Big Brother Naija (season 7)

Big Brother Naija Season 7 also known as Big Brother Naija: Level Up was the seventh season of the Nigerian version of the reality show Big Brother. It premiered on 23 and 24 July 2022 on DStv channel 198/199 and GOtv channel 8/29.[1][2] Ebuka Obi-Uchendu returned as the host for the 6th consecutive time.[3]

Big Brother Naija
Season 7
Big Brother Naija season 7 Logo.jpg
Presented byEbuka Obi-Uchendu
No. of days72
No. of housemates28
WinnerIjeoma Josephina "Phyna" Otabor
Runner-upBrian Chukwuebuka "Bryann" Chiji
Country of originNigeria
Release
Original networkAfrica Magic
Original release23 July (2022-07-23) –
2 October 2022 (2022-10-02)
Season chronology
← Previous
Season 6

The headline sponsor of the show was Pocket by Piggyvest and the associate sponsor was Flutterwave.[4]

According to the organizers of the show MultiChoice, the winner of the season is expected to win a total of ₦100 million grand prize which includes a N50m cash prize and ₦50m worth of prizes from sponsors.[5][6]

AuditionsEdit

A virtual audition was held to select contestants for the show on 15 May 2022 to 30 May 2022.[7][8] Interested contestants were told to record and submit a three-minute video stating why they should appear on the show.[9]

HousematesEdit

Housemates Age on Entry Occupation Residence/Birthplace Day entered Day exited Status
Ijeoma Josephina "Phyna" Otabor 25 Actress Edo State 0A 70 Winner
Brian Chukwuebuka "Bryann" Chiji 24 Singer, songwriter Imo State 0A 70 Runner-up
Chidimma Esther "Bella" Okagbue 25 Graduate, content creator Anambra State 0B 70 3rd Place
Adekunle Tobilola Olopade 27 Digital marking consultant Lagos State 0B 70 4th Place
Chinenyenwa Desire "Chichi" Okoebor 22 Exotic dancer, chef Edo State/Anambra State 0B 70 5th Place
Daniella Utangbe Peters 22 Poet Lagos State 0A 70 6th Place
Aniekwe Francis "Chizzy" Chidi 28 Student, entrepreneur, farmer Anambra State 14 68 Left
Rachel Eghonghon Akowe 27 Makeup artist Ekpoma, Edo State 14 68 Left
Hermes Chibueze Iyele 25 Performance artist, Basketballer Lagos State 0B 63 Evicted
Segun Daniel "Sheggz" Olusemo 26 Footballer, actor England/Lagos State 0B 63 Evicted
Henry Olisaemeka "Groovy" Orakwue 26 Artist, fashion entrepreneur, model Anambra State 0A 63 Evicted
Oladotun Mofiyinfoluwa Oloniyo 26 Physiologist Lagos State/Ekiti State 0B 56 Evicted
Osy Allysyn Audu 25 Model Benin City, Edo State 0B 56 Evicted
Esther Chioma "Chomzy" Ndubueze 22 Entrepreneur Imo State 0B 49 Evicted
Eloka Paul "Eloswag" Nwamu 27 Digital marketer, content creator Delta State 0B 49 Evicted
Doyinsola Anuoluwapo David 26 Radiographer Ondo State 0B 49 Evicted
Gideon Anieti "Giddyfia" Nwawo 24 Engineer, model, fitness trainer Lagos State/Akwa Ibom State 0B 42 Evicted
Diana Isoken Edobor 33 Project manager Edo State 0B 42 Evicted
Ayodeji "Deji" Morafa 31 Pharmacist, digital artist Lagos State 7 42 Left
Chiamaka Crystal "Amaka" Mbah 23 Healthcare worker Anambra State 0A 36 Evicted
Modella Gabriella 24 YouTuber, actress, makeup artist Osun State 7 35 Left
Saviour Ikin "Pharmsavi" Akpan 26 Pharmacist Akwa Ibom State 0A 28 Evicted
Kesiena Tony "Kess" Adjekpovu 28 Businessman Delta State 0A 28 Evicted
Ismail Rukuba "Khalid" Ahulu 22 Artist, basketballer, skateboarder Plateau State 0A 21 Evicted
Ilebaye Odiniya 21 Graduate, entrepreneur Kogi State 0A 21 Evicted
Bright Hidi "Cyph" Nwekete 27 Graphic designer Imo State 0A 14 Evicted
Christiana Oluwafunke "Christy O" Ojumu 24 Entrepreneur Ondo State 0A 14 Evicted
Beauty Etsanyi Tukura 24 Lawyer Taraba State 0A 14 Ejected
The 1st launch night (23 July) is marked as Day 0A. The 2nd launch night (24 July) is marked as Day 0B. The day after is Day 1.

