Meet All The Big Brother Naija 2021 Housemates – The Most Comprehensive List

The Big Brother Naija show is the most anticipated yearly reality TV show in Nigeria and indeed some parts of Africa, as the show has garnered viewers in various African countries and also amongst Africans in the Diaspora. Every year, the show is tagged with a trendy theme and for this year which is the sixth season, it is tagged Big Brother Naija-Shine Ya Eyes. This successful reality TV show franchise premiered on Saturday, 24th July 2021, much to the excitement of audience and fans. Here is a comprehensive list of all the 22 Big Brother Naija 2021 Housemates.

Meet All The Big Brother Naija 2021 Housemates - The Most Comprehensive List
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All the 22 Big Brother Naija 2021 Housemates

The reality TV show prides itself on its unpredictability and as such, this season started with a twist. Instead of the regular launch premiere of the show, Bbnaija Shine ya eyes started off by first introducing only the male housemates for the first day of the launch. Here are the male housemates who were introduced to the audience on the 24th of July 2021.


  • Real name: Boma Akpore
  • Age: 34
  • State of Origin: Delta
  • Occupation: Masseuse, Actor, Mixologist, Producer, Model
  • Personality: The go-to guy who likes to talk and party, Sexy, Extraordinary, adventurous, Strong and Fit.
  • Instagram Handle: @Bomaakpore

Boma from the South-South of Nigeria is a melting pot of different things. A model, masseuse, and actor who featured on TV Shows like Blacklist and Law order, was the first housemate to enter into the Bbnaija season 6 house. He says he grew up under very harsh economic and social conditions in Yaba, Lagos state.

Raised by a single mother and grandmother, had to work to pay his way through school and sadly had to drop out in his final year. Started off as a model in 2003 and also walked the runway of Nigerian fashion week as the youngest model to do so in 2004. Boma proceeded to Europe where he started off as a footballer but couldn’t proceed in his soccer dreams due to an injury. Then he moved to New York where he became a bartender. Working as a masseuse by day and a bartender at night as he paid his way through film school and finally graduated. Boma struggles with depression and considers his marital failure one of the lowest points of his life.


  • Real name: Adeoluwa Okusaga
  • Age: 28
  • State of Origin: Lagos State
  • Occupation: Engineer, Fitness Coach and Artist
  • Personality: Positive Vibes Only, Woman Wrapper, Acts 18 Sometimes
  • Instagram handle: @Sagaadeolu

The second housemate on this year’s Shine ya eye is Saga. He currently works as an offshore engineer in Port Harcourt, Rivers State Nigeria. He became an artist when his sketches started getting attention and his hyper-realistic portraits garnered attention. His passion for exercising led him to establish an online fitness club. His lowest moment was the death of his mother who doubles as his best friend.


  • Real name: Yusuf Garba Adam
  • Age: 29
  • State of Origin: Jos, Plateau State
  • Occupation: Teacher and Model
  • Personality:  Likes to look good for the camera, food enthusiast, go-getter and fun loving
  • Instagram handle: Officialking_yousef

Yousef is a biracial Nigerian who is the third Housemate to enter into the Bbnaija season 6. As one of the Big Brother 2021 Housemates, Yousef says he is bringing fun as he goes after the money. His lowest point was losing his beloved aunt. However he considers emerging the Jos Carnival King and Mr Unijos as the high points of his life. He is a go getter and feels like a winner already.


  • Real name: Pere Egbi
  • Age: 35
  • State of Origin: Delta State
  • Occupation: Nurse, Actor, Model, US Ex Military and Realtor
  • Personality:  Drama King, Spontaneous, adventurous and doesn’t like lazy people
  • Instagram handle: @Pereegbiofficial

The number 4 BBN Shine ya eye housemate is Pere. He has served in the US military for 6 years, a qualified nurse but his priority is acting. Here returned to Nigeria to join the real estate business. For Pere, his viewers should expect Gbas Gbos and he also hates lazy people. He is the first of born of two children and was raised by a single mother. Pere is an empath who hopes to heal others of their pain using his past experiences. The spontaneous and adventurous natural born drama king enjoys things of high value.


