With the 8th season of the Big Brother Africa – Hotshots - set to kick-start on October 5 in Johannesburg, South Africa, Myjoyonline.com brings you Ghana’s representatives for the show.
The two housemates - Kacey Moore and M’am Bea – were selected to represent the country through a special audition in South Africa.
Organizers of the 91-day reality show, Endemol selected representatives for Ghana in South Africa due to challenges with visa acquisition by the four Ghanaians selected in the Accra auditions.
Below are brief profiles of the Ghanaian housemates:
Kacey Moore - Age: 29 - Male.
Born in Accra, Kacey Moore is a married poet and songwriter, with a daughter. He enjoys banku and okro stew and says his favourite books are the Bible, the dictionary, and the thesaurus! Kacey Moore also likes the music of Usher and Lauryn Hill.
Kacey Moore describes himself as a’ go-getter’, as well as ‘punctual, a leader, a creator and a voice’. His favourite quality, punctuality.
He entered Big Brother Hotshots as a business decision, seeking exposure to the rest of the world. Kacey Moore promises viewers ‘a real person with no fakeness’.
If he wins the grand prize, he’ll buy houses for his wife and mother and set up a recording studio so he can record and release his own album under his own label.
M’am Bea - Age: 25 - Female.
Ghanaian M’am Bea lists her occupation as ‘Acting Trainee Manager/Fashion Designer’, and she has a diploma in Management Finance. Her favourite foods are yam and nkontomere stew, fufu, palm nut soup and jollof rice.
M’am Bea likes music by Sarkodie, Mafikizolo, John Legend, Wizkid and D’Banj.
Her favourite place in Ghana is Aburi Garden and she says the best thing about Africa is that ‘it expresses diversity through colours and we are not ashamed to exhibit that’.
Outside of her home country, her favourite place in the world is South Africa: ‘it offers so many opportunities and it offers young people the opportunity to study and become great people in the world’.
M’am Bea’s role model is her mom, because ‘she is strong, humble, God-fearing and puts her family first’.
Inspired to enter Big Brother Hotshots by her talent and ‘the unity of all African countries coming together as one to learn and share’, M’am Bea also lists making it onto the show as her proudest achievement so far.
‘It will give me room to showcase my personality and influence young, gifted youth out there,’ she says.
Describing herself as a ‘driven, humble and respectful self-starter’, M’am Bea says that viewers can expect her ‘true self’, her ‘fashion sense, sense of humour, cooking skills, intelligence and wise words’ to shine through on screen.
She says she’s ‘humbled and overwhelmed’, knowing that the continent’s eyes will be on her.
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