Voting history & nominations tableEdit

  Housemates in Level 1 of the Big Brother House (Weeks 1-4).
  Housemates in Level 2 of the Big Brother House (Weeks 1-4).
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Nominations
& votes
received
Day 36 Day 42 Days
64-67
Final
Head of
House
Eloswag Hermes Adekunle Eloswag Chomzy Dotun Hermes Phyna Chichi Chizzy none
Phyna No
Voting
Did Not
Vote
Did Not
Vote
Did Not
Vote
Adekunle
Hermes
Adekunle
Hermes
No
Voting
Adekunle
Allysyn
Chomzy
Sheggz
Hermes
Bella
No
Voting
No
Voting
Winner
(Day 70)
5
Bryann No
Voting
Did Not
Vote
Did Not
Vote
Did Not
Vote
Chichi
Adekunle
Amaka
Eloswag
No
Voting
Chomzy
Doyin
Eloswag
Hermes
Adekunle
Bella
No
Voting
No
Voting
Runner-up
(Day 70)
3
Bella No
Voting
Did Not
Vote
Did Not
Vote
Did Not
Vote
Hermes
Amaka
Adekunle
Chizzy
No
Voting
Eloswag
Daniella
Phyna
Daniella
Rachel
Hermes
No
Voting
No
Voting
3rd place
(Day 70)
13
Adekunle No
Voting
Did Not
Vote
Khalid
Ilebaye
Phyna
Bryann
Groovy
Did Not
Vote
Sheggz
Bella
Doyin
Amaka
No
Voting
Bella
Doyin
Sheggz
Dotun
Bella
Sheggz
No
Voting
No
Voting
4th place
(Day 70)
21
Chichi No
Voting
Did Not
Vote
Did Not
Vote
Did Not
Vote
Allysyn
Adekunle
Adekunle
Allysyn
No
Voting
Bella
Chizzy
Rachel
Sheggz
Hermes
Bryann
Head of House No
Voting
5th place
(Day 70)
14
Daniella No
Voting
Did Not
Vote
Did Not
Vote
Did Not
Vote
Hermes
Chichi
Hermes
Chichi
No
Voting
Chomzy
Eloswag
Rachel
Hermes
Rachel
Bella
No
Voting
No
Voting
6th place
(Day 70)
4
Hermes No
Voting
Cyph
Christy O
Amaka
Khalid
Phyna
Did Not
Vote
Did Not
Vote
Chichi
Doyin
Doyin
Chichi
No
Voting
Bella
Bryann
Rachel
Sheggz
Bella
Rachel
No
Voting
Evicted
(Day 63)
17
Sheggz No
Voting
Did Not
Vote
Did Not
Vote
Did Not
Vote
Adekunle
Rachel
Chizzy
Diana
No
Voting
Adekunle
Chizzy
Rachel
Rachel
Chichi
Adekunle
No
Voting
Evicted
(Day 63)
11
Groovy No
Voting
Did Not
Vote
Did Not
Vote
Did Not
Vote
Adekunle
Doyin
Adekunle
Doyin
No
Voting
Adekunle
Eloswag
Rachel
Allysyn
Chichi
Dotun
No
Voting
Evicted
(Day 63)
2
Dotun No
Voting
Did Not
Vote
Did Not
Vote
Did Not
Vote
Adekunle
Rachel
Rachel
Amaka
No
Voting
Chizzy
Phyna
Rachel
Hermes
Adekunle
Rachel
Evicted
(Day 56)
3
Allysyn No
Voting
Did Not
Vote
Did Not
Vote
Did Not
Vote
Chichi
Rachel
Rachel
Chizzy
No
Voting
Chizzy
Chichi
Rachel
Bella
Sheggz
Adekunle
Evicted
(Day 56)
5
Doyin No
Voting
Did Not
Vote
Did Not
Vote
Did Not
Vote
Hermes
Rachel
Rachel
Adekunle
No
Voting
Adekunle
Chichi
Eloswag
Evicted
(Day 49)
15
Chomzy No
Voting
Did Not
Vote
Did Not
Vote
Did Not
Vote
Giddyfia
Amaka
Amaka
Doyin
No
Voting
Daniella
Doyin
Phyna
Evicted
(Day 49)
4
Eloswag Head of
House
Did Not
Vote
Did Not
Vote
Chizzy
Daniella
Kess
Modella
Pharmsavi
Amaka
Groovy
Doyin
Amaka
Doyin
Amaka
No
Voting
Bella
Chizzy
Doyin
Evicted
(Day 49)
7
Giddyfia No
Voting
Did Not
Vote
Did Not
Vote
Did Not
Vote
Doyin
Chichi
Chizzy
Amaka
No
Voting
Evicted
(Day 42)
2
Diana No
Voting
Did Not
Vote
Did Not
Vote
Did Not
Vote
Chichi
Sheggz
Chichi
Deji
No
Voting
Evicted
(Day 42)
2
Amaka No
Voting
Did Not
Vote
Did Not
Vote
Did Not
Vote
Adekunle
