Connect with us


BellaNaija presents 7 Nigerian Celebrities We Would Love to See on Big Brother Africa




Nothing sells drama, intrigue, romance, suspense, conspiracy and of course a little action better than Big Brother Africa. Its brand new season is just around the corner and has come with just as much excitement and fanfare as its predecessors. We don’t know who the housemates are yet or what twists the team has got planned for this season yet, but we can’t wait for all the action to start.

The launch of Big Brother Africa 8 is on Sunday 26 May at 19:00 CAT. In the mean time, here’s a quick list of Nigerian celebrities we would love to see in the house.

Denrele Edun
This pick was a no-brainer. Denrele has oceans of energy, an adrenaline-fueled personality and a peculiar dress sense that on its own is quite entertaining to look at. How I see it , no matter where you drop him, he’s going to give us something interesting to look at.

Tonto Dikeh

Controversy sells and we all know who one of the queens is, right? Even without being called up, rumors surfaced online that Poko was going to be in the Big Brother Africa house. How we’d really love to see that.

Jim Iyke

Speaking of controversy, who better than Nollywood bad boy, Jim Iyke to go stir things up in the Big Brother Africa house. We’ve been to see some real parts of him in his “Jim Iyke Unscripted” reality series, but who wouldn’t want to see so much more? And, now that he and his ‘BFF’Nadia Buari have let the cat out of the bag, BBA would be a huge test to see if he left his ‘old ways’.

Beverly Naya

She is slowly becoming a household name for a variety of reasons, her acting prowess included. But, nonetheless, this Nollywood actress has managed to remain mysterious and keep her personal life out of the news. Wouldn’t you like to get a glimpse behind the curtain of this sultry young actress?

O.C Ukeje

Cool, calm and collected, O.C has gotten himself some of the suavest Nollywood movie roles. As much as he’s been portrayed as a playboy, the ladies can’t just help but see him as a sweetheart which would make the O.C paradox such an intrigue to watch.


She’s one of the realest music divas in Nigeria as she sometimes switches from the most eloquent English to pidgin just to get her point across. Don’t you think Omawonder would be such a delight in the house?


Always looking fresh and dapper, Mr. Fine Lady always looks fresh every time of the day. Wouldn’t you want to see the buff rapper on one of his bad days? Or see how all the ‘ladies’ eye candy’ magic comes to life behind the scenes? I’m sure the ladies would love it and the guys could learn a thing or two.

Share your thoughts!

Photo Credit: BellaNaija | Instagram |JudithAudu

"What do you really do for a living any way?", "Your face looks familiar. Was it on TV?" These questions follow me around everyday. Why don't you join them. Instagram | Twitter: @Onos_


  1. Robinson3d

    May 24, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    hahaha. I thought i hear that Tonto is gonna rock the show this year. Anyway, i wanna see her there

  2. Bella

    May 24, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    well well well, Tonto is the house alright, a lil birdie told. As for Lnyxx Dang boi, fine boi swag, i no fit shout! the rest are aite. We have seen Jim on his reality show so we are good, thank you.

  3. Sexxie

    May 24, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Hmmm! BN is this a Hint? would love to see my eye candy, Lynxxx of life! 🙂 <3

  4. Melissa

    May 24, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    I know for sure that Tonto is not going into the BBA house. But it would have been awesome to see Denrele! I swear. The world will also get to see his vulnerable side too which came out during Goldie’s demise.
    That guy will rack in ratings definitely! He will be a sight to behold. Jim Iyke will get evicted because he will beat someone up.

  5. sarafina

    May 24, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    No lynxx,no omawunmi,what is Gbenro and Naya? Dumb list!

  6. Nina

    May 24, 2013 at 3:24 pm


  7. Priscy

    May 24, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Tonto and Denrele would be the people I would have loved to watch..

  8. Peachy_mo

    May 24, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Maybe Nigeria can come up with her own house reality show casting hem all together! hehehe! but it will be a nice watch though.

  9. Nikita

    May 24, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Omasum I would have been my pick,I suspect she’ll be another Karen real

  10. Nikita

    May 24, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    Omawumi i would pick,another Karen I feel so much…lol

  11. Mrs Rotimi Alakija

    May 24, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Definitely tonto and Lynxx. Cant stand Jim Iyke, n what is a beverly or an O.C pls??? NEXTTTTT

  12. chichi

    May 24, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    Well as for drama, Derenle, Tonto, Jim Iyke & Omawunmi are the superheroes to call but the other three wonve up to the hype

  13. dp

    May 24, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    @melissa u r really funny oh, Jim Iyke beating someone up

  14. Pepstar

    May 24, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    I wil luv to c lynxx, dats ma guy

  15. Nomy

    May 24, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Denrele will be soooo fun to watch o! Omawunmi will be interesting! Lynxx go nearly kill all the Ladies with fineboyness! O.C is way tooo cool, he will be much admired but them go evict am! Finally biko comot Beverly Naya for this list, her annoying acting for Weekend getaway still dey vex me soteeey i no dey wan see am again! No Big Brother for her biko, if she speak that her English 1, 2 them go commot am!

    • Janey

      May 24, 2013 at 4:15 pm

      lol>>>na so she vex u reach?

    • Nomy

      May 24, 2013 at 4:54 pm

      My dear her matter pain me for that movie. All that unnecessary fonee and acting oyibo! Her and her husband in the movie were so fake!

