Sierra Leone would for the first time in the history of one of the continent’s biggest reality show, “Big Brother Africa” be represented by two astonishing women, Zainab Sheriff and Dalphin Alexander, who are expected to fly the country’s green, white and blue flag higher. Big Brother Africa is now in its seventh season with a whooping Three Hundred Thousand United States Dollars ($300,000) winning prize on the table; Zainab and Dalphin are currently participating in the ninety-one days, twenty-four hour entertainment show known for its exciting love tangles, twists, controversy and fun.
A double up was introduced to the show which means entrants partner with another person to enter as a pair for the show. Zainab and Dalphin are the first two Sierra Leoneans ever to participate in the continental showpiece which is beamed on DSTV satellite to millions of viewers in forty-seven African Countries.
Zainab Sheriff is a 27 year old model now based in Istanbul. In 2006, she was the Sierra Leonean contestant for the Face of Africa. Although she excelled, yet she did not do enough to be chosen to go to South Africa. Back home, she decided she wanted to continue on a modeling career path and so moved over to Turkey where she is now engaged as a full time model. She is the youngest of 8 sisters and 4 brothers.
Dalphin is a 26 year old student that attended the Model Secondary School on Berry Street in Freetown.
She later went to Nigeria where she studied Mass Communications at the University of Lagos and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts. She lives in Lagos, Nigeria and worked as a model booker. Ola, as she is known in Freetown, entered for the contest online and later came to Freetown for the auditioning where she was chosen by the South African scouts. It could be recalled that Sierra Leone’s Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Ibrahim Ben Kargbo, formally launched the Big Brother Star Game at the Old School Entertainment Complex on Sunday 6th May 2012.
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