Big Brother Naija History, Seasons & Housemates

BBNaija

Big Brother Naija (BBN) is a reality tv entertainment show where housemates are kept in a confined environment, competing on different tasks and receiving public votes.

Housemates with lowest votes are evicted until the last man standing. The last housemate is declared the winner of the season with a specific grand prize as published by Felix Omoko's Blog (FOB).

BBNaija related terms are housemates, audition, nomination, eviction, disqualification, Head of House challenge, HoH, weekly wager, diary session, House Rule & related punishment, headline sponsor and associate sponsor, host (Presenter) and reunion show.

BBNaija Merges with South African

In September 2022, Multi Choice announced that the Big Brother Naija with be merged with South Africa citizens as from 2023. It means that housemates will be sourced from Nigerians and South Africans instead of just Nigerians.

BBNaija will be merged with new name as from 2023 to become Big Brother of Nigeria and South African. New housemates will be selected from both countries (Nigerians and South Africans) according to Multi Choice Nigeria, the organiser of Big Brother Naija (BBN).

BBNaija had featured seven seasons since inception June 2006, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 comprising of only Nigeria citizens.

Note: Big Brother Naija name will be changed to new name to be announce before the commencement of season 8 in 2023.

History of Big Brother Naija Seasons

Big Brother Naija (BBN) has aired several seasons as detailed below:

BBNaija Season 1

  • Theme: None: No title
  • 5 March 2006 - 4 June 2006
  • Duration: 92
  • Housemates: 14
  • Winner: Katung Aduwak
  • Host: Olisa Adibua and Michelle Dede

BBNaija Season 2

  • Theme: See Gobbe
  • Period: 22 January 2017 - 9 April 2017
  • Duration: 77
  • Housemates: 14
  • Winner: Michael Efe Ejeba
  • Host: Ebuka Obi-Uchendu

Season 3

  • Theme: Double Wahala
  • Period: 28 January 2018 - 22 April 2018
  • Duration: 85
  • Housemates: 20
  • WInner: Miracle Igbokwe
  • Host: Ebuka Obi-Uchendu

BBNaija Season 4

  • Theme: Pepper Dem
  • Period: 30 June 2019 - 6 October 2019
  • Duration: 99
  • Housemates: 21
  • Winner: Mercy Eke
  • Host: Ebuka Obi-Uchendu

BBNaija Season 5

  • Theme: Lockdown
  • Period: 19 July 2020 - 28 September 2020
  • Duration: 71
  • Housemates: 20
  • Winner: Olamilekan "Laycon" Agbeleshe
  • Host: Ebuka Obi-Uchendu

BBNaija Season 6

  • Theme: Shine Ya Eye
  • Period: 24/25 July 2021 3 October 2021
  • Duration: 72 days
  • Housemates: 26
  • Winner: Hazel Oyeye "Whitemoney" Onou
  • Grand prize: N50 million

BBNaija Season 7

  • Theme: Level Up
  • Period: 23/24 July 2022 2 October 2022
  • Duration: 72
  • Housemates: 28
  • Winner: Phyna (Ijeoma Josephina Otabor)
  • Grand Prize: N100 million
Felix Omoko Blog (FOB)

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