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5 more faces that will enter the Big Brother Africa house

2014-10-01 15:31
Johannesburg - We have 5 more Big Brother Africa Hotshots faces to introduce to you.

Check out more people that will be the latest housemates to enter the Big Brother Africa house in hopes of wining the ultimate prize.

Age: 23

Kigali-born Radio Presenter Arthur describes himself as "funny, humorous and humble". He says he loves the fact that he is social and makes friends easily. He enjoys people who are humble, and dislikes people who are irresponsible.

His favourite foods are rice and beans, his favourite book The Whole Truth, and favourite TV show, Real Husbands of Hollywood. He enjoys Usher’s music and his favourite actor, Kevin Hart, is the star of his favourite film, Think Like A Man Too.

He says that viewers can expect "talent and humour" from him and if he wins, he’ll invest his money in business. What won’t he do to win? "Anything that goes against my human nature."

Arthur believes that "originality" is the best thing about Africa, in terms of its culture. His favourite place outside the continent is the United Kingdom, "because that place is calm – especially Wales". Arthur’s role model is Chris Rock, because "he is really good when it comes to comedy and he has helped so many comedians to make it on the market".

Age: 33

Frankie is a singer, model and actor with a degree in Financial Management. His favourite food is ugali with beef stew and his favourite book is Nelson Mandela’s Long Walk To Freedom. Frankie enjoys the music of Joe Thomas, Luther Vandross and Morgan Heritage and he loves "epic movies and romantic comedies". His favourite actors? Djimon Hounsou, Jamie Foxx, Denzel Washington, Cameron Diaz and Lupita Nyong’o.

He values Africa’s "uniqueness and authenticity" and lists his favourite place as Kigali – his place of birth. Outside of the continent, he says that Canada is his favourite destination because of all the opportunities there, but also because his son Taye was born there.

Frankie considers his parents to be his role models, because "they have gone through lots of tribulations, but love and kindness always blossomed". His proudest achievements are graduating from university and when his son was born.

Frankie says that viewers can expect "great times full of enthusiasm and adventure" from him and that if he wins, he’ll contribute towards building a school in his grandmother’s village and buy a house for his parents, to thank them for everything they did for him.

Age: 24

Hairdresser Sipe is from Lilongwe and has an MSCE and ICM Hotel and Catering Management qualification. Her favourite foods 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?, Jerseylicious and Idols. Her favourite musicians are Beyonce, Brandy, Sam Smith and Zahara and her favourite actors are Idris Elba and Angelina Jolie.

Sipe’s favourite place in her country is Lake Malawi, because it relaxes her. Her favourite place outside of Malawi is Paris. "It’s the most beautiful place in the world and I always imagine spending time on my honeymoon there," she says. "It’s the City of Love!" She says the best things about Africa are the people, the landscape and the food.

She lists Beyonce as her role model because "she’s hardworking and she makes it look so easy. I’d love to be like her." Sipe’s Mom played a huge role in her life too. "She 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 says.

Age: 31

Hip hop singer Trezagah studied Civil Engineering. He doesn’t have a favourite food, because he says he loves eating and "I eat everything!" 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 Big Brother Hotshots by 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.

His role model is Jay-Z, "because he knows how to dress, how to be 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.

He describes himself as "happy, active, wise, serious and calm" and says the best thing about himself is the way he treats people indiscriminately, saying he can "be a friend of a poor person or even a person that sleeps on the street".

Age: 28

A 1.93m-tall model with a Higher National Diploma in Maritime Studies, Tayo, from Nigeria, certainly stands out in a crowd. He lists his favourite foods as Eba an Okra Soup mixed with fish stew, his favourite musicians as 2Face Idibia, Beautiful Nubia and D’Banj.

Tayo says his favourite place in Nigeria is Oyo Town, his place of birth. "That’s my home, where I started life. It reminds me of who I am now and how far I’ve come in life," he says. He says the best thing about Africa is "culture and pride" and that his favourite place outside of Nigeria is South Africa, which he calls his "home away from home".

He entered Big Brother Hotshots because he believed in himself, and was also encouraged to enter by others. "I like to be seen and to be heard," he says. Tayo says he’s not willing to change who he is or disgrace his family and friends to impress viewers or his fellow Housemates. If Tayo wins the grand prize, he says he’ll set up his life and give himself a life of luxury.

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