The sixth season of Big Brother Naija tagged Shine Ya Eye, premiered Saturday night with 11 male housemates unveiled by show’s host Ebuka Obi-Uchendu.
The first set of housemates – Boma, Saga, Yousef, Pere, Whitemoney, Niyi, Yerins, Jaypaul, Emmanuel Sammie and Cross – gave off a fun, bold, unique and energetic vibe, which will keep the viewers glued to their screens over the next 72 days.
Meet the ‘Shine Ya Eye’ Male housemates:
Boma: This housemate shows off his modeling skills on stage. He mentioned he has been modeling for 10yrs and he takes modeling opportunities as it comes.
Saga: He is 28-years-old but in his head he considers himself a 21-years-old. He mentioned he’s a free spirit, as well as young and fun. He also mentioned he’s an engineer but he would love to go into the industry as he has a passion for art and other creative things.
Yousef: He loves looking good for the camera. He’s very confident and he’s from J-Town. He is looking to bring some fun, sexiness and entertainment to the show. He’s also single and ready to mingle! And looking for a soul mate. He also mentioned he’s a teacher in electrical technology.
Pere: The 36-year-old is not here to sing ‘kumbaya’, he prefers ‘gbas gbos’. Apart from the fact he loves drama, he considers himself an actor.
Whitemoney: He’s from Enugu and he plans on bringing fun and ginger to the house. He loves to entertain people around him with his talents. He also mentioned he dislikes dirty people. He might be known in the house for saying ‘who dey breathe’ constantly.
Niyi: He loves to make people happy and comfortable. For the viewers who have their eyes set on Niyi, he is very much married with a kid. He also owns a business in South Africa.
Yerins: He’s a medical doctor. People think he’s introverted but he’s the complete opposite. To sum up his personality, he’s creative, dramatic and plain crazy. He’s curious to see what parts of him come out in the house.
JayPaul: He is a 29-year-old from Calabar. He considers himself a social butterfly and a ‘complete’ entertainer due to his acting, singing and TV presenter experience as well as the tourism company he owns. Jay Paul mentioned people assume he’s a playboy due to his hairstyle. He dislikes people who can’t stay true to themselves. He also plans to entertain us from beginning to end.
Emmanuel: The 24-year-old is from Akwa Ibom state. He loves modeling, fashion, reading and exploring new culture. He’s also very competitive. He mentioned he has “the mind of a hustler and the heart of a king”.
Sammie: He’s from the north, Kaduna state. He has no strategy but he has a goal, which is not to leave the BBNaija house too soon. He mentioned his personality is a ‘Vibe’ itself and he came to the house to enjoy himself.
Cross: He is a party animal. He loves clubbing four days a week! Thursday till Sunday. He also mentioned he loves to workout, do yoga and craves drama.
Organizers of the show, MultiChoice Nigeria, had earlier revealed that this season would feature two launch shows this weekend. The female housemates will be revealed at the second launch show on Sunday, 25 July.
During the course of the show, fast-rising Nigeria rapper, Ladipoe performed his chart topping single, “Feeling” much to the delight of the viewers at home.
The winner of the BBNaija season 6 edition will walk away with a whopping 90 million Naira worth of prizes, which includes a cash prize of N30m, cash in Abeg digital wallet, bitcoins courtesy of Patricia, a two-bedroom apartment courtesy of RevolutionPlus Property, and a top of the range SUV from Nigeria’s automaker, Innoson Motors and a trip for two packaged by Travelbeta. This is the biggest reward for any reality TV show on the continent. BBNaija season 6 promises to surpass previous seasons with more exciting personalities and engaging activities.
BBNaija season 6 airs 24/7 on DStv channel 198 and GOtv Max and Jolli on channel 29.
Abeg is the headline sponsor of Big Brother Naija season 6, and the associate sponsor is Patricia.
Guinness Unfolds An Incredible Story Of Black Shines Brightest With Incredible Zigi
Guinness has, in a bid to tell compelling stories of pan African creatives, partnered with Afro and hip-hop Ghanaian dancer Incredible Zigi, for a campaign themed ‘Black Shines Brightest’.
‘Black Shines Brightest’ is a new Pan African campaign celebrating the iconic black liquid enjoyed all over the continent for over a century. This exciting new campaign is inspired by the bold and unique black beer of Guinness stout and brings together passionate and creative individuals to celebrate the spirit of Guinness and its home across African markets.
Incredible Zigi has been in the spotlight and worked with top-notch African musicians and record labels such as Mavin Records, P Square, Davido, Patoranking, Stonebowy, Shatta Wale, and a plethora of others.
Michael Amofa, popularly known as Incredible Zigi hails from the Eastern Region of Ghana and was born on the 17th of October. Incredible Zigi is one of the main pillars that have highly influenced the youth positively through dance.
Zigi has achieved quite a lot in his career as a dancer; He is the first Ghanaian Dance Artist to ever get featured on several articles including the famous Global Grind twice, booked in other countries such as Nigeria, Rwanda, Russia and UK respectively.
