he attended, Boma attended the University of Lagos. However, during his final year, he dropped out of the university because he couldn’t pay his fees. Akpore narrated that it was the most difficult stage in his life, and dropping out was the toughest decision he has ever taken in his life.
3. Boma Akpore Worked as a Model Before BBNaija
Boma is a fitness enthusiast. He started working out in his teenage years, and today, he has achieved a physique many men could only wish for. His well-structured body and handsome looks have helped him soar high in his modeling career. According to him, he started modeling at the age of 16 in 2003, and his first modeling gig was for a top Nigerian telecommunications brand. He was recommended for the job by his friend’s elder brother, Ola Olowu.
The following year, in 2004, his modeling career took a positive turn as he featured in the Nigerian Fashion Week, where he showcased his potentials to a wider audience, with different styles from top Nigerian designers. He was the youngest model on the show at the time.
Thereafter, his career took off in full swing as he got the attention of other international modeling agencies that saw him traveling to countries like Paris, New York, Scotland, Texas, and much more. He has worked for notable brands such as Hermes, Ralph Lauren, Christian Dior, Valentino, JD7 Couture, Emmy Collins, etc. In Nigeria, Boma has modeled for Nokia, Guinness, Heineken, MTN, and Glo, to mention a few. A trip to his Instagram page would reveal many pictures of the BBnaija housemate as he flaunts his finely chiseled body and masculine physique.
4. He Pursued a Career as a Professional Footballer in 2011
While his modeling career was moving in the upward direction, BBNaija Boma branched out to football. He began his football career in 2011 while in New York. According to Boma, he played for the New York Irish Rovers and helped them win the Long Island League Division Cup in 2012. His outstanding performance got the attention of clubs in other countries, including Belgium. Moving to Belgium in 2013, Boma sustained an injury that ultimately ended his playing career. He also had issues securing a work permit, which contributed to his quitting football to focus on his modeling career.
5. Boma Has Appeared in Both Hollywood and Nollywood Films
After his spell in Belgium, Boma Akpore returned to New York where he continued to try out different things, such as acting. As a result, he enrolled at the New York Academy to hone his acting skills. While there, he got the opportunity to appear in many Hollywood movies and TV shows. Although he has not landed his biggest movie role yet, the BBnaija housemate is not doing badly in his acting career. Even in Nigeria, he has starred alongside popular Nollywood stars such as Sophia Alakija, Adunmi Ade, Bimbo Ademoye, Rachel Oniga, etc., playing the role of Prince Adeyemi in the 2018 Nigerian epic drama Orunsewa which was produced and directed by Desmond Elliot. In 2020, he founded a production company known as Bonzy Blues Global Partner, which focuses on media production.
List Of Boma Akpore’s Movies and TV Shows
- Luke Cage (2018)
- Ray Donovan Season 6 (2018)
- Law & Order Season 20, Episode 22 (2019)
- Blacklist Season 6 Episode 16 “Lady Luck” (2019)
- Protector of the Gods (still under production)
6. He was Among the First Housemates to Enter the Big Brother House in 2021 Edition
During the 2021 edition of the Big Brother Naija reality TV show, Boma Akpore was the first housemate to enter Biggie’s house. Ebuka Obi-Uchendu introduced him as a BBNaija contestant on the 24th of July 2021. On entering the BBN house, Boma disclosed that his strategy for winning the show would be taking things slowly one after the other. Although he was already popular before joining the reality TV competition, Boma’s popularity skyrocketed since he joined Big Brother Naija. Through his maturity, calm, and calculative attitude, the actor has gradually become one of the most beloved contestants. His fan base has continued to enlarge and with such a pace, he will go far in the competition.
7. The BBNaija Housemate is a Divorcee
When it comes to his love life, Boma classifies himself as a divorcee. Nevertheless, he has not let fans into the details of his love life. As a result, there is no information in the public domain regarding his wife, how and when they met, when they got married, and what went wrong in their marriage. Also, the BBNaija housemate revealed that he broke up with his girlfriend before his appearance on the show. According to Boma, they broke up because he wasn’t giving her much attention. Akpore is currently single and is ready to mingle if he finds the right woman.
8. He Has a Large Social Media Following
Boma Akpore has been getting massive attention since he entered the BBNaija house. His fanbase has continued to increase, and so far, he has over 302 thousand followers on his verified Instagram account @bomaakpore. He also has several thousand on his Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms. His appearance on BBNaija will undoubtedly increase his fanbase in no time.
9. Boma Akpore Has A Net Worth of $35,000
Despite having a tough childhood and dropping out of the university at some point, Boma didn’t allow that to weigh him down. Today, he has become incredibly successful and has carved a niche for himself as a model, actor, and TV personality. So far, BBNaija Boma has accumulated a net worth estimated at $35,000. If he wins the BBNaija show, that will equally serve as a boost to his net worth.
10. He Has Won a Few Awards
From his modeling career that has lasted over a decade, BBnaija Boma has hit several milestones for himself. All his exploits both on and off the runway have seen him earn a few accolades, and given his current pace, there is no denying he will earn more in the future. Some of the awards the BBnaija star has won include the following:
- 2005: Best Fashion Model of the Year at the Catwalk Model Awards
- 2009: Best Nigerian Runway Model Award at the Nigerian Model Achievers Award.