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What Has Become Of Past BBNaija Winners? Find Out All About Them

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Get to know how all the past winners of the popular Big Brother Naija show have been faring in life. 

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Last Sunday, Olamilekan Agbelesebioba Laycon emerged winner of the BBNaija lockdown edition.

He stepped into the shoes once occupied by four previous winners who have varying degree of relevance.

Here is how previous winners of the show are faring:

Season 1 (2006) – Katung Aduwak

The first-ever season of Big Brother Naija held in 2006.

The show hosted by Michelle Dede and Olisa Adibua saw then 26-year-old Katung Aduwak emerge winner.

He took home the $100,000 prize money.

After the show, he bagged a directorial degree from the Digital Film Academy in New York. He is a filmmaker and producer. He directed and produced “Unwanted guest” and “Heaven’s Hell.”

Aduwak has also directed a number of music videos for Chocolate City, Styl Plus, Gabriel Afolayan and starred in EbonyLife TV’s “Desperate housewives.”

Aduwak, a scriptwriter and production Assistant, went to the Air Force Jos Military School before going to study Political Science at the University of Jos. He is married to Raven Taylor.

Season 2 (2017) – Michael Efe Ejeba


After an 11-year break, the Big Brother Nigeria “See Gobe” edition held in 2017. It saw 22 contestants vying for the N25 million grand prize.

Ex-Housemate Ebuka Obi-Uchendu from season one hosted the show that saw Efe Ejeba emerge the winner.

Following his emergence as winner of the show, he moved from Jos to Lagos to kick-start his music career. The rapper released an EP called “Lagos EP.” He also collaborated with superstar rapper Olamide on the song “Warri.”

The graduate of the Faculty of Economics has released other songs like “Based on logistics” and “I love you.” He continues to pursue his music career to date.

Season 3 (2018) – Miracle Igbokwe

The Big Brother Nigeria 2018 show was tagged “Double Wahala”. About 20 Housemates competed for N25 million cash prize, which Miracle Igbokwe carted home.

He was presented with a brand new Hyundai Tucson SUV, a N25 million cheque, home appliances worth N3 millon and a trip to an exotic location for two totalling N45 million with prizes.

Miracle also won N1 million cash prize from Payporte Arena Games and N200, 000 from the final wager. He also won the Pepsi Refresh Your Mix, which fetched him N1 million and a trip to Dubai for the One Africa Music Fest and a year’s supply of Pepsi and Aquafina.

After winning the show, he left for South Africa to an Aviation school to pursue his dreams. In 2019, Miracle obtained his certification as an “Instrument Rated” pilot.

Season 4 (2019) – Mercy Eke

In 2019, the show was tagged “Pepper Dem.” Unlike previous seasons, it held in Nigera and aired for 99 days.

The viewers watched 26 contestants slug it out for the N60 million grand prize.

Mercy Eke won and became the first female to achieve the feat since the commencement of the reality TV show in 2006.

She carted home N60 million, including N30 million cash, N25 million worth of Innoson Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV), a trip to Dubai and other prizes.

The video vixen and entrepreneur on March 14, 2020, received the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Award for Best Dressed Female. She also bought a house in Lekki, Lagos.

She and her love interest during the show, Ike, have gone on to launch their reality show “Mercy & Ike.”

She also launched her real estate company, Lambo Homes.

Season 5 (2020) – Olamilekan Agbelese

Laycon joined the elite hall of fame in the just-concluded edition.

The 26-year-old carted home N85 million, including N30 million cash, a two-bedroom apartment, a brand-new SUV, a trip to Dubai, among other prizes.

As earlier announced by Multichoice, N30 million was awarded to him as cash prize with the supplementary N55 million covering:

A two-bedroom apartment courtesy of Revolution Plus
A top of the range SUV from Nigerian automaker, Innoson Motors
A trip to Dublin courtesy of Guinness
Home appliances courtesy of Scanfrost, and a branded Chiller
A trip to Dubai packaged by Travelbeta
1-year supply of Indomie noodles, Munch it, and Colgate toothpaste
1-year supply of Pepsi
A trip to watch the UEFA Champions League finale
A brand new Oppo Reno 3 smartphone.

