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'Barbz'
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Housemate Information
Real/Full Name: Babalwa Mneno-Mandel
Country: South Africa
Gender: Female
Season(s) Competed In: Big Brother Africa 7
Number of Days Spent in House: 49
House Status: Evicted
Position Finished In: 15th (out of 35)

Babalwa Mneno-Mandel, simply known as Barbz is a former Big Brother Africa housemate. She represented South Africa during the seventh season of the show as a celebrity housemate where she became the thirteenth housemate to be evicted on Day 49 after receiving 4/15 votes to save.

About Barbz

Big Brother Africa 7

Babalwa entered Big Brother StarGame because she loves competing in challenges, both physical and intellectual. The model, events manager and hair salon boss from King William's Town in the Eastern Cape says the fact that she will be pushed to the limit in the house excites her and that she loves winning – "losing ain't for me!" she says. Barbz says that she won't sell her morals short for money – viewers shouldn't expect any hanky panky from her in the house, but she's game for anything else. She loves samp & beans with oxtail and her favourite books are "Nice Girls Don't Get Rich" and "The Secret". She enjoys most reality TV – she's a huge Big Brother fan – and also likes watching news channels like CNN and Al Jazeerah. She says her favourite places in the world outside of her home country are Miami and Lagos – the former for the parties, nice people and great shopping and the latter for the "fun". Barbz is inspired by a lot of people, but picks her Mom as the most influential because she moulded her into the person she is today. She says her parents influenced her life most because they made sure she went to good schools and their strict nature kept her out of trouble. The qualities she likes most in other people are respect, openness, friendship and "people with backbone" while she dislikes lies, false accusations, bad-mouthing, laziness and spitefulness. She entered Big Brother StarGame to market her brand and her business, to create awareness around xenophobia and to spread love amongst Africans.

Housemate History

Housemate Status

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12 Week 13
Head of House Safe Safe Safe Head of House Safe Nominated Evicted
(Day 49)

Total Nominations Received

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12 Week 13 Total
0 0 0 0 1 0 3 Evicted 4
Big Brother Africa Housemates
Big Brother Africa 1 Housemates
AbbyAlexBayoBrunaCheriseGaetanoMwishoSammiStefanTapuwaWaronaZein
Big Brother Africa 2 Housemates
BerthaCodeJeffJusticeKwakuLeratoMaureenMaxwellMerylOfunnekaRichardTatiana
Big Brother Africa 3 Housemates
HazelLatoyaLucilleMimiMorrisMunyaRiccoSheilaTakondwaTawanaThamiUti
Big Brother Africa 4 Housemates
EdnaEdwardElizabethEmmaErastusGeraldineHanningtonItaiJenniferJeremyKaoneKevinKristalLeonelLizMaggieMzamoNkennaPalomaPhilQuinnReneTeddyWayoeYacob
Big Brother Africa 5 Housemates
CodeHanningtonJenniferKaoneLeratoMerylMunyaMwishoPalomaSammiSheilaTatianaUtiYacob
Big Brother Africa 6 Housemates
AlexBernadinaBhokeConfidenceDannyErnestFeliciaHanniJossyKarenKimLomweLotusLuclayMichaelMillicentMumbaNicNkuliPeoSharon OVimbaiVinaWendallWezaZeus
Big Brother Africa 7 Housemates
AlexBarbzChrisDalphinDKBEdithEