Kanaga Jnr BBTitans Biography, Age, Background, Big Brother, Tsatsi

Kanaga Jnr is a Nigerian model and aspiring actor who became popular after appearing on BBTitans Season 1; Ziyakhala Wahala.

Kanaga Jnr’s real name is Kalo Kanaga Emmanuel Eme. He rose to public prominence after it was announced on 15th January 2023 that he had been chosen as one of the initial 20 housemates for the Big Brother Titans reality show.

BBTitans, as the show became colloquially known, is an amalgamation of the popular BB Naija (Nigeria) and BB Mzansi (South Africa) editions of the Big Brother franchise.

Below we give you a breakdown of the life and career of one of the stars of the show BBTitans, Kanaga Jnr.

Kanaga Jnr Biography

kanaga jnr biography


Real NameKalo Kanaga Emmanuel Eme
Also known asKanaga Jnr
Date of BirthApril 24 2000
State of OriginAbia State
OccupationActor, model, reality television star
SIblingsNnamdi Kanaga
Net worthN/A
Known forBig Brother Titans, Netflix Far From Home

Kanaga Jnr, is a Nigerian reality television superstar, creative stylist, model and aspiring actor. Kanaga Jnr’s full name is Kalo Kanaga Emmanuel Eme.

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Kanaga Big Brother Titans hails from the Ohafia Local Government Area (LGA) in Abia State but lives in Lagos State, Nigeria. According to him, he entered Big Brother to showcase his talents to a wider audience.

Kanaga Jnr rose to prominence after starring on season 1 of BBTitans, subtitled Ziyakhala Wahala, the newly introduced version of Big Brother in Africa starring South African and Nigerian housemates.

The young actor had an impressive run on the show, going all the way to the final and finishing 2nd. South African housemate Khosi Twala won the show’s $100,000 cash prize.

He joined the show when it premiered on January 15th 2023.

Kanaga is charming yet candid, expressive yet calm. He has a boyish charm, but is mature for his age, and is a sensitive young man who loves older woman.

Kanaga Big brother titans
Kanaga Big brother titans

He also enjoys playing basketball and is a fashionista as well.

“I entered into the Big Brother Titans audition because I am looking forward to reaching a larger audience. I’m a very loving and positive person. In my journey through life, I have always carried positivity, whether I win or lose I still move on,” Kanaga said.

“Everyday is a new day for me to be a good housemate.”

Kanaga is vain to a fault. He spends too much time in front of the mirror checking his appearance. The young model describes himself as a troublemaker and peacemaker in one.

“I make trouble and still settle the trouble,” he said.

He loves afrobeats and his favourite saying is ‘dey play’ He says people can keep fooling around whilst he would be making moves. He promised to win the BBTitans show because of his originality, staying true to himself, confidence and outspoken nature.

Kanaga Jr. and the other contestants, who were selected from South Africa and Nigeria, provided plenty of excitement to viewers. Whilst he did not win the show, Kanaga Jnr performed exceptionally well and won millions of fans all over Africa.

Kanaga Jnr Big Brother Titans

Nigerian housemate Kanaga Jnr has shown an incredible aptitude for competition in Big Brother Titans as he has already been Head of House once and won the Friday night arena game twice.

On Monday, January 30th 2023, BBTitans pair Kanaga Jnr and Blue Aiva – also known as Kaniva – won the Head of House games for week 3.

Kanaga Jnr and Blue Aiva beat Lukay and Jaypee – Jaykay – in the 2nd round of games.

The pair consequently became co-heads of house for the third week of the 2023 Big Brother Titans show, ruling for the next one week.

Kanaga was nicknamed the ‘General’ due to his style of rulership during his time as Head of House. He was extremely strict and was compared to former BBNaija housemate Perez ‘Pere’ Egbi due to similarities in their leadership style.

Emmanuel also won the Friday night Arena games twice, becoming the first housemate in Big Brother Titans history to win the arena games twice. He would go on to win it again for an unprecedented third time – becoming $3,000 richer from just the Arena games alone!


how old is kanaga jnr?

Kanaga Big Brother is 23 years old. He was born in the year 2000, although full details of his date of birth aren’t yet available.

Where is Kanaga Jnr from?

where is kanaga jnr from?

