Where Are They Now? The #BBNaija “PepperDem” Housemates

Another edition of the highly intriguing reality show, Big Brother Naija is upon us again, and as usual fans of the popular show are super excited for what’s to come. The drama, the shady gists, the winner, the talented, the sexy housemates, the couples… the entertainment in the house is unending.
It’s safe to say that since the emergence of the show, we’ve seen the housemates enjoy success in their respective careers, while some have simply gone under the spotlight.
If you are still wondering what your favourite housemates have been up to since their time on the show, find out below:
Mercy Eke
Has a new reality show on AfricaMagic with Ike.
From what we know, Mercy and Ike are still very much together.
Launched her real estate company
Got a car from one of the BBNaija sponsors, Innoson.
Starred in Rudeboy visuals for “Take It”, and featuring in Toyin Abraham’s “Fate of Alakada”
A landlady
Ike
Still dating Mercy and he has a reality show with her.
Signed under Play Management Africa.
CEO of Iké Studios and The Ice Cream Collection.
Mike Edwards
He got a management deal with Empire Mates Entertainment (EME).
Mike and his wife, Perry are about to welcome a baby boy (they also have a YouTube Channel).
Strutted the runway at the 2019 Lagos Fashion Week wearing Ugo Monye.
Diane
Produced incredible short films focusing on serious topics ranging from mental health to child marriage.
Launched an all-inclusive collection of female wears that preaches body positivity.
Gedoni
Now the special adviser to Rivers State Governor, Ben Ayade, on garment branding and factory.
Engaged to Khafi.
Khafi
Featured in Toyin Abraham’s highly anticipated movie, “Alakada”.
Host at Future Awards 2019.
Engaged to Gedoni.
Received her #BBNaija car, “Lady Foxy” and finally learnt how to drive.
Unveiled her book “A Quarter Centenarian’s Guide to the Galaxy”.
Tacha
Signed under Teebillz’ management, Billz Vizion, although the contract has now been dissolved.
Bagged several endorsement deals.
Announced her reality show, Keeping Up With Tacha.
She recently launched a “Symply Tacha” teeth care product and eyelash line.
KimOprah
Signed under Play Management Africa.
Launched her skincare brand.
Jackye
She’s really pushing strong with her tech company.
Joe
Ventured into a spa business called BadHuman Bodyworks.
Omashola 
Still a model and now staying in Nigeria (before the show, he stayed in South Africa).
Seyi
Signed an endorsement deal with House of Lunettes, and a brand ambassador of ONE.
Elozonam
 Acting, producing, and still an outstanding voice-over artist.
Thelma
Launched a skincare line.
Venita 
Still acting, still shining.
Launched a beauty and hair care line.
She also has a scented candle brand.
Sir Dee
Made his acting debut in the movie “Dear Affy”.
A Graphic designer, a content creator and influencer.
These stars have been keeping things a bit lowkey since the show ended but we were able to dig up a few things.
Isilomo
Launched a vlog recently, and it addresses a lot of issues ranging from career to relationships, fashion, entertainment and many more.
Avala
Her music career is waxing strong.
Esther
A brand influencer and model.
Frodd
CEO of The Frodd Brand.
Enkay 
 She’s still a fashion designer, and she’s bigger and better.
Jeff 
A brand influencer, fashion enthusiast, a technopreneur and financial advisor.
Nelson
The former Mr Universe Nigeria is sticking to what he loves doing best, looking good, taking great photos and being a model.
Tuoyo
The energetic Tuoyo is now a fitness coach and model.
Cindy
CEO of a footwear store, a model, a brand influencer, artiste, a videographer and a director.
Ella
Ella is still singing. She’s also a vocalist, a voiceover artist and, yes she’s glowing.
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Look Who Just Turned 40 – Dr SID!

