Meet The New Big Brother Naija Season 7 ‘Level Up’ Housemates

The highly anticipated Big Brother Naija season 7 themed ‘Level Up’ show was premiered on 23rd of July, 2022. As usual, the housemates were unveiled by the popular BBNaija host; Ebuka Obi-Uchendu who brought all the vibes we needed to see. BBNaija season 7 featured a double launch event where the housemates are introduced into the house on the 23rd and 24th of July. This year’s BBNaija winner will go home with a whopping 100 million naira prize; N50m cash prize, and other exciting prizes.

The headline sponsor of this BBNaija season is Pocket by Piggyvest (formerly Abeg) and an associate sponsor, Flutterwave. The housemates will be spending 72 days in Biggie’s house competing for the prizes this season. Here is what you need to know about the new housemates.


Henry Olisaemeka Orakwue also known as Groovy is an Artist, a fashion entrepreneur, and a model. The 26-year-old housemate hailed from Anambra State. He bagged a B.Sc. in Biochemistry from the University of Lagos and loves working out and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.


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Beauty Etsanyi Tukura is a 24-year-old Lawyer from Taraba State. She was crowned Miss Nigeria in 2019, becoming the country’s 43rd beauty to win the pageant. She also held the ‘Most Beautiful Girl Taraba’ title, from 2015 to 2017. Beauty describes herself as a generous, open, reliable free-spirit and believes if she puts her mind to anything, she surely will achieve it.


Ismail Rukuba Ahalu is a 22-year-old freelance graphic designer and muralist from Plateau State. He claimed to be single but not ready to mingle, he’s ready to give a go at friendship. He enjoys archery, skateboarding, basketball, watching anime, and also has a keen interest in mythology.


Ilebaye Odiniya is a 21-year-old who considers herself a controversial, adventurous go-getter. She is a criminology and security studies graduate and an entrepreneur. She loves swimming, partying, bowling and shopping. “I don’t believe in love, maybe one day I will find a reason to believe in love, for now, not a chance,” she says.


Bright Hidi Nwekete is a graduate of Electrical Engineering at Madonna University. The 27-year-old loves food, travel, fashion, and cruise, and admits he can be quite enigmatic. “I’m goofy, sociable, and playful too though, so that balances it out,” he says.


Chiamaka Crystal Mbah is a 23-year-old health care worker and a native of Anambra State. Amaka admits she may sometimes come across as bold, mean, and “extra”, but people always realize that she is as soft as jelly when they get to know her better. She admits that she talks a lot, something her fellow Housemates may find annoying. “I am a big parrot! You don’t need to pay me o. I can talk for free non-stop,” she says.


Kesiena Tony Adjekpovu is a married 28-year-old businessman who enjoys living life to the fullest. Family means the world to him and he even counts one of his brothers as his best friend. He describes himself as a “show-stopping, jaw-dropping human being” and takes pride in his talents. “I can do almost anything. I can sing, but not on Wande Coal’s level, sha. I dey dance small. I sabi act small. I have never pursued any of this seriously because man needs to survive first,” he says.


Daniella Utangbe Peters is a 22-year-old Poet, she also loves acting, singing, working out, and staying fit. Daniella loves meeting new people and describes herself as resilient, energetic, and observant. She has a twin brother, five older brothers, and a younger sister, and loves being part of a big family. Although she just got out of a toxic relationship, Daniella still believes in love and is open to finding it one day.


Saviour Ikin Akpan is a Licensed Pharmacist who enjoys travelling, dancing and playing video games, and has a large network of friends, courtesy of his boisterous, friendly personality. He dislikes hypocrisy and deceit and considers himself emotional and competitive. He loves graphic design and when he has time, you will find Pharmsavi playing table tennis.


Ijeoma Josephina Otabor is a 25-year-old who claimed her graduation day was one of the best moments of her life as she never thought she could further her education. According to her, she is allergic to gossip. “I don’t condone gossip, and a lot of people know I hate it. You can never gossip about someone to me,” she says. One of her talents is repairing home appliances.


Brian Chkuwuebuka Chiji is a 24-year-old singer and songwriter who started releasing music in 2019 and finally put out a full-length project in 2021. The young artiste who hailed from counts Wande Coal, Vybz Cartel, and Angelique Kidjo as some of his musical influences. “I would call myself an extravert; which is a mix of both an introvert and an extrovert. I have random bursts of energy and I have low-energy days, but I understand how to navigate people in either of these situations,” he says.

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Christiana Oluwafunke Ojumu is a 24-year-old beauty entrepreneur who runs a cosmetics business. She describes herself as a “funny, smart and hardworking extrovert” and admits you are more than likely to find her “where the fun is” on any given day. When she’s not hiking or enjoying a picnic with her close friends, Christy O makes time to write poems.

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Chidimma Esther Okagbue is a 25-year-old who is a fun, energetic UNILAG graduate and content creator. She loves traveling, swimming, photography, and making new connections. She considers herself “a no-nonsense person who gets pissed off easily” and is competitive because she likes winning. 


