Rebecca Nengi Hampson

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Rebecca Nengi Hampson
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Born1 January 1998 (age 23)
Port Harcourt, Nigeria
NationalityNigerian & British
OccupationReality TV personality, business woman, model, beauty pageant title holder & actress.
Years active2013 - present
TelevisionBig Brother Naija

Rebecca Nengi Hampson (born January 1st 1998), known popularly as Nengi, is a Nigerian reality TV Personality, Business woman, model, beauty pageant title holder and actress from Bayelsa State|Bayelsa state. She was crowned Miss Queen of Trust in 2013[1], Miss Peace Bayelsa in 2014[2] and made it toTop 5 MBGN in 2017.[3] In September 2020, she emerged 2nd runner up[4] of the hit reality show Big Brother Naija season 5. On the 1st of November 2020, she received the BlvckWomxnWorldwide[5] award for Entrepreneur of the Year.

Early Life and Education

Nengi was born in Port Harcourt,[6] Port Harcourt, Nigeria, to a British father and Nigerian mother. She is a native of Nembe/Brass LGA,[7] Bayelsa State|Bayelsa state, and doubles as both a Nigerian and British citizen.[8] After her primary and secondary education, Nengi attended the University of Port Harcourt (UniPort) where she graduated with a second class upper in her Bachelors Degree[9] in Linguistics and Mass Communication[10]



Nengi's journey into pageantry started in 2013 when she contested for the Queen of Trust (Beauty for purpose) pageant held in Port Harcourt that year. She went on to win the beauty pageant and was crowned Miss Queen of Trust 2013.[11][12]

In 2014, Rebecca Nengi Hampson contesting as Miss Ekeremor, partook in the Miss Peace Bayelsa beauty pageant which was held in Bayelsa State|Bayelsa state, Nigeria. She once again emerged winner and holder of the title of Miss Peace Bayelsa 2014.[13][14]

After a year's break from pageantry, Nengi entered as a contestant for the MBGN beauty pageant in 2016, but unfortunately had to back out of the competition to tend to personal issues back at home. Regardless, she returned and contested for the MBGN title again in 2017 as Miss Bayelsa[15]. Although she did not emerge as the holder of the grand title, she made it to the Top 5[16] contestants and she took home the title of 'Best Evening wear'[17].[18]

Shoes by Flora

Nengi lauched her line, 'Shoes by Flora'[19] in July 2019 which was named after her late mother MS.Flora.[20] The brand which deals in women's Footwear|foot wear, was running but not as popular until she made mention of it during her time on Big Brother Naija Season 5. On 1st November 2020, the young business woman was recognized internationally, as she received the blvckwomxnworldwide[21] award for entrepreneur of the year owing to her work with Shoes by Flora.


Nengi's features in the remake of the Nollywood classic Rattlesnake The Ahanna Story[22].[23]

Endorsement deals

Nengi has been endorsed as brand ambassador and influencer for a number of Companies. In October 2020, she was signed as brand ambassador for Payporte[24][25], Deshapeables[26] [27]Nigeria and Remy Martin.[28][29]

Big Brother Naija Season 5

Nengi made her debut on television on the 19th of July 2020 at the premier of Big Brother Naija season 5 (Lock Down Edition). She was introduced as the 20th and final contestant by the show host Ebuka Obi-Uchendu. The show was aired for a period of 10 weeks, wherein Nengi quickly gained popularity and became the first female housemate in the history of the show to hit 1Million Instagram followers[30][31] while still in the house. She also broke a record by becoming the show's very first Head of House[32] and also the Ultimate Head of House[33] which automatically secured her a spot in the finals.[34] [35]

On the day of the finale, 27th September 2020, Nengi came in 3rd place which made her the 2nd runner up of Big Brother Naija season 5.


Year Title Role Notes
2020 Big Brother Naija season 5 Herself Reality show
2020 RattleSnake The Ahanna Story Bola Film

