Here they are! Meet the housemates of Big Brother Mzansi 2015 Double Trouble!
Hometown: Cape Town
Occupation: Customer service agent and tech support
Bongi has entered the house with Khali, his new girlfriend of three months. Asked for five words that best explain his personality he chooses: funny, awesome, mischievous, welcoming, black. Bongi says that his friends would describe him as funny and a good guy while his family will say he’s smart but talks too much. Coming from a large family (5 brothers and 6 sisters), he enjoys going to the gym and talking to people whose company he likes. Bongi lists his hidden talent as drawing and believes that his bad habits are procrastinating plus not taking things seriously. His favourite actress is Taraji P Henson, his favourite song is Perfect Imperfection by Kevin Gates, and his favourite book is Riftwar Cycle by Raymond E. Feist. Love is certainly in the air for Bongi because when questioned on which destination he’d like to visit, his answer is: ‘Bora Bora because my girlfriend wants to go there.’ He says audiences should also know that, ‘I can be annoying at first but bear with me and you will have a good time!’
Occupation: Digital specialist
Khali who has a qualification in marketing from Boston Business College describes herself as epic, awesome, flawed, beautiful and funny. She reveals her bad habit is that she shakes her legs when she is nervous or annoyed. The achievement Khali is most proud of is moving to Cape Town and holding her own in a new city. The dance loving housemate says her role model is Oprah because, ‘she is a billionaire and didn’t have to get married for it.’ Meanwhile she lists Game of Thrones, Empire and The Wild as her favourite TV shows, Khali says she hasn’t really watched Big Brother Mzansi before. Her strategy for the game is to be herself in the house and she encourages audiences to watch her because of her sense of humour and her personality plus she says, ‘I twerk!’
Occupation: Insurance sales consultant
Bexx was born in Queenstown but has lived in Cape Town for the past 8 years. The mother of a six-year-old daughter, she describes herself as fun, smart, a socialite and loyal. A huge David Beckham fan, Bexx also supports Orlando Pirates and Chelsea. Her favourite entertainers include Shonda Rhimes, Rihanna, DJ Fresh, Kerry Washington and Paula Patton. She entered Big Brother Mzansi because she wants to use the show as a platform to break into the Mzansi entertainment industry. She expects to meet ‘crazy folks’ on the show and anticipates that there will be a lot of drama and fun. Bexx says that making it into the Big Brother Mzansi house has shown her that all you need to do to achieve your goals is to ‘just go for it and put your doubts aside because anything is possible.’ She loves being able to pursue her dreams and says that life makes her happy. However she dislikes when people insult her intelligence or are inconsiderate toward others. Bexx entered the show with her cousin Soxx.
Soxx has lived in Port Elizabeth since the age of 2. A Varsity College student who took classes in advertising management, he describes himself as funny, extraordinary and suspensive. He says his role models are Steve Biko, Tupac and comedians because ‘they have shaped my brain to what it is today!’ Soxx believes his friends will describe him as having ‘street cred for days’ and that his family would describe him as ‘naughty and crazy.’ Naming the Bob Marley classic Is This Love as one of his favourite songs, Soxx would love to visit Jamaica. He lists his hobbies as ‘reading and watching stand-up comedy.’ When asked what makes him happy Soxx replies that he makes himself happy because, ‘no one else is in control of my happiness besides myself.’ He entered Big Brother Mzansi because of the prize money and thinks audiences should watch him because, ‘I will be the voice of the underdog.’ A fan of cartoons and The Jerry Springer Show, Soxx says the best advice he’s heard was to ‘keep it real’ from Dave Chapelle. Entered the show with his cousin Bexx.
Adams he is currently living between Durban and Estcourt, Adams lists his occupation as ‘struggling artist’ and plays the acoustic guitar, electric guitar and the drums. Adams also enjoys surfing, skateboarding, video games and swimming and says his music, the ocean and his family make him happy. He describes himself as extraordinary, fun, crazy, outgoing and warm hearted, though he says his family would describe him as, ‘always hungry!’ Adams, whose hidden talent is that he can juggle three tennis balls, has two dogs named Dexter and Ginger. He is looking forward to his time on the show, especially going into the Diary Room to tell Biggie how he feels plus ‘the parties after we win tasks and wagers.’ Meanwhile he’s hopeful that audiences will ‘love seeing me serenade the ladies’ and is confident that he’s an entertainer that the country will enjoy watching. Given a chance, Adams would enjoy visiting Zanzibar. His favourite actors are Jonah Hill, James Franco, Leonardo DiCaprio and Seth Rogen. He has entered the show with his ex-girlfriend Tembi.
