The sixth season of the popular Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) reality show tagged “Shine Ya Eye” kicked off on Saturday night with 11 male housemates.
The female housemates are expected to will join their male counterparts on Sunday to wrestle for the 90 million prize money.
But as fans warm themselves to the existing housemates in search of a favourite, the profile of one of the housemates has shone bright this year – Boma.
The 34-year-old Boma Martin’s Akpore is a mixologist, model, actor and model. He is the only housemate to be verified before heading into the house.
Here are some things you may not know but need to need about him:
Verified on Instagram
Usually, Big Brother Naija housemates are verified after leaving the Big Brother house. This is because prior to the house, the majority of the housemates are still finding a breakthrough in their career. But Boma heads into the house having the blue tick Instagram, laying credence to him having a career before the house.
He is an international actor:
Fans of Blacklist, a Hollywood movie, would have come across Boma in season 6 of the movie. In his unique appearance in episode 16 of that season, he played a unique role that caught the eye when he said Ese Sir to Raymond Reddington.
He also played a star role in Orunsewa, where he featured alongside other stars like Sophia Alakija, Racheal Oniga, Adunni Ade, Desmond Elliot and others.
He wanted to be a footballer:
Boma said while he was growing up, he had wanted to be a footballer, but he sustained an injury that cut short that dream. He also said he found modelling as a better career fit.
He was raised by a single mother:
While he was speaking with other housemates on Saturday, he said he was raised by his mother as his dad was not really around.