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Ozo Biography: Early life, age, education, career, BBNaija and personal life

Ozo or Ozoemena Chukwu is one of the housemates in the Big Brother Naija or BBNaija season 5 TV reality show. This biography about Ozo will provide insight into many of the hidden details about the contestant.

In this article, you will learn about Ozo’s background and early life. Additionally, you will see details about his education and qualification. No doubt, you have been hearing about Ozo as he is one of the most talked-about housemates.

We will provide answers to all the questions that you have about Ozo who is in the BBNaija House. To get started, see a summary of all the key facts about Ozo in the next section.

10 important facts about Ozo

  1. Ozo was born on 4th August 1992 and he is currently 28 years old, he had entered the BBNaija Season 5 Lockdown house at 27 years and celebrated his birthday during the show.
  2. Ozo’s full name is Ozoemena Joseph Chukw. He is an Igbo man from Imo State.
  3. He has three sisters and he is from a highly educated family.
  4. Ozo has a first-class bachelor’s degree in economics and cybernetics and a master’s degree in business and financial management from the Riga Technical University, in Latvia.
  5. During his time in Latvia, he underwent training at a professional football scouts association to become a professional football scout.
  6. He worked at Dream FM, Enugu State, between April and May 2019 as a sports analyst.
  7. He was a player scout for FS METTA/Latvijas Universitate, a Latvian football team.
  8. Ozo worked as a sports analyst with the UEFA Federation in 2019.
  9. In the BBNaija Season 5 Lockdown show, Ozo was the third housemate to win the head of house challenge and the first male housemate to do so.
  10. Before entering the BBNaija House, Ozo mentioned that he is single.

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Ozo Biography: Early life and education

Ozo is an Igbo man from Imo State, one of the South-East states Nigeria. His full name is Ozoemena Joseph Chukwuon. He was born on 4th August 1992. Ozo comes from a family that takes a lot of pride in higher educational attainment.

From pictures that have been going around on the internet, it appears that Ozo has three sisters. He is the only son of his parents. His father is a medical doctor while his mother is a professor at one of the country’s higher institutions.

Ozo Biography: early life, age, education, career, BBNaija and personal life.
Ozo (center above) with his family.


His sisters are also all graduates with two of them having medical degrees while one is a practising lawyer. While we do not have information on which primary and secondary school he attended, we know that Ozo is also highly educated.

Ozo obtained a first-class bachelor’s degree in economics and cybernetics from the Riga Technical University, in Latvia. This is a European institution that is popular for its high quality and internationally competitive education.

After his graduation in 2015/2016, Ozoemena Joseph Chukwu continued his education at the same institute. This time, he majored in business and financial management and eventually got a master’s degree as well.

Besides, he seemed to have completed another professional course at the Turiba University, Latvia, obtaining a certification in strategic communication for leadership, communication and media studies in 2017.

Ozo has always been passionate about football. During his time in Latvia, he underwent training at a professional football scouts association. He then became a professional football scout after he concluded his training with the association.

Ozo Biography: Career

With his range of educational qualifications, it is not surprising that Ozo or Ozoemena has worked in different industries before he entered the BBNaija TV reality show. In 2012, he became the chief operating officer at Stemay CCXL3, a clothing company. He left the company in 2015.

He worked as a high school teacher and football coach between November 2014 and October 2015. During this time, he was also working for the Federal Government of Nigeria and Rangers Football Club.

When Ozo moved to Latvia to further his education, he was a player scout for FS METTA/Latvijas Universitate (University of Latvia), a Latvian football team. He worked as a scout for two months in 2017. Then, he went into the IT space.

Ozo before the BBNaija Season 5 show.


Ozo was the customer relations specialist at Intelligent Systems from August 2017 to December 2017. He went back to the world of sports in 2018, working as a football academy analyst for the Latvian Football Federation.

On his return to Nigeria in January 2019, he first worked as a human resource/compliance manager at Dezern Nigeria Limited, a marketing, industrial services, chemical and lubricant company. He then took up the role of a sports analyst at Dream FM, a broadcast radio station based in Enugu State.

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After working at Dream FM between April and May 2019, Ozo landed a gig with the UEFA Federation. This is the administrative body for association football, futsal and beach soccer in Europe. Speaking with Africa Magic about this, Ozo says:

“It was a job I took great pride in and enjoyed doing.”

While there are no details available on what he did in particular for UEFA, it was likely he worked as a football analyst for the organisation. Ozo says that this is his biggest achievement so far.

Now, let us look at how Ozo has been doing inside the BBNaija House.

Ozo Biography: Inside BBNaija House

Ozo was part of the 20 housemates that entered the BBNaija season 5 House on the first day of the reality show. His good looks and apparent humility endeared him to viewers allowing him to build a fanbase. Many of his fellow housemates also appear to like him.

Fans of the show are also rooting for him and fellow housemate Nengi to start relationship.

On his part, Ozo has clearly declared his interest in a romantic relationship with Nengi. But she has been reluctant, on the other hand.

Ozo Biography: early life, age, education, career, BBNaija and personal life.
Ozo at one of the BBNaija night parties.


She once claimed that a relationship between them was unlikely because he was ‘too peaceful’. Yet, many of their fans want them to end up together. They have even coined a name for the pair ‘OZONE’ (a moniker from the first letters of OZO and NEngi).

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Besides his feelings for Nengi, he also claimed that he likes another housemate named Dorathy. But he says he only wants to be friends with her.

Since the BBNaija season 5 show began, Ozo has never finished in the bottom four and thus has never been at risk of getting evicted from the show.

Ozo was the third housemate to win the Head of House challenge and the first male housemate to do so. He selected Dorathy to be his deputy and they both enjoyed the Head of House lounge.

Again in Week Six of the competition, he won the head of house challenge to become the HOH, which gives him immunity for the week. This time, he chose Nengi as his deputy.

Ozo Biography: Personal life and family

Ozoemena Joseph Chukwu, or Ozo as many people call him, comes from a family of highly educated people. Before appearing on the show, he had a long career in the professional world. His family is a close-knit one, and it is evident in how they have reacted to him being in the BBNaija House.

They all recorded an emotional video to wish him a happy birthday while he marked the day inside the BBNaija house. See the video in the tweet below:

One of his sisters also made a video pleading with fans of the BBNaija show to vote for Ozo. Watch the video in this tweet:

Here is also a video of another of his sister also campaigning for votes for him:

Final thoughts…

This biography of Ozoemena Joseph Chukwu or Ozo has shown that his articulate manner of approach and charming character comes from a good upbringing and years of professional development. The dashing young man, who is in the BBNaija House, is a complete package.

He has a sound educational background and has gained some experience working in the corporate world. As he has mentioned himself, his work in the sports industry is one of his most profound achievements. This likely points to the fact that appears very physically fit and sound in mind as well.

Ozo has a good chance of emerging as the winner of the BBNaija Season 5 show.

We wish him all the best as he competes with others in the house.

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