  • Real name: Hazel Onyeze Onou
  • Age: 29
  • State of Origin: Enugu State
  • Occupation: Businessman and entrepreneur
  • Personality: Jolly good fellow, Hustler, Music Lover
  • Instagram handle:  @whitemoney_

With a swag that speaks for itself, Whitemoney was introduced as the 5th housemate to enter into the Big Brother House. This vibrant businessman imports shoes and sells everything legal. Whitemoney sees himself as a hustler and hopes to win the prize although he doesn’t take life seriously. He likens himself to water because water has no enemy and will be bringing loads of entertainment to the Show. Starting his own designer shoe line is one of the highest points of his life and he hopes his easy-going outlook on life takes him far. The entrepreneurial young man will be relating with all the Big Brother Naija 2021 Housemates.


  • Real name: Adeniyi Lawal
  • Age: 33
  • State of Origin: Oyo State
  • Occupation: Businessman, Computer Engineer and Basketball enthusiast
  • Personality:  Adventurous, Optimistic, Spontaneous
  • Instagram handle: @Officialniyilawal

The only married male housemate is Niyi. The Eight housemate of BBN season 6, is also a father and owns a gaming platform as well as an event company in cape town, South Africa. He sees himself as spontaneous and adventurous when it comes to food, as he loves to eat and cook food. Niyi was on his way to becoming a professional basketball player but an injury halted his dreams, however, he is still very much a basketball enthusiast. The father of one who is one of the Big Brother Naija 2021 Housemates is an aspiring writer and an avid reader.


  • Real name: Yerimene Abraham Saibakumo
  • Age: 27
  • State of Origin: Bayelsa State
  • Occupation: Medical Doctor and Artist
  • Personality:  Polymath, Renaissance man,
  • Instagram handle: @yerinsabraham

Yerins, a medical doctor is one of the Big Brother Naija 2021 Housemates, who sees himself “a perfectionist, creative genius, lover of art and poetic rap music”; as well as a renaissance man who isn’t confined to a single career or profession. He loves to play chess, listen to music and draw. One of the goals of this polymath is to write a medical book in the nearest future. The fun-loving, creative and curious introverted young man attributes his expert knowledge in many fields to his curiosity. He is knowledgeable in modeling, digital animation and fashion design.

Graduating from Medical University in Ukraine and seeing his parents for the first time after 9 years is one of the high points of his life.


  • Real name: Paul Ephraim
  • Age: 29
  • State of Origin: Cross River State
  • Occupation: Musician and Actor
  • Personality: Natural-born Jokester, Catalyst, Friendly, Complete entertainer
  • Instagram handle: @Jaypaulmrflamez

The eight housemate to enter the Big Brother season 6 house is actor and musician, Jaypaul who believes the Big Brother Naija House will be the perfect opportunity boost his already budding career in the Nigerian entertainment industry. He describes himself “confident, entertaining, playful, honest and friendly”.

Making movies, music, dancing and cooking are the hobbies of Jaypaul who maintains he complains a lot.  He loves to cook, eat, sleep and when he loves he loves real hard. Family bonds are very important to the young entertainer as being a son to his amazing mother and brother to his two wonderful sisters, as his best roles. Sadly, losing his father, became one of the lowest points of his life.

For Jaypaul he is a catalyst for a chain reaction of positive activities and wants the world to see it, as he is bringing originality to the Show.


