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Big Brother Hotshot Revealed…… Housemate Profiles!





Age: 33

Actor, Radio Drama Director and MC Alusa from Nairobi, Kenya, is married and

has three children. His favourite food is ugali with chicken stew and traditional

vegetables. His favourite book is TD Jakes’ He-Motions and he likes watching

National Geographic, The Exes and Nigerian movies on TV. On the music front, he

enjoys listening to Sauti-Sol, Mafikizolo, P.Square, Youssou N’Dour and Salif Keita.

One of his favourite films, Training Day, features one of his favourite actors: Denzel


Describing himself as ‘ambitious, spiritual, out-spoken, generous and mysterious’,

Alusa likes people who are ‘detailed’ and who have a good sense of humour,

because he likes to laugh. He doesn’t enjoy people who ‘emit negative energy’.

He entered Big Brother Hotshots for the exposure, as well as the intrigue of living

with total strangers in a closed environment and the desire to share his lifestyle with

a huge audience. Alusa is looking forward to having the continent watching him: ‘I’m

an artist, a performer, so I love attention. I’m not in the least bit intimidated, in fact,

I’m thrilled’

Alusa lists Mombasa and his village of Kakamega as his favourite places in Kenya,

because they’re both very exotic in their ways and rich culture. He says the best

thing about Africa is the people. ‘Africans are both beautiful in form and diverse

culture,’ he says. Outside of Africa, his favourite place is Brazil. ‘Rich culture,

beautiful women, sweet samba music, festivals, food – I could go on and on,’ he


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Age: 23

Ellah is a Sales Assistant with a BSc in Business Computing from Nsambya,

Uganda. She lists her favourite foods as ravioli, rice and chicken and her favourite

books as Think Like A Man, Act Like A Lady, and Nice Girls Don’t Get Rich. She

enjoys watching Reality shows like Real Housewives of Atlanta, New York and

Orange County. Her favourite singers include India Arie, August Alsina, Beyonce,

Rihanna and Sam Smith.

Her favourite place in Uganda is the Lake Bunyonyi Resort and she says the best

thing about Africa is ‘the warmness of the people’. Outside of her home country,

she says Cambodia is ‘a hidden gem and somewhat a free country’. Ellah has 12

brothers and sisters and says her Mom is her role model: ‘her strength and character

captivate me’.

Ellah is most proud of having become Miss Uganda 2013/14 because ‘it was a stiff

competition and a strong test for me’. She was inspired to enter Big Brother Hotshots

because of the fact that ‘it unites Africa and also is a platform for me to advance’.

She says she’s ‘super excited and is looking forward to being on the show.

She describes herself as ‘charismatic, bitchy, outspoken, loving and sophisticated’

and says that she’s ‘strong and determined’. She values ‘honesty, charisma and

joyfulness’ in others, but dislikes ‘lies and fakeness’. If she wins the grand prize,

Ellah will buy cars for her mom and invest the rest in real estate.

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Age: 24

Butterphly is a Radio, Television Presenter and Producer from Harare. She lists her

favourite foods as meat, pasta with cheese, black-eyed peas and eggs. Her favourite

books include the Bible, The Firm, The Long Goodbye, and the Sherlock Holmes

series. She likes to watch Chopped, 24, Intelligence and Big Brother Africa.

Butterphly entered Big Brother Hotshots because she’d always wanted to be part of a

national sports team, but never got the chance. ‘Being on Big Brother Africa will allow

me to take the opportunity to market myself and expand my brand’. She says she

won’t use ‘backstabbing and cheating’ or immoral and unethical methods to get the

prize. If she wins, he’ll send her sister, brother and kids to really good schools, start a

chain of unique food, social and fashion hangout joints and take her mom shopping.

Describing herself as ‘unique, feisty, mysterious, fun-loving and witty’, Butterphly

says that people are always shocked when they discover that he’s humble,

compassionate and kind. He likes other people with a sense of humour, honour and

truthfulness, and dislikes ‘dishonesty and people who pretend to like a person’.

Her mom is her role model: ‘she put her life on pause so ours could play. She’s the

hardest working woman I know’. Butterphly says he draws influence from ‘all sorts

of people’. ‘Ordinary, young, dead, legends – in everyone’s life story I try to extract

important lessons like resilience, faith, strength etc. I learn as much as I can from the

people I meet or read about,’ he says.

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Globacom announces Kizz Daniel, Asake, Chike as brand ambassadors






Total digital solutions provider, Globacom, on Friday named three stars of the Nigerian music industry as brand ambassadors. They are Asake, Kizz Daniel and Chike.


At an impressive and colourful ceremony held on Friday at the company’s corporate headquarters, Mike Adenuga Towers, the three music stars formally put pen to paper as brand icons of Globacom.


Globacom, which recently marked 20 years of operation in the country, said it “is celebrating it with the appointment of these new ambassadors to project the power of youth and enterprise and how much they can achieve with the right focus, passion and dedication that can come from seeing others who have succeeded. This is very much part of our tradition as we believe the strength of a nation lies in the ability and potentials of its youth”.


