Big Brother Naija Season 4 was officially unveiled on Sunday 30th June. Housemates for the seasons 4 at first were 21 before Ebuka later brought in 5 more making 26 housemates. The housemates for the 2019 version of the show were confirmed on the 30th of June 2019 as the show was launched. Pepper Dem seems to have it all, as in the house, See below, the names and biography of the 2019 Big Brother Naija (Pepper Dem), Below are the complete profiles of the housemates. During this season, new housemates are added to the house with existing housemates as big brother twist. Voting is one of the major factors of the reality show as viewers vote for their favorite housemate(s) to remain in the house, in the finale viewers vote for the housemate to win rather than to save. The voting lines are opened after the nomination shows and are closed a few days later. On the day of eviction, housemate(s) with the least number of votes is/are evicted. The voting results for the week are released to the viewers on the day of eviction. The voting results are kept private from the housemates and are expressed in percentage (%). There are various ways in which voting is done;
Avala, is a single mom and budding singer. According to her, being part of Big Brother Naija is part of pursuing her dreams and she also wants to inspire other young women. She studied music and business at York College in Queens, New York.
Frodd, is accompanied his friend to the Big Brother Naija audition only to end up on the show. Chukwuemeka Frodd Okoye is a soft-spoken Investment Adviser and Sales Executive from Anambra State. The 28-year-old believes family is everything and that’s why he lists paying for his mother’s surgery bill as one of the proudest moments of his life. Chemeka Frodd Okoye is a soft-spoken Investment Adviser and Sales Executive from Anambra State. The 28-year-old believes family is everything and that’s why he lists paying for his mother’s surgery bill as one of the proudest moments of his life. He says nothing can make him quit Big Brother and even if he had a million dollars, he would still participate in the game because “the experience can never be bought.”
Tacha, well she has made it to the BBnaija show. The spunky 23-year-old Rivers State native lives her life like her favourite musician Cardi B does; “Do no harm but take no mess”. Although losing her mom weighs heavily on her, the experience has taught Tacha she is as strong as an eagle, one of her favorite animals.
26-year-old Mercy Eke is a video vixen and businesswoman based in Lagos. She loves cooking, swimming, travelling and dancing. When she’s not dancing, singing or rapping, Mercy makes time to enjoy her favorite food: white rice and pepper soup.
Mike Edwards is a husband, CEO and athlete who don’t know how to quit. The highest point in his life was the day he got married to the love of his life. Mike owns the first Black-owned cigar line in the United Kingdom and he’s also a professional athlete. The lowest point in his life was when he was banned from representing Nigeria at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. He’d still come to the Big Brother Naija House even if he had a million dollars because he never backs down from a challenge.
Steve Ikechukwu Onyema, is originally from Imo State, but bides his time between Houston, Texas and Maryland, Lagos. He is 26 years old. When he lost his business in 2013, Ike had to move in with his girlfriend. Luckily, things are looking up for him now.
The weirdest lie the energetic Omashola has ever told is that he is a prince and his father is a Nigerian king to could earn him favour with the ladies. He loves playing basketball, cooking and “being in the water, even though I can’t swim”.
Ella is a singer, television presenter, voice-over artist, actress and model. Victoria “Ella” Nnabuchi is no stranger to the limelight. She was a runner up in a popular music talent search show and she’s a television presenter, voice-over artist, actress and model. She also enjoys dancing, singing, reading, writing, travelling and poetry.
Khafi Kareem is a UK Police officer from Ekiti state. She is not only hoping to win the prize money but she wants the exposure that being in Big Brother Naija House brings so that she can do societal good. What people don’t know about her is that she is secretly talented in spoken word, singing and dancing.
Isilomo Braimoh is a HR manager and 27 years of age. A lover of all things music, her favourite songs are currently ‘Middle Child’ by J.Cole and ‘Daz How Star Do’ by Skiibii Dazz is from Lagos State
The 23-year-old has only had one boyfriend her entire life and she relaxes by watching football, playing games and eating spaghetti, her favourite meal. Her life mantra is, “I never lose, either I win or I learn.”
Kim-Oprah is a television presenter and represented Nigeria at the Miss Intercontinental World Beauty Pageant. Kim-Oprah is not just a pretty face she owns a business and her favourite book is ‘Smart Money Woman’ by Arese Ugwu. There is nothing that would make her quit the Big Brother House because she is not a quitter.
Nelson Allison is a professional model and won the Mr. Universe Nigeria 2018 competition. Nelson believes that it’s not over until the fat lady sings.