  • Real name: Emmanuel Umoh
  • Age: 24
  • State of Origin: Akwa Ibom State
  • Occupation: Model and Entrepreneur
  • Personality: Risk Taker, Sucker for love, Competitive, Very ambitious
  • Instagram handle: @Emmanuelumohjr_

The first Nigerian to win the Mister Africa pageant one of the Big Brother Naija 2021 Housemates. Emmanuel runs a fitness center and a unisex salon and spa in Port Harcourt. Emmanuel is also the Mr Ideal 2019 and describes himself as a risk-taker who loves to connect with people, a sucker for love and believes in healthy relationships.  As a model, he counts his physical and social attributes as his many advantages that help garner him a lot of attention as he makes the best of every given opportunity. The Ace model is bringing a little drama and he has the mind of a hustler and the heart of a king.


  • Real name: Samuel Jacob Alifa
  • Age: 26
  • State of Origin: Kaduna State
  • Occupation: Student and Filmmaker
  • Personality: Likes to look good for camera, food enthusiast, go-getter and fun loving
  • Instagram handle: @Sammielord_

The tenth person to get into the Big Brother Naija shine ya eye is a final year student of Guidance and Counseling Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Sammie is also an amateur filmmaker who enjoys storytelling, videography, eating, basketball and hanging out. The “tall, handsome and charismatic” student admits he talks too much sometimes and may end up gossiping. He also enjoys the “great dialogue” he gets in his day-to-day conversations with others. Meeting new people is one of his favorite things to do and believes he has a bright future in filmmaking.

Sammie produced his very first short film in 2020, he admits he didn’t bring any strategy to the show and will just be himself in the Big Brother House. He has plans to grow his YouTube series and pushing his career to the next level.


  • Real name: Ikechukwu Sunday Cross Okonkwo
  • Age: 30
  • State of Origin: Anambra State
  • Occupation: Teacher and Model
  • Personality: Forgiving, Adventurous, Lives by the rule of Love
  • Instagram handle: @Crossda_boss

A fitness enthusiast, Yogi, lover of pretty women, drama and an entrepreneur, Cross describes himself as “a bad boy with a good heart”; who gives relationship advice although he is single.

He wants women to fight over him in the house. Cross is adventurous and if he is not watching movies, clubbing, or traveling; he will be playing drums or being a hype man on the mic on an Amapiano or House track.

Cross describes himself as a good dancer, fun-loving, spontaneous, and one who wears his heart on his sleeves.

The Female Big Brother Naija 2021 Housemates were introduced on the second Launch Day

This year, the Big Brother Naija show had two launch dates. As we Previously, only the male housemates were brought into the Big Brother Naija House on the 24th July 2021 on the first launch date.  But on Sunday, the 25th July 2021, which was the second launch date and was called the “Ladies Night” 11 Female housemates were welcomed into the house. Here is a list of all 11 of them.


  • Real name: Angel Agnes Smith
  • Age: 21
  • State of Origin: Akwa Ibom
  • Occupation: Writer and poet
  • Personality:  Bossy, Fun, Feminist, drama Queen
  • Instagram handle: @theangeljbsmith

 The first female to go into the BBNaija season 6 house introduces herself thus; “My name is Angel and it’s befitting because I’m truly a goddess.” Angel identifies as a Feminist, a poet and a Writer. She also loves to sleep and watch movies. This 21-year old says she has 11 tattoos and will not change herself for anybody. Angel thinks she is a likable, fun and easy-going person who enjoys storytelling. Angel loves to dance in the club and write poetry on the beach.

A proud feminist who is described as a drama Queen by her friends likes to meet new people and then analyze them. For Angel being on Big Brother Naija will help her kick-start her journey in cinematography and writing as she also believes she is “beautiful and also funny when I’m not under pressure”.


  • Real name: Peace Ogor
  • Age: 26
  • State of Origin: Rivers State
  • Occupation: TV Presenter and Entrepreneur
  • Personality:  Single and not searching, Nice Person
  • Instagram handle: @Peaceogor

Peace’s passion for fashion and style inspired her to open her own clothing store keeps her busy.  This TV presenter is one of the Big Brother Naija 2021 Housemates who thinks she can be your Daddy’s or Boyfriend’s Favorite as she is in a no-fake zone. Peace sees herself as “a fun, sociable, daring team player” and opines that multicultural background makes her relatable to others. She is not afraid to power down and refuel her social gas despite always being on the move, by spending time with her family whenever the opportunity to do presents itself. Peace emerged the first Head Of House of this season and she chose Yousef as her Deputy.

