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Big Brother Naija Winners from Season 1 to 8
Here is the list of Big Brother Naija winners from season 1 to 8:
1. Katung Aduwak
Katung Aduwak (born March 21, 1980) is a Nigerian screenwriter, producer, and director.
He is best known for winning the first season of Big Brother Nigeria in 2006.
Aduwak was born in Zonkwa, Kaduna State, Nigeria.
He studied Political Science at the University of Jos.
After graduating, he worked as a media panelist at the Harvard Africa Business School Forum.
He then served for many years as Senior Channel Manager at MTV Base, Senior Creative Director at VIACOM International and Executive Director at Chocolate City.
He is currently the CEO of One O Eight Media and African Partner for Campfire Media.
Aduwak is a talented and multifaceted individual who has made significant contributions to the Nigerian entertainment industry.
He is an inspiration to many young people, and he will continue to achieve great things in the years to come.
2. Efe Ejeba
Efe Ejeba (born February 25, 1993), popularly known as Efe or Efe Money, is a Nigerian singer, media personality, songwriter, and rapper.
He is the winner of Big Brother Naija season 2.
Ejeba was born in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria.
He studied Economics at the University of Jos.
After graduating, he worked as a banker for a few years.
He then pursued a career in music.
Ejeba released his debut single, “Warri”, in 2015.
The song was a commercial success and helped to launch his career.
Ejeba is a talented and versatile artist.
He is known for his smooth vocals and catchy melodies.
Ejeba is a role model for many young people in Nigeria.
He is proof that you can achieve your dreams if you work hard and never give up.
3. Miracle Igbokwe
Miracle Igbokwe (born February 17, 1998) is a Nigerian pilot, model, and reality TV star.
He is best known for winning the third season of Big Brother Naija in 2018.
Igbokwe was born in Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.
He studied aviation at the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology.
After graduating, he worked as a pilot for a few years.
Igbokwe is a talented and versatile individual.
He is known for his good looks, charming personality, and athletic skills.
Miracle will continue to achieve great things in the years to come.
4. Mercy Eke
Mercy Eke (born September 29, 1993) is a Nigerian media personality, actress, video vixen and entrepreneur.
She is the winner of Big Brother Naija season 4, making her the first woman to win the show.
Mercy Eke was born in Imo State, Nigeria.
She studied Computer Science at Imo State University.
After graduating, she worked as a model and video vixen.
She then auditioned for Big Brother Naija.
Mercy Eke was a popular contestant on the show.
She was known for her outgoing personality and her ability to connect with viewers.
She won the show with 57.61% of the votes, making her the first woman to win the show.
After winning Big Brother Naija, Eke became a media personality.
Mercy Eke is also an entrepreneur and the founder of the Mercy Eke Empire, which includes a fashion line, a beauty line, and a talent agency.
Eke is a talented and versatile individual.
She is known for her good looks, charming personality, and business acumen, and she will continue to achieve great things in the years to come.
Olamilekan Moshood Agbeleshebioba, known professionally as Laycon, is a Nigerian rapper, singer, songwriter, and reality television personality.
He is the winner of the fifth season of Big Brother Naija in 2020.
Laycon was born on November 8, 1993, in Lagos State, Nigeria.
He studied Computer Science at the University of Lagos.
After graduating, he worked as a freelance graphic designer and video editor.
He then pursued a career in music.
Laycon is also a reality television personality.
He was a contestant in the fifth season of Big Brother Naija, where he was known for his intelligence, humor, and social awareness.
He won the show with 60% of the votes, making him the most voted winner in Big Brother Naija history.
After winning Big Brother Naija, Laycon became a successful musician.
Hazel Oyeze Onou, popularly known as White Money, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and reality TV star.
He was a contestant in the sixth season of Big Brother Naija, where he was known for his business acumen, sense of humor, and cooking skills.
He won the show with 47% of the votes, making him the second-most voted winner in Big Brother Naija history.
Whitemoney is of Igbo descent from Enugu State, Nigeria, but he grew up in Kaduna State.
Growing up, Whitemoney didn’t go further than NECO level in his academic pursuit.
Growing up in Kaduna State, Whitemoney left for Lagos in search of occupations.
He ventured into different businesses such as commercial photography, barbering, repairing generators, and fixing telecommunication towers, among others.
He also invested in importing and selling shoes.
On 3 December 2021 he released a single ‘Selense’ which was produced by Masterkraft, the song was released alongside its video.
Ijeoma Josephina Otabor (born 2 June 1997) known as Phyna, is a Nigerian actress, model, hype woman, entertainer and a reality TV star.
She is the winner of Big Brother Naija season 7.
Phyna is from Esan tribe in Edo state, but she was born in Lagos State.
She grew up in Edo State, where she had her primary and secondary education.
She is a graduate of Engineering from Auchi Polytechnic.
Before entering the Big Brother Naija house, Phyna was a commercial model, who started her career from college and was signed by a modelling agency.
Ilebaye is a Nigerian criminologist, reality TV star, entrepreneur, and fashion model.
She is best known for her appearances on the Big Brother Naija reality show, where she finished as the runner-up in the seventh season in 2022 and the winner in the eighth season in 2023.
Ilebaye was born in Lokoja, Kogi State, Nigeria, in 2001.
She is of Igala and Ebira descent.
She attended the Federal Government Girls’ College, Kabba, for her secondary education.
She then studied criminology at the University of Abuja.
Ilebaye began her career as an actress, appearing in several Wale Adenuga Productions films and television shows.
Ilebaye’s personality and sense of humor quickly made her a fan favorite of Big Brother Naija.
She was known for her positive attitude and her willingness to help others.
She also had a strong bond with her fellow housemates, and she was often seen supporting them in the challenges.
Ilebaye finished as the runner-up in the seventh season of Big Brother Naija, losing to Phyna.
She returned for the eighth season in 2023, and she ultimately won the competition, becoming the first female winner of Big Brother Naija since Mercy Eke in 2019.
Ilebaye’s win was a historic moment for Nigeria.
She is the first woman from Kogi State to win the competition, and she is also the first woman from an ethnic minority group to win.
Her win is a testament to her strength, determination, and resilience.
Past Winners of Big Brother Naija
Here is the list of the past winners of Big Brother Naija reality TV show.
|1||Katung Aduwak||₦15 million|
|2||Efe Ejeba||₦25 million|
|3||Miracle Igbokwe||₦25 million|
|4||Mercy Eke||₦30 million|
|6||White Money||₦85 million|
The prize money for Big Brother Naija has increased over the years, with Ilebaye, the winner of Season 8 receiving ₦120 million.