Known by birth as Boma Akpore, the 34-year-old actor has become the new face of Big Brother Naija season six dubbed ‘Shine Ya Eye’ after the majority see him as the favourite to win the ultimate prize.
Boma was raised by his single mother and grandmother. He grew up on the streets of Yaba in Lagos. Boma describes his childhood as “extremely tough”, that he had to pay his way through school.
The Blacklist movie star dropped out in his final year because of financial constraints. This could not stop him from achieving success. Boma worked to save money and enrolled himself in film school, an achievement that was subsequently eclipsed by his graduation.
Boma has worked as a bartender and masseuse. He describes himself as “sexy, intelligent, adventurous, strong and fit”, and considers himself “extraordinary”. Boma has married before but he is now single. The never-giving-up actor is at BBNaija 2021 to ensure that he wins it.
Boma has featured in many movies. He was part of the popular movie, Blacklist along with Raymond Reddington and Elizabeth Keen. Boma also featured in LIT as the Thug, Brooklyn Caven as Osumanu, and Protector of the gods as Azibo.