Meet the 10 Popular BBNaija Ex-housemates Not Selected for the All Stars Edition

The ‘All Stars’ edition of BBNaija began on July 23, 2023, and featured stars from previous seasons of the popular reality TV show.

The show’s organizers revealed that the big prize for the All Stars edition has been boosted to a stunning N120 million.

According to HowNG, the Big Brother Titans, which featured Nigerian and South African housemates, was staged earlier this year, with South African, Khosi, winning the program and receiving $100,000. Kanaga Jnr, a Nigerian, finished first runner-up.

The All Stars version, on the other hand, will include a new game called ‘The Black Envelope game,’ and 30 fans will be eligible to win N1m apiece.

In addition to the typical weekly wagers, Head of House Challenges — which will now last four hours, Arena Games, and other sponsored chores — the ninjas will return for the new season.

Pere, CeeC, Alex, Kiddwaya, Mercy, Tbaj, and Angel are among the previous housemates who have made it to the All Stars season.

Neo, Alex, Cross, Seyi, Whitemoney, Uriel, Doyin and Princess, Soma, Ike, Adekunle, Venita, and Ilebaye are among the others.

The PUNCH, on the other hand, looks at popular ex-housemates and fan favorites who were not chosen for the All Stars edition.


Natasha Akide, also known as Tacha, a former Big Brother Naija competitor and social media star, was disqualified from the show’s Season 4 edition (pepper dem) for physically assaulting a fellow housemate, Mercy.

She was disqualified on September 27, 2019, which she regarded as a dark point in her life. With only 10 days left in the competition, she was disqualified for being physically hostile to Mercy.

Tacha and Mercy had gotten into a yelling dispute that turned physical as Tacha grabbed Mercy’s hair and she tried to defend herself with an electric iron.

Tacha was accused of losing her temper, which resulted in her pushing, shoving, and pulling Mercy’s hair, which was considered violence, according to the show’s official website.


Laycon, the 30-year-old Ogun State-born rapper and songwriter born Olamilekan Agbeleshebioba, is a Nigerian rapper, singer, songwriter, and media personality.

He won Big Brother Naija Season 5 and is currently the Ogun State Youth Ambassador. According to the HowNG, Laycon won the 2020 version of the Big Brother Naija reality TV show with 60% of the total votes cast by viewers, defeating fellow housemate Dorathy Bachor, who received roughly 21.65% of the votes.

Out of a total of 20 housemates, both participants were among the five finalists, including Nengi, Neo, and Vee, who advanced to the show’s grand finale. The rapper won the grand prize of N85 million.

Dorathy Bachor

Dorathy Bachor is the Season 5 (lockdown edition) runner-up of Big Brother Naija. Delta State University educated the 26-year-old entrepreneur. She earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Joseph Ayo Babalola University in 2016.

She received 21.85 percent of the votes cast, finishing second to Laycon, who received 60% of the votes cast.

She runs an online procurement company.

Diane Russet

Precious Yashim, alias Diane Russet, a former Pepper Dem housemate, is also among the BBNaija stars who did not make the All Stars Edition.

She has also previously ruled out appearing on the All Stars. The actress stated that she would rather work with the BBNaija production team than be on the show.

In an interview with The PUNCH, she stated that she overcame her worries and chased her aspirations till she was named an Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Award winner.

She said, “Being on the Big Brother reality TV show was a way for me to find myself and put things in perspective. There are people who know their talents and gifts at an early age and then there are some people that take their time and find it sometime later. I think I was just one of those trying to figure it out myself and when I got into the house, I was surrounded by talented people. So, for every task that they gave us, I feel like it challenged me to want to know myself better. The Big Brother house helped me find myself, know what to do, and challenged me to be a better version of myself.”

Tobi Bakre

Tobi Bakre, a Nigerian actor and model, rose to prominence after finishing as a finalist in the BBNaija Season 3 reality TV show in 2018.

Jade Osiberu produced and directed the film ‘Gangs of Lagos,’ in which the actor portrayed the major part. The film is the first African Original for Amazon Prime’s video streaming platform.

The film, which will be released on April 7, 2023, tells the narrative of three friends, Obalola (Tobi Bakre), Gift (Adesua Etomi-Wellington), and Ify (Chike-Ezekpeazu Osebuka), who are growing up on the harsh and crowded streets of Isale Eko, Lagos.

The actor received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Lagos. He recently received the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Award for Best Actor in a Drama, Film, or TV Series. He has 2.4 million Instagram followers and is a brand ambassador for the betting platform Bet King Nigeria.


Miracle Igbokwe won Season 3 of BBNaija, which premiered on January 28 and finished on April 22, 2018. The 25-year-old Nigerian model and pilot hails from Imo State.

Miracle received his N25 million cash, a Hyundai SUV, and a trip to an exotic place for two people as part of his grand reward for finishing first out of 20 candidates in the Big Brother Naija Double Wahala episode on May 30, 2018.

Miracle got N1 million in addition to the top prize. Cee-C, who is a housemate on the current season of All Stars, came in second place.


Kola Oburo, also known as Omashola, was a housemate on the 2019 Big Brother Naija program.

During his time in the house, the Delta State native endeared himself to viewers with his pidgin English and “Warri street!” catchphrase.

Omashola made it to the show’s final five housemates before being evicted. Moshood Abiola Polytechnic educated the 42-year-old model and club manager.


Roseline Afije, better known as Liquorose, was the first runner-up of the BBNaija reality television show titled ‘Shine Ya Eye’ in Season 6.

Hazel Onou, commonly known as Whitemoney, who is a roommate in the current All Stars version, won the season. The N90m big prize was won by Whitemoney over Liquorose. Roseline Afije, born in 1995, is a multi-talented young girl who works as a choreographer, entertainer, model, and video vixen.

The native of Edo State, one of the fans’ favorites, stated that she realized her passion and talent in the entertainment industry pretty early on and didn’t hold back in pursuing her career.

She made her acting debut in 2012, when she appeared in the award-winning Nigerian TV drama series The Johnsons. In 2015, she starred in the film ‘The OAP,’ followed by a short film titled ‘HEX’ in 2016.

Her major works as a video vixen include her appearances in the music videos ‘Chop Am’ by Reekado Banks, ‘Yo Yo’ by Selebobo, ‘Oh Oh’ by Runtown, and ‘Jalla’ by Xcellente starring Solid Star, among others. Liquorose was a well-known figure before entering the Big Brother Naija house because she is a member of the Girls Got Bold dancing squad.


Rebecca ‘Nengi’ Hampson is the Big Brother Naija (Lockdown Edition) second runner-up. In November 2020, she was hired as a senior special assistant to Bayelsa State Governor Douye Diri.

Diri made her a Senior Special Assistant for Girl Child Development. On November 1, 2020, she was awarded the Black Women Worldwide Award for Entrepreneur of the Year, just two months after finishing second in BBN in 2020.

Nengi was the first female housemate in the show’s history to reach one million Instagram followers while still competing.


Ozomena Chukwu, or Ozo, was the brunt of numerous jokes during the program due of his adoration for another resident, Nengi. That did, however, endear him to many supporters. He presently has 1.5 million Instagram followers. He’s worked with companies like FIFA, Nike, Budweiser, and Tecno.

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