Chichi
Giddyfia
Chomzy
Evicted
(Day 36)
12
Pharmsavi No
Voting
Did Not
Vote
Did Not
Vote
Did Not
Vote
Evicted
(Day 28)
1
Kess No
Voting
Did Not
Vote
Did Not
Vote
Did Not
Vote
Evicted
(Day 28)
1
Khalid No
Voting
Did Not
Vote
Did Not
Vote
Evicted
(Day 21)
2
Ilebaye No
Voting
Did Not
Vote
Did Not
Vote
Evicted
(Day 21)
1
Cyph No
Voting
Did Not
Vote
Evicted
(Day 14)
1
Christy O No
Voting
Did Not
Vote
Evicted
(Day 14)
1
Beauty No
Voting
Did Not
Vote
Ejected
(Day 14)
0
Fake Housemates
Deji Not in
House
Did Not
Vote
Did Not
Vote
Did Not
Vote
Diana
Doyin
Hermes
Doyin
Left
(Day 42)
2
Modella Not in
House
Did Not
Vote
Did Not
Vote
Did Not
Vote
Hermes
Amaka
Left
(Day 35)
1
Riders
Chizzy Not in
House
Did Not
Vote
Did Not
Vote
Sheggz
Bella
Eloswag
Bella
No
Voting
Did Not
Vote
Hermes
Adekunle
Chichi
No
Voting
Head of
House
Left
(Day 68)
10
Rachel Not in
House
Did Not
Vote
Did Not
Vote
Doyin
Sheggz
Hermes
Deji
No
Voting
Did Not
Vote
Hermes
Sheggz
Allysyn
No
Voting
No
Voting
Left
(Day 68)
19
Note 1, 2 3, 4a 4a, 5, 6 4a, 4b, 7 8, 9 10 11, 12 none
Nominated
(pre-save and
replace)
none Bella
Adekunle
Chomzy
Doyin
Eloswag
Phyna
Chizzy
Rachel
Adekunle
Hermes
Bella
Dotun
Chichi
Sheggz
Rachel
none none
Saved Adekunle Chichi Daniella
Phyna
Against
public vote
none Cyph
Christy O
Amaka
Khalid
Phyna
Khalid
Ilebaye
Phyna
Bryann
Groovy
Chizzy
Daniella
Kess
Modella
Pharmsavi
Amaka
Groovy
none Adekunle
Allysyn
Bella
Bryann
Chichi
Chomzy
Daniella
Diana
Doyin
Eloswag
Giddyfia
Groovy
Hermes
Phyna
Sheggz
Bella
Bryann
Chomzy
Doyin
Eloswag
Phyna
Chizzy
Rachel
Adekunle
Hermes
Bella
Dotun
Allysyn
Sheggz
Rachel
Bryann
Bella
Adekunle
Groovy
Hermes
Sheggz
All Housemates
Ejected none Beauty none
Evicted No Eviction Christy O
8.89%
to save
Ilebaye
8.51%
to save
Kess
11.1%
to save
Modella
Big Brother's
choice
to leave
Amaka
Most votes
by
real housemates
Deji
Big Brother's
choice
to leave
Eloswag
6.55%
to save
Allysyn
7.7%
to save
Sheggz
13.26%
to save
Rachel
Chizzy
Ebuka's
choice
to leave
Daniella
1.89%
to win
Chichi
2.49%
to win
Cyph
14.41%
to save
Khalid
10.72%
to save
Pharmsavi
17.98%
to save
Giddyfia
0.99%
to save
Chomzy
8.96%
to save
Dotun
7.88%
to save
Groovy
14.63%
to save
Adekunle
12.36%
to win
Bella
15.78%
to win
Diana
1.45%
to save
Doyin
11.98%
to save
Hermes
15.83%
to save
Bryann
26.74%
to win
Survived Khalid
17.66%
to save
Amaka
19.92%
to save
Phyna
39.12%
to save
Groovy
19.68%
to save
Bryann
25.18%
to save
Phyna
35.91%
to save
Amaka
22.89%
to save
Groovy
23.19%
to save
Daniella
24.87%
to save
none none Eloswag
2.17%
to save
Allysyn
2.61%
to save
Chomzy
2.61%
to save
Chichi
2.66%
to save
Doyin
5.34%
to save
Daniella
5.35%
to save
Bella
6.83%
to save
Groovy
7.69%
to save
Hermes
7.92%
to save
Adekunle
8.68%
to save
Sheggz
9.11%
to save
Bryann
14.85%
to save
Phyna
21.74%
to save
Bella
14.97%
to save
Bryann
23.05%
to save
Phyna
34.49%
to save
Sheggz
18.82%
to save
Hermes
18.67%
to save
Bella
19.92%
to save
Adekunle
27.23%
to save
Bella
16.44%
to save
Adekunle
17.17%
to save
Bryann
22.67%
to save
none Phyna
40.74%
to win