Hometown: Port Shepstone
Occupation: Actress, dancer, scriptwriter
Tembi currently resides on the Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape but was born in Port Shepstone. She attended the Durban University of Technology and now works as an actress, dancer and scriptwriter. Tembi describes herself as honest, spontaneous and bohemian though she does get upset when people lie to her. She says she loves ‘a good laugh and sweet surprises.’ She lists working with horses, horse-riding, cycling and cooking as her hobbies and relaxes with spa treatments, massages and spending time by the pool. The mother of a 22-month-old son, she is the younger sister to twin older brothers. She says her friends would describe her a keeper, a dreamer, a lover, a bold never ending story. Tembi entered Big Brother Mzansi because ‘I’ve pretty much always like the idea of all eyes on me’. She is expecting games, laughter, love, honesty, flirting and to have the time of her life. Her favourite movies are City of God and Dirty Dancing. Plus, she enjoys the music of DJ Euphonik, FKA Twigs and Kendrik Lamar. She’s entered the show with her ex-boyfriend Adams.
Hometown: Cape Town
Occupation: Chess-board maker
Gino loves cycling, is a fan of South African mixed martial arts, and plays the djembe drums (‘I think I’ll rate myself 8 out of 10’). He says friends and family would describe him as funny, fun and artistic and highlights that he is most proud of the chess sets he builds out of sea shells. He is expecting to see housemates on the show ‘put up a major front’ before their true colours emerge and notes that he needs to first ‘feel people out’ before he reacts. He doesn’t like when he is misunderstood, and says his bad habit is that he clucks his tongue. A true fan of the Mother City, Gino says that Cape Town has everything including mountains, sea and beautiful sites. On the music front, he loves Adele, Linkin Park and The Cranberries and his favourite movies are The Negotiator, 300, From Dusk Til Dawn, GI Jane and Men of Honour. Gino is single and entered the show with his younger sister Tiffini.
Hometown: Cape Town
Occupation: Hostess & Freelance Model
Tiffini, who studied at the Cape Academy of Dramatic Arts, describes herself as interesting, naughty, spontaneous, honest and energetic. She lists writing poetry and drawing as how she relaxes and says her bad habits are that she over-analyses and is sometimes too sarcastic. Tiffini is passionate about nature and animals, and has a cat called Wiz Khalifa (nicknamed Wiz). Meanwhile one of her favourite songs is All Eyes On Me by AKA, and she wants to visit Rome if she ever gets the chance. She entered with Big Brother Mzansi because she felt it would be a ‘really good experience’ and because she wanted to put herself in a situation she’s never been in before, though she does say that she’d also love to have R 1 million in her bank account. The Manchester United fan says people should watch her on the show because she’s a bit of a prankster and can be very persuasive. Tiffini entered the show with her older brother Gino.
Occupation: Aspiring entertainer
Ace, who has entered the show with his girlfriend of five years Ntombi, describes himself as a winner and a leader who is clever, streetwise and charming. He entered the show because he loves Big Brother, has been watching the show for some time, and believes his career in the entertainment industry starts with Big Brother Mzansi: Double Trouble. Ace is expecting to see vibrant young South Africans on the series, to make friends and to entertain viewers. Describing himself as a son of the concrete jungle, he says what would upset him most is not being able to provide for his dependents or himself. A fan of Kaizer Chiefs who enjoys playing soccer himself, Ace is also a Liverpool and Sharks supporter. His favourite TV shows are Isibaya, Come Dine With Me and The Boondocks while his favourite musicians include Chris Brown, Michael Jackson, ProKid, The Script, Tupac and Brenda Fassie. If he had the opportunity to travel, he’d want see the United Kingdom and the United States.
Occupation: Aspiring musician
Describing herself as talkative, kind, sweet, brave and loving, Ntombi thinks that her family would say she is funny, stubborn, always has dreams and always does things in her own way. Asked what makes her smile, she says her son is her joy, her boyfriend makes her happy and she enjoys receiving attention from people but she doesn’t like it when people gossip about her. Ntombi says her hidden talent is that she can rap, sing and beat box. She identifies Soweto as the best and coolest place in South Africa; and says she’s a fan of Orlando Pirates (‘I grew up at home black and white’) though her boyfriend thinks Chiefs is her favourite team. If she could travel, Ntombi would head to New York because of the ‘crazy, super tall buildings’; because ‘Manhattan cocktails were invented there’ and because she believes it’s the home of hip hop. She loves Kanye West, Notorious B.I.G, DMX, Nicki Minaj, Ciara, Lebo Mathosa, Mafikizolo, AKA and Trompies. She entered Big Brother Mzansi with her boyfriend of five years Ace.
Where can you catch BB Mzansi Double Trouble?
- Watch the live show on Mzansi Magic (channel 161) Sundays @ 20:00
- Watch the daily show on Mzansi Magic (channel 161) at 21:30
- Watch BB Mzansi Double Trouble 24/7 on DStv 197 & 198