Fans and supporters of housemate Maria Chike on the Big Brother Naija reality show have agreed to be identified as the Marudites.
The 29-year-old who is one of the 22 contestants in the BBNaija house has since garnered a lot of fans since she stepped into the house with many likening her to second-runner up, 2021 BBNaija 'Lockdown' housemate Nengi Hampson.
The name "Marudites" was coined from 'Maria, Erudite, and aphrodite.
The full post as shared on Instagram reads;
"It's official fam! We are Marudites 🦋
"We coined this from 'Maria', 'erudite' and aphrodite. So basically, it represents knowledgeable, loving and beautiful people. ❤️ #BBNaija #MariaBBNaija #Marudites"
Maria is a former air hostess, turned realtor who enjoys cooking, exercising, hiking, acting, and dancing.
She prides herself on being a loving and kind-hearted individual who is always looking for new adventures.
Her travels have taken her around the world and to all continents, except Antarctica.
Though she speaks of herself as "a symbol of love in human form", people are often shocked by her stern side when they cross her or take her for granted. "I can get extreme when disrespected to the fullest".
She recently disclosed that she plans on making all the male housemates fall in love with her.