Jackie B

  • Real name: Jackie Bent
  • Age: 29
  • State of Origin: Adamawa State
  • Occupation: Interior Designer and Event Planner
  • Personality: Single Mother, Doesn’t like to lose
  • Instagram handle: @TheJackiebent

Driven by money and success, and a proud single mum of a son, Jackie B is a hard worker with a passion for life and fun. Studied in the UK where she had her son, an interior designer, certified wedding and event planner, Jackie B plans to stay ten steps ahead of her fellow housemates as she hates to lose and will do everything to win. Although she loves to spend time with the people she loves, she also enjoys her “me” time. In her words, she is an “introverted extrovert” who is shy but confident.

Jackie B wants to be able to take care of herself and her family, she is always on the lookout for adventure as she easily gets bored. Miss Jackie does what she wants, is a creative and resourceful perfectionist who always trusts her judgment and enjoys making life beautiful.


  • Real name:  Tega Dominic
  • Age: 29
  • State of Origin: Delta State
  • Occupation: Makeup Artist, Actress
  • Personality:  Fire and Ice, Troubleshooter, All-round entertainer
  • Instagram handle: @its_tegadominic

With a personality of fire and Ice, and plans to bring spice to the show, Tega is a mother of one who loves dancing, traveling, and photography. She is a business owner and when she is not dancing or traveling, she is swimming or being the life of the party. Tega is on an assignment and she dislikes people who “form”, and she loves and keeps her “small circle of friends”. She sees herself as a great cook and easy-going. Tega describes herself as outgoing, passionate, and enthusiastic about the things she loves.

The mother of one is always willing to learn and she also tries to look at difficult situations as an avenue to grow and learn. One of the favorite things of Tega is motherhood because it changed her perspective on a lot of things as well as making her look forward to all the things life brings her way. Tega hates wearing clothes and loves to touch other people’s bodies. She plans to sell herself on the show.


  • Real name: Arinolo Olowoporoku
  • Age: 29
  • State of Origin: Lagos State
  • Occupation: Fashion Designer
  • Personality: Feminist, Multifaceted, Ball of Energy
  • Instagram handle: @thearinolao

After piercing herself 24 times, but currently has only 17, Arin who was raised in a polygamous home, sees herself Multi-faceted feminist, a millennial Pisces who is an independent art and culture curator, dedicating her time to promoting the contemporary visual arts in Africa.

Additionally, Arin is a fashion designer and describes herself as Creative, emotional, strong, opinionated, and an unapologetically expressive person. The ball of energy sees herself as “having no filter most times”.

Arinola loves to live her life uninhibited and wants to be in Big Brother’s house because she believes the show is a platform tailored for young people like her to thrive. Apart from piercings, Arin also loves to dye her hair blue. The eclectic lady tells the audience to expect fun and drama as she will not back away from any challenge.


  • Real name: Maria Chika Agueze
  • Age: 29
  • State of Origin: Imo State
  • Occupation: Realtor
  • Personality: Go-getter, Unpredictable, and kind-hearted
  • Instagram handle: @mariachikebenjamin

An air hostess turned realtor is one of the Big Brother Naija 2021 Housemates. Maria enjoys cooking, exercising, hiking, acting, and dancing. The kind-hearted lady says she enjoys being a loving and kind-hearted individual who is always looking for new adventures. Due to her former job as an air hostess, her travels have taken her around the world and to all continents, except for Antarctica.

Maria also has a stern side which shocks people as she is mostly “a symbol of love in human form”, and so people who try to take her for granted are often shocked when they see the other side of her. The fun-loving lady also says; “I can get extreme when disrespected to the fullest”.

Because she hates being broke or hearing the word “broke” she has a go-getter attitude, which is one of her favorite character traits. A glass of red wine for when she needs a break, is her first call.


