Meet Big Brother Naija 2017 contestants plus the house rules that will guide them

A new season of 2017 Big Brother Naija kicked off today, Sunday 22nd with a new presenter – Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, new house, new Housemates and new rules (see below) which must be obeyed by the housemates from the moment they enter the House until they leave.

Here are photos for the Big Brother Nigeria aka Big Brother Naija 2017 See Gobbe contestants:

 Thin Tall Tony AKA “whipped cream”!

An acclaimed choreographer, ThinTallTony performed at the opening of BBNaija’s first edition and has since expanded into acting, writing and poetry. He’s a self-confessed team player who believes in winning for all and celebrating good times.

GIFTY: is an actress & model. She is counting on self-love, faith & positivity to win
Schooled in Accra, Gifty returned to Lagos to make her dreams happen. She has acted and been featured in a few Nollywood monster hits. She says her mother is her inspiration and has taught her to handle people with grace.

SOMA is a Pastor and Musician’s son and a good singer himself. Soma has opened for several high-profile acts.

He was inspired by his mom who also encouraged him to pursue a career in Music. He’d started studying at Port Uni but decided to defer his studies and focus on Science when he resumes since he loves gadgets. He’s in a long-distance relationship.

BISOLA: Abisola says she was a spoilt child till age 8 when her then well-off family hit some major hurdles.
She had to move to rural Nigeria where she lived with cousins selling make up and she got another shot at the high life when she came fifth in a reality singing competition.
Bisola is also a mother of one - a 7 year old daughter who told her to go and come back with the N25million cash prize.

MIYONSE: This last born took to cooking by chance after his mother made sure that he spent time with her in the kitchen.

That quickly led to him cooking for his schoolmates and before he knew it he was in Culinary School and today he’s head chef. He’s been in a relationship with his girlfriend, also a chef, for two months now. He hates being taken for granted.

TBOSS: is from Edo state, has 7 tattoos and over 7 piercings.

When she was in primary school boarding, she struggled with loneliness and making friends, often attracting the wrong crowd. Her dad was very strict and tough on her and her siblings but her mom was always soft spoken and sweet. She studied at the University of Lagos for nine months before going to Romania to complete her studies. She’s an occasional drinker.

EFE: moved to Lagos because it is “where it all happens’’ and worked his way up to earn recognition.

A graduate in Economics, he enjoys cooking and is confident his easy-flowing attitude will help him win over Housemates’ plots.

Below are the Big Brother Naija 2017 House Rules.
The new rules are to be followed by the Big Brother Naija contestants while in the house.

    Rule 1: Housemates must respect the House and their fellow contestants at all times.

    Rule 2: The Housemates will have no contact with the outside world and they are kept busy by the various tasks and challenges set by Biggie. Being in such close proximity with a house full of strangers can be tough going and Biggie has set rules that need to be followed.

    Rule 3: Big Brother has complete control over everything going on in the house and Biggie never discusses anything that goes on outside of the house with anyone inside.

    Rule 4: The Housemates are filmed 24/7 and they must have their microphones on at all times. The viewers must be able to hear all conversations at all times and are not allowed to whisper or cover their mouths while speaking to fellow Housemates. They are also not allowed to reveal the location of the cameras and microphones.

    Rule 5: Diary Sessions are one of the most important aspects of the show’s success and are compulsory. Once a Housemate is called to the Diary Room, they must drop everything they are doing and proceed to the Diary Room. Failure to do so will result in a fine, a strike, or worse. Housemates can request to enter the Diary Room at any time of the day or night. Sunglasses and hats are not permitted in the Diary Room. The door for the Diary Room will be locked when not in use and no one is allowed into the room if it is occupied.

    Important to note:

    Diary Sessions and Nominations are compulsory and Housemates need to give valid reasons for nominating a fellow Housemate. Biggie reserves the right to take his time to answer any questions, but will always return with an answer. Biggie will not entertain any personal questions. What happens in the Diary Room stays in the Diary Room and Housemates cannot discuss anything that happens in the Diary Room. Exceptions to this rule are events such as Head of House Tasks.

    Rule 6: Nominations are important and Housemates are not allowed to discuss the reasons for their nominations with anyone other than Big Brother. If a Housemate does so it will be interpreted as a deliberate attempt to influence others. They are not allowed to communicate via hints, signs, symbols or written notes. Housemates are not allowed to enter into any alliance or scheme to plot the downfall of fellow Housemates. Communication in the house in Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa and any other local language other than English is not permitted.

    Rule 7: Housemates are not allowed to strike, intimidate, threaten or act in any way that can be construed as violent towards any fellow Housemates. This could result in immediate disqualification.

    Rule 8: Housemates are not allowed to bring the following into the house:

    - CDs, CD players, radios, iPod, iPad
    - Walkmans, DVD/Blu-Ray players, televisions
    - Mobile phones, Smart phones
    - Computers, Laptops, Notepads
    - Video game consoles, Computer games
    - Calendars
    - Diaries
    - Pen and paper or any writing materials
    - Eyeliner (Or any other make-up that could be used for writing.)
    - Alarm clocks
    - Watches
    - Any electronic equipment requiring batteries
    - Weapons, drugs and narcotics
    - Medication (except for agreed personal medication in consultation with Big Brother)
    - Clothes with prominent logos, clothes with fine stripes or dots, silk clothes, solid white clothes.)
    - Your pet cat and your children (although, you can bring pictures of your children and your cat)

    Rule 10: Housemates can bring the following into the House:
    - Cigarettes / cigars / tobacco
    - Reading material, either a book or magazine.
    - Moisturising cream
    - Shaving foam, deodorant, shower lotion, pack of razor blades
    - Day cream, night cream and eye cream
    - One cleansing lotion. Cleansing tonic.
    - Perfume or after shave
    - Hairspray/ gel hair conditioner and wax
    - Lip balm
    - Musical Instrument (provided it doen’t need batteries)

    Rule 11: Biggies’ word is law and all Housemates must comply with his requests at all times without fail.

    Rule 12: Only Biggie can open up the storage room where the Housemates will find everything that they need for Tasks, Challenges etc. Biggie will inform the Housemates that the Storage Room is open and the Head of House will proceed there to retrieve what Biggie has put there for the Housemates daily and weekly needs

Big Brother Naija reality show says their aim is first and foremost, for the housemates to have fun but not at the expense of others in the house.
The show will run for 11 weeks.

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