Sidney Esiri, known by his stage name Dr SID, just turned the big 40 and the singer is marking the new milestone in a special way.
The Mavin Records signee took to his Instagram to share a never-before-seen photo of his parents on his graduation day, as a way of honoring his late father’s memory. He wrote:
I would have love to share this day with both my parents but 1 will have to do. They both shaped the man I have become today. So as I celebrate the big 40, I want to celebrate my parents and everyone who has been part of my growth and development. Thank you 🙏🏾 BIG ANNOUNCEMENT COMING SOON

Photo Credit: @iamdrsid
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Read President Muhammadu Buhari’s Farewell Note to his Loyal & Dearest Friend, Abba Kyari

President Muhammadu Buhari is still in a state of grief after losing his dearest friend of 42 years, Abba Kyari, who was also the Chief of Staff, on Friday to coronavirus.
In a heartfelt letter shared via Buhari’s personal Twitter page, the president paid tribute to Kyari, calling him a true patriot and loyal friend, who never sought elective office for himself.
Buhari said he met Kyari when he was in his twenties, adding that they were friends for 42 years.
Read the full statement:
TO MY FRIEND, MALLAM ABBA KYARI
Mallam Abba Kyari, who died on 17th April, 2020, at the age of 67 from complications caused by the Coronavirus, was a true Nigerian patriot. My loyal friend and compatriot for the last 42 years – and latterly my Chief-of-Staff – he never wavered in his commitment to the betterment of every one of us.
He was only in his twenties when we first met. A diligent student, soon after he was blessed with the opportunity to study abroad – first at Warwick and then law at the University of Cambridge. But there was never any question Abba would bring his first-rate skills and newly acquired world-class knowledge back to Nigeria – which he did – immediately upon graduation.
Whilst possessing the sharpest legal and organisational mind, Abba’s true focus was always the development of infrastructure and the assurance of security for the people of this nation he served so faithfully. For he knew that without both in tandem there can never be the development of the respectful society and vibrant economy that all Nigerian citizens deserve.
In political life, Abba never sought elective office for himself. Rather, he set himself against the view and conduct of two generations of Nigeria’s political establishment – who saw corruption as an entitlement and its practice a byproduct of possessing political office.
Becoming my Chief of Staff in 2015, he strove quietly and without any interest in publicity or personal gain to implement my agenda.
There are those who said of him that he must be secretive – because he did not have a high public profile. But Abba was the opposite: he simply had no need, nor did he seek, the cheap gratification of the crowd; for him, there was nothing to be found in popular adulation. He secured instead satisfaction and his reward solely and only from the improvement of the governance of this great country.
Working, without fail, seven days each and every week, he acted forcefully as a crucial gatekeeper to the presidency, ensuring no one – whether minister or governor had access beyond another – and that all those representing and serving our country were treated equally.
He made clear in his person and his practice, always, that every Nigerian – regardless of faith, family, fortune or frailty – was heard and treated respectfully and the same.
Mallam Abba Kyari was the very best of us. He was made of the stuff that makes Nigeria great. Rest In Peace, my dearest friend.
To his loving wife and doting family who survive him, I extend my heartfelt sorrow at your loss.
Muhammadu Buhari
President, Federal Republic of Nigeria
April 18, 2020
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How Can Makeup Artists Survive This COVID-19 Era? Dodos Shared The Best Tips On #BNStyleLIVE

Hi #BellaStylistas! We’re excited to continue our #BNStyleLIVE series.
As a brand at the forefront of fashion in Africa, BellaNaija Style is always eager to connect our audience with the right content as well as provide solutions to their unending questions about fashion, beauty & lifestyle – especially during this period.
Because of that, we came up with an Insta Live series tagged #BNStyleLIVE!
It is aimed at connecting our huge global audience with top fashion experts, business owners, futurists, and the most proactive creatives. We are doing this so we can all readily comprehend the ripple effect of COVID-19 on our industry, and provide optimistic accounts of learning, survival, and creation of opportunities in the face of this pandemic.
For the second episode, we had an in-depth conversation with Makeup Artist and Beauty Influencer Dodos Itegboje and she raised important points on how the pandemic has affected the beauty industry as well as shared tips on how beauty creatives and makeup artists can stay relevant this period.
Watch the full video below

 

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Adekunle Gold has a Question for You: Are You Working Out at Home or…?

See, it’s understandable: all of us are at home every day and what else is there to do but enjoy our lives?
I mean, sure, some people are very busy working out, trying to get their summer bodies without the help of the gym.
And Adekunle Gold is asking: are you one of those people? Or are you in the other group, eating the life of your head?
Which one are you?

Are you working out or you are at home eating like a thief? 🙄
— AG BABY (@adekunleGOLD) April 9, 2020

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