All eyes are on him on how he will manage the fame and other prizes won.

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Via The Nation

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Davido performs medley of past and present hits on NPR’s Tiny Desk

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National Public Radio (NPR) continue to shine the light on black artistes for Black History Month, having Davido as guest for this week’s edition. Davido honoured the call by performing with his band a medley of hit singles, both past and present.

To kick off his Tiny Desk performance, Davido sang to the beat of ‘Gobe’, the smash hit single from his debut album—‘Omo Baba Olowo’. After the nice intro song, Davido gave an inspiring speech about his father, Adedeji Adeleke, a renowned business mogul who Davido called an inspiration.

“My dad worked at Burger King . . . to become what he’s become as a Black man, starting off in America has been very, very inspiring to me” Davido applauds his father’s work ethic and competitive drive.

After the speech, Davido continues to thrill viewers with his performance, transitioning from one hit to another from ‘Aye’ to ‘Risky’ and finally ending with ‘Jowo’ off his recent album—‘A Better Time’.

The location is set at Davdio’s house. Watch the full 12 minutes performance on NPR’s YouTube channel:

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“I’m still a sugar baby” – Joeboy confesses to having a sugar mummy

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She up in my yard / Calling my phone / She tell me she love me say she no go let me go” Joeboy begins on the track ‘Sugar Mama” and true to his words, he confesses on Lagos-based Nigerian radio station, THE BEAT 99.9 FM, about his love life, admitting boldly and proudly—“I have a sugar mummy.”

The prompt to Joeboy admitting this was when asked about his relationship status, Joeboy says: “right now I’m single but I’m not searching. I have a lot of female friends”

Adding to the response, Joeboy continues: “She only call me when she wants to have . . .” he stops without completing the sentence. Asked by the OAP: “but are you complaining?” His response? “No I like it.”

“I have a sugar mummy . . . It’s really really dope . . . it’s fun” Joeboy says after admitting “I’m still a sugar baby”  while making it known the song – ‘Sugar Mama’ – is based on “true life story.” Although choosing to keep the identity of his sugar mummy a secret, he did flex, “She met me” when asked “how did you meet her?”

Watch the interview clip below:

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AQ told me to sign Blaqbonez – MI

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Chocolate City founder and president, Jude “MI” Abaga has without a doubt shown he can hold the rap game for as long as he wants and still remain one of the top music label, heads in the country with Chocolate City. MI once more showed his brilliance in being a good music label head and good talent scout, using his Twitter page as the medium through which he shared how having a meeting with AQ back in 2015 led to him signing ‘BBC’ rapper, Blaqbonez.

L-R: Loose Kaynon, AQ, MI and Blaqbonez of Chocolate City for the ‘Martell Cypher 2019’.

In the tweet, MI said “Oct[ober] 15, [2015]” marked the beginning of “an amazing partnership” with Nigeria rap veteran, AQ, who during the course of the meeting let go of the “opportunity” meant for him for the sake of Blaqbonez’s blooming yet upcoming career (as at 2015) in the music industry.

MI explains that after pitching ideas to AQ in that October 15, 2015 meeting, “he [AQ] listened n said M I’m grateful but d person u should give this opportunity to is @BlaqBonez. [sic]” The result? MI continues, “[I] signed Blaq a year later.”

And the rest is history! AQ has gone to make one of the best discography in Nigerian rap sector, even releasing ‘God’s Engineering’, the most critically acclaimed rap album of 2020 which earned him the award for ‘Best Rap Album” at The Headies 2020

Blaqbonez’s not only shown he can outrap anyone at will but also carved a niche for himself, becoming a comical act on social media. Adding to that Blaqbonez has also shown he can self PR his work and still get massive recognition for it.

It goes without saying that MI made a very wise decision in forming the partnership with AQ while heeding to AQ’s advice about signing Blaqbonez.

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