  • Real name: Roseline Omokhoa Afije
  • Age: 29
  • State of Origin: Edo State
  • Occupation: Dancer and Content Creator
  • Personality:  Tomboy, Vibe machine, and playful 
  • Instagram Handle: @Liquorose

A popular Tik Tok personality and dancer is one of the Big Brother Naija 2021 Housemates. The professional dancer loves to meet new people but doesn’t do well with people who talk too much. Liquorose describes herself as “a down-to-earth go-getter”, tomboyish, but can glam up if the occasion calls for it.

She loves singing, reading, cooking, writing and also takes pride in her talents as an actor, dancer, and fashion entrepreneur.

Liquorose used to be a video vixen, but her passion for dancing led her to be the leader of a professional girl dance group. She always makes time to travel despite working hard to cater to her family.


  • Real name: Beatrice Agba Nwaji
  • Age: 28
  • State of Origin: Rivers State
  • Occupation: Model and actress
  • Personality: Created with a special clay, always the winner
  • Instagram handle: @beatriceofficial_

Single mum of a five-year-old son, actress, model, and graduate of the University of Portharcourt where she studied marketing; Beatrice believes that she was “created with a special clay”. The model says she often wonders how she is able to do the things she does, without having previous knowledge or learning how to do them. She sings, dances plays basketball and football very well and are also a great hairstylist. Beatrice is also a talented software developer and is always the winner or the first runner-up, in games even when she is not familiar with the game.

Her interesting personality is one of the reasons she wants to be on the show because the world needs to see her as she also positively impacts those who have similar stories to hers.


  • Real name: Princess Francis
  • Age: 30
  • State of Origin: Imo State
  • Occupation: Taxi Driver and entrepreneur
  • Personality: Industrious, seen it all, New year baby
  • Instagram handle: @curvyprinces

A taxi driver and business owner, Princess loves to cook, travel, and watch movies. Princess takes pride in being a lovable, caring, fun person although she confesses that she can be a little dramatic sometimes as she admits “I got the drama from my mama,” 

Buying her very first car is the highest point in her life, with her lowest being when she found out her dad passed away.

She says no one can take advantage of her as she has seen it all and admits that many things make her royalty, but none of them is above her industrious character and the fact that she is a New Year’s baby!


  • Real name: Tsakute Jonah
  • Age: 22
  • State of Origin: Adamawa State
  • Occupation: Model and Artist
  • Personality: Cries a lot, Hard on the outside but soft on the inside, extrovert
  • Instagram handle: @Officialsaskay

Describing herself as “an embodiment of art”, Saskay is an extrovert and a lover of books, who enjoys all types of music and is still in the process of discovering all of her talents and skills; so she can use them to impact others and also improve her persona. Saskay says she is entertaining but not a drama Queen and she is striving to find her space in the world, which is also a high point in her life.

Despite being suspended from school in 2015, she is having the last laugh as a fine artist and has gone ahead to win titles like; “Model of The Year” and ‘Female Personality of The Year’ at her university.

She loves to cook, dance, and meditate, and also believes her personality was made for a show like Big Brother Naija.


  • Real name: Anita Singh
  • Age: 27
  • State of Origin:  Edo State
  • Occupation: Model
  • Personality: Doesn’t need to makeup, hyper girl and not a troublemaker
  • Instagram handle: @singhniniofficial

An economist, fashion entrepreneur, and model, Nini has four siblings and a supportive mother whom she loves very much.

She doesn’t like make-up and doesn’t need make-up. Not troublesome but can dish it out to you if you bring trouble. Nini’s hobbies include cooking, cleaning, traveling, and photography. In her own words, she is “curious, dramatic, ambitious and fun” and loves to be the center of attention.

Nini believes the Big Brother Naija show is a huge platform that can change her life for the better. The model is keen on trying out new things and feels this experience on the show will help her face challenges head-on, while having fun.


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