BBTitans housemate Kanaga Jnr hails from the Ohafia local government area (LGA) in Abia State but lives in Lagos State, Nigeria.

What happened to Kanaga Jnr?

On Wednesday, February 8th 2023 during the first season of BBTitans, housemate Kanaga Jnr was asked to leave the house to receive treatment for an injured finger.

While reading a message from Biggie, the current HOH, Ebubu, conveyed the information to the house.

It is not clear how the housemate injured his finger, but it is understood that the injury led to an infection on his finger, and Biggie had to take the decision to protect the housemate.

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Kanaga Jr. is seen in a video online getting ready to leave the house as his fellow housemates gathered around him to bid him goodbye.

Kanaga Jnr returned to the ‘Big Brother Titans’ house the next day, February 9, 2023, after getting the necessary treatment on his finger.

He was given a warm welcome by his housemates as he delivered a rousing speech to them.

Kanaga Jnr and Tsatsi

Kanaga Jnr and Tsatsi
Kanaga Jnr and Tsatsi

Since entering the BBTitans house, Kanaga has entered into a ‘ship’ with South African housemate, Motsatsi Wendy Madiba, popularly known as Tsatsii.

Kanaga Jnr and Tsatsi are one of the most steady ships in the house and have been going strong for weeks now.

They spend a lot of time together and often dance at the Saturday night party and pool party.

During the week 2 pool party, Kanaga and Tsatsii shared their first kiss and have been going strong ever since.

@dnubianway Kanaga Jnr and Tsatsi kiss at pool party #bigbrother2023 #bigbrothertitans #bigbrothertitans2023 #kanagajnr #tsatsi #BBTitans #bigbrother ♬ original sound – Hawa Ibrahim

Net Worth

Kanaga Jnr’s net worth is not available at this time.

Kanaga Jnr Far From Home

kanaga jnr in far from home

Far from Home is a 2022 young adult home series produced by Netflix which also doubles as first Netflix Nigerian young adult TV series

Kanaga BBTitans appeared on Far from Home in a cameo role.


Other acting appearances in Kanaga Jnr’s career include roles in Jenifa’s Diaries, Choose Life and High.

MTV Shuga

Kanaga Jnr MTV Shuga Naija

Kanaga Jnr landed a role on MTV Shuga Naija prior to entering the Big Brother Titans house.

The BBTitans housemate was announced as one of the lead cast of the popular TV series powered by MTV Staying Alive Foundation.

Kanaga Jnr will play the role of ‘Kachi Okezie,’ a lead cast member in the fifth season of the series.

Confirming the announcement, Kanaga Jr official Twitter handle tweeted, “It’s official.  Kanaga Jnr is “Kachi Okezie,” a lead cast in the 5th season of MTV SHUGA NAIJA coming soon to your screen. Let’s go boy, it’s about to be hectic!  Kanaga Jr The Actor, Kanaga Jr X Mtv Shuga Naija 5.”

 Kanaga Jr joins other cast members of the series including Susan Pwajok, Ilooise Omohinmi, Maggie Osuome, Lexan Peters, Ben Touitou, Kem Ajieh Ikechukwu, Okey Uzoeshi, John Njamah, Kiki Omeili, Chioma Edak, Francis Onwochei and, Bolaji Ogunmola. 

According to reports, MTV Staying Alive Foundation’s Talent Accelerator Program — a platform created to invest in young, emerging female creatives discovered Kanaga Jr and Chioma Edak.


Kanaga Jnr is on Instagram @kanagajnr.


Nnamdi Kanaga

Nnamdi Kanaga
Nnamdi Kanaga

Born and raised in Lagos Nigeria, Nnamdi Kanaga is a multi talented filmmaker, writer, and actor. He is an older sibling to popular Big Brother Titans star Emmanuel Eme, popularly known as Kanaga Jnr.

Having worked in Nollywood for a while as an actor, Nnamdi made a paradigm shift to the United States in 2018 to pursue a graduate degree in English and his film making career. In May of 2019, Nnamdi made his directorial debut with “Talisman” and through this, he hopes to help promote cultural and creative diversity through art and films in Montana State.

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The Hail Mary, an all-black lead cast is his first feature film and second film as a director.

Nnamdi holds a strong belief that he will be the first Nigerian- born and bred, to win an Oscar.

Nnamdi Kanaga

Source: Nigeriabombshell.com

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