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Rachel Edwards Akowe (born October 6, 1994) is a gifted Nollywood Nigerian actress, digital creator, entrepreneur, and make-up artist. She is known within all sundry as Rachel BBNaija.
She is one of the housemates who’s marked a befitting name for themselves in the house.
BBNaija Rachel Edwards is a Nigerian Reality TV Star competing in the 7th season of the Big Brother Naija Show.
BBNaija Rachel Edwards was born on the 6th of October 1994 in Kano State to the family of Mr. and Mrs. Edwards Akowe. She spent her early years residing in the northern part of Nigeria before her family moved back to the South-South region.
She is an indigene of Edo State. Rachel Edwards is from a Christian household and attended church regularly in her childhood and teenage years. She spent her formative years living in Benin City.
Growing up, she aspired to be an actress. BBNaija Rachel Edwards‘ desire to become a movie star inspired her to hone her acting skills by participating in school plays and musicals. She was an active member of the Drama Club in primary and secondary school.
BBNaija Rachel Edwards underwent her elementary education at a top private-owned nursery and primary school in Nigeria.
She completed her high school at a leading secondary school in Benin City.
After passing out of high school with flying colors, Rachel Edwards gained admission into Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, in 2013. She bagged a Bachelor’s degree from the institution in 2017.
While in the university, BBNaija Rachel Edwards held onto her dream of becoming an actress. As an undergraduate, she was a member of a Theatre Company and performed in many stage plays. She was also cast in low-budget short films and feature films in the Benin Film Industry.
After graduating from the university and observing her National Youth Service Corps program, Rachel Edwards decided to pursue a full-time acting career and moved to Lagos. She auditioned for many movie roles. Luckily for her, she was selected for some of these roles. In the past three years, she has acted in about a dozen films in Nollywood.
She starred in the film Mustapha, alongside leading actors such as Ernest Obi, Chelsea Obiakalusi, Maryam Booth, Chinonso Arubayi, and Stanley Igboanugo. She also played supporting roles in the movies, A Long Way Down and The Third Wheel.
Besides working as an actress, BBNaija Rachel Edwards is also a successful entrepreneur. She has built a thriving small business in the Beauty, Cosmetics, and Personal Care industry. She works as a makeup Artist and has provided her services to hundreds of clients over the years. She also runs an online store where she sells beauty and cosmetic products to customers.
Rachel Edwards‘s desire to become a Superstar in the entertainment industry motivated her to participate in the auditions for the 7th season of the Big Brother Naija Show in May 2022. She beat thousands of other young Nigerians to emerge as one of the housemates on the show. However, she is a special housemate designated as a Rider. This means that she cannot win the show but cannot be evicted from the show.
BBNaija Rachel Edwards and the second Rider were unveiled to fans of the show on the 7th of August 2022. She has become a national sensation since she joined the Big Brother Show and is bound to build a successful career as a Reality TV Personality in Nigeria.
BBNaija Rachel Edwards‘s popularity on Television has rubbed off on her social media pages. She has amassed thousands of followers in a short while.
She currently has over 13.9k followers on Instagram.
- Instagram handle: @racheledwardsofficial
- Facebook handle: Rachel Edwards
- Twitter: @RachelAkowe
BBNaija Rachel Edwards is a gorgeous young woman with a dark-skin complexion. She is also busty and has curvy hips. She is currently 27 years old and celebrated her birthday as a housemate.
Before moving to Lagos, she resided in her parents’ house in Benin City. She lives in a spacious and well-furnished apartment in Lekki City, Lagos.
Rachel Edwards is currently single. She has no boyfriend, child, or husband. She attends a new-generation church on Victoria Island. She describes herself as a straightforward and caring personality. She admits that she can be a bit stubborn.
BBNaija Rachel Edwards spends her leisure hours singing, dancing, and listening to good music. She is a budding digital creator in Nigeria’s content creation industry. Some brands have hired her to create content for their business.
Rachel Edwards lives a comfortable lifestyle from the income she makes from her acting and entrepreneurial career.
BBNaija Rachel Edwards‘ net worth is estimated to be US$25,000.