The #BigBrotherNaija 2019 kicked off with twenty-one housemates battling for N60 million worth of prizes as announced earlier by the organizer, M-Net West Africa.
The housemates would be staying at the Big Brother House for the next twelve weeks to entertain TV viewers across Africa and beyond.
Below is a list of the “pepper them” housemates
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!
Tuoyo is 24 and he likes working out. He’s a flirt. Tuoyo is also a psychotherapist, a part time stripper and fitness trainer.
Primate Ayodele to S’West govs: “You’re breeding terrorists with Amotekun” +His fulfilled prophecies on rain and air crash
The founder and spiritual leader at INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Babatunde Ayodele (JP), has warned that the decision by governors of Southwest Nigeria to establish a security outfit for the region called Amotekun, was a risky one.
The popular seer, during a Sunday service message at his church headquarters in Lagos, said the governors have set the tone for those who would exploit their good intention for fanatical purposes.
“Southwest governors are creating internal terrorists. The governors must be careful,” Ayodele cautioned, “so that Amotekun does not become another terror group in the Southwest region through those who might want to use it for purposes other than solving people’s security challenges.”
The cleric, at the service, recalled some of his fulfilled prophecies for the new year. They include his warning to the transport union against impending crisis. Ayodele had mid December 2019, warned that the Lagos NURTW leader, MC Oluomo, “should put the house in order because NURTW will experience serious crisis and violence next year.”
On January 12, 2020, the servant of God also asked for rain “within seven days”. The cleric said “whether the weather likes or not, I’m speaking to God as His servant, let there be rain within seven days. Prophets in the Bible prayed, they asked for signs and you listened to them. I stand in that gap and ask for signs for your children; my Lord, answer us with rain. Lord, show us that you are with us in 2020.”
On the evening of Monday, 13th of January, heavy downpour was reported in major cities of the country.
On January 8. Primate Ayodele recalled his November 2019 forewarning that “the first three weeks of the new year would be terrible, except God hears our prayers.”
“America has never experienced earthquake,” said the prophet, “but this year, I foresee America experiencing earthquake for the first time. I speak as servant of God.” Ayodele, who warned on January 7th that, between 2020 and 2022, there will be a big event that would shake the world, noted that prophecy, is the real security report as it is a message that comes straight from God, “but because governments do not understand prophecy or they choose to be stubborn about it, they do not regard it.”
Some of Primate Ayodele’s recent prophecies that have come to pass include the Ukranian plane crash in Iran, the recent attack on churches and Christians, the Iran and America crisis, the renewed attacks on soldiers by the Boko Haram, and many more.
Foundation organises free medical care for children with sickle cell disease
The Brain and Body Foundation, in partnership with Sickle Cell Advocacy and Management Initiative (SAMI) and The Federal Ministry of Health has organized a free medical clinic for children with sickle cell disease (SCD) ages 1-12 years.
The event with the theme Breaking The Cycle Of Pain’ was held on Friday December 20, 2019 at the Kernel Park, off Amosu Road, Surulere, Lagos State.
Speaking at the launch, Dr. David Ajibade, the founder and executive director of the Brain and Body Foundation, explained that the purpose of the event was: to help children with sickle cell disease live as normal a life as possible; one which peers without the disease enjoy; one without pain or suffering.”
As the co-convener of the event, he gave a keynote address on how to combat the pains and other symptoms associated with the ailment. He also spoke on genetics, and on the importance of intending couples checking their genotype in a qualified clinic or laboratory before tying the nupital knot.
Dr. Ajibade also spoke about the importance of children with the disease taking high quality nutrients in order to boost their immune systems and improve blood flow.
A co-sponsor of the event – A United States based psychiatrist, Dr. Yinka Onafuya, said that there is a genuine need and urgency to properly educate people with sickle cell disease and of the crucial need for supplements that can help them live free of the life threatening consequences of the disease.
His words of advice also included the importance of regular follow-up (regular blood tests), of staying well hydrated, and of using well treated mosquito nets to prevent malaria.
Another participant at the event – Ms. Toyin Adesola, spoke on the use of folic acid and other supplements by children with SCD and the importance of consuming vegetables often.
It was a rewarding outreach because at the end of the event, over 200 sickle cell disease patients between the ages of 1 and 12 were attended to at the venue.
There was a questions and answers segment too, and the kids who had severe issues were each able to consult with a team of doctors individually who made out time to attend to them.
Participants came from both within and from outside Lagos for the event and all went home happy at the end of the day.