Finally, the long wait is over, as Big Brother Titans which combines contestants from both Nigeria and South Africa officially kicked off tonight, January 15, 2023.
Co-hosting the show with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu of Big Brother Naija is Lawrence Maleka of Big Brother Mzansi.
As expected, the show started with a launch show where we met housemates.
This time, there were housemates from Nigeria and South Africa in the Big Brother house, which is in South Africa. They will be playing the game for a prize of $100,000.
Meet the 20 housemates below:
Originally from KwaZulu-Natal, she lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. She’s a journalist, aged 25. Khosi says she is talkative and open-minded. While adventurous, she is also self-aware.
30-year-old Yemi is from Ekiti State in Nigeria but stays in Lagos. He’s a model and actor. Yemi Cregx is confident and outgoing. While he is a highly competitive individual, he’s also known for wearing his heart on his sleeve.
He is from the Eastern Cape in South Africa. He’s a semi-pro rugby player, aged 24. He describes himself as charismatic and energetic. Juicy Jay loves to mingle and party.
22-year-old Olivia is originally from Imo State, Nigeria. She’s an aspiring actor. Olivia is a glam girl with a little bit of a wild side, and also a big dreamer.
Originally from the Eastern Cape, now in Johannesburg, South Africa. Nelisa is a 25-year-old dynamite in a small package. She is lively and spunky. She also tends to wear her heart on her sleeve.
Aged 26, originally from Plateau State in Nigeria, he now lives in Jos. He’s a content creator and an aspiring filmmaker. He describes himself as cool, calm, and level-headed. Blaqboi says he is a great storyteller, so it comes as no surprise that he’s an aspiring filmmaker.
Aged 24, from Hillbrow, Johannesburg, South Africa He’s a content creator and model. Mmeli is fearless and street-smart, with a mischievous streak. He has no qualms about what others think about him. He likes partying and is devoted to his bachelor’s lifestyle.
22-year-old Nana is from Kaduna State, Nigeria. He’s an entrepreneur. While soft-spoken, Nana doesn’t conform to social norms. She comes off as timid, but it may be a case of still waters running deep.
Aged 24, from the North West, she now lives in the Gauteng province of South Africa. She is a law student. Ipeleng has both a great sense of humor and a shy side. She is close to her parents and has the utmost respect for them.
28-year-old Marvin is from Port Harcourt, Nigeria; now in Texas, USA. He is a chemical engineer and model. Marvin is a charismatic guy who comes from humble beginnings. He is protective of those he loves. He says he is a cute boy with brains and a sense of humour to match.
Aged 21, from Soweto, he now lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. He’s a sports data analyst. Thabang is a go-getter who knows his game. He describes himself as big-voiced, charming, and level-headed; he’s also in touch with his emotions, and his drive and focus doesn’t diminish his love for fun.
She’s a 26-year-old nurse and model from Lagos, Nigeria. Jaypee is a liberal lover of love and loves to take risks in this regard. To this end, flirty confidence and an open mind serve her well.
30-year-old Yaya is from the Eastern Cape, she now lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. She’s a plus-size model. Yaya says she’s talkative and has a big, bold personality. She is quietly confident and mature and is not afraid to be vulnerable.
Originally from Anambra State in Nigeria, he now lives in Lagos. He’s a 28-year-old actor and model. With his dynamic personality and street smarts, Ebubu is open-minded and interested in the world around and beyond him. Humor, resilience, calm, and determination also mark his personality.
Aged 24, Originally from Imo State, Nigeria, she now lives in the USA. She’s a health and safety specialist. Jenni O describes herself as a fiery and spontaneous talker. She’s a colourful daredevil with opinions and no time for nonsense.
He is 21 years old and from East London, South Africa. He’s a photographer and describes himself as easygoing. Justin is generally fun and engaging. He’s happy-go-lucky; he loves to laugh, but he’s also a responsible friend.
He is 23, Originally from Abia State in Nigeria, he now lives in Lagos. He’s a model and an aspiring actor. The athletic Kanaga Jnr is charming yet candid, expressive yet calm. He has a boyish charm but is mature for his age and is a sensitive young man who loves older women.
He is 31, from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. He’s a sales executive. He describes himself as self-aware and brutally honest. Lukay is also highly empathetic and a traditionalist; he moved to KwaZulu-Natal to re-establish a relationship with his parents. His lovely smile is a marker of his vibrancy.
24, from Pretoria, South Africa. An Engineering, biotechnology, and microbiology student. Tsatsii is cerebral and grounded yet equally curious about life. She says her brain matches her beauty.
28, Originally from Akwa Ibom State, now in Lagos, Nigeria. She’s a model and content creator. Yvonne was made for the soft life and is used to getting what she wants. However, this pastor’s kid is also resilient and bold.
Meanwhile, the first look inside the house had fans raving. The house is bigger and better than in the previous editions. Instead of single beds, bedroom 1 has double bunk beds, and bedroom 2 has side-by-side beds. What stood out was definitely the Head of the House room, the massive swimming pool, the party room, and the arena.
Here’s a quick look at what the new house looks like: