3. Ebuka Obi-Uchendu
Ebuka Obi-Uchendu is unarguably the most popular Big Nigeria contestant ever even though he was the seventh housemate to be evicted in the first edition. He went on to write for a number of newspapers and magazines. He also anchored some high profile events before taking a break to go back to school for his master’s degree in Law.
Ebuka has become a media personality of note. He has won several awards and was also honoured by the Federal Government among Top 100 Young Nigerians to mark Nigeria’s centenary celebration in 2014.
Interestingly, he returned to “Big Brother Nigeria” as an anchor in 2017, 2018 and the currently airing 2019 edition
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4. Gideon Okeke
Nollywood hunk, Gideon Okeke, was evicted from the Big Brother house on Day 50. But it didn’t deter him from pursing a career in acting. He snagged a role as Philips Ade Williams on the MNET produced soap opera Tinsel almost immediately.
His famous face adorns movie posters in several cinema houses in Nigeria. His acting prowess has also earned him a number of accolades and recognition, including an award for Best Actor in a TV series (Drama) Nigerian Entertainment Award in 2010 and a nomination for Best Actor in a Drama in the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Award in 2015.
He has been a part of big budget stage productions such as critically acclaimed SARO The Musical. He has also hosted several TV shows and events and is the CEO of a media outfit, AppleBox.