Maria Chike Agueze was one of the wildcards (or fake contestants) on the Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) Season 6 reality show. Her introduction is one of the many twists that the show’s organisers introduced to make the 2021 edition even more engaging.
She is a former air hostess who now earns her daily bread as a realtor in Nigeria. Maria chose her first name as her nickname coming on the reality show, and she entered as the last housemate on the second day of the show along with other female contestants.
Despite Big Brother revealing her as the wildcard on Thursday, 29 July 2021, viewers are surprisingly rooting for her to stay on the show and continue competing with other housemates. Why? This and other facts will be revealed in detail in this article. First, let us look at a summary of the biggest facts about her.
Top ten facts about BBNaija Maria
- Her real name is Maria Chike Agueze, and she was born in 1992, making her 29 years old in 2021.
- Maria is from Imo State, and her parents are Nigerians although, not much else is known about her family except that they are financially well off.
- She mentioned having siblings but did not reveal much about them on the BBNaija show.
- Before coming on the Big Brother Naija Season 6 reality show “Shine Ya Eye”, her Instagram account was rarely updated.
- Maria Chike used to work as an air hostess before quitting her job and changing careers to begin working as a realtor.
- During the dairy session on Thursday, 29 July 2021, Big Brother revealed to viewers that Maria and Pere were the wildcards.
- Despite Big Brother revealing her as the wildcard on Thursday, 29 July 2021, viewers are surprisingly rooting for her to stay on the show and continue competing with other housemates.
- Maria Chike has over 160K followers on her Instagram page, and her fans are using the names #Marians and #Marudites.
- Although Maria says she will not be engaging in any romantic affiliations with fellow housemates, she was caught kissing Boma Akpore.
- BBNaija Season 6 Maria is allegedly worth $200,000.
Early life and education
Maria Chike Agueze was born in 1992 to Nigerian parents, and she is from Imo State. Besides her state of origin being Imo, not much else is known about her early life. No doubt, she graduated university, but we could not find much detail about this. Also, some sources claim her family is financially stable and well-to-do.
While in the BBNaija house, she mentioned that she has brothers, but they do not appear on her social media posts.
It appears that before BBNaija Season 6, Maria was not very active online, which explains why her Instagram is void of personal details and updated only about once or twice a year. We don’t know what the names of BBNaija Maria parents are, neither could we find anything on her siblings.
As already mentioned in the opening part of this article, Maria Chike worked as an air hostess. She revealed that she went into this line of job in order to achieve her dream of travelling around the world. No doubt, the most assured way to fulfil this dream is exactly the way she went. As an air hostess, Maria made money while visiting nearly all the continents in the world except Antarctica.
However, after working as an air hostess for about six or seven years, she resigned and went into the realtor business. Now, she earns her keep by selling houses and properties, and this is likely a financially rewarding enterprise with more freedom than her previous occupation.
Maria BBNaija net worth
Working as an air hostess then, a realtor agent, has made people interested in what Maria BBNaija net worth is. There are claims that she is worth about $200,000, but we cannot confirm this at this time as there is no verified source reporting this figure.
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During her time as an air hostess, Maria Chike picked up an expensive and exotic lifestyle. She has posted videos of herself in different countries either for vacation or on the job. As far as we can tell, the 29-year-old reality star is not married or in a serious relationship.
She revealed that she is a lovable person and even goes as far as describing herself as ‘a symbol of love in human form’ in a pre-show interview with African Magic. BBNaija Maria enjoys cooking, exercising, hiking, acting, and dancing.
While she claims that her friends describe her as wild, she is less confrontational than before. According to her QnA, she is now more observant. Yet, Maria says that she can be really stern when someone crosses or takes her for granted. “I can get extreme when disrespected to the fullest”, she said.
Her idea of relaxation is an exotic spot and a glass of red wine. How has she fared in the BBNaija house?
BBNaija Maria Instagram
Maria is on Instagram as @mariachikebenjamin and she has about 160K followers.
Maria in the BBNaija Season 6 house
For someone who was not active on Instagram before the show, her account has grown to 160K followers in just a few days. She has also gotten herself a fan base who are yet to decide what name they will be using. The two top picks are still #Marians and #Marudites.
Meanwhile, Maria informed BBNaija Season 6 viewers that she will not be engaging in any romantic affiliations with fellow housemates. Although, barely hours after her declaration, she was caught kissing Boma Akpore, another housemate. It turned out that she was testing him to see if he really is an actor as he claims.
Maria and Pere are BBNaija Season 6 wildcards
BBN or BBNaija fans were already predicting that Liquorose is one of the wildcards placed in the house to give the show a new twist. What does wildcard mean? In Big Brother Naija terms, a wildcard is a fake housemate that is not in the competition for the grand prize or any other for that matter.
Viewers think that Liquorose is one of the wildcards because of how famous she already is before even entering the house.
However, during the dairy session on Thursday, 29 July 2021, Big Brother revealed to viewers that Maria and Pere were the wildcards. Although, the housemates still have to uncover them themselves, or they remain on the show. Also, it is interesting that Maria was able to guess that Pere was the other wildcard during her dairy session.
Her manipulating the housemates into thinking she is on their side in trying to fish out the wildcards has gotten her more fans.
Stay with us for more updates. For now, you may like to read this article: BBNaija Season 6 housemate Liquorose biography: Roseline Omokhoa Afije.