Emmanuel BBNaija, whose real name is Emmanuel Umoh, is one of the eleven guys that were ushered into the Big Brother Naija season six TV show. His journey in the reality TV show started on the 24th of July 2021, alongside other housemates, male and female. Before he went on the show, Emmanuel was already doing well for himself. Although he was not as popular as he is now, he was known by many people, especially those who have an interest in pageantry. Aside from pageantry, there is more to the Big Brother Naija star. Read on to learn more facts about him.
Interesting Facts About Emmanuel BBNaija
1. Emmanuel Umoh is From Akwa Ibom State
The Big Brother housemate is from the South-South region of the country. He is particularly from Abiakowo Ebughu in the Mbo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. Like other southern states, Akwa Ibom is known to have many oil companies because of the many oil wells located in this region. The entertainer is very proud of his heritage and does not hesitate to represent Akwa Ibom State when there is a need to do so anywhere, including the Big Brother house.
2. Though Accomplished, He is Still Very Young
The multi-talented young man was born on 21st May 1997 in Uyo, the capital city of Akwa Ibom State. He was named after his father, Mr. Emmanuel Umoh Sr., and he grew up in Uyo with his parents and siblings. Although there is not much information about his family members, he is said to have other brothers and sisters.
3. He has a Sound Educational Background
Emmanuel started his educational journey at Monef Kiddies School. He went on to attend Christ the King, Bright Future College, and Federal Government College, Ikot Ekpene, where he completed his secondary school education and obtained his SSCE result. For his tertiary education, he relocated to Port Harcourt and attended the University of Port Harcourt, where he graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering.
4. The “Shine Ya Eye” Housemate has an Interesting Career Choice
Apart from civil engineering, Emmanuel is also a model and prefers this part of his career. He started modeling at a young age while studying civil engineering at the University of Port Harcourt. He did well in his career, and he has won some awards so far. His personality as a model made him popular even before the TV show. However, he became more famous when he got on the show.
5. Emmanuel BBNaija has Won Several Awards as a Model
Since charity begins at home, the Nigerian Model started making wins in modeling from his school. Emmanuel BBNaija won the Face of NICE (UNIPORT) in 2018. Later in 2019, Emmanuel won the Mister Africa International competition. He has made history as the first Nigerian to win this competition since it started in 2011. In the same year, he won Mr. Ideal Nigeria. He was only twenty-two years old at the time and was in his final year at the university.
6. His Love for the Gym Has Undeniably Contributed to His Success as a Model
One of the major necessities of being a successful male model is having a stunning physique. As a bodybuilder and fitness enthusiast, Emmanuel Umoh has built and maintained one of the most admirable muscular physiques among models. He works very often and has a well-ripped body to show for it. He proudly flaunts his ‘six pack abs’ on his page on Instagram, allowing his fans to gawk at his pictures. Also, his seemingly flawless body build, together with his estimated 6 feet 3 inches height, has won him many fans, especially the female ones, since he got into the Big Brother house.
7. Among Other Things, Emmanuel is an Entrepreneur
The successful TV star and model also has a personal business that adds to his earnings and accomplishments. He is the CEO of Bodylab and Bodylab wears. His company provides coaching, professional gym tips, motivation, change, and inspirational gym stories. It is basically all about helping people through their fitness journey. He also owns a unisex salon and spa, and his establishments are in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. In summary, Emmanuel is a civil engineer, international model, and entrepreneur.
8. The Model Loves to Meet New People, But He Hates People that Backbite
Emmanuel BBNaija describes himself as a risk-taker who loves to travel, connect with people, and try new and interesting ideas. He also refers to himself as a “sucker for love” and believes that having a healthy relationship can positively affect a person’s life. On the other hand, he hates liars and people who live fake lives. He also dislikes people who speak ill of other people.
9. Is the good-looking public figure single or taken?
Although he has not publicly referred to anyone as his girlfriend, there are speculations that he is in a relationship but prefers to keep it off social media. There are no photos or any information about the said girl. However, he is neither engaged nor married, and he does not have a child or baby mama as of this writing.
10. Net worth and Lifestyle of Emmanuel BBNaija
He has an estimated net worth of $200,000, and he drives his own car. He won a car prize alongside his title as Mr. Africa. He lives in Port Harcourt, but there is no information as to whether or not he lives in his own house.
Going into the BBNaija house, Emmanuel revealed that he would be himself and stay as real and straightforward as possible. He also said that he would get along with his fellow housemates, who are smart, open-minded, and real. So far, he has maintained a good relationship with his fellow housemates and has equally won a good number of fans for himself. He seems to be living out his words. More so, he has revealed he doesn’t intend to date fellow housemate Liquorose, which is contrary to what many people believe.