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Big Brother Naija season 2 housemates: Where are they now?

The Big Brother Nigeria season 2 show tagged Big Brother Naija: See Gobbe, did not take place until 11 years after the first season.

However, when it eventually did in 2017 and the Big Brother Naija season 2 housemates stepped into the house, it was so much fun that dedicated viewers turned up in front of their television sets every single day to watch the show.

Afterwards, they would retire to social media to either praise or castigate the housemates. Years later, fans still follow their favourites’ everyday move through social media.

Some people still remember some of them, like the most popular Big Brother Naija season 2 housemates, Bisola, TBoss, Kemen, and the eventual winner, Efe Ejeba. But how about others like Marvis, CocoIce, and others?

In this article, we will see just how the housemates have fared since the show ended in 2017. You will find out exactly how your favourite housemate has been since the show ended, and hopefully, you will be able to reconnect with them.

Before we continue, did you know that during this season of the show, Big Brother Naija received over 170 million SMS votes? The show was also sponsored by such big brands like Pay Porte, Heritage Bank, MiniMee, Pepsi, and Dano Milk.

Big Brother Naija season 1 housemate, Ebuka, even hosted the show, something he has continued to do into the fifth season of the show in 2020.

A total of 14 housemates entered the Big Brother Naija season 2 house and remained there for 78 days to compete for the grand prize of 25 million Naira.

Two fake housemates, John Ogah and Ese Eriata were also introduced halfway into the show to spice things up, which viewers absolutely loved.

Below are your favourite Big brother Naija season 2 housemates and this is what they are doing right now:

1. Efe Ejeba

Michael Efe Ejeba, popularly known as Efe Money, was known as the original ‘Warri Boy’. He eventually won the grand prize after staying on the show for 78 days.

Efe studied economics at the University of Jos but this did very little for him on the show as he wanted to be known as a rapper and a singer.

He carried on a romantic relationship with fellow housemate, Marvis, who rejected him throughout the entirety of the show. He was known for his drunken fits after every Saturday Night Party.

He also popularized the phrase, ‘Based on Logistics’, which he turned into a song after he left the house. He released the song on 27 April 2017.

He has since released a number of songs such as Yeba, Babaloke, Far Away, I Done Care, Onome, I love You, 6 Pack, Baba Loke and Somebody.

In December 2017, Efe released his hit song, ‘Warri’ featuring Olamide. The music video accompanying the song was released on YouTube and currently has over 1.2 million views.

In September 2019, he released ‘Campaign’ featuring Ice Prince and BOJ.

2. Marvis

Marvis Nkpornwi, known simply as Marvis, wears many hats as an actress, model, rapper, and a businesswoman. While she was in the Big Brother Naija house, it was common knowledge that Marvis is descended from royals.

She is the youngest of seven children.

Although Marvis carried on with a romantic relationship with Efe while she was in the house, she never actually agreed to date him. The relationship took her far in the house, however, and she finished fifth overall.

Now, Marvis is the CEO of Nahsodotcom, a clothing brand. She still maintains relationships with the former housemates and is closest to Efe and Bisola, even featuring them in one of her songs, “Vibe”.

3. Soma

Somadina Anyama, known simply as Soma, was the first housemate to be evicted from the Big Brother Naija season 2 house.

He was not known for fights or quarrels in the house, but he was known for his relationship with fellow housemate, Gifty. After his time in the house, Soma immediately dived into the entertainment industry.

He released a number of songs, including ‘Liquor’.

That is not all he does though. Somadina made his debut in Nollywood in the series, “Jenifa’s Diary”.

4. Miyonse

Miyonse Amosu is a Nigerian journalist, media personality and professional chef who was one of the first housemates to be evicted from the Big Brother Naija house.

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His most controversial relationship in the house was the one he had with fellow housemate TBoss. In fact, some viewers and ex-housemates say that this relationship distracted him and led to his eviction from the house.

After he left the Big Brother Naija house, in June 2017, he was announced as the maiden ambassador for Payporte Food Store.

He also got himself additional endorsements with Indomie, SamVita Foods, TV Cooking show deals worth millions of Naira and many more.

Miyonse Amosu also trains aspiring chefs and facilitates numerous private and public culinary sessions. He also hosts the cooking segment of the “Wake Up Nigeria” breakfast show on TVC Entertainment, which has over 800,000 daily viewers.

5. CoCoIce

CoCoIce was a housemate on the Big Brother Naija season 2 show and is best known for the episode where she bared her breasts for fellow housemate Bassey as well as the viewers on the show.

Now, CoCoIce is a singer and a producer. She released the song, “Feeling my P” immediately after the house.

She is also an entrepreneur and has launched a skincare brand, Rekhii Beauty.

6. Gifty

Gifty was the fourth housemate to leave the show and was known to for her ability to imitate anyone and switch accents accordingly.

After she was evicted from the Big Brother Naija house, she focused on her acting career and has gone on to star in a number of Nollywood movies such as ‘Girl Power’, The Gym House’, ‘Zubby and the White Priestess’, among others.

Gifty cites her mother as her inspiration for working as hard as she does. In 2018, Gifty welcomed a baby girl and although many have said that she welcomed the baby with her rumoured boyfriend, Mr 2Kay, she has continued to deny the news.

Now, however, Gifty is focused on working hard enough to realise her dreams and become a top Nollywood star.

7. Uriel

Uriel Oputa is one of the housemates on the second season of the Big Brother Naija show. She was the sixth housemate to be evicted from the show.

