Afro Carribean Reality TV Stars - Black History Month
To Celebrate Black History Month in the UK for the month of October, below is a guest article about African Reality TV stars from across the world:
Reality television is all the rage,
and Africa and the Caribbean are not left behind. Here's a list of some of our
favorite African and Caribbean reality tv stars, which you may want to check
out if you like the genre. There are many reality tv shows in Africa and the
Caribbean, with new ones coming out every year. Here's a list of some of our
favorite African and Caribbean reality tv stars, which you may want to check
out if you like the genre.
Idris Sultan - Big Brother Africa
Idris Sultan was the winner of Big
Brother Africa in 2009. He is a Nigerian actor and model and is currently the
CEO of his own company, Idris Sultan Productions.
While he's been on television since
2006, he began to gain popularity when he appeared on Big Brother Africa in
2009. In 2016, he was featured in an episode of House of Cards and a cameo in
Game Thrones as Bobo Jango (King Robert Baratheon's bodyguard).
One Peterson - Big Brother Africa
While you may be more familiar with the
international version of the show, O'Neal knows it best. He was a contestant on
Big Brother Africa, which aired between 2005 and 2014. The reality competition
featured contestants from all over Africa competing against each other. The
winner was awarded a large cash prize (upwards of $100k) and the opportunity to
meet their favorite celebrity or politician.
It's no surprise that this reality
show has become one of the most popular in Africa because it's relatable.
Whether you're an aspiring rapper who struggles to stay afloat or a professor
working hard for your degree, there's something for everyone here.
Tatiana Walsh - Big Brother Africa
Tatiana Walsh is a Nigerian-born
Ghanaian actress and reality TV star. She was born in Lagos, Nigeria, to
Ghanaian parents. She was a housemate on Big Brother Africa 6.
She was evicted from the Big Brother
House on Day 31 and came fourth out of 13 contestants. She has since moved to
Ghana and starred in several movies, including 'Unconditional Love' which
premiered at the 2009 Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF)
Nando - Big Brother Africa
In the same vein, Big Brother Africa
has also seen its fair share of celebrities who have gone on to become
household names. The most famous of them is Nando, the winner of Big Brother
Africa 2010, who was a judge on the show and now hosts his reality TV show,
Nando's Ultimate Search.
Other stars that made their mark in
this season of Big Brother Africa include:
TshisaLIVE entertainment editor
Thando Mgqolozana (who came third).
Actress Buhle Mkhize (who
Singer Zandile Ngoma (who
Malonza - Big Brother Africa
Malonza was a housemate in Big Brother
Africa (season 10). He was born and raised in Malawi. When he entered the
house, he came with much fanfare and excitement. Unfortunately, he never made
it to the end of the season. Malonza was the first housemate evicted from the
show after receiving only 8% of viewer votes.
Uti Nwachukwu - Big Brother Africa and
Gulder Ultimate Search
Uti Nwachukwu is a Nigerian actor,
radio presenter, and model. He is best known for winning the second season of
Big Brother Africa in 2006. He was born in Jos, Plateau State, on February
He is the first Nigerian Big Brother
winner. The actor has had several acting roles since his win, including a part
in the film 'The Meeting' (2010). He hosted a radio show on Cool FM and worked
with KISS FM as their morning show host.
Karen Igho Rakos - Big Brother Africa and
The Apprentice West Africa
Karen Igho Rakos is a Nigerian reality
television star who was a Big Brother Africa housemate and competed in The
Apprentice West Africa. She is the first runner-up in The Apprentice West
Africa, where she competed with other contestants from Nigeria, Ghana,
Cameroon, Ivory Coast, and Kenya.
She also competed in Big Brother
Africa, finishing in fourth place. Igho is currently the Managing Director of
R2M Solutions Limited and an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Lagos Business
Goldie Harvey - Big Brother Africa and
Celebrity Splash Nigeria
Goldie Harvey is a Ghanaian actress
and reality star. She has appeared in several television series, including Big
Brother Africa and Celebrity Splash Nigeria. In addition to her acting career,
Goldie owns a boutique called Goldie's Boutique in Accra, Ghana.
Ashley and Erika Badd. Bad Girls Club.
