Nengi started living by herself at a young age after losing her mother. Nengi said during the show that she moved out of her parent’s house at 15 and has been living independently ever since. BBNaija Nengi Hampson studied Mass Communications at the University of Port Harcourt in Rivers State.
Nengi took part in the Most Beautiful Girl In Nigeria (MBGN) pageant in 2017, where she finished Top 5. That year’s MBGN was won by Ihezue Ugochi Mitchel, who represented Kebbi State.
Nengi, representing Miss Bayelsa was fourth runner-up while Miss Plateau, Winfrey Okolo, came in as the second runner-up. Though she did not win the MBGN crown in 2017, Rebecca Nengi Hampson won the best evening wear award.