Breaking News: Say hello to the Emeralds!
Sun, 14 Jul 2013 21:30
Breaking News: Say hello to the Emeralds!
The Chasemates are sweating and regretting ever thinking the Emerald House was a hoax! Last night's Party was a bit of a twister as the Chasemates partied with strangers separated by the glass wall.

Well, at least Africa is in the know and just so you are kept on the loop; we present to you the low down on the fake Emerald Housemates:

Alusa

Kenya's Alusa hails from the capital Nairobi. The 32 year old boasts of a diploma in communication and is an actor and radio director. Alusa finds Pokello’s boisterous nature very attractive. “She’s got this ‘I don’t care attitude’ and I like that,” he says with a broad smile. Should Elikem be scared? He says he also admires his namesake Melvin for merely that reason. Alusa’s first name is Melvin. Asked how he will act around his favourite Housemates, Alusa says “I will pretend, pretend, pretend. I have so much information on them so I know which buttons to press.”

1) What is your strategy in keeping to the mission given by Big Brother?
I want to have lots of fun but I’ll also keep focused because this is a very important mission.

2) What will you be chasing after the BBA experience?This is a big platform so I will take the opportunity to revive some of my projects that I had stalled.

Busi

24 year old Busi is a 3rd Year BA Marketing Communication student from Johannesburg. She is a Gemini and those who know her well call her Busi K.
Her short temper and OCD around hygiene will definitely rub some Chasemates the wrong way especially because she genuinely thinks the Emeralds are better Housemates than the Chasemates. Ouch! "I don’t like Pokello and that pink lipstick of hers. She says she’s the queen of swag, I am the KING of swag”, she bragged. Ï don’t like Feza, Selly and Beverly too”, she adds. Can somebody spell D.R.A.M.A. Well, it’s not all gloomy as the South African stylist does like Dillish and Natasha but she’s not sure how she’ll act towards her favourites. “I don’t want to sell you a dream. I am planning on going in as if I don’t know them though”.

1) What is your strategy in keeping to the mission given by Big Brother?
Showcase who Busi is. I want to go in with a business mind, and hopefully get endorsements after this. I will change outfits 2 or 3 times a day.
I think as a House we need to KILL IT! We will be like a new pair of jeans!

2) Will you act differently in the House towards them?
I wouldn’t know till I’m in there hey.

3) Is there someone you are interested in chasing in the House?
None of the guys. I’m here for business and outside of BBA I have a life and a boyfriend.

4)What will you be chasing after the BBA experience?
I would love to partner with brands – endorsements. I want to travel and I’m open to different cultures.

Eveva

Zambian Eveva is a Massage therapist who runs her own Massage parlour at just age 26. She's from Chipata and just like Busi, she too is very short tempered and has a feeling that she will not get along with Pokello. “I know how to control my temper and I know how the Housemates are so I’ll be guarded,” she promises. She’s got a thing for Angelo and Elikem whom she says she’d like to get to know without giving the game away. Mhmm! Well, she finds the Chasemates boring because “they are playing the game too carefully and are being safe”. She adds that they aren’t too creative either. Looks like we’re in for a big surprise here.

1) What is your strategy in keeping to the mission given by Big Brother?
My strategy is to be myself and showcase what I have.

2) What will you be chasing after the BBA experience?
I want Africa to know me, and my craft. I will chase after being a musician and experiencing different cultures in the House.

Jazz

Jazz the 26 year old copy writer from Nairobi, Kenya is a creative working for a prestigious advertising agency. She is also an actress and entertainer. She too says she thinks she won’t get along with Pokello, Beverly and Feza citing gossip as her reason for not standing the latter. Natasha, Sulu and Nando are in her good books but she says she will act as if she’s got amnesia once in the House and keep her mind open.

1) What is your strategy in keeping to the mission given by Big Brother?
My strategy is for the Emerald Housemates to KILL IT! We must be soo amazing that the other Housemates are shocked and surprised. I believe we should mirror their reactions and feed off of their reaction. We need to shine and be close as an Emerald unit.

2) Is there someone you are interested in chasing in the House?
They’re all hot! I want to have fun with whoever is willing to have fun!

3) What will you be chasing after the BBA experience?
I want whatever the world has to offer. I want to use this as an opportunity to showcase my talent.

JJ

The multi-talented JJ from Zimbabwe is a singer, songwriter, actor, director and entertainer 22 from Harare and unfortunately this eye candy is taken. JJ is focused on his goals and strategy right now and after the BBA experience, he hopes to go into movies and to make a difference in the world. “One thing I’m passionate about is teaching people how to fend for themselves in my country; how to best use the environment to serve you,” he explained.

1) What is your strategy in keeping to the mission given by Big Brother?
My strategy is to confuse people. I will feed off their reactions and use reverse psychology.
I don’t mind anyone in the House, and I’m going in with an open mind.

2) What do you think will be your biggest weakness?
What is my kryptonite if I was superman? Love. I don’t want to be distracted by a relationship.

Sophie

22 year old Sophie from Uganda is a freelance fashion designer currently focusing on jewellery. She has a shop that she co-owns called Tokyo35, in Kampala.
Sophie entered BBA because she thinks it’s the perfect job. She can just wake up, eat and sleep and relax all day.

1) What is your strategy in keeping to the mission given by Big Brother?
I will act surprised to see the Housemates. We will stick together as the Emerald House and I will show off my perspective on clothing.

2) What do you think will be your biggest weakness?
Living with people from different cultures and backgrounds. Pokello will be my weakness. She is such an angry person.

3) Who is your favourite Housemate so far?
I like Sulu. I also like Cleo because she is calm. Also because she is Zambian.

4) Will you act differently in the House towards them?
No.

5) Is there someone you are interested in chasing in the House?
Melvin is very cute, but he’s quiet…

6) What will you be chasing after the BBA experience?
I want to build my brand. I’m going to use this as a stepping stone.

Now that we know who the Emerald Housemates are and what their mission is; it’s time to sit back, relax and watch as the drama unfolds. Stay tuned for the Emerald's appearances throughout the week culminating in their full participation and engagement with the Chasemates from Friday 19 July when the 'three' Houses merge.

What are you looking forward to the most from the Emeralds?

Stay tuned to DStv channels 197 and 198 for all your Big Brother Africa The Chase action or catch the daily shows on Africa Magic Entertainment (DStv channel 150) at 20:00 CAT.

- By Lindiwe Nkonyane


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