Ashley and Erika Badd are sisters who
starred in the reality show Bad Girls Club: Atlanta. The two are from Los
Angeles, where they grew up in a wealthy family with a mother who was once a
model. They were arrested multiple times for crimes such as prostitution and
drug possession. Their mother has also been to jail several times, including
assaulting another woman at Disneyland.
The two sisters have been arrested
multiple times for prostitution and drug possession. Their mother has also been
to jail several times, including assaulting another woman at Disneyland.
Lisa D'Amato. America's Next Top Model
Cycle 5, All-stars cycle 17.
Lisa D'Amato was born in 1984 and is a
model from New York. She has been on America's Next Top Model Cycle 5 and
All-Stars cycle 17. She is 5 and 6 inches tall with blonde hair and blue eyes.
Lisa has a degree in economics, but she also has done some acting, such as
being in the music video for "A Different World" by Sean Paul
featuring Nicki Minaj.
Her modeling career began when she was
12 years old, and she has done work for brands like Vogue and Versace. Lisa is
also a singer who released her first single, "Wild Love," in March
Mike Foster. Worst Cooks in America (winner-season
Mike Foster is a chef, author, and
television personality. He won season 5 of Worst Cooks in America.
Foster was a contestant on Top Chef
(season 3), winning two elimination challenges and placing sixth overall. With
his then-wife and fellow chef Cat Cora, Foster competed in Bravo's
cooking-themed reality show The Restaurant Divided.
In addition to his appearances on TV,
Foster has released several cookbooks: The Real Food Diet Cookbook, My Kitchen
Rules, A Taste of Haiti, Cooking With Mike Foster, and Creole Soul Cooking From
New Orleans to the World!
Since McGregor. American Idol (top 24)
Since McGregor is a singer and
songwriter from Trinidad and Tobago who was on the top 24 of American Idol
Season 15. After finishing 8th place, she released two singles: "The
One" and "Say It Loud."
In addition to her musical career,
Sionne has appeared on other reality TV shows like Master Chef Junior US
(Season 4), The Rap Game Season 5, and I Am Jazz.
Adria Montesano. Project Runway (season 9
Adria Montesano is a fashion designer
from Boston, Massachusetts. She was the runner-up on season 9 of Project Runway
and returned for All-Stars season 3. She has also won awards for her designs,
including the 2016 America's Next Top Model: Cycle 19 Lookbook Challenge (which
she won while competing on Project Runway) and first place in the 2017
CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Pitch competition. She has designed for H&M and
Target and has her line with Nordstrom Rack.
Nicole Nathoo. Hell's Kitchen (season 10
Nicole Nathoo is a Canadian-born chef
who competed in season 10 of Hell's Kitchen. She was eliminated in the eighth
episode but got her restaurant soon after Nicole's Cuisine in Atlanta, Georgia.
Nicole is a classically trained chef,
and she began working in restaurants at the age of 15. She eventually left
Canada for New York City to pursue her career in the industry, where she worked
at some of Manhattan's most popular restaurants.
She has a passion for cooking and is
known as one of the most talented chefs on the show.
Austin Rogers. Jeopardy! (contestant;
Austin Rogers, a professional poker
player, was born in New York City. He began playing online poker at 13 and has
since won over $4 million in winnings at the poker table. In 2017, he appeared
on Jeopardy! and became a 12-game champion with $411,000 in winnings. Later
that year, he also appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and The
Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to discuss his feats as an
"actual" Jeopardy! Champion (not just someone who plays it).
Jennifer Sue Rozon (aka Jenny Boyd). Teen
Mom 2 (8th season cast member).
Jennifer Sue Rozon, better known as
Jenny Boyd, was a cast member of Teen Mom 2's eighth season. She is the
daughter of Debra Danielson and her ex-husband, Corey Simms. Boyd was born in
Florida but moved to New York as a child. She pursued an acting career there
and married 2010 Ryan Alexander Delsohn. The couple had two children together
before divorcing in 2015 due to his infidelity with several women during their
Reality TV shows are a huge part of
African and Caribbean culture, and they continue to grow in popularity each
year. The most successful reality show stars have become household names, with
fans worldwide who follow their lives through social media and television.