Meet International Creative Performer, Celebrity Back Up Dancer, BBNaija's Hermes And His Life Before The Show (Biography)

The tall dark skinned 25 year old, Hermes Iyele, is one of Big Brother Naija season 7 'level up' housemates and he isn't new to the limelight.

He was the 22nd housemate and the 11th male to be unveiled into the show on Sunday 18th July and quickly warmed his way into the hearts of the female housemates and viewers with his unique style and vibrancy. 

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

Hermes Chibueze Iyele better known as Hermes is an entertainer and undoubtedly one the most talented level up housemate. 

Born on 21st of April 1997, BBNaija Hermes is from the Igbo tribe, and hails from Anioma in Delta state, the  South-south part of Nigeria.

BBNaija Hermes was born and raised in Oworoshoki, Lagos state, alongside his brother and sister by his mother, Gloria Isioma John.

Hermes’ mother suffers from mental illness and has been undergoing treatment for the past five months.

A viral video some time back showed him weeping after his mother allegedly disappeared at a psychiatric hospital. This happened before he was unveiled as one of Big Brother Naija season 7 housemates contesting for the 100 million naira grand prize. 


BBNaija Hermes had his primary and secondary education in Lagos, however more details regarding his education will be updated soon.


BBNaija Hermes is a professional creative dancer.

He has appeared in music videos for afrobeat stars including Burna Boy, Davido (Focalistic) and Ajebo Hustlers.

BBNaija Hermes is also a performance artist who uses art to express emotions such as love, grief, and thoughts on various matters

He has had the opportunity to perform some of his original dance pieces at reputable festivals in Lagos, Glasgow (Scotland’s western Lowlands) and Rotterdam (City in the Netherlands).

He had consistently performed as part of a group in Iwal'ewa (2015, Lagos Nigeria), Rainmakers (TED Global 2017, in Arusha, Tanzania), Yuropa (2018: Germany, 2019: Mali, Serbia, Holland).

BBNaija Hermes is also a basket baller, once played for Giant of Africa.


BBNaija Hermes describes himself as an honest person.

"I’m one to tell the truth, but over time I’ve realised many people are not particularly fond of perspectives they don’t agree with, so I tell the truth, but diplomatically,” he says.


Hermes is in a polyamorous relationship with two women, Margaretha Paulick and Kelly Belling Offiong.

Margaretha is a German Ethiopian lady while Kelly is from Akwa Ibom in Nigeria.

He met Margaretha when she was on a student tour in Nigeria, and they established a relationship.

He later met and fell in love with Kelly.

Social media Handles:

BBNaija Hermes is very active on social media.

His social media handles are;

Instagram: @hermesiyele

Twitter: @hermesiyele

Facebook: Hermes Iyele

tiktok: @coolestafrican_king

Hermes BBNaija Wiki Profile Bio Data (Hermes Chibueze Iyele)

Name: Hermes Iyele

Full Name: Hermes Chibueze Iyele

Nickname: Coolest African 

Nationality: Nigerian

Country of Origin: Nigeria

State of Origin: Delta

Hometown: Anioma

Place of Residency: Lagos

Date of Birth: 21st April, 1997

Age: 25 years old 

Occupation: Performance artist, Reality TV personality, Dancer

Religion: Christianity

Tribe: Igbo

Marital status: Single

Children: None

Girlfriends: Margaretha Paulick and Kelly Belling Offiong 

Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Iyele

Tribe: Igbo

Zodiac sign: Taurus

Tattoo: Yes

Piercings: Yes

Eye colour: Dark brown

Complexion: Dark skinned 

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