The popular Nigerian reality television show, Big Brother Naija which can be simply referred to as BBNaija has age bracket, limitation and restriction to its aspirants and applicants.
The show, as at 2020, has aired for five phenomenal seasons of 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, where the season 1 aired in 2008 with the winner as Katung Aduwak, season 2 in 2017 with Michael Efe Ejeba as winner, season 3 had Miracle Ikechukwu Igbokwe as the winner in 2018, season 4 produced the first female winner in 2019 as Mercy Chinenyenwa Eke and this year’s season 5 had another male Housemate, Olamilekan Laycon Agbeleshe as winner.
The Age Limit
The show as Rated 18, (18+) has never had any of the contestants or Housemates below the age mandated for the prospective participants and according to the organizers, MultiChoice, any BBNaija applicants must be over 21 years, with a valid Nigerian Passport.
It’s also important to note that someone who seems below the age limit of 21 may deceptively apply for the game show. But rest assured you must be caught and probably sued for it, unless you have a court declaration of your real age.
In extent, it’s highly advised that you apply or audition for the show as long as you’re above 21 years and in possession of a valid Nigerian Passport where the age can be confirmed as true. Any age below 21, won’t be accepted.
Youngest And Oldest Housemates
Notably, the youngest Housemates who have participated in the Big Brother Naija show are the two season 1, 2008 Housemates, Ichemeta Ochoga, Francisca Owumi and season 3, 2018 Double Wahala Housemate, Nina Ivy Chinonso Onyenobi. Both were 21 years as at the year they made it into the House.
And the oldest Housemate who participated in the show was the season 4, 2019 Pepper Dem Housemate, Omashola Kola Oburoh who was 38 years as at the time he partook in the game. Another Housemate who can be said to be among the oldest Housemates was the season 2 contestant, Anthony ThinTallTony Edet who was known then as a 36-year-old father.
As seen in the assertions above, no contestant had ever been chosen to participate in the reality show as an underage of 21 and, although, no information is yet given if an overage of 40 can be chosen during the audition. But when that happens, we will make it available in this article.
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