Eloka Paul Nwamu, “I’m the next big thing out of Naija and I auditioned to make the House freaking fantastic,” are the confident words of Eloswag, a 27-year-old digital marketer and content creator from Lagos. Apart from being lively, confident and talented, Eloswag, who counts his mom as his superhero, reckons he is a hit with the ladies. “I’m a great guy and the ladies love me,” he says with a laugh. 


Doyinsola Anuoluwapo David describes her personality as a mix of Michelle Obama and Cardi B, and admits she is not afraid to bring out either, depending on the scenario. This 26-year-old is “a box of surprises, and you never know what you’ll get”. When she’s not hard at work as a medical radiographer, you’ll find Doyin partying and reading, and although she may come off as a tough cookie, she actually is a true softie on the inside.


Adekunle Tobilola Olopade is a 27-year-old digital marketing consultant from Lagos. He considers himself “a self-actualized introvert” who takes pride in being a giver that solves other people’s problems. When he’s not dreaming of creating a better life for himself and figuring out ways to make the world a better place, you’ll find Adekunle playing games on his phone or watching his favorite show, Family Guy, on YouTube.


Osy Allysyn Audu is an easy-going lady who describes herself as “a creative goofball who enjoys experiencing people”. She enjoys watching movies, modeling, hanging out with friends, and making her own lip gloss when she is not hard at work as a Sales and Marketing Executive for a popular vehicle brand. She considers herself a loyal friend and expects the same energy from those closest to her. As a “huge fan of love”, Allysny is currently in a relationship and enjoys “how love helps me see myself in a new light every day”. 


Oladotun Mofiyinfoluwa Oloniyo is a 26-year-old who works in a hospital as a medical physiologist and moonlights as a personal trainer on his days off. When he’s not working out or saving lives, you will find this chatty, competitive socialite watching movies, cooking, or gardening. He describes himself as “fun, good looking and spontaneous” and admits he never backs down from a challenge.


Esther Chioma Ndubueze is a 22-year-old entrepreneur Chomzy loves the simple things in life; sewing, traveling, and twerking. She hates snitches and betrayers and considers herself a resourceful and passionate people-person. Chomzy reckons she has the best family in the world. “My mom and siblings are all in Nigeria, and my dad is in Gabon. My family gets along very well and we love each other, but I’m everyone’s favorite,” she says with a smile. Although single, this firecracker is open to love when the time is right.


Gideon Anieti Nwawo is a 24-year-old engineer who considers himself a hardworking team player with excellent interpersonal skills and lots of creative ideas. He’s prone to laughing and joking even during serious moments, Giddyfia respects friendships and tries to avoid drama and betrayal at all costs. He has many friends but is careful to let only a few people in.


Diana Isoken Edobor is a 33-year-old Project Manager from Edo State. She was born in France but now calls Abuja home. She is sociable, family-oriented, passionate about self-development, and loves learning about new cultures. Diana values friendship and believes in treating people the way she would like to be treated; with love, loyalty, and respect. When asked about romantic relationships, Diana confirms that she is single. “Guys perceive me as sophisticated, high maintenance, and too expensive to approach. When they eventually get to know me, they realize I am actually a very lovable and down-to-earth person,” she says.


Hermes Chibueze Iyele is a performance artist who counts basketball, public speaking and American flag football as some of his interests. He has had the opportunity to perform some of his original dance pieces at reputable festivals in Lagos, Glasgow, and Rotterdam, and has also appeared in music videos for afrobeat stars including Burna Boy, Davido, and Ajebo Hustlers. Hermes is in a polyamorous relationship with two women and feels this kind of partnership has left enough room for everyone in it to grow individually and collectively.


Chinenyenwa Desire Okoebor, a 22-year-old called herself a Stripper by night and Chef by day. She loves swimming, dancing, and traveling, and considers herself “an unshakeably ambitious goal-getter”.Although she had a painful childhood, Chichi has managed to rise above it all and continues to forge her own path. She admits her bluntness can sometimes tick people off, but she doesn’t mind because she believes in sincerity. “It’s either I say things the way they are, or I don’t say it at all”. 


Segun Daniel Olusemo is a 26-year-old actor and professional footballer based in England. After sustaining an injury last year, he started acting again and recently scored a role in a production directed by Tola Odunsi. Describing himself as “confident, but not cocky” and “the perfect mix of Lagos and London”, Sheggz is a hard worker, but also a smart worker, and believes it’s important to be both. Talkative when needed, but also a good listener, Sheggz considers himself down-to-earth, relatable, and ambitious.

Modella (Fake Housemate)

Esther Gabriella Abimbola referred to herself as the “Queen of content”, The 26-year-old said she is a busy, confident girl who wears many hats. When she’s not dazzling the masses with cool social content, she finds the time to be an actress and stylist.

Deji (Fake Housemate)

Deji Morafa is a digital content creator, when is not busy being a social butterfly, you will find him showing off his expansive fragrance collection on the ‘gram, or enjoying his favourite dish of all time; pounded yam and vegetables. Although he has come into the game late as a Fake Housemate, Deji plans to make connections and win his fellow Housemates over with his friendly nature and his good looks. When quizzed about romance and relationships, Deji is quick to admit he has broken many hearts in the past, and Wizkid’s smash hit ‘Ojuelegba’ would be the perfect song to describe his love life.

Chizzy (Rider)

Rachel (Rider)