Praise Nelson is a 28-year-old dancer from Enugu. Praise was one of the housemates in the Lock down season 5 2020 edition of Africa biggest reality TV show Big Brother Naija.
Praise is not new to fame or competing, he was a winner at the K-Pop World Festival, South Korea 2015 and won third place at a national Dance Competition in 2010. He is also a fitness and personal trainer and a certified Latin ballroom expert.
Praise was born in Enugu (Isi Uzo LGA) and raised in Abuja. He attended the National Open University of Nigeria in Abuja where he graduated with a B. Sc. degree in Mass Communication and Media Studies. Praise got admitted in 2013 and graduated in 2016.
Praise is a full-time dancer and Latin ballroom expert. A 5-member dance group led by BBNaija Praise called Pacific Starz won the South Korea K-Pop World Festival in 2015. Pacific Starz was awarded the grand prize of ₩12 Million (South Korean Won) which is equivalent to around N4.5 million naira.
Praise participated at the 2010 Maltina Dance All competition with his family, finishing third place. As at that time, Praise was a law student at the University of Abuja, but his participation in the Maltina dance competition made him miss his semester exams and he ultimately dropped out.
Three years after, in 2013, Praise re-enrolled at the National Open University of Nigeria where he studied Mass Communication and as a professional dancer, BBN Praise is certified in Latin and ballroom dance, Zumba, hip-hop, afrobeat, and cultural dance. Praise studied professional dance for three years (2010 – 2013) at the Mobile Dance Academy in Jos.