    • dj

      May 24, 2013 at 7:14 pm

      lol, u don vex finish!

    • Nwakaeku

      May 26, 2013 at 6:39 am

      Really l’m wondering why she made the list,Tonto, Omawumi ,Jim Iyke,Denrele,are all lively people and will really make the house interesting.

    • Sexy

      May 26, 2013 at 12:04 am

      @nomy ignorance is a disease, you see how ple disgrace themselves with ignorance….nanya was born and bred in London so what is the fake phoneh there? U ple sold learn to get Ur facts right before making noise

    • Chick

      May 28, 2013 at 1:01 pm

      I couldn’t agree more

  16. jb

    May 24, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Denrele for sure!

  17. paloma

    May 24, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Lynxx cutie and Tonto dike its gonna b so much fun

  18. faithlife

    May 24, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    I’ld love to see Tonto in the BBA house

  19. Gistyinka Blog

    May 24, 2013 at 5:30 pm


  20. oma31

    May 24, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    LOL!!!!! will def love to see the first three and the last two……

  21. Uche

    May 24, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    i would say, Tonto, Jim, Lynxx….. ermm maybe omawunmi… but def not the rest of them

  22. Semmy

    May 24, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    Yes Lynxx…Why? Because all the ladies would go gaga for him and entertain us with some drama….

  23. macy

    May 24, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    tonto n lynxx re definitely pple i wuld luv 2 see in d aws…thrd b lots of drama indeed

  24. Bimbyn

    May 24, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    I will love to see all of them in the house. Big up Beverly. Way to o gal

  25. Partyrider

    May 24, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    i guess i am the only one who thinks lynxxx will be a bore *shrugs*

  26. A

    May 24, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    I’ll take: Tonto, Denrele, Omawunmi & Lynxxxxxx! U can have d rest #thanks 🙂

  27. Monalisa

    May 24, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    denrele is d only one dat can give correct drama

  28. TheNigerian

    May 24, 2013 at 9:32 pm


  29. Mma

    May 24, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    Lols, that would be a joke if they were there at the same time!

  30. Passerby

    May 24, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    They are spoiling the fun of this show, they have changed it to a celebrity only thing which is not suppose to be. I pity all the random people that wasted their time to audition…It is finally a matter of rich should get richer. BigBrother Politics …pshewww…….

    • Temi

      May 25, 2013 at 4:26 am

      Infact, ratings go worse pass American idol.

  31. Stacey

    May 25, 2013 at 6:28 am

    I’do go for Denrele and tonto dikeh, they wil light up the house mehn!

  32. chamberlain

    May 25, 2013 at 9:31 am

    Can’t wait to see tonto show her madness in the Big brothers show.

  33. maka salt

    May 25, 2013 at 10:18 am

    one word: derenle

  34. Pace

    May 25, 2013 at 10:48 am

    Tonto Dikeh would be boring cos only drugs and booze make her interesting. Beverley who? Did she pay you guys? OC naaaa.

  35. gina

    May 25, 2013 at 11:52 am

    tonto /lynxx/ derenle

  36. sirjohn

    May 25, 2013 at 4:05 pm man..jim iyke and fine boi.lynxx..go rock BBA 4d gurls..i go gv am up to Tonto..she isgreat

  37. Awaiting Moderation

    May 25, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    No to lynxx and beverly

  38. Chyke

    May 25, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    Oc Ukeje and Omawunmi will be fun to watch. I wish to see them on BBA. Denrele will be so ann0ying n stale. He is never funny but annoying. Beverly Naya is a no no. She is so boring. Chidinma will even do better dan Beverly. Lynxxx is just a pretty cool guy. He is as boring as Beverly so he shouldn’t go there. Tonto n Jim are just busybody + garagara = excess. Tonto n Jim will just overdo it till it gets boring n uncomfortable to watch. Davido will do way better.

  39. G'IYAZ

    May 25, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    ^I thouqht DAMMYKRANE was qonna be there..he z funny,kind,sweet and also freestyles 4 da ladies!! Buh if he ain’t qoin’..then LYNXXX should qo..JIM IYKE will behave lyk rouqh LUCLAY..he will spoil everytin!! TONTO will jez qo and – all da quyz there!!! NIYOLA should rep NAIJA! Even though she no win…#Said it all!

  40. comment awaiting moderation!

    May 25, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    @Chyke….Bille Jean of BN…lol

  41. Brezzy

    May 25, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    Tonto all the way!

  42. Stephanie O

    May 26, 2013 at 2:19 pm


  43. bola

    May 27, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    i think having Derenle in BBA House will be mad fun.

  44. Naomi

    May 28, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    The way people hype this naya of a lady, I’m beginning to strongly feel that she pays the media for publicity…

  45. me

    May 28, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    My thoughts exactly oooo! As in! What does she act sef? Someon r horrible actig in weekend getaway, anoda person wan chop us raw say she be oyinbo land bred! I hate dt movie sha, after al d hype, I it was too abstract n disjointed to me! Well, @leastwe all now know dat ,none of ds people made it to d house, lile someone said earlier, big bbro is now about d rich getting richer, dis Malvin guy was on gulder ultimate search, n ofcos he got some money, y dem still chose am? I no know

  46. me

    May 28, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    First sentence, I meant someone pointed out Bervelys horrible acting.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Star Features