Erica Nlewedim was the only housemate to be evicted from season 4 of Big Brother Naija 2020. She had tens of thousands of fans across Nigeria, African countries, and Africans in the Diaspora before being disqualified. And since her exit from the house, she has gotten a massive influx of support from her fans, including a gofundme account with the objective of helping her afford the chance to claim the N85 million prize money which she lost while she was evicted from the show.
Many housemates survived the Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) season 5 lockdown edition. Many housemates gained fans, some gained enemies, and some gained endorsements, money, cars, houses, and vacations to various places. Dorathy Bachor, Neo Akpofure, Nengi Hampson, Laycon, Kiddwaya, Trickytee, Kaisha, and 13 other housemates participated throughout the season. Laycon was the season’s winner after spending 71 days in the house together, with several evictions and one disqualification. Dorathy was the season’s runner-up.
Profile Summary of Erica Nlewedim
|Real name||Ngozi Erica Nlewedim|
|Date of birth||13th of March 1994|
|Country of Origin||Federal Republic of Nigeria|
|State of Origin||Abia State|
|Source of wealth||Model, Film actor|
Erica Nlewedim Early Life and Education
Erica Nlewedim was born on March 13th, 1994, in Abia State, Nigeria, to Eric Nlewedim and Oby Nwokolo. She is also from Abia State and was reared as a single parent by her mother. She received her secondary school education at Victory Grammar School in Lagos before moving to Command Senior School to complete her secondary school studies. She continued her study at Covenant University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 2013.
Erica Nlewedim Career
She relocated to the United Kingdom to pursue an acting degree at the Metropolitan Film School in London. She joined Natures Gentle Touch, a natural hair care business, as a brand ambassador in 2013. She also worked for Nigerian businesses such as Glo and Jumia after 2013, and from 2015 to 2017, she was the face of Access Bank, Maltina, and Zaron Cosmetics.
Erica began her modeling career when she was younger. She was the brand ambassador for Natures Gentle Touch, a personal style company that offers hair treatments made with natural components when she was 19 years old. She received the MBGN Miss Photogenic title at the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) pageant in 2014. Her victory at the MGBN awards catapulted her into modeling stardom. She appeared in a Peak Milk TV ad with Falz, a well-known Nigerian musician.
When she was 21, she won a starring part in Secrets and Scandals, which launched her acting career. In the same year, the teenage model and actress appeared in the TV series Royal Castle. Ernest Obi directed her in the 2016 film Poka Messiah, which she starred in. She has also appeared in the following films:
- Once Upon A Night
- My Flatmates
- The Paternity Deal
- Being Farouk
- Dead Rites
- Win or Lose
- Made in heaven
- Hire A Woman
Following her victory, she began working with larger companies and industry partners, which led to her appearance in a Peak Milk TV commercial starring Folarin Falana (Falz).
Erica Nlewedim Foundation, an NGO that helps impoverished children, was created by her in 2018. Her charity began the Hunger Heroes Campaign in December 2019, feeding 1,000 children on the streets of Lagos, Nigeria. She is the founder and CEO of Beluxia Hair.
Erica Nlewedim Net Worth
Erica Nlewedim’s net worth is currently estimated to be $100,000. She worked as an actress, a brand ambassador for numerous Nigerian businesses, a philanthropist, and an entrepreneur before joining the BBNaija house, putting her net worth at $30,000.
Her supporters donated to the gofundme account set up for her after she was disqualified from the house, and it accumulated a total gift of $72, 317. (N27, 588, 935.50). During her time in the house, she also won many prizes, bringing her total net worth to $100,000.
Erica Nlewedim Cars and House
Following her eviction from the house, a fan, Chidi Mike Cars, promised her N2 million in cash and a brand new car. However, Idris Okuneye aka Bobrisky, a prominent online phenomenon, has accused the fan (Chidi Mike Cars) of being a liar, claiming that neither the car nor the money had been given to Erica.
After that, Bobrisky handed Erica a sum of N1 million and offered to sponsor her on an all-expenses-paid vacation to Dubai later that year.
Erica may or may not have owned a car prior to being a competitor on the reality program.
As a great show of love, supporters of @EricaNlewedim presented her a FULLY ACQUIRED HOUSE in Lekki’s Hollywood. Project 27 was a huge success.
Erica Nlewedim Interview With Guardian
Tell us a little about yourself
At the Met Film School in London, I studied screen acting. I am an only child, a commercial model, an ex-beauty queen, and a Covenant University graduate with a BSc in business administration. I’ve always been interested in the arts, fashion, and business.
Would you feel your modeling experience prepared you for a career in Nollywood?
My modeling experience prepared me for commercial modeling since commercial models got to perform in TV advertisements. It’s essentially a diluted version of a film. There are screenplays and various situations in which you must act, so I didn’t feel out of place on my first film set.
What role would you like to play in the future?
My ideal role would be to play the lead in an action movie. I’ve always admired and aspired to be like female action stars like Angelina Jolie and Charlize Theron. I’m presently preparing myself to be ready for that position whenever it arises.
How have you been dealing with the coronavirus epidemic since it started?
Staying home, constantly checking on my family and friends, exercising, reading books, and watching movies have helped me cope with the epidemic.
What methods do you use to improve your acting abilities? Do you have a routine that you follow?
I put some of the techniques I learned in film school into practice, as well as some acting exercises. Stanislavsky is my favorite technique because it puts me in the head of the character, allowing me to understand why I do what I do. It also aids with the naturalization of my acting.
Which actor or actress most inspires you?
Halle Berry is one of the most successful black movie stars, and she inspires me much. She’s also versatile. She is the first black woman to win an Academy Award for Best Actress, she is extremely elegant, and even after so many years of acting, she is still in fantastic shape and can play active parts in her fifties. I appreciate her much because she provided me with a role model of my own skin tone; there are relatively few black female action heroes in Hollywood.
What would you consider the foundation’s most significant achievement since its inception in 2018?
The Erica Nlewedim Foundation’s most notable accomplishment is feeding 1000 people throughout the Christmas holidays. In the near future, I intend to accomplish more.
Could you tell me about your skincare routine?
My skin has a daily, weekly, and monthly regimen. I use an oil-free face lotion and serum every day to wash, tone, and moisturize. Twice a week, I exfoliate and apply a mask. Once a month, I go to the spa for a facial. And if I ever have spots on my face, I go to the spa for a light peel.
What changes in the Nigerian film industry do you anticipate?
I am looking forward to more expenditures in our film productions because I am confident that they will bring our quality up to the same standard as Hollywood films. We do so much on such a small budget; think what we might accomplish if we had more! I have a lot of hope!
What advice would you give to aspiring actors hoping to get into the Nigerian film industry?
Aspiring actors and actresses should try to improve themselves by taking acting classes online, improving your appearance and overall package, networking, and putting yourself out there at every opportunity. Get a primary source of income while still trying to break into the acting world, and use the money to further your acting career. Be persistent and consistent as well. Finally, never believe you can achieve everything on your own; instead, allow God to assist you.