Uriel was born in England but she grew up in Nigeria. In 2019, she officially became a British citizen.

While she was on the show, she said that she likes to cook, but only because she was influenced by fellow housemate Miyonse.

There is a caveat, however. Uriel has said that she doesn’t like to clean up when she is done cooking so she sees herself as the master of the organised disorder.

After Uriel was evicted from the show, she started a vlog and also launched a wig store in Lekki. Shortly after that, however, she returned to music with the song, ‘Desire’.

8. Kemen

Ekemini Ekerette, who is known popularly as Kemen, is a fitness trainer and actor. His time in the Big Brother Naija house was rocked by scandal.

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The fitness trainer was disqualified from the house because of an alleged sexual assault situation against TBoss. TBoss reported to Big Brother that Kemen kept touching her even when she refused his advances.

Shortly after the show ended in 2017, however, the two mended their differences and buried the hatchet.

Now, Kemen is a fitness trainer in Lagos. He trains a number of Nigerian celebrities and helps fitness enthusiasts to achieve their dream bodies.

A number of his activities can be found on his Instagram page where he does not hesitate to share pictures of his incredibly ripped body.

9. Thin Tall Tony

Thin Tall Tony was the sixth housemate to leave the Big Brother Naija show.

Thin Tall Tony was seen as dishonest and never spoke about his genuine family while he was in the house. Instead, he started a close relationship with another housemate Bisola.

Big Brother Naija season 2 housemates: Where are they now?

Viewers disliked him a lot for this as they felt that he should have remained loyal to his wife even while he was one of the Big Brother Naija season 2 housemates.

After the Big Brother Naija show, ThinTallTony concentrated on his acting and dance profession. He went on to join Nollywood and has appeared in movies like “Journal of a Model” and numerous others.

He also made a stage appearance in the show “Heartbeat the Musical.”

10. Bassey

Bassey was the seventh contestant to leave the show. His activities in the house drew a lot of attention. He was particularly known for the truth or dare game, where he needed to breastfeed another housemate, CocoIce.

Bassey’s life after the Big Brother Nigeria house is exciting, to say the least. He chose to pursue his acting career among other things.

He has appeared in the web series, ‘Skinny Girl in Transit’. He has also appeared in other productions, showing off his talents as a skilled actor. Bassey is still an actor, showing up in different productions.

Recently, he announced that he has married his girlfriend, Nadia Ann.

From his social media page, it is quite obvious that Bassey dedicates a sizeable amount of time to fitness as well. The man has definitely done well for himself.

11. Debie Rise

Oluwarise Deborah Edun, known popularly as Debie Rise, was the second finalist who left the show during the live eviction show at the end of the season.

One of the most discussed moments for Debie Rise was the point at which she kissed a sleeping Bassey. Viewers called for her head and demanded that she should be disqualified from the show for provocation, however, she was kept on the show.

Subsequent to her exit from the house, Debie Rise focused fully on her music ambitions. She has delivered some wonderful songs including, “Setting down deep roots” and “Bliss and Pain” featuring Bassey.

She has rebranded and is now known as Deborah Rise. She also streamlined her music and she now releases only Gospel music.

12. Bally

Bally was the ninth housemate to leave the show. Notwithstanding this, he jumped into making his dreams to become a world-class DJ and musician come true.

He was particularly known for his moral uprightness and as such, was not associated with scandals in the house.

After the show, Bally kept on being a music maker. He has also retired to a life outside the limelight and spends his time with his family and his girlfriend.

13. TBoss

Tokunbo Idowu, known popularly as TBoss was the most controversial individual on the Big Brother 2017 show. She was known for bragging and once said she had men proposing love to her that had private jets.

After her time on the Big Brother Naija show, she was the host of a few shows, including AFRIMA 2017 and Funny Bone Untamed. She has also modelled for a few notable brands, and furthermore showed up in the film “Kada River.”

In 2019, TBoss welcomed a beautiful baby girl but refused to share who the father of the baby is.

14. Bisola

Bisola Aiyeola has remained one of the most popular housemates so far. Bisola, who was an actress before she went on the show, won the hearts of viewers because of her lively personality.

She was the runner up at the show, but for many viewers, she might as well have won the show.

During the show, Bisola was involved in a romantic relationship with Thin Tall Tony who was married with children. She, however, did not know about this.

Bisola has appeared in a number of movies since she left the show, including “Glimpse”, “Ovy’s Voice”, “‘Picture Perfect”, “Skinny Girl in Transit”, and “Life of A Nigerian couple”.

Bisola also released a number of hit songs including ‘Luchia’, ‘Controlla’, and ‘Boda Luku’ among others.


The Big Brother Naija season 2show gathered a lot of viewers when it premiered in 2017. Year after year, it continues to gather more fans and viewers.

While some apply to be on the show in order to gain fans, popularity, or money, others watch from their homes because of the entertainment that they know they will get.

The show continues to get bigger every year. A look back at the show in 2006, when the first season launched shows that it is on a definite upward trajectory.

It is definitely interesting to take a look at the housemates and see what they did with the platform that the Big brother Naija show gave them. Either way, we only hope that they continue to do well and exceed expectations.

Who was your favourite among the Big Brother Naija season 2 housemates? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below and don’t forget to share this article with your friends and family.

Simbiat Haroun studied Computer Science at the University of Lagos. She enjoys doing research and spends most of her time reading. She can be contacted at simbiat@sidomexuniversal.com.


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