Ilebaye Precious Odiniya
Ilebaye Precious Odiniya. Photo Credit: Jesichun/Instagram

Following ten intense and fiercely contested weeks within the BBNaija house, Ilebaye Precious Odiniya popularly known as Gen Z Baddie has emerged as the winner of the first ever Big Brother Naija All Stars season.

The 22-year-old Nigerian criminologist, reality TV star, entrepreneur, and fashion model went home with a N120 million cash prize, among other mouthwatering prizes.

The glitzy and heartfelt live event saw the attendance of all the housemates from the season, with excitement building as they all anxiously anticipated the big reveal

From the initial 24 contenders who both walked the walk and talked the talk, the selection narrowed down to six finalists following the eviction of Angel, Venita, and Soma.

Cross, Merce Eke, Adekunle, Pere, CeeC and Ilebaye were the finalists.

The show commenced with Cross’s eviction, swiftly followed by Pere’s and Adekunle’s, ultimately leaving Ceec, Mercy, and Ilebaye as the final three. This marked a historic moment in Big Brother Naija, as it was the first time that all three top finalists were women.

The show continued with the announcement of Cee-C as the second runner up and that left Mercy and Ilebaye as the two last housemates. After a suspenseful pause and a brief interlude of advertisements, Ebuka announced Ilebaye as the winner, with Mercy Eke securing the first-runner-up position.

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Among the six finalists, Ilebaye was the only one who had never been a finalist. She was the third housemate to be evicted from Season 7 of the reality TV show.

Ilebaye was born in 2001 in Lokoja, Kogi State, and hails from the Igala tribe.

The ‘All Stars’ edition featured carefully selected housemates and fan favourites from previous editions of the show, which include See Gobbe, Double Wahala, Pepper Dem, Lockdown, Shine Ya Eye and Level Up.