Last Updated on August 8, 2020
Apparently, all the housemates in the Big Brother Naija house had lives before moving into the house and while we have access to these housemates live 24/7, there are certain things that we still don’t know about them from watching Tv.
We’ve done some digging from the archives and here are 12 things you probably didn’t know about Erica Big Brother Naija 2020 Housemate
1. About Erica Big Brother Naija 2020 Housemate
Ngozi “Erica” Nlewedim is a 26-year-old London, England actress and business model. She is one of the housemates in Africa’s biggest reality TV series Big Brother Naija’s Lockdown season 5 2020 edition. Erica is the name she goes by and after studying film acting at London’s Met Film School, she returned to Lagos.
2. Her name is special to her
Erica shared a statement to Instagram about her name and why it’s special to her. She said:
”My dad’s name is Eric Nlewedim. He calls me junior cos I’m named after him – Erica Nlewedim, my full name is Erica Ngozi Ugomma Blessing Nlewedim”
3. She has a solid Educational Background
She began her secondary education at Victory Grammar School in Lagos and graduated from Command Secondary School in Ikeja, Lagos, for 6 years.
She then obtained a BSc in Business Administration from Covenant University before moving to London’s Met Film School to study acting for screen later.
4. She is an only child
Erica was born in Lagos State to parents Oby Nwokolo and Christian Eric Nlewedim. Erica is the only child of her parents. Though originally from Abia State, Erica was raised by her mother in Lagos State.
5. She was in a hit Nollywood movie.
Have you seen the movie, or heard of it, Hire a Woman? You did of course. But, did you know Erica was acting in this film? Ultimately she did!
She had played Nifemi’s character in the movie. Have you seen her? Maybe go and watch the film again and then you’ll see it. It’s out on Netflix.
6. She won Miss Photogenic at MBGN 2014.
Perhaps you don’t know this, but Erica knew she was looking fine. In reality, she is so confident in her looks that she contested in Nigeria Pageant’s Most Beautiful Girl in 2014. She did win Miss Photogenic, but she did not take the overall crown off!
7. She has a foundation.
Erica is a giving back child. She founded the Erica Nlewedim Foundation in 2018, a foundation that fed 1000 people during Christmas holidays at one time.
8. She’s a Model.
If Erica says she’s a model she ‘s clearly saying it for bants. Yes, Erica is a paradigm of ACTUAL WORKING.
She has been posing for companies including Nature’s Gentle Touch, Zaron Cosmetics, Access Bank, Diamond Bank, Hollandia, Globacom, Jumia, Stanbic IBTC, Etisalat and Peak Milk, among others.
9. Her dream is to play a lead role in an action movie.
When asked what her dream is, Erica said in an interview with The Guardian magazine:
”My dream role would be to be the main character in an action film. I have always loved female action stars like Angelina Jolie and Charlize Theron and dreamed of acting like them. I’m currently training myself to be ready whenever that role presents itself”
10. She has a hair company
Erica is also an entrepreneur. She owns Beluxia Beauty, a beauty company of which she is the CEO.
11. She worked in an oil company
Yup!-Yup! Erica worked for MEI Oil and Gas as a marketing manager before moving into the Big Brother house.
12. She won’t act nude.
Squash your dreams now for any casting directors or people fantasizing out there. Erica revealed that she would NOT perform nude in her personal profile for Mandy.com, a website for creatives to upload their profiles and find jobs.