Profile: Uganda's Big Brother Star Game Reps Kyle and Jannatte
Here are the brief profiles of Ugandan housemates in the Big Brother Star Game that opened on Sunday night in South Africa.
Kyle Duncan Kushaba entered Big Brother Star Game 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 40.
Kyle is a graduate of Mass Communication at Makerere University where he enrolled in 2007.
He was later employed as an entertainment writer at the New Vision shortly before taking over as a music show presenter at Urban TV.
Jannatte, 22, is a Ugandan 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.
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Updated on 2013-05-09 09:25
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