Big Brother Naija 2019 theme for this season is PEPPER DEM . Hosted by Ebuka Uchendu. We can’t wait to see what the housemates will bring to the table. Here are the 21 housemates who qualified for the season 4 of Big Brother Naija:
Saidat “Avala” Balogun’s highest point of her life is when she gave birth to her daughter and her single, ‘Give me a chance’. The budding singer studied music and business at York College in Queens, New York. Avala wants the world to know her. She’s so happy to be here. Avala is not single and is not ready to mingle.
Diane is 23 and from Kaduna. She’s going to be herself and is in the house for the money! She’s a terrible dancer but loves dancing. Very single, too.
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. Ella is 30 and from Anambra. She’s so giddy!. Ella says she’s single and not available. She loves attention and doesn’t like to wear clothes.
Esther is 22 from Lagos. She’s excited and nervous. Esther is a lawyer and a part time hustler. She’s here for it all – money, experience, fun.
Frodd is 28 and from Anambra. “Fresh and odd.” Frodd says he’ll be himself. He’s a bit complicated, and is a 9-5 guy, not an entertainer.
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.
Ike is 26 and from Imo. He’s so excited and wants to give us a show! He wants to give us drama and romance. Ike is a model, and we can expect a lot of attitude from him.
Isilomo is 27 and from Edo, and she’s adventurous. She wants us to expect a lot of fun.
Jackye is 23 and from Anambra. She too is here for the money. She’s in a relationship. Jackye says she’s a chameleon. She’ll amass a large fanbase.
Jeff is 30 and from Anambra. An Igbo boy, so composed. He wants to have fun and cause trouble with the ladies. Jeff says he doesn’t have a strategy. He’s not married.
Khafi is a policewoman!. Police officer Khafi Kareem believes that you can have it all if you believe in yourself. 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.
Kimophra is single and available. She wants us to expect a lot of manipulation and sarcasm. Kimophra is here for both the experience and money. She wants to invest and further her education.
26-year-old Mercy Eke is a video vixen and businesswoman based in Lagos. She loves cooking, swimming, travelling and dancing. No matter the setbacks, Mercy always picks herself up and does her best. She’s here to win the money.
Mike Edwards is a husband, CEO and athlete who doesn’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.
Nelson is 26 and is from Rivers State. He’s single and VERY VERY available!. Nelson is a masseuse, and is a past Mr Universe Nigeria.
Model and Entrepreneur Omashola is originally from Delta State, but now calls Lagos home. He loves playing basketball, cooking and “being in the water, even though I can’t swim”. Omashola says he’s a talkative. “Warri no dey carry last.”
Seyi is 30 from Ogun. He’s known as The Doctor!. Seyi is not single and not available. Is he married? He’s here for the experience!. Seyi is the grandson of Obafemi Awolowo. He’s here to enjoy himself.
18. Sir Dee
Sir Dee is 28 and is from Kogi. He’s here for money and experience. Sir Dee is a banker, and his bosses don’t know he’s on Big Brother.
Tacha is 23 and from Rivers. She can’t wait to show the world herself. She loves to make money. Tacha is a social media sensation. She’s bringing herself, she says – she’s real, interesting.
Thelma is 26 from Imo. She’s going to spice up the house!. She’s here for the experience and the money. She’s not single!
PRETORIA (Reuters) – Trade unionist-turned-businessman Cyril Ramaphosa was sworn in as South Africa’s president on Saturday, vowing to create jobs and tackle deep-rooted corruption that has strangled economic growth.
Ramaphosa’s African National Congress (ANC) clinched a 57.5% majority in a general election earlier in May, down from 62% in 2014 as voters turned against the ruling party due to revelations about government corruption and record unemployment.
Ramaphosa narrowly won the ANC leadership race in late 2017 and replaced scandal-plagued predecessor Jacob Zuma as state president in February 2018, a year before the latter’s term was due to expire.
Since then he has struggled to mend factions in the party opposed to his reform plans, especially at cash-strapped state power supplier Eskom. His promises to punish party members accused of corruption have also stuttered.
The challenges facing Ramaphosa were highlighted on Friday by the resignation of Eskom’s chief executive, who quit only a year since he was appointed to stabilise the utility and keep the lights on after nationwide blackouts.
Also on Friday, S&P Global Ratings kept South Africa’s credit rating unchanged one notch below investment grade.
The economy is set for a first quarter contraction after mining and manufacturing weakened, prompting the central bank to cut its 2019 growth forecast to 1%, well below the rate of at least 3% needed to bring down debt, budget deficits and joblessness.
“The challenges our country faces are huge and are real but they are not insurmountable. They can be solved and I stand here to say they are going to be solved,” Ramaphosa said in his speech on Saturday.
Many in the crowd at Pretoria’s packed Loftus stadium were optimistic.
“I love my president Cyril Ramaphosa. I know that as long as we have him here he is going to give us jobs and change many things,” said Patience Shabangu, 45, a volunteer at a local clinic.
Political analysts say a key test of Ramaphosa’s ability to deliver reforms will be his announcement of new cabinet, which is expected to take place next week.
“The speech was an honest and brutal reflection of South Africa’s recent problems. But it was also optimistic,” said Daniel Silke, director of the Political Futures Consultancy.
“He will be judged on a very high bar and the next step is the cabinet. If it contains any semblance of the dead wood from the past he will be severely critiqued,” Silke added.