A Psychotherapist, fitness coach and “part time stripper” Tuoyo loves working out, reading books, watching movies, listening to his favourite musicians Davido and J Cole and cuddling even though he is single.
Esther Olaoluwa Agunbiade is proud of her beauty and brains. The 22-year-old Lagos based lawyer was called to the bar at just twenty-one years old. She’s also very athletic and loves to show off her figure. Her favourite outfit? A white off the shoulder, bodycon, short dress. “Who says a girl can’t embrace all aspects of who she is?” she questions.
Although this vivacious Hair and Beauty practitioner is currently in a relationship, she believes nothing could have kept her away from her destiny; being in the Big Brother Naija House. When Thelma Ibemere is not running her hair business, she finds time to dance, travel and read.
Oluwaseyi “Seyi” Awolowo, grandson of Obafemi Awolowo, has had many highs and lows in his three decades of existence. The bubbly entrepreneur once tried to commit suicide but has since risen above that dark period of his teenage years and has turned his life around. He is committed to his journey of self-acceptance, his girlfriend and his beliefs. He demonstrates the latter with a “Jesus’’ tattoo across his arm. Seeing his own face on a billboard for the first time is one of the highest moments of his life so far.
Ekpata Gedoni is a fashion entrepreneur who likes to keep it simple with a dash of sophistication. The 31-year-old Cross Riverian enjoys basketball, soccer, taking walks and cleaning the house! His other talents include writing poetry and drawing portraits with pencil.
Diane Yashim describes herself as an easy going girl whose favourite outfit is a shirt, trousers and sneakers. The model and aspiring cook is also a graduate of the University of Debrecen in Hungary. Studying and living there was an eye-opening experience she’ll forever be grateful for. One of the highlights of her life is being chosen as a Big Brother Naija Season Four Housemate and she says that nothing would make her quit the game. She adds that she likes to try new things and wants to see the whole experience through.
Sir Dee, Atteh Daniel Tioluwa, is a banker and graphic designer from Kaduna State. He loves football, board games and movies. His favourite of all time? Any of the movies in the Lord of the Rings franchise.
When it’s time to let loose, Jeff blasts Drake’s ‘Take Care’ and Burna Boy’s ‘Rock Your Body’. Originally from Anambra but now residing in Jos, Jeff is a 30-year-old banker who believes in taking things one day at a time. His go to food is a dish of beans, yam, amala, ewedu and gbegiri. Jeff also enjoys swimming and dunking a few on the basketball court.
Cindy Okafor 23 is a graduate of Abia State University is an actress, director photographer and videographer. She hails from Imo State; South Eastern region of Nigeria. She also runs an online radio and produces social media comedy skits. Cindy hails from Imo State, Nigeria. She attended Queen’s College, Lagos for her secondary education and Abia State University, Uturu for her University education where she read Music. She is the CEO of Cee Rainbow Entertainment, a record label which does music recording and video shoot.
Venita Akpofure, British-Nigerian is a 32 year-old actress from Delta State. She is a mother of two and had featured in different musical videos. The actress from Delta describes her personality as big and promises to bring a blend of confusion, fun, heat and drama to the Pepper Dem House. She was raised in Benin and attended her primary school at Our Lady of Apostles in Benin before going back to England. She is the eldest of four children. Her father is a half caste while her mother is a pure Nigerian. She graduated from Kingston Hertfordshire University in United Kingdom with a degree in Accounting. She later became the face of First City Monument Bank, Martini Rose and Mouka Foam. She has been featured in a number of top Nigerian music videos like Naeto C’s single “Finish Work” and Timaya’s single “Shake Ur Bum Bum. She has worked with prominent entertainment stars like P-Square, Skales, Tuface and Ice Prince to mention a few.
Elozonam Ogbolu, He is a 33-year-old actor, and a producer from Delta state. He is also an Instagram comedian. Elozonam Ogbolu describes himself as very goofy and playful. He says he will bring his personal attributes to the House. Some reports described him as a fitness expert.
Joseph a.k.a Joe
Joe is a creative director. He says he will showcase his artistic talent while in the House and spice up the entire place. We don’t know his age and full name yet.
Ede Nkechinyere aka Enkay Born 1994 is a housemate in the 4th season of BBnaija Pepper Dem. Enkay is also a Tailor by profession and she describes herself as very selfless. Enkay is from Enugu State and works as a professional tailor in a fashion house. She is among five the new members that was introduced later to the big brotherhouse of the Pepper Dem gang who describes herself as very selfless, says she is the salt that is missing in the House.