Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) organisers just announced an All-Stars season set to start on Sunday, July 23, 2023. While this may be new to Gen Zs, millennials have been there, done that.

An All-Stars Big Brother Africa season went down 13 years ago, and it was pure chaotic TV that had viewers in a chokehold, with our own Uti Nwachuwku winning the season. Out of nostalgia, we took a deep dive to see what some of the ex-housemates from that season are up to these days.

Lerato Sengadi

BBA All-Stars 2005: Where Are the Housemates Now?

Lerato made her debut on the Big Brother franchise in 2007, during the second season of Big Brother Africa. Three years later, she joined other participants to take another shot at the reality show in the All Stars season of 2010. These days, she’s a PR specialist and influencer marketer who’s worked with top South African media brands.

Code Sangala

BBA All-Stars 2005: Where Are the Housemates Now?

Another BBA 2 alumni, Code left his city in Malawi with the hopes of winning the All-Stars edition’s grand prize of $200,000. The radio DJ and advertising executive is still active in the media space and has even kicked off a career in music.

Tatiana Durao

BBA All-Stars 2005: Where Are the Housemates Now?

Think of Mercy Eke, Erica and Tacha, and you’ll have a clear idea of who Tatiana was in the 2010 season. The actress and model shook the All-Stars house with pure drama, and she’s still making waves as a media personality in Angola.

Uti Nwachukwu

BBA All-Stars 2005: Where Are the Housemates Now?

With little or no introduction needed, our very own guy, Uti Nwachuwkwu didn’t just represent Nigeria in the BBA All-Stars season, he also brought the prize home. But this bro hasn’t stopped working, whether he’s acting, modelling or jumping on hosting gigs.

Kaone Ramontshonyana

BBA All-Stars 2005: Where Are the Housemates Now?

13 years after walking out of Big Brother’s house as a radio producer and presenter, Kaone has had an interesting run in construction and social work, but it doesn’t look like he’s still a media guy.


BBA All-Stars 2005: Where Are the Housemates Now?

Two years after his debut in BBA season 3 (2008), Munya made another run for the money in the All-Stars season of 2010. These days, he’s heavily involved in the Zimbabwean movie industry, and we love it for him. He also bagged a master’s degree a few months ago.

Paloma Manda

Paloma had a back-to-back run when she went from the BBA 4 (2009) house to the All-Stars house the next year. She’s hardly in the media today but has her own mining business in Zambia.

Mwisho Mwampamba

Mwisho joined the cast of the BBA All-Stars season in 2010, three years after his first appearance in Biggie’s house. 13 years later, he’s established himself as a farming consultant, environmental activist and fitness instructor in Tanzania.

Yacob Yehdego

Like Paloma, Yacob was in the fourth and fifth seasons of the BBA show. However, not much is available online about him. A Google search returns a string of articles published during his 2010 run in the house. A search on Twitter returns a similar result and no account in his name pops up on Instagram.  

Samuel Bampoe

Samuel represented Ghana in the first edition of the BBA show in 2003. He made his way into Biggie’s house again in 2010. Nowadays, Samuel holds his own as a PR guru and communication specialist in Ghana.

Shiela Patricia Kwamboka

Shiela returned for the All-Stars season of 2010 after representing Kenya in BBA season 3. At the time, she was a writer, director and actor, and she stayed on this path 13 years later. Sheila is currently one of the leading women on radio in Nairobi.

Jennifer Mussanhane

BBA All-Stars 2005: Where Are the Housemates Now?

Jennifer met her husband, Quinn, on the fourth season of the show before returning for the All-Stars season the following year. She’s kept a low profile since she left the house, but pictures on her husband’s IG page suggest she’s on a mission to explore the world.

Meryl Shikwambane

Meryl and Mwisho made history when they got engaged on live TV during their time in the All-Stars season. Meryl’s last post on her official IG was shared in July 2016. And while they continued their relationship outside the house at first, there’s no mention of Meryl on Mwisho’s active IG page today.



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