NotesEdit

  • ^Note 1 : During the 2nd launch night on the 24th of July, 2022, Ebuka announced that there would be 2 levels of the Big Brother House. The first 12 housemates would occupy the Level 2 house, while the last 12 housemates would occupy the Level 1 house.[10]
  • ^Note 2 : In the Head of House games, Big Brother announced to the housemates that only the Head of House was to nominate for the week. However, when the time came for the HOH to make his nomination, Big Brother revealed that there would be no nominations, but it had to be kept secret to the rest of the house.[11]
  • ^Note 3 : On the Sunday Live Show on the 31st of July, 2022, 2 fake housemates, Deji and Modella joined the season of Big Brother Naija.[12][13] Fake housemates can't be nominated and only Big Brother can walk them out of the house.[14]
  • ^Note 4a : The HOH once again was the only person who could nominate for Weeks 2-4.
  • ^Note 4b : Unlike previous weeks, the Head of House had to nominate 7 housemates instead of 5.
  • ^Note 5 : On day 14, Beauty got ejected from the show due to repeatedly flouting the rules.[15]
  • ^Note 6 : On the Sunday Live Show on the 7th of August, 2022, 2 new housemates, known as "The Riders" joined the season of Big Brother Naija: Chizzy and Rachel. According to Ebuka, "The Riders" are basically Big Brother's agents, so they can't win the grand prize. However, they can partake in all activities in the house, can't be evicted and will play until the end.[16]
  • ^Note 7 : On Day 26, Deji and Groovy swapped levels, i.e. Deji moved to Level 2 and Groovy moved to Level 1.
  • ^Note 8 : On the Sunday Live Show on the 21st of August, 2022, it was announced that the Levels were scrapped. This meant that as from Week 5, the housemates had to compete under one house.
  • ^Note 9 : On Day 29, Ebuka announced that all nominations for Week 5 were fake.[17]
  • ^Note 10 : On Day 36, it was announced that they would nominate for immediate eviction by Big Brother. Having the most votes by real housemates, Amaka was evicted.[18] Then, all housemates except the HOH were to be against public voting.
  • ^Note 11 : On day 43, the housemates had to vote for three housmates instead of two. Also, the Riders could not nominate.[19]
  • ^Note 12 : On the Sunday Live Show on the 11th of September, 2022, Ebuka announced a new level, called Level 3, where, as from that night, evicted housemates would move to. Evicted housemates, now referred to as House Guests, can no longer compete for the grand prize, but can partake in all house activities except the Head of House games, and are also eligible to earn winnings from sponsored tasks.[20]

ReferencesEdit

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