BOMA | BBNAIJA SEASON 6 HOUSEMATE
To a lot of BBNaija fans glued to their screen, all of them have had questions on their mind to know who BBNaija Boma is.
Boma’s full name is Boma Akpore, He is 34-year-old and hails from Delta state.
The Big Brother Naija season 6 housemate was raised in Yaba, Lagos by his single mum and grandmother. Boma is currently single and he has once suffered from a failed marriage.
Boma is an Award-winning Actor, model, and film producer. The Television personality earned a spot to play ‘Azibo’ in the famous upcoming film by award-winning actor, Hill Harper ‘Protector of the Gods’. On the side, He is a masseuse, Bartender, mixologist; yes, at this point call him multifaceted and you would definitely be crossing the t correctly.
Boma has had his own large share of the “life is not fair” series. He stated in an interview with Big Brother that while he was being raised by his single mum, he had to work to pay his way through school.
Boma’s Early Life and Education
BBNaija Boma Akpore, was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria by a single mum, he happens to be the only child of his mother. He played football while growing up with the hope of becoming one of the Nigeria Super Eagles.
He has a ten-year experience feather to his career’s hat. He lived in Europe where he did most of his hustle. He was also into football but injury did not give him enough time to thrive.
After Boma’s primary and secondary education in Lagos state, The BBNaija star worked hard to pay for his tertiary education, but the sad thing happened in his final year when he had to drop out because he couldn’t make ends meet.
The saying ‘there’s a light at the end of the tunnel’ is true with Boma’s story because the highest point of his life was when he saved up his hard-earned money to enroll in a movie school.
How Boma’s Career Started
The BBNaija reality Tv personality is a multi-layered individual. Boma is a model, actor, masseuse, former football player, mixologist and bartender.
In 2003, Boma was scouted by his long-time best friend’s older brother, Ola Olowu, who worked for TBWA, a well-known advertising agency in Nigeria. Boma was chosen for a campaign with MTN, one of Africa’s largest Telecommunication networks.
He also took part in Nigerian Fashion Week in 2004, one of the biggest fashion shows in the country. Boma was the youngest model to hit that runway. He immediately became sought after and went on to model for top designers such as Emmy Collins, Adedakare Couture and JD 7.
Boma’s Career breakthrough
Prosperity graced the 34-year-old Akpore in the early days of his modeling career. Which opened the door for him to model for top designers, like: Valentino, Vivid Imagination, Ralph Lauren, Emmy Collins, Hermes, Nobel Afrik, JD7 Couture, Christian Door, and many others.
Boma has also modeled for big beverage companies like CocaCola, Heineken, Harp, Guinness, etc. MTN, GLO and Nokia are not exempted from the list of companies he has modelled for.
In 2008, Boma got the opportunity in London to participate as a model in the RUNWAY CHARITY FASHION SHOW. Boma was also the only Nigerian model to be invited in 2010 for the Haute African Fashion show in Dallas, Texas.
In 2011, the BBNAija Tv show personality also made a dive for football. He played soccer for the New York Irish Rovers and won the league cup in Long island Football League Division, 2012. Taking his football skills to the next level, he traveled to Belgium in 2013. But however, he could not continue due to injuries and inability to get a work permit.
Advancing in his modeling career, the Nigeria model traveled to New York in 2011. He worked as an in-store model for Ralph Lauren and was also featured in New York Fashion Week, 2011/2012.
While in New York, the BBNAija Tv show personality enrolled in New York Film Academy. He has featured in highly-viewed TV shows like featured on TV shows such as The Blacklist and Law & Order.
The 34-year-old has traveled far and wide in his lifetime. His advance and success have been solely due to determination and success despite setbacks.
The BBNAija Tv show personality launched his movie production firm Bonzy Blues Global Partners LLC in 2020. Its focus is on TV production and media events.
Another big hit for Boma is being selected as one of the ‘Shine Ya Eye’ BBNaija Season 6 Housemate, competing for the huge sum of N90,000,000. After this incident, his Fanbase is constantly growing. His Instagram handle is @bomaapkore and twitter @teambomaapkore. Boma’s fans are called the BRAVE-HEARTS.
Boma’s Memorable Moment
When the BBNAija Tv show personality, he paid for his movie school.
Best Fashion Male Model of the year at the Catwalk Model Awards, 2005.
Best Runway Model Award in Nigeria at the Nigerian Model Achievers Award, 2009.
Without doubt, the BBNaija star has done well throughout his career but his total networth is not yet known.