Real Name: Melvin Alusa
Actor, radio drama director and MC, Alusa from Nairobi, Kenya, is married and has three children.
His favourite food is ugali with chicken stew and traditional vegetables.
He likes watching National Geographic and Nollywood movies on TV and enjoys African music including Mafikizolo and Salif Keita.
He loves the movie Training Day which stars his favourite actor Denzel Washington.
He describes himself as “ambitious, out-spoken and mysterious”, and likes people who have a good sense of humour. He doesn’t, on the other hand, enjoy people who “emit negative energy” he says.
He entered Big Brother Hotshots for the exposure and the intrigue of living with total strangers in a tight space all the while sharing his lifestyle with a huge audience.
Alusa is looking forward to having Africa watch him. He says “I’m an artist and a performer, so I love the attention. I’m not in the least bit intimidated, in fact, I’m thrilled.”
Alusa lists Mombasa and his village of Kakamega as his favourite places in Kenya, because they’re both exotic and have a rich culture.
Outside of Africa, his favourite place is Brazil because “Rich culture, beautiful women, sweet samba music, festivals, food – I could go on and on,” he says.
Alusa, by his own definition is an “extrovert with discretion”. He promises viewers that coming into the Hotshots house as himself, is enough entertainment.