Jaypaul (Real Name: Paul Ephraim, born October 14, 1992) is a Nigerian actor, OAP, model, entrepreneur, musician and reality television star best known for being one of the house mates in the 6th edition of Big Brother Naija (BBNaija).
BBNaija Season 6 housemate JayPaul has been making the headlines ever since he took part in the show. He came into the reality show with many things to showcase about who he was and what he was capable of. Even amongst his fellow housemates, he seemed to get along with almost everyone, even though this could be his survival strategy in the reality game show. Get to know more about BBNaija JayPaul with the facts below.
Interesting Facts You Didn’t Know About BBNaija JayPaul
JayPaul is one of the contestants of BBNaija Season 6 and the 7th person to get into the house this season. In his stay so far in the house, he has revealed many things about him, and here is an overview of it all.
1. BBNaija JayPaul was Born 30 Years Ago
JayPaul of BBNaija, of course, is not his real name; that’s his stage name. He was born Paul Ephraim in 1992 in Calabar, Nigeria, to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ephraim, whom we don’t know anything about except that his father is late, while his mum is alive and well. The 30-year-old entertainer is resident in Lagos. This is expected, as he is a musician and an actor, and Lagos seems to be a good ground, especially when trying to gain traction in the industry.
2. He Comes from a Very Supportive Family
Talking about family, they are important to JayPaul. He thinks his mom is amazing, but then what son wouldn’t say that about his mother. He also thinks his sisters are wonderful, and JayPaul could be said to be a real family man. His father’s death was a sad time in JayPaul’s life. We hope that he’d dote over his wife and children when they eventually come.
3. Jaypaul Studied Medicine in Sumy, Ukraine
According to the information Buzz Nigeria gathered, JayPaul had his primary and secondary school education in Lagos, Nigeria, before moving to Sumy State University, Sumy, Ukraine, to study medicine. Now, how did someone who studied medicine end up doing entertainment? Well, your guess is as good as ours. BBNaija Jaypaul’s hobbies include making movies, cooking, and dancing, and making music. Jaypaul is entertaining, confident, playful, honest, and friendly. These are the ways he describes himself, and to a large extent, this seems to be true. We know he’s playful, entertaining, and friendly.
4. He has His Hands in Many Things
JayPaul runs a media and tour company; therefore, we can say that he’s an entrepreneur or at least a businessman. He is the managing director of Made in Calabar, a company that promotes rich food, cultural heritage, and the life of Calabar people. As we already know, he’s very interested in the entertainment industry. Jaypaul is an up-and-coming actor, OAP, and musician. He has released some songs, although none has charted or even gotten popular yet. Well, BBNaija is his strategy to getting popular as an entertainer. Looking at past contestants of the house, especially those in the entertainment/media industry, the show does give some leverage and popularity.
5. He Auditioned for BBNaija 4 Times Before Getting into Season 6
This is not the first time Jaypaul has tried getting into BBNaija’s house; he auditioned 4 times before getting into the house. The OAP even shared with his housemates that he was supposed to be a part of BBNaija Lockdown, only to be turned back 45 minutes to the stage. He was shocked, flabbergasted, and beyond hurt. He said he went back to his hotel room and couldn’t hold back the tears. However, his family was helpful during the period. He tried again in 2021 and finally made it.
6. He knew some BBNaija Season 6 Housemates Before the Show
It turns out that JayPaul had met some of the people in the house before they got to the house. One of them is Boma; he worked on the same set with Jackie B before coming into the house. And the young man was shocked to find Liquorrose, the dancer also in the house.
7. JayPaul was Thought to be the Wildcard
BBnaija Jaypaul could also be quite sensitive. He was nominated as one of the wildcards by his fellow BBNaija Season 6 housemates, which meant he would be evicted if he was truly a wildcard. This act hurt him. After the wildcards were revealed to be Pere and Maria, Maria also put him up for eviction, but he was saved by Boma, the then head of the house, who then replaced him with Yousef. Yousef was, in turn, saved from eviction with the good number of votes he got from his fans.
8. Jaypaul Could be in a Love Web on BBNaija
Jaypaul told Biggie that he thinks Saskay likes him. He further confessed that he likes Jackie B; he told her, and she also said she likes him too. However, she’s not ready for anything serious yet. Well, Jaypaul is not closing the door on anyone yet, as per relationships. Princess likes him, as she was telling Jackie B that she doesn’t joke with him. She says JayPaul is her gee, her paddy, and she’ll always have his back.
It wasn’t like this when they got into the house. They had a confrontation over bed space and the position of the bed. That was just day one, and by day two, they had made up, and Princess tried to take it to the next level. After one of the Saturday parties, Princess came into the room and found Jaypaul on her bed. We can’t say whether it was because he liked her or because he was drunk that day, though he was drunk.
9. JayPaul is the Life of the Party
If you follow the show, you’ll realize one thing, JayPaul is the life of the party. He’s a very comical person, and usually, he can make those around him laugh. Perhaps that’s what attracted Princess to him as she asked him to be her boyfriend. Jaypaul revealed this to Biggie in one of their diary sessions.
10. His Social Media Presence
You can catch Jaypaul on Instagram. His Instagram is @jaypaulmrflamez. In case you want to learn more about him. His popularity has grown since the beginning of the show. His Instagram followers grew from 15k all the way to about 100k since joining the house. On Twitter, his handle is @jaypaulmrflamez; the same goes for his TikTok page and Jaypaulmrflamez for his Facebook. Across all these platforms, his followers keep growing, spreading words and love about him.