Real Name: Irene Neema Mwesiga
Bachelor of Arts & Social Sciences graduate Laveda was born in Dar Es Salaam.
She’s single and describes herself as eccentric, loving, caring, simple and fun.
Laveda is the eldest of three children, she has a younger brother and sister. She says her mom is her role model because she has moulded her over the years and inspired her in different ways ‘through the struggles and joys of life’.
Laveda says her favourite foods are pasta, minced meat and prawns. She loves to read John Grisham novels and enjoys Shakira, D’banj, Miriam Makeba, P-Square, Rihanna, Beyonce, Tiwa Savage, Yvonne Chaka Chaka and Brenda Fassie’s music.
She’s a mean entertainer herself, she plays the saxophone, sings, acts and dances. She thinks she has what it takes to be a presenter. Laveda’s favourite movies include The Notebook, Titanic and Avatar.
She entered Big Brother Hotshots to be a role model and act as a voice for Africa’s youth.
Laveda says that viewers can expect ‘massive entertainment’ from her and that if she wins, she’ll give her mom some money, surprise disadvantaged children, travel and invest the rest.
The bubbly Tanzanian says her alter-ego is a go-getter. Her personal motto is to “live everyday like it were it is your last.”