The company noted that the engagement of these three stars as ambassadors “is meant to project the best Nigerians as models for younger people who are tirelessly aspiring to succeed. This is more important in an era where positive heroes and mentors are scarce and hard to come by. The intention is not just to promote the growth of music, Nollywood and sports where we have been very prominent, but also to encourage our teeming youths to aspire toward realizing their dreams by looking up to these ambassadors as mentors”.


These three stars, Ashake, Kizz Daniel and Chike are “role models who have gone through the grind to stand on the highest pedestal of their dreams,” Globacom revealed.


Aside from sponsoring major events in several spheres of Nigeria’s national life, the company said it had always identified talented and enterprising Nigerians and supported their endeavours by making them Glo ambassadors, adding that It is a practice for which Globacom has always led the way in Nigeria.


Ahmed Ololade, known worldwide as Asake, is a graduate of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State, while Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe, known to all music lovers as Kizz Daniel, has a degree in Water Engineering from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State. On his part, Chike Ezekpeazu Osebuka, known simply as Chike to lovers of music, graduated with a degree in Computer Engineering, from Covenant University, Ogun State.


While congratulating the new ambassadors, the company called on young people not to allow their dreams to die but to emulate these  3 stars who kept their dreams alive until they succeeded. Having these stars as ambassadors of “is our way of inspiring a whole generation of young people with vision who can do better and achieve more without losing hope along the way, even when confronted with challenges,” the statement also noted.


While noting that the unveiling of these three stars as further confirmation of its commitment to the empowerment of Nigerians and the development of the Nigerian entertainment industry, Globacom pledged to continue to promote the sector as it held great prospects to promote Nigeria to the world and also transform lives.


On their part, the new ambassadors expressed gratitude to the founder and Chairman of Globacom, Dr Mike Adenuga Jr., for the honour done to them and promised to represent the Glo brand by projecting the ideals of the company at all times.

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Sinatra Place Holds Independednce Fiesta As Fuji Icon, Adewale Ayuba, Set To Serenade Guests




One of the leading mainland hospitality and entertainment outfit in Lagos, Sinatra’s Place, is set to celebrate its Independence Fiesta on Sunday, October 1st.

A leading fuji icon and entertainer, Adewale Ayuba, would be the artiste on ground to create the feel-good atmosphere for both music lovers and guests at the event.

Equally, the celebratory season, will feature  extraordinary shows from different up-and-coming artiste invited to create side- attraction.

There would also be some moments of hip-hop music by some disc-jockeys including DJ CBoi, DJ Textile and DJ Elsie to the delight of fun lovers.

The outfit, which officially opened its doors in December 2019, is noted for its serene atmosphere, great food and excellent entertainment options, and can be located at the upscale Ladipo Oluwole Street, off Adeniyi Jones, Ikeja.

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In a sombre update on the situation in Libya’s coastal city of Derna, and Morocco’s Marrakesh, All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) extends its deepest and most profound condolences to the People and Government of Libya and Morocco. The catastrophic flooding following a powerful storm has tragically claimed the lives of 3,958 individuals, displaced more than 43,000 people, leaving a void that can never be filled.


Moreover, the heart-wrenching news of the earthquake in the High Atlas Mountains, southwest of Marrakesh, Morocco leaving at least 2,900 people dead and over 5,500 injured underscores the enormity of the crisis. Families are anxiously searching for their loved ones amidst the aftermath of this natural disaster.


AFRIMA reaffirms its unwavering commitment to assisting in the recovery and reconstruction efforts in Derna and Marrakesh. The healing power of music and art can help mend the hearts of shattered souls and communities.


Describing the situation as “catastrophic”, Regional Director, Northern Africa, AFRIMA, Janatte Haddadi called upon the entire global community to join in this moment of solidarity with the Moroccan and Libyan people in their hour of need.


According to her, “The powerful display of unity is a testament to the values that AFRIMA shares in both individuals and African societies.


“As an organization rooted in the sustainable growth of the African music industry and contributor to African economies through music promotion, AFRIMA believes in the power of solidarity, compassion, and love for our nations, irrespective of their religion or race,” Hadadi said.


The President and Executive Producer, AFRIMA, Mike Dada expresses the gravity of this situation, saying, “Our hearts are heavy with grief as we stand with the people of Derna and Marrakesh during this time of immense loss. The scale of devastation is beyond words, and our thoughts are with those who are still searching for their missing relatives.

During this time of immense sorrow and distress, AFRIMA calls upon the world to come together and stand with Derna and Marrakesh. The people of Libya and Morocco need our collective strength and solidarity more than ever.”


Underscoring the urgency of global cooperation, Director of Communication & Sponsorship, AFRIMA, Matlou Tsotsesi stated “The rising death toll and the vast number of missing persons in Derna demand a united response from the international community. We must act swiftly to provide relief, support, and hope to the survivors and families affected. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you face this unparalleled tragedy.”


AFRIMA (All Africa Music Awards) is the Pinnacle of African Music Globally.

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