By Osagie Alonge
Last night at the launch of the 8th season of Big Brother Africa titled ‘The Chase’, the 28 housemates competing this season were unveiled.
This also included Nigeria’s representatives – Popular music video vixen Ada Beverly Osu and model Melvin Oduah.
Check out their profiles below…
Beverly Osu 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’.
She has made several appearances in many Nigerian music videos including Ice Prince’s ‘Oleku‘, 2shotz’ ‘Damn!‘, and many others. Beverly is reported to have been in a relationship with 2shotz a few years ago.
Her favourite musicians include John Legend, Kelly Rowland, Phenom and Rihanna.
Melvin Oduah 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’.
In 2011, he contested in the Silverbird Mr Nigeria pageant and emerged first runner up, losing to Deji Bakare. A year before, he had contested in the Gulder Ultimate Search VI and emerged first runner up also, losing to winner Uche.
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.