Big Brother Naija Season 2

Season two of Big Brother Naija took place in 2017 after being rebranded from Big Brother Nigeria to Big Brother Naija.

The show was sponsored by Nigeria’s eCommerce Company Payporte.

The show aired on DSTV channel 198 for a duration of 78 days stretching from 22nd January 2017 to  9th April 2017 and was hosted by former housemate Ebuka Obi-Uchendu from season one.

Format

There were 14 housemates however halfway into the show, the housemates were competing for ₦25 Million and a brand new SUV.

Housemates

On Day 1, 14 housemates entered the house the same number as those in season 1.

HousematesAgeResidence
Bally28Abuja
Bassey27Cross-River
Bisola31Lagos
CoColce29Lagos
Debie-Rise27Kogi
Efe23Lagos
Gifty23Lagos
Kemen27Port Harcourt
Marvis26Port Harcourt
Miyonse24Abuja
Soma24Lagos
TBoss33Edo State
ThinTallTony36Cross-River
Uriel30Lagos

Twists

On Day 21, Biggie introduced two fake housemates, Jon Ogah and Ese Eriata to spice things up in the house.

Controversies

1. Majority of Nigerians were left furious after learning that the show was being shot in South Africa and not in Nigeria. The Nigerian government through The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) even carried out an investigation to find out why the event could not hold on Nigerian soil. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, asked the NBC to determine whether Multi-Choice had breached the Nigerian Broadcasting Code in any way conby shooting the show in South Africa, as well as the issue of possible deceit, since the viewing public was never told that the event would be staged outside Nigeria. However it was later found out that the resources in Nigeria especially the unreliable electricity supply could not favour proper shooting of the show while there were much more better and reliable resources in South Africa.   2. On Day 42, male housemate Kemen sparkled controversy after he was disqualified from the house for making sexual moves on fellow housemates TBoss while she was asleep [Read more on that here].


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