BBNaija begins as 20 housemates scheme for N85million prize


The Big Brother Nigeria Season five kicked off in Lagos on Sunday in line with the National Center for Disease Control’s guidelines on COVID-19 without live audience to welcome housemates.

The 10 weeks show is ceding more power to fans with introduction of the tiered voting system, which gives GOtv and DStv subscribers an edge and more votes to keep their favourite BBNaija housemates.

According to the organizers, this season’s winner will walk away with N85 million.

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The breakdown of the grand prize for BBNaija season five include N30 million cash prize; a two-bedroom apartment courtesy Revolution Plus; a top of the range SUV from Nigerian automaker, Innoson Motors; a trip to Dublin courtesy Guinness; home appliances courtesy Scanfrost.

Others are a trip to Dubai packaged by Travelbeta; a year’s supply of Indomie noodles, Munch it and Colgate toothpaste; a year’s supply of Pepsi, a branded chiller, trip to watch the UEFA Champions League finale and a brand new Oppo mobile smartphone.

Last year’s winner, Mercy Eke, won N30m as well as other mouth-watering gifts.

According to the Chief Executive Officer, MultiChoice Nigeria, John Ugbe, the fifth season marks a major milestone in the reality TV series.

“We are making this season significant by not only increasing the winnings but also implementing other creative and innovative ways to ensure the show lives up to the premium entertainment, especially during the current pandemic.”

The housemates for 2020 are:  Ozo Chukwu, Victoria Adeyele, Nelson Enwerem (Prince), Boluwatife Aderogba (Lilo), Trikytee, Lucy Essien, Dorathy Bachor, Terseer Kiddwaya, Vee, Praise Nelson, Florence Anyansi (Wathoni), Tochukwu Okechukwu (Tochi), Kate Jones (Ka3na), Ngozi Nlewedim (Erica), Eric Akhigbe, Ezekiel Bright (Brighto), Aisha Umaru (Kaisha), Neo, Tolani Shobajo (Tolanibaj), Layoonn, Nengi.