The Big Brother Naija reality TV show is unarguably one of the most popular programmes among Nigerians. Little wonder that whoever has the opportunity to star on the reality TV show becomes a 'winner' even if they are evicted or disqualified.
The popularity of the show and the immense love fans have for contestants makes the BBNaija show serve as a springboard for housemates to launch their careers into any sector of their choosing.
A major sector most housemates tend to favour is the entertainment industry, with many of them venturing into Nollywood.
In light of this development, the President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas, has said the industry is not a dumping ground for evictees of the BBNaija show.
The AGN President wrote via his social media account, "Nollywood! Not a dumping ground for evictees!!! Case closed."
Rollas further asked if his fans agreed with his school of thought.
Meanwhile, WuzupNigeria chronicles some of the ex-housemates who are thriving in Nollywood, following their exit from the show.
Mercy Eke entered the Big Brother Naija house on June 30, 2019. She was announced as the winner in October 2019, becoming the first woman to win the show.
After winning season 4 of the reality TV show, Eke made her acting debut in the Nollywood film 'Fate of Alakada'.
She has also appeared in short comedy skits alongside a few Nigerian comedians.
Tobi Bakre was an investment banker, having worked in the office of the Accountant General of the Federation and the banking industry for four years.
He participated in the Big Brother Naija (season 3) reality TV show where he rose to fame after finishing up as a finalist.
Also, Gideon Okeke is a Nigerian actor, model and TV Presenter. He came to the public eye in 2006 when he appeared as a contestant on the first edition of Big Brother Nigeria.
In 2008, Gideon joined the cast of MNET TV series, Tinsel. He has since become a force to reckon with in the movie industry.
Many other contestants who have ventured into Nollywood seem to be doing quite well too.
See a screenshot of the AGN President's post below: