Where is 2011 Big Brother Africa winner Karen Igho?

It’s Big Brother season, and what better time to take a trip down memory lane and profile one of the most-talked about stars the popular reality tv show produced?

Before the likes of Tacha, Whitemoney, or Laycon became household names; there was Karen Igho.

A woman of many parts, Igho, found fame when she won the 2011 edition of Big Brother Africa Season 6 also known as Big Brother Africa: Amplified.

Igho made history as the first female and the third consecutive Nigerian to win the show.

She was named co-winner of the show alongside Zimbabwean housemate Wendall Robert Parson.

She was the co-winner of the $400,000 prize money alongside Parson.

Karen Igho

She got a six-country vote: Nigeria, Angola, Ghana, Mozambique, Tanzania and the Rest of Africa, regarded in the show as one country.

Many remember her as the vibrant housemate who dominated the Nigerian celebrity scene for a few years before moving abroad.

The one-time Big Brother Africa winner may have left the limelight, but her brief reign was a memorable one.

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Life before BBA

Before entering the Big Brother Africa competition, Igho was in a popular Nigerian reality show, The Next Movie Star.

Surprisingly, during a stay in the 2009 edition of the show, she put up a laid-back front, a personality that was in stark contrast to that of her BBA appearance.

She also had several sordid tales about her. The news mills had it that she was once a stripper in the UK.

It was also reported that her father died of…

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