RECENTLY, Kevin Chuwang Pam, who hails from Jos, the Plateau State capital, walked triumphantly out of the Big Brother House to the deafening shouts that heralded his re-entry into the world he left behind 91 days earlier. He had just been named winner of MNet’s Big Brother Revolution.
The 27-year-old entertainer and graduate of English Language from the University of Jos, was chosen by the continent after outlasting 24 other housemates and winning 45 per cent of the total votes cast across the whole of Africa to claim the $200,000 prize.
Voted ‘Most Sociable’ in the university, Kevin’s role model is his father because “he is principled.”
The Jos boy was the most popular housemate in the most countries, claiming 11 country votes from Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe and the Rest of Africa) against two for Emma (Angola and South Africa), and one apiece for Edward (Namibia) and Mzamo (Malawi), while Nkenna couldn’t claim a victory in any of the participating countries.
The show had kicked off with IK abseiling into the garden before hip-hop group, Fresh performed in front of a packed studio audience. The 20 evicted housemates then joined him on stage in a stunning parade of colour as they waved their national flags. After a review of the first 30 days in the house, the evicted housemates performed a special dance paying homage to Michael Jackson – as they did so successfully during their “Thriller” task.
A Manchester United fan whose hobbies include rapping, Kevin would like travel to Hollywood to see a movie in the making there.
The simple and short with guts guy says he will spend his money on creating an entertainment empire and will share some of it with friends and family who have stood by him.
His favourite food is pounded yam. He also likes chicken and chips, while actors he admires are Jim Carrey and Martin Lawrence.
His good relationship and sterling leadership qualities have earned him a place in the hearts of fellow housemates and viewers across Africa.