Meet 6 BBA Hotshot contestants, including Nigerian Tayo
Tayo’s favourite place in Nigeria is Oyo Town, where he was born, grew up and started his life. His favourite place outside Nigeria is South Africa, which he calls “home away from home.” He certainly stands out among the crowd…don’t you think so? Tayo says the “Culture and pride of Africa” is the best thing about Africa.
Educational Qualification: HND in Maritime Studies
Favourite Meal: Eba with Okra Soup mixed with fish stew
Favourite musicians: 2Face Idibia, Beautiful Nubia and D’Banj
He entered Big Brother Hotshots because he believed in himself, and was also encouraged by his friends and family.
He said this:
“I like to be seen and to be heard,” I’m not willing to change who i am or disgrace my family and friends to impress viewers or my fellow Housemates.
If Tayo wins the grand prize, he said he’ll set up his life and give himself a life of luxury.
Hip hop singer Trezagah studied Civil Engineering. He doesn’t have a favourite food, because he says he loves eating. The classic Hardy Boys books are his favourite, while he enjoys the Discovery and National Geographic channels on TV because he likes to watch crocodiles and sharks attacking.
Trezagah was inspired to enter the Big Brother Hotshots after watching previous seasons. He is both happy and nervous at the thought of having the continent’s eyes on him. He says the best thing about Africa is the “culture each country preserves” and says his favourite place in Mozambique is Yofo Beach. He likes the Caribbean Islands because he’s a great fan of nature.
He said his role model is Jay-Z, because he knows how to dress, how to hold his fans on stage, how to behave and has good business control. His parents have played an incredibly influential role in his life because they always showed him what was right and what was wrong.
Sipe is a professional Hairdresser, from Lilongwe, Malawi. She has an MSCE, ICM Hotel and Catering Management qualification. Her favourite meals are nshima with chicken and okra, pizza, Thai food and a bit of “Indian cuisine.” Her favourite TV shows include:
Keeping Up With The Kardashians
Say Yes To The Dress
How Do I Look?
Her favourite musicians are Beyonce, Brandy, Sam Smith and Zahara. Her favourite actors are Idris Elba and Angelina Jolie.
Sipe’s favourite place in Malawi is Lake Malawi. Her favourite place outside of Malawi is Paris.
Paris is the most beautiful place in the world and I always imagine spending time on my honeymoon there. ‘It’s the City of Love!’. She says the best things about Africa are the people, the landscape and the food.
She said Beyonce is her role model because she is hardworking and she makes it look so easy. I’d love to be like her, she said. Sipe’s Mother played a huge role in her life too. Her mother raised three children on her own and it hasn’t been easy for her, but she managed to see us through school. She’s a very strong woman, she added.
Sheilla is a student from Gaborone in Botswana, currently studying an AAT Diploma. Why she entered Big Brother Hotshots..She said:
I believe that it’s a platform for people like me who were born for the spotlight. It puts us out there to succeed in our careers – in my case, my music career. it is like interacting within the house with someone invisible, or a ghost, and the thought of what they think just gives you an adrenaline rush.
her best quality is that she analyses things before overreacting in certain situations. She likes people who are communicative because it helps her see what they think of her and how she should behave around them. She dislikes bossy people and people with similar strands of personality.
She likes to eat prawns and rice, as well as pap and beef. Her favourite book is “In The Meantime” and her top TV shows include
Big Brother Africa
Keeping Up With The Kardashians
How Do I look?
She enjoys the music of Beyonce, K.O., AKA and Tamela Mann. Her favourite actors are; Cameron Diaz and Dwayne Johnson. Her favourite films also include
The Hunger Games
The Break of Dawn
Sheilla’s favourite part of Botswana is the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans and her best thing about Africa is “the diverse but highly-principled cultures which Africans tend not to leave behind.” Las Vegas is her favourite place outside of Africa, she said because “it’s a crazy, forever jolly holiday destination.
Sabina is a TV & Media Personality from Mombasa. She has a Degree in Finance and she is working on a post-graduate diploma in Humanitarian Studies and Diplomacy.
She eats everything, loves mixing up stuffs and making food concoctions, she’s also a big fan of oxtail, avocado, fish. Her favourite books includes:
The Confident Woman
Hinds Feet In High Places by Hanna Hunard.
She has a long list of favourite TV shows: UpishiXtra, Gavana, Orange Is The New Black, Smurfs, Devious Maids, Long Island, Oprah’s Next Chapter and Masterclass.
She entered Big Brother Hotshots to win the money and change her life, and the lives of others. She said this: “It’s something I’ve envisioned for a long time and it’ll give me a chance to show Africa that I’m a star. I can entertain, but I’m also a human with problems, just like anybody else.
If she wins the money, she said she’ll leave it alone for a month before buying a house, spoil her family with a holiday, build her Grandmother a house, save towards her daughter’s education, support her adopted charities and invest in her business.
Country: South Africa
Samantha is self-employed and a former law student from Potchefstroom in South Africa’s North West Province. She loves sushi and Indian food and her favourite TV shows includes: 2 Broke Girls and Person of Interest. She likes the music of Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Davido and Drake.
Her favourite films are Ica Age, Madagascar, The Perks of Being a Wallflower and This Is Forty. Angelina Jolie is her favourite movie star, she said because Angelina is a strong woman, yet feminine and “an amazing actress.”
Her favourite place in South Africa is Johannesburg, and she says the best thing about Africa is “The diversity of the people and the cultures.” Her favourite city outside the continent is Jerusalem, which she calls “a beautiful place.” Samantha’s role model is her sister, because she has inspired her to become so much in life and has also played a huge role in her life.
Samantha was inspired to enter Big Brother Hotshots, something she’s wanted to do for a very long time because she finds cultures fascinating and the thought of spending time with so many people from so many backgrounds.
She describes herself as “adventurous, random, witty, caring and honest” – the final trait being her favourite. It’s also something she values in others, despising dishonesty and rude people.
If i win the grand prize, i will help the orphanages where i volunteered at and also take my sisters on holiday, before investing the rest.
Posted on September 29, 2014, in Entertainment, events, Fashion and Lifestyle, latest news and tagged Africa, BBA Hotshot, Big Brother Africa 2014, Botswana, favourites, Housemates, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sabina, South Africa, Tayo, Trezagah. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.