In telling the Black story, Zigi is partnering with Guinness to work with real culture makers from across the continent who demonstrate how Black Shines Brightest in a range of different ways. These individuals will create moments, events and content to be enjoyed by everyone.
Look out for more details about how you can be a part of the new Black Shines Brightest campaign and find out about Bright House Bars that are popping up in Accra, Kumasi, Takoradi and Tamale. Also, look out for activities on Guinness Ghana social media channels – @GuinnessGhana.
Just like Incredible Zigi, Guinness is bursting with life. It is a flavourful and bold and dynamic beer, sparkling and brimming with energy and exuberance A beer that has brought a dash of magic to millions in Africa and across the world for over 250 years with boldness and vision to live life to the full.
Juliet Bawuah Wins African Woman In Sport Award
The Group Head of Sports at Media General (TV3, 3FM, Onua FM, Onua TV, Connect FM, Akoma FM), Juliet Bawuah has won this year’s African Woman in Sport award at the GSport Awards.
Held in South Africa on Tuesday August 31, Juliet beat off competition from South African footballer Ode Fulutudilu and Violet Jubane, a Zimbabwean football administrator.
“Honoured to have won the Imperial African Woman in Sport award at last night’s GSport Awards in South Africa. This is a win for all African women in sport putting in effort to achieve their set goals. Big thanks to the jury and fans who voted @gsport4girls #gsport16 #SheOwnsHerSuccess,” she posted on Twitter.
The GSport Awards was founded in 2006 by South African Cricket Presenter Kass Naidoo to celebrate and promote African women in sport.
This year marked the award’s 16th edition.
The GSport recognition adds to a tall list of awards and nominations Juliet continues to receive. It is coming on the back of her recent nomination in the 2021 EMY Awards Young Achiever of the Year category.
Her other professional recognitions include: Video Short Feature Shortlist and Video Athlete Profile Shortlist, 2020 International Sport Press Association (AIPS) Awards. Previously, in the same scheme in 2019, she was Top Ranked Entrant (Number 1 work in Africa, 7th in the World – Video Short Feature category); Finalist, Sports Journalist of the Year, National Communications Awards (2020, Ghana), Winner, Sports Journalist of the Year, National Communications Awards (2019, Ghana), Winner, Ghana Outstanding Women Awards (GOWA), Sports Journalist (2019) and Finalist, Sports Media Pearl Awards, Dubai, UAE, 2015).
Prior to TV3, Juliet worked at CITI FM, ETV, Metro TV, Goal, CafOnline, Euronews’ sister station, Africanews. She is also a Contributor for Premier League TV, LA Liga TV, BBC, Aljazeera, and the Turkish broadcaster TRT.
Juliet is Radio Netherlands Training Centre (RNTC) trained and an alumna of the US State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). Her other professional affiliations cover Ballon d’Or (Women’s Category) – Member, Voting Jury, CAF African Footballer of the Year – Member, Voting Jury, FourFourTwo Awards – Member, Voting Jury, CAF Media Expert – Member, Panel, International Sports Journalists Association (AIPS) – Member, Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) – Member and the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) – Member.
Juliet is Founder of the Africa Women’s Sports Summit, CEO of Sportted Ghana Limited, a boutique sports agency and also the immediate past Brand & Strategy Relations Manager at Ghana Premier League side Berekum Chelsea.
BBNaija: Biggie Serves The Ultimate Twist As Jackie B And Jay Paul Emerge Heads Of House
For this week’s Head of House (HoH) challenge, the BBNaija Shine Ya Eye housemates were all gingered to bring their A-game after the triple eviction last Sunday night. In a shocking twist, Big Brother told the housemates that tonight’s HoH challenge and nomination process would be rolled into one.
The male and female to finish the fastest would become the ‘Heads’ of House and will share the lounge as well as receive joint immunity. At the end of the challenge, the other 15 housemates will be put up for possible eviction.
The first challenge required the housemates to drink whatever number they roll on the dice. The second challenge required the housemates to eat eggs soaked in a milky concoction before moving on to the next challenge. For challenge number three, the housemates had to enter the slimy pool and pick two keys, which they dropped in a bucket held by a skeleton. The fourth challenge required them to crawl slowly across a slippery path from one end to another. And for the fifth and final challenge, the housemates used a straw to transfer a reddish concoction into beakers.
Saga had the honour of starting the game, but luck wasn’t on his side as he didn’t find any of the keys. Nini took on the challenge, tried very hard not to puke and ended up without a key. WhiteMoney gave it his best but didn’t find a key as well. At the end of the grueling challenge, Jackie B and Jay Paul emerged winners of the double HoH whilst the rest of the housemates were automatically put up for possible eviction on Sunday, 5 September.
The voting lines opened on Monday at 8pm and will close on Thursday, 2nd September at 9pm.
Voting will be on the Africa Magic website and via the MyDStv and MyGOtv apps. Abeg is the headline sponsor of Big Brother Naija season 6, and the associate sponsor is Patricia.
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