Maria is one of the female housemates of the 2021 BBNaija Season 6 edition tagged ‘Shine Ya Eyes’. She got into the show on Sunday, July 25th, 2021.
BBNaija Maria’s full name is Maria Nkechinyere Agueze. She is an air hostess and realtor from Imo State.
During her entry to the show, Maria described herself as a go-getter and ‘a symbol of love in human form’.
BBNaija Maria is of mixed race, though she maintains she is like every regular Nigerian.
Maria as a wild card
BBNaija Maria and Pere initially entered the show as wild cards (two fake housemates who other housemates have to nominate for eviction out of the show).
However, Maria and her co-wild card, Pere, played a good game in convincing the other housemates they are real and the housemates eventually nominated wrong. The housemates nominated Jay Paul and Liquorose instead.
As the rule stated, Maria and Pere were allowed to remain in the house and play the game after the other housemates failed to nominate them as the wild cards.
Full data profile of BBNaija housemate Maria
|Full name||Maria Nkechinyere Agueze|
|State of origin||Imo State|
|Career||Air hostess, Realtor|
BBNaija Maria was born to a white mother and Nigerian father in the year 1992. She lost her father in 2013.
BBNaija Maria childhood and parents
Maria disclosed her father’s death made her depressed as they shared a great bond during his lifetime.
Maria spent her early childhood days in Nigeria and most of her adult life in the United Kingdom and Dubai.
BBNaija Maria education
Maria attended Pedro Government Girls College in Owerri before moving to the United Kingdom where she completed both high school and college education.
She obtained her high school certificate from Trinity High School, MANCAT College, before proceeding to City College, Manchester, to study Performing Arts. She obtained her HNC in 2008 – the first step into higher education in the UK.
Maria later enrolled at the University of Salford to complete her education in Media and Performing Arts, graduating in 2011 with a second-class upper degree (2:1).
BBNaija Maria has had a wide range of work experience while residing in the United Kingdom. She started her career working as a front-of-house representative at Grosvenor Casinos from January 2006 to February 2009.
She then became an Administrative Assistant at Goodenough College from May 2011 to May 2012.
Afterwards, she proceeded to work as a Human Resources Assistant at KBC Financial Products from May 2012 to January 2013.
Maria also served as a Personal Assistant to the CEO of Deloitte from January 2013 to August 2014 before she relocated to Dubai to become a cabin crew member of Emirates Airlines from October 2014, working as an air hostess.
BBNaija Maria had to quit her job as an air hostess in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic to become a realtor in Dubai.
Maria was working as a realtor in Dubai before she got selected as a housemate of the BBNaija Season 6 show.
Maria’s relationship and boyfriend
Maria came into the show as a single lady though she admitted she has been in past relationships that didn’t work out.
Viewers of the show are already speculating that she and her fellow housemate White Money might end up becoming an item as the duo has always been seen engaging in playful fights since the launch of the show.
Maria was also heard referring to White Money as her spec while discussing with some other housemates.
Maria and Yerins fight
BBNaija Maria had an argument with co-housemate Yerins after she accused him of seeing her naked.
Maria’s net worth
Maria is one of the most influential housemates of Big Brother Naija Season 6 edition with an estimated net worth of over N100 million naira before she joined the show.
Maria on social media
BBNaija Maria is active on Instagram as @mariachikebenjamin. Her Twitter handle is @mariachike.