28 housemates from 14 African countries made their way into the Rubies and Diamonds houses for the eighth episode of Big Brother Africa tagged “The Chase”, which commenced on Sunday night.
Flying the Nigerian flag for the next 91 days to vie for the $300,000 prize money are Lagos based model; Ada Beverly Osu and model cum actor, Melvin Oduah.
Melvin was the first runner up at the Gulder Ultimate Search VI, and was also the first runner up at 2011 edition of Mr Nigeria 2011.
Her bio according to BBA The Chase’s website reads: Beverly is a model from Lagos. She describes herself as “smart, sexy, humble, loyal and crazy”. One of her favourite qualities is her sense of humour. In other people, she values “consistency, cleanliness, truth and humility” and dislikes unkept promises, lies and pretence.
Beverley says that viewers can expect “a total packaged African young diva to command the right qualities and characteristics of a blunt, sexy go-getter”. She doesn’t really have any role models, choosing rather to take unique attributes from different people. Asked who has influenced her life most, Beverley says “who I want to influence me all depends on the situation at hand”.
Her favourite musicians include John Legend, Kelly Rowland, Phenom and Rihanna.
His bio according to BBA The Chase’s website reads: Melvin is a model and actor from Delta State with a BSc in Chemistry. Melvin enjoys listening to Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross and R Kelly.
His favourite place in Nigeria is Lagos and he says the best things about the continent as a whole are the culture and people. Outside of Nigeria, he enjoys spending time in South Africa and the USA because “these are places where you can relax and relate to people conveniently”.
His friends and family inspired him to enter Big Brother. He has always been a fan of the show and has previously come out tops in two other reality shows. He is hoping to use all his experience and charm to go all the way on Big Brother. If he wins the grand prize, he’ll invest it, but he’s also hoping to make his country proud and use this experience as a platform to achieve other things in his career