Who is Erica?: Biography of BBNaija Erica Ngozi Nlewedim

Franklin Izuchukwu

BBNaija Ngozi "Erica" Nlewedim is a young Nigerian actress, model, and entrepreneur. She was a housemate in the ongoing Big Brother Naija Lockdown reality TV show before her disqualification.

The celebrity is one of the lovable female housemates in Big Brother Naija Lockdown.

Erica As Head of the House whilst in the Big Brother Naija Show.

Bio Data

Birth name

Ngozi Erica Nlewedim

Date of birth

March 13, 1994


26 years


5 feet 6¼ inches (1.68m)

Place of birth

Abia State, Nigeria


Actress, model, entrepreneur







Eye colour


Hair colour


Marital statu

Not married

Early Life

BBNaija Ngozi Erica Nlewedim was born on March 13, 1994, to her parents, Eric Nlewedim Christian and Oby Nwokolo. She is from Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria. She is an only child and was raised in Lagos by her mother.

Education and Career

She had her secondary school education at Victory Grammar School in Lagos, before transferring to Command Secondary School in Ikeja.

After graduating from high school, she enrolled at Covenant University to pursue a degree in Business Administration. In 2013, she graduated from the university.

Six years later, she flew to the United Kingdom to study Acting for Film at the Met Film School in London. Career The celebrity started nurturing her modelling talent at a very young age.

In 2013, she was appointed as the brand ambassador for Natures Gentle Touch, a brand that uses natural ingredients to care for scalp and hair.

The model has also worked with popular brands such as Jumia, MyZotoApp, and Glo. She was also the brand face for Access Bank, Maltina, and Zaron Cosmetics from 2015 to 2017.

In 2014, she won the Miss Photogenic award after participating in the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria pageant.

This helped her gain more popularity; she even featured an advert for Peak Milk TV. The beauty then transitioned from modelling to acting after having so much interest in the film industry.

Before going into the Big Brother house, she worked for MEI Oil and Gas company as a marketing manager.


Apart from acting and modelling, Erica is also an entrepreneur. She is the CEO and founder of a hair company known as Beluxia Hair.

Movies by BBNaija Ngozi Erica Nlewedim

Here are the movies she was in:

  • Poka Messiah (2016) as Diane
  • Hire a Woman (2019) as Nifemi
  • My Flatmates
  • Paternity Deal
  • Being Farouk
  • Dead Rites
  • Fractured
  • Win or Lose
  • Made In Heaven
  • Royal Castle
  • Once Upon A Night

BBNaija Erica Nlewedim's net worth

Erica has accumulated a lot of wealth at a young age. She is among the wealthiest and the most sought out female BBNaija 2020 contestants and fashion entrepreneurs.

BBnaija Erica's Networth

She has a net worth estimated to be about 30,000 dollars.

Erica Smiling for the Camera during the good old days in Biggie's House

Notable Facts about Erica

In 2018, she launched the Erica Nlewedim Foundation. At one time, the foundation fed 1000 people during the Christmas holidays.

The actress is her mother's only child. Erica has a solid educational background. Ngozi "Erica" Nlewedim is a popular Nigerian actress and model well known for being one of the contestants in the ongoing Big Brother Naija season 5 reality show.

She has a successful educational and career life that makes her an inspiration to many.

Ngozi Nlewedim Erica's Instagram and Twitter account

The Big Brother Naija show is surely a huge platform to boost your social media advantage, and Erica has surely used the show to her gain.

During her time in Biggie’s house, her social media followers grew, and as at the time of filing this report, she already has 690k followers on Instagram.

The official Instagram account of BBNaija Erica is @ericanlewedim also the official Twitter account of BBNaija Erica is @EricaNlewedim.

Ngozi Nlewedim Erica's Relationship, Boyfriend, Husband

Like we earlier said in the short bio above, Erica is single and is currently not linked with any boyfriend or husband. Erica is neither married nor dating as far as we can tell.

Though in the Big Brother Naija House, she was in a romantic relationship with Kiddwaya, we can’t tell if they would continue outside the house, as the billionaire son has frequently stated that he doesn’t have plans for her.

Erica and Kiddwaya of BBNaija feeding each other

Ngozi Nlewedim Erica's Admiration of Laycon; then the fight

Erica recently opened up on her admiration for Laycon, noting that she really likes Laycon because he is smart, calm, cool and calculated. She also said he thinks very deep and acts very matured,, unlike some other people.

Erica also revealed that it is very much likely for people to judge Laycon from his appearance, but one will only get to know him better when one moves closer to the rapper.

She tagged Laycon the ‘Aristotle’ and ‘philosopher’ in the house, adding that Laycon does not get angry easily despite the kind of stuff that has been said about him.

As the show continued, the pair grew into less of friends as Erica found Kiddwaya more attractive and interest.

The pair would later be involved in a now-infamous altercation, that would ultimately lead to Erica’s disqualification from the show.

Ngozi Nlewedim Erica's Disqualification from BBNaija show

Erica broke the record as the first Head of House in Big Brother Naija history to be disqualified

According to some Nigerians on social media, Erica broke almost all the rules in the BBNaija house.

Following her verbal abuse on Laycon after yesterday Biggie organization decided to disqualify her for breaking the house rule.

According to Biggie, Erica’s actions demonstrated a flagrant disrespect of the rules. This was compounded by the fact that she is HOH in addition to the final and last warning she got last week.

Biggie lists all Erica’s offends which includes; ranting at Laycon last night and preventing Prince from sleeping on the HOH lounge.

Infringements include pouring water on the bed, depriving DHOH of the bed, and goading a housemate which might lead to physical violence.

BBnaija Erica and with her close confidante Laycon before the drama started.

Interview Before BBNaija Show

What new habit or skill did you acquire during lockdown? I started reading motivational books and watching real estate sales videos on YouTube.

What are the words you live by? At the end of your life be satisfied because you have achieved all your goals, touched so many lives, and loved greatly.

What is your greatest achievement? Graduating from film school in London, producing my first short film with a team in Birmingham, and being in the movie, Hire a Woman.

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