LIKE or hate it, the 2013 edition of the Big Brother Africa reality show tagged The Chase got its desired attention and it’s no gainsaying that our own Beverly Osu, the only contestant who was never up for eviction throughout the duration of the show and of course Melvin, contributed to making the reality show a mind-blowing experience for viewers. Just back into the country, Beverly and Melvin shared their ordeal.
Did they feel bad that they came, saw but never conquered? This is what they both had to say: “Well, we were not cheated. It is the votes. In the Big Brother House we were very united. The winner deserved to win. Melvin is on One Campaign and I broke record. Fair enough, we didn’t come out winners, but we came out with something.”
One of the things that made this year’s BBA tick was the ‘Nigerian factor’ and Beverly brought it on in full glare. But that apart, the X-factor as most viewers have stated, was the amount of nudity on display. Beverly notes: “I took my bath naked. We all did and I couldn’t be different. I did not bring out the video, Big Brother did, so I should not be judged, I represented Nigeria well.”
Refuting the general opinion, Beverly says that she did represent Nigeria well. She also cleared the air on having sex with her South African lover, Angelo. “I would say I did not have sex in the house and I never had sex in the house. I had a relationship, and we didn’t have sex.”
To cap it all, Beverly revealed she doesn’t have any regrets as far as the show is concerned. “I’m a very open person. I say what is on my mind. And for me to reveal myself to the world, it didn’t feel like I was revealing myself to the world. I was talking to my housemates. I don’t regret the things I said about myself and my family. Because if I am on this platform, people have to know the real me and what I have been through.” Now that BBA is over and she’s back home, just what’s next for Beverly? The undergraduate student at the National Open University where she’s studying Mass Communication said, “Before going into the house, I was into entertainment. Before I left I had a show called Beverly… I am pushing it. And if you watch Big Brother, you would have seen that I can act. So I am going into movies. And I have to finish school, because I am just in 200L at the National Open University studying Mass Communication.