Ilebaye Wins Big Brother Naija All Stars, Bags ₦120 Million Prize; 15 Things to Know

Ilebaye Wins Big Brother Naija All Stars, Bags ₦120 Million Prize; 15 Things to Know

Latiifah Amusan


In a sensational turn of events,  Ilebaye Odiniya, known as Ilebaye, emerged victorious as the winner of the Big Brother Naija All-Stars.

The 22-year-old sensation secured the coveted ₦120 million grand prize, edging out fierce competitors like Mercy Eke, CeeC, Adekunle, Pere, and Cross.

Ilebaye, who initially graced the BBNaija stage in the Season 7 ‘Level Up’ edition but was evicted early on, made a dazzling comeback a year later in the All-Stars edition.

Throughout her journey, she captured the hearts of the nation with her genuine personality and dominated social media conversations.

Her remarkable journey was marked by triumphs in wager games and securing the ultimate Head of House (HOH) immunity.

In a fiercely contested HOH game, she displayed exceptional resilience by balancing on a platform for over two hours, claiming the ultimate immunity card.

Despite facing challenges within the house, including encounters with fellow housemate Ike’s schemes, Ilebaye persevered and ultimately emerged as the champion, making her the third female to claim the prestigious BBNaija title, following in the footsteps of Mercy and Phyna.

Ilebaye, a multi-talented individual, is not just a reality TV star; she’s also an accomplished actress and model.

Hailing from the Igala tribe in Kogi State, she boasts a degree in Criminology and Security Studies from Salem University, Lokoja, Kogi State.

Born in Okpo, Olamaboro Local Government Area in 2001, Ilebaye’s versatile career spans various fields, from acting and modeling to entrepreneurship.

Her early stint as a child artist in the popular TV drama series “Papa Ajasco” foreshadowed her future success.

Her victory in Big Brother Naija All Stars not only solidifies her place in the entertainment industry but also rewards her unwavering fan base known as the ‘BayeTribe.’

Ilebaye’s family roots trace back to Kogi State, where her father, a former Physical Health Education (PHE) teacher, and politician, resides.

Her continued association with her Christian faith reflects her upbringing in a Christian home.

Ilebaye Odiniya’s journey from eviction in Season 7 to winning the All Stars edition is a testament to her resilience and authenticity, earning her the adoration of fans and securing her place in the annals of BBNaija history.

  1. Ilebaye’s real name is Ilebaye Precious Odiniya.
  2. She was born in Okpo, Olamaboro Local Government Area in Kogi State in 2001.
  3. Ilebaye is a Nigerian criminologist, reality TV personality, actress, fashion model, and entrepreneur.
  4. She is currently 22 years old.
  5. Ilebaye emerged as the winner of Big Brother Naija All Stars, securing the highest votes at the finale.
  6. She spent 10 weeks in the Big Brother Naija All Stars house to win the ₦120 million cash prize.
  7. Ilebaye was featured as a child artist in the popular drama series “Papa Ajasco.”
  8. After completing her SSCE, she earned a degree in Criminology and Security Studies from Salem University in Lokoja.
  9. Ilebaye’s father is an Abuja-based politician and a former Physical Health Education (PHE) teacher at Government Secondary School Alloma Ofu in Kogi State, Nigeria. She hails from Kogi State and is a descendant of the Igala tribe.
  10. She first participated in BBNaija Season 7 ‘Level Up.’
  11. She is the third female to win the BBnaija reality show, following Mercy and Phyna.
  12. Ilebaye got her Ghanaian accent from her secondary school English teacher, who was Ghanaian.
  13. She grew up in a Christian home and continues to associate herself with this religion.
  14. Her fan base is known as the ‘BayeTribe.’
  15. Ilebaye is not only an actress and model but also a criminologist and entrepreneur.

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