The countdown has begun.

It will be another bunch of strangers living together for months and contesting for prizes worth 45 million naira and a chance at stardom.

As Big Brother Naija 3 approaches, Bounce News looks at the top 5 contestants from last season.

1. Marvis


Marvis showed that her quietness in the Big Brother House did not slow her roll to get to the last 5.

She was popular for her relationship with Efe and their dramatic fake marriage.

Marvis showed her potentials as a rapper while in the Big Brother house and released her official single titled Vibe when the show ended.

Apart from pursuing a music career she also owns a clothing line called Nahsodotcom.

2. Debie Rise

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During her stay in the house, she obviously fell in love with Bassey, who did not reciprocate the love. She also formed a bond with TBoss.

She had her most controversial moment when she kissed a sleeping Bassey and viewers wondered why she was not disqualified for sexual harassment.

Her father conducted a deliverance service for her after she returned from the Big Brother house.

Debbie Rise is currently focused on her music career and has released an album entitled, Rise Above General Expectations (R.A.G.E).

3. TBoss

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The most controversial Big Brother Naija housemate and second runner-up. Tboss is hard to forget once you see her.

She brought spark and dynamism to millenials watching when she failed to recite the National Anthem.

She also caused a stir for her male fans by showing her breasts on live TV and fighting with almost everyone in the house.

Since she left the Big Brother Naija house, TBoss has hosted several shows including AFRIMA 2017 and Funny Bone Untamed.

The Edo state beauty has also signed ambassadorial deals with several brands and made her acting debut in the upcoming movie, "Kada River."

Believe it or not, she seems to be the most successful of the lot. At least commercially.

4. Bisola


Bisola was not a stranger to reality Tv shows.

She contested in the 2008 edition of Project Fame West Africa and she is very talented. She acts and sings.

The talented actress was one of the most popular housemates and was in a romantic relationship with a secretly married TTT.

Since she left the Big Brother Naija house, she has featured in movies and TV shows such as "Glimpse," "Ovy's Voice," "Picture Perfect," "Skinny Girl in Transit season 4," and "Life of A Nigerian couple" season 2."

She is signed to Pan-African record label, Temple Music.

5. Efe

Efe won Nigerians over with his 'realness' and emerged the winner of the reality show.

He won the prize money of 25 million Naira and a brand new SUV.

During his stay in the house, Efe was popular for the slang "based on logistics." He was also romantically interested in Marvis or he acted it out nicely.

Presently he is reinventing rap and has released songs such as 'Warri' ft Olamide, 'Based on Logistics' and 'I love You'.

For someone who got that number of votes in the house, Efe may have failed to live up to expectation 365 days after his crowning.

You are free to disagree.