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 finished second).
· Singer Zandile Ngoma (who placed fourth).
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 28th, 1986.
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 School.
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 2014.
Mike Foster. Worst Cooks in America (winner-season 5)
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 finalist)
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 contestant)
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; 12-game champion)
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 marriage.
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.