Big Brother Naija Season 1 Wiki Information

Season one of Big Brother Naija took place in 2006 and was actually called Big Brother Nigeria at the time.

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The show aired on DStv Channel 37 for a duration of 91 days running from March 5 to June 4 and was hosted by Michelle Dede and Olisa Adibua.


There were 12 housemates who played the game for a grand cash prize worth $100000 and the voting results are verified by the auditing company of Alexander-Forbes.


On Day 1 (5th/March/2006), twenty-eight housemates entered the House. Day 1 is also referred to as the “Launch Night”.

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Name Occupation Age Hometown
Chinedu (Ceeva) Amah Self Employed 24 Delta State
Ebuka Obi-Uchendu Lawyer 23 Benin-City, Edo State
Francisca Owunmi Student 21 Lagos
Frank Konwea Dancer/Artiste 29 Lagos
Gideon Okeke Student 22 Lagos
Helen Eremiokhale Student 25 Lagos
Ichemeta Ochoga Student 21 Benue State
Ifeoma Ejikeme Entrepeneur 29 Jos Plateau State
Joan Agabi Law student 24 Awagir
Joseph Ada Flight Attendant 32 Lagos
Katung Aduwak Scriptwriter, Production Assistant 26 Kaduna
Maureen Osuji Student 23 Lagos
Sandra Osigbovo Student 29 Benin City
Adeyinka Oremosu Self Employed/Musician 26 Lagos


New housemates
In a twist to the game, two new contestants were introduced on Day 23, much to the excitement of the remaining housemates.
Cancelling nominations
Big Brother added another twist to the game on day 79 by cancelling the day’s scheduled nominations and making the house mates believe they will instead be evicted based on their performances on assigned tasks while in reality no more evictions were held and viewers began voting for the winner who turned out to be 26-year-old Katung Aduwak.