Meet First Mr. Africa, Multiple Award Winner, BBNaija 2021 Housemate, Emmanuel And His Life Before The Show (Biography)

The handsome 24 year old, Emmanuel, is among the current Big Brother Naija season 6 'Shine Ya Eye' housemates contesting for the 90 million naira grand prize.


He was the 9th male housemate to be unveiled on Saturday, 24th July and has won the hearts of so many viewers especially the ladies. 

Now let's talk about his life before the commencement of the show;

Emmaunuel Umoh is the king of runways.

He is a native of Akwa Ibom State, the south eastern part of Nigeria.

Born on the 21st of May 1997, Emmanuel was raised in Akwa Ibom and was residing in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, before leaving for the BBNaija reality TV show.


BBNaija Emmanuel had his nursery and primary school in Akwa Ibom. 

He finished from the University of Port Harcourt with a degree in Civil Engineering.

Career, Awards And Recognition:

Emmaunuel has made a career for himself in the modeling industry. 

Even though he studied Engineering, he embraced a different career path, his true calling, modeling and is relentless in making the best of it.

He has contested on many occasions at both national and international levels and has made major wins.

He emerged the winner of Mr Ideal Nigeria in 2019 making him the 10th winner of that category. 

He once won the Mr Africa International pageant in 2019 which made him the first Nigerian to win it.

He won the Most Outstanding Pageant King – Fresh Face Icon Awards 2020.

He won Pageant King of the Year – Eko Heritage Awards 2021.

The 24 year old also won African Most Fashionable Celebrity of the Year (Male) – Designers Awards Africa.

Aside from being the king of runways, BBNaija Emmanuel owns two thriving businesses, BodyLab Fitness & Fashion and  HairLab Salon & Spa, located in PortHarcourt which earns him so much money. 


The 24-year-old describes himself as a risk-taker, he sees himself as a sucker for love who has the mind of a hustler with the heart of a king.

BBNaija Emmanuel says he loves smart people and enjoys getting along with smart, real, and open-minded people.

According to Emmanuel, he likes being real and straight, which helps him live a simple life.

Emmanuel dislikes people who lie a lot, backbite and people who live a fake life; he made it very clear that he won't get along with such people in the Big Brother Naija house.

His hobbies include shopping, travelling, reading and promoting culture.

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  1. May God continue to left you higher my brother, you were born a winner.