Awards and Nominations

Year Event Category Result
2020 BlvckWomxnWorldwide Entrepreneur of the Year won

In the media


  1. "Rebecca "Nengi" Hampson: All you need to know about the BBNaija season 5 contestant". Bioreports. 2020-08-12. Retrieved 2020-11-01.
  2. "miss peace bayelsa | All News Pictures Videos - Opera News". Retrieved 2020-11-01.
  3. "The Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) 2017 is Ugochi Ihezue". Linda Ikeji's Blog. 2017-09-16. Retrieved 2020-11-01.
  4. Gbagbekekelvin (2020-09-27). "Nengi Emerge 2nd Runner-Up of BBNaija Season 5 Lockdown 2020". BBNaija Daily. Retrieved 2020-11-01.
  5. "Home | Blvck Womxn Worldwide Inc". Blvck Womxn Worldwid. Retrieved 2020-11-02.
  6. "Nengi Flaunts Her British Passport That Identifies Her As A British Citizen (Photo)". GhGossip. 2020-10-15. Retrieved 2020-11-01.
  7. Jolayemi, Moyinoluwa (2020-09-28). "Rebecca "Nengi" Hampson bio: Interesting facts about the BBNaija 2020 contestant". - Nigeria news. Retrieved 2020-11-01.
  8. "Nengi Flaunts Her British Passport That Identifies Her As A British Citizen (Photo)". GhGossip. 2020-10-15. Retrieved 2020-11-03.
  9. "#BBNaija: Nengi reveals she graduated with a second class upper from UNIPORT". Retrieved 2020-11-01.
  10. Ama, Gift (2020-08-14). "#BBNaija: Nengi reveals she graduated with a second class upper from UNIPORT". GistReel. Retrieved 2020-11-01.
  11. "The Nigerian Queen". Retrieved 2020-11-03.
  12. "QUEEN OF TRUST 2013 GRAND FINALE(PICTURES) | Facebook". Retrieved 2020-11-03.
  13. "Rebecca "Nengi" Hampson". Retrieved 2020-11-03.
  14. "In Bayelsa, Miss Ekeremor holds the olive branch". Latest Nigeria News, Nigerian Newspapers, Politics. 2014-09-25. Retrieved 2020-11-03.
  15. "All Set For MBGN 30th Edition". SilverbirdTV. 2017-09-15. Retrieved 2020-11-03.
  16. "MBGN 2017: Top 5 Question and answer - YouTube". Retrieved 2020-11-03.
  17. "MBGN-2017-Best-Evening-Wear". Daily Gossip. Retrieved 2020-11-03.
  18. "Ugochi Ihezue Wins MBGN 2017 Beauty Pageant". The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News. 2017-09-16. Retrieved 2020-11-03.
  19. "Full biography of BBNaija Nengi and other facts to know about her". DNB Stories. 2020-08-04. Retrieved 2020-11-03.
  20. "BBNaija: Nengi named her Business After Her Mom Flora - Opera News". Retrieved 2020-11-03.
  21. "Home | Blvck Womxn Worldwide Inc". Blvck Womxn Worldwid. Retrieved 2020-11-03.
  22. Olakiitan, Yemi (2020-10-30). "Nengi Makes Nollywood Debut In 'Rattle Snake' Remake". Lagos57. Retrieved 2020-11-03.
  23. "Nengi makes Nollywood debut in 'Rattle Snake' remake". TheCable Lifestyle. 2020-10-28. Retrieved 2020-11-03.
  24. "BBNaija: Payporte welcomes Nengi as brand ambassador". Valid Updates. 2020-10-05. Retrieved 2020-11-03.
  25. says, Stephen UDEZI (2020-10-05). "Nengi clinches Brand Ambassadorial deal". P.M. News. Retrieved 2020-11-03.
  26. Banks, Foster (2020-10-16). "BBNaija: Nengi bags an ambassadorial deal with Deshapeables (+video)". ABTC. Retrieved 2020-11-03.
  27. "BBNaija Star, Nengi, Signs Deal with Deshapeables as Brand Ambassador". Africa News Plus. 2020-10-16. Retrieved 2020-11-03.
  28. "Nengi endorsement deal with Remy Martin Archives". GhGossip. Retrieved 2020-11-03.
  29. Atiko, Richard (2020-11-01). "BBNaija: Nengi Bags Another Deal With France Based Liquor Company Remy Martin". ABTC. Retrieved 2020-11-03.
  30. "Entertainment - BBNaija: Nengi Hits 1M Followers On Instagram – Information News". Nigeria News Links | Today's Updates - Nigerian Bulletin. Retrieved 2020-11-02.
  31. "Nengi becomes the first female Bbnaija Lockdown Contestant to have 1 million followers on Instagram - Opera News". Retrieved 2020-11-02.
  32. Correspondent, Local (2020-07-20). "BBNaija 2020: Nengi Named As The First Head Of House". ABTC. Retrieved 2020-11-02.
  33. "Bbnaija's Nengi Wins Ultimate Head Of House Challenge". MORE. Retrieved 2020-11-02.
  34. "#BBNaija: Nengi wins ultimate head of house challenge, secures a spot in the finale | NescoMedia". 2020-09-15. Retrieved 2020-11-02.
  35. "BBNaija 2020: Nengi Wins Head Of House, Gets First Slot To Finale". EveryEvery. 2020-09-14. Retrieved 2020-11-02.

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