Erica Ngozi Nlewedim, or simply Erica as she is commonly known, became incredibly popular after the 2020 Big Brother Naija reality TV show tagged Lockdown Edition Season 5. Erica Nlewedim’s net worth, which is currently estimated around N82 million, makes her stand out as one of the richest housemates of that season. Even though she did not make it to the final due to her disqualification, Erica remains the most sought-after housemate of the Lockdown edition. However, before appearing in the show, Erica is already an established name in the Nigerian entertainment industry. She is a Nigerian actress and model who had her debut appearance with a lead role in the movie Secrets and Scandals.
How Erica Achieved a Net Worth of About N82 Million
From all indications, the Star Girl, as she is fondly called, has so far done well for herself even though she is definitely still on her way to the top. Having turned into a millionaire, Erica earns majorly from the multiple endorsement deals she has signed with many of Nigeria’s top brands, acting career, modeling, hair brand, and other businesses.
She also won many prize monies in the BBN house, adding to the funds raised on her behalf by her fans through the GoFundMe accounts, which accrued to $72,000. She has also invested in real estate and some other personal projects. All these helped her achieve a net worth estimated at N82 million.
She Was one of The Contestants In The 2014 Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) Beauty Pageant
As we aforementioned, the beautiful BBN ex-housemate has been a familiar name in the entertainment industry before her emergence in the BBN show. In 2013, after she graduated from the Covenant University, the Star Girl discovered her modeling prowess and promptly got opportunities to maximize her expertise. In the same year, she became the brand ambassador for Natures Gentle Touch, a hair brand that uses natural ingredients to solve diverse hair and scalp challenges.
Erica took part in the 2014 Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) beauty pageant and won the MBGN Miss Photogenic award. She gained reasonable recognition after the competition, and it afforded her good times to work with some distinguished brands. She was privileged to feature alongside popular Nigerian musician, Falz, in a Peak Milk TV advert.
Before BBNaija, She Was an Actress
Erica’s acting career started in 2015 with a lead role in the series, Secret and Scandals, a series produced and directed by Elvis Chuks. In that same year, she was featured in another film directed by Ernest Obi, Poka Messiah. She has also attained international recognition with her role in the Blockbuster movie, Hire A Woman. Having garnered lots of fans, Star Girl has featured in several TV shows and movies. Erica Nlewedim’s net worth is reportedly N48 million before she had her way into Big Brother Naija.
Erica Nlewedim’s Appearance in BBNaija Also Contributed to Her Fame and Net Worth
Despite that Erica already has a decent level of fame before she joined BBNaija, the fact remains that the now celebrated screen diva barely had as much fame and fans before participating in the Big Brother Naija show. She was quite an actress, but she took more roles in not too popular Nigerian movies, making many people not be acquainted with her gorgeous face until 2020.
Participating in the biggest reality show in Africa is not a regular opportunity, and Erica maximized the moment despite that she did not stay till the end of the show. Apart from being a pretty face with a trendy body, Erica Nlewedim got people’s attention after her disqualification from the 2020 BBNaija show. She was disqualified on the 50th day of the show after she exhausted her third warning strike. Even though she broke almost all the rules in the house, it was her verbal abuse of a fellow housemate, Laycon, that led to her disqualification.
After her stay in the house, Erica’s popularity took a new dimension as she literally makes headlines on several Nigerian blogs. Her impromptu disqualification was followed by a large sum of money generated through a page created by her fans, GoFundMe. Since her days in the BBNaija house, Star Girl has cultivated strong followership who refer to themselves as ELITES. On Instagram, she commands an authoritative over 1.8 million followers and millions across other social media platforms. Nevertheless, the beautiful actress is still very active in the Nigerian film industry as she continues to bag more roles in several blockbuster movies.
She Has Signed Some Lucrative Endorsement Deals
Even before getting more fame from BBNaija, the beautiful screen diva has worked with many top brands like Glo, Jumia, and MyZotoApp. Her first endorsement deal was when she became the brand ambassador for Natures Gentle Touch in 2013. However, she has bagged a lot more endorsement deals since she came out of the house.
Erica Nlewedim’s Net Worth Affords Her a Luxurious Lifestyle
When it comes to living life and showing it off, Erica will sure make the top list. The actress prides herself as one of the landladies in Lekki, Lagos State. Through the help of her fans, she acquired a 3 furnished bedroom with a Bq (All Room Ensuite) in Rowland court, Richmond Estate, Lekki, Lagos State. The well-furnished house is reportedly worth N60 million.
Furthermore, actress Erica has not shown off any car since she came out of the BBNaija house. This is unlikely to some of her fellow housemates like Dorathy, Laycon, and Nengi, who were gifted brand new cars by their fans. On the other hand, she was gifted stock from Tesla, Amazon, and other companies. She owns her own hair brand called Beluxia hair, where she is the Chief Executive Officer.
A Brief Look at Her Background And Education
Born in Umuahia, Abia State, on the 13th day of March 1994, Erica is currently 27 years old. She is the only child of her parents, Oby Nwokolo and Eric Christian Nlewedim, and was singlehandedly raised by her mother in Lagos, as her father died when she was still tender. She first attended Victory Grammar School in Lagos and later proceeded to Command Secondary School, Ikeja, where she obtained her Senior School Certificate.
In 2013, she bagged a degree in Business Administration from Covenant University, Lagos State. Erica’s desire to further her career in acting took her to the MetFilm School in London, where she studied Acting For Film and graduated in 2019. According to her, graduating from the film school in London is her greatest life achievement yet, as she expressed how much knowledge she gained from the school. However, Erica returned from London in December 2019 and before joining the Big Brother Naija show.