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In a surprise move this evening, Big Brother automatically upgraded the four remaining Downville housemates, Janette, Kyle, Malonza and Alex to Upville. This came after Wati and Talia were Upgraded and Nafe and Tamara were sent to Homeville.
The game which started with 28 Downvillers and 7 selected stars in Upville , now has 12 housemates left.


Age     22 Country      Uganda Occupation     Dancer

Her favourite singers are Janet Jackson, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Shania Twain and Britney Spears, while her favourite actors are Angelina Jolie, Maggie Q, Denzel Washington and Kiefer Sutherland.  Her role models are Beyonce and Janet Jackson, because they are both successful and have remained humble and grounded. Beyonce, in particular, has been a huge influence on her as she grew up loving and admiring her and everything she does.  She says that her Big Brother StarGame partner Kyle is very calm and listens to suggestions. “He is fun and a big fan of the show – I couldn’t ask for a better partner,” she says. She loves the limelight, so isn’t fazed by being watched by millions of viewers: “I love attention, both called-for and uncalled-for, so I’m ok with Africa watching me”. If she wins, she’ll use the money to boost her music career and use some to buy a car.


Age 24   Country   Uganda     Occupation    Journalist

  Kyle entered Big Brother StarGame because it’s a one-of-a-kind show. “I love the way that strangers become the best of friends as the rest of Africa watches,” he says. “It really brings out anybody’s patience levels because there is a lot of money to chase – very intriguing!”  He’s looking forward to playing the game with his partner Janette, who is describes as “the brightest and most rational person I ever met”. If he does win, he’ll invest in his music career and blow the rest in Tahiti or the Bahamas.  Kyle describes himself as calm, amiable, musical and animated. He likes the fact that he finds it hard to raise his voice at people, calling himself “a dialogue kind of person”. He likes anybody who would understand the fact that he doesn’t like fighting and that friendliness is all he needs and dislikes pretence and dishonesty.  His role model is his big brother Tony, because “he shaped me into the cool dude I have become”. His top influences are Rick Dees of The Weekly Top 4


Age 22  Country  Kenya  Occupation     Student

Malonza is a student from Nairobi. He is in his final year at USIU-A (United States International University Africa) studying International Business Administration (IBA). He is single, enjoys watching Jacob’s Cross, Big Brother and Modern Family and his favourite musicians include Chris Brown, Sauti Sol and Camp Mulla. His favourite actor is Johnny Depp and his all-time favourite movies include Real Steel and Tears of the Sun.  He says the best thing about Africa is its wonderful people, beautiful land and bountiful natural resources. His favourite place in Kenya is Mombasa – “sun and sand are my thing” – and outside of Africa, Dubai “because of the way they have taken their country to a whole new level with development and diversity of economic resources”.  The achievement he is most proud of so far in his life is making it into the Big Brother StarGame – he was inspired to stretch himself and find his limits. “I’m tired of being a groupie and I want to be the star,” he says.


 Age 23   Country Kenya   Occupation     Student

Alex is a student from Kiambu, currently studying towards a degree in Computer Science – and he already has a Diploma in Business and Communication Technology under his belt.  Alex’s role model is Steve Jobs, for his determination to bring a new era in the field of technology. His mother has had a huge influence on his life because she does a lot for the family and “no matter how much we have annoyed her, she still loves us!”.  He was inspired to enter Big Brother StarGame by his brother – and game partner – Malonza. “I found Big Brother will be an opportunity to bond with him,” he says. Asked about how he feels knowing Africa will be watching him 24/7, he says “it’s amazing,particularly knowing my friends will be watching. The energy builds up when you are yourself and that’s how you’ll get the votes,” he says.  Alex describes himself as caring, patient, jealous, determined and strict and thinks his best trait is his ability to socialise with people.

Ogaga Onokwakpor

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