Who Is Joseph Ada BBNaija? Ex-Housemate Dead In USA

A former BBNaija housemate, Joseph Ada, who competed in the first-ever season of the show alongside Ebuka and Katung, has died.

Ada died in the United States of America on Wednesday, May 24th 2023 after being diagnosed with pancreatitis.

His death was first reported Saturday, May 27th 2023.

Joseph Ada was a flight attendant in the United States, where he had relocated following the BBNaija show.

May his soul rest in peace.

Read on to learn more about Joseph Ada BBNaija.

Joseph Ada BBNaija Biography

joseph ada bbnaija biography

Joseph Ada was a Nigerian reality television star and flight attendant popular for his appearance on the 1st season of BBNaija held in 2006.

He hails from Lagos, Nigeria and resided in Delaware in the USA before his death. 

Joseph Ada died at age 49 in the United States of America after a bout with pancreatitis.

He became popular in Nigeria after joining the first season of Big Brother Naija, held in 2006. It was the beginning of the novel show and featured some memorable housemates, including the great Ebuka Obi-Uchendu.

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Olisa Adibua and actress, Michelle Dede hosted the first-ever BBNaija. The reality TV show set the tone for Nigerian pop culture and also gave room for similar programmes to thrive. 

Big Brother Nigeria originally had 12 original housemates: Frank, Ify, Ebuka, Chinedu, Francisca, Gideon, Helen, Ichemeta, Joan, Joseph, Maureen and Yinka. Katung and Sandy would later enter the house as wild card entries – with Katung winning the prize money.

Joseph, at 32 years old back then, was the oldest housemate in the house. Still, he performed admirably, managing to finish as the 9th contestant to be eliminated from the house out of 14. Ebuka for instance, was the 7th housemate evicted from the house – although he would later become the most famous BBNaija housemate of all time after becoming the host of the show.

At the end of the three-month stay in the house, Katung Aduwak emerged winner –he got the $100,000 prize money. He worked as a flight attendant for Virgin Atlantic and other companies, and at the time of his death owned his own concierge services company in the States. He lived in States such as Washington as well as Delaware.

On Wednesday, May 24th 2023, the 49-year-old Joseph Ada died after a touch battle with acute pancreatitis. 

According to John Hopkins Medicine, pancreatitis is the redness and swelling (inflammation) of the pancreas. It may be sudden (acute) or ongoing (chronic). The most common causes are alcohol abuse and lumps of solid material (gallstones) in the gallbladder. The goal for treatment is to rest the pancreas and let it heal.

May he rest in peace.

Joseph Ada Instagram

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Joseph Ada BBNaija Instagram account is not known.

Big Brother Naija Season 1

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The first season Big Brother Naija show aired on DStv Channel 37 from 5 March to 4 June 2006.

In a twist to the game, two new contestants were introduced on Day 23, much to the excitement of the remaining housemates. 

Ebuka, the most popular housemate for several weeks into the show and widely believed to emerge the winner was the seventh housemate to be evicted – with many viewers blaming the Joe’s Fan Club (JFC) for his eviction. Joe himself was soon evicted from the show. 

Big Brother added another twist to the game on Day 79 by cancelling the day’s scheduled nominations and making the housemates believe they will instead be evicted based on their performances on assigned tasks, while in reality, no more evictions were held and viewers began voting for the winner who turned out to be 26-year-old Katung Aduwak.

Despite being the first to get a confirmation to be a contestant in the show, Katung didn’t enter the house with the initial 12 contestants. He came into the house after the second eviction alongside  and stormed to victory by winning about 80 per cent of the tasks.

Shortly after winning the reality show, Katung went on to study filmmaking at the Digital Film Academy in New York, relocating to the United States much like fellow housemate, Joseph Ada.

Currently pursuing his passion for filmmaking, he has produced and directed movies such as Unwanted Guest and Heaven’s Hell. He also directed a number of music videos for Chocolate City, Styl Plus and Gabriel Afolayan. 

He also starred in EbonyLife TV’s drama series, Desperate Housewives. 

Katung is currently the Senior Channel Manager MTV Base and an Executive Director at Chocolate City.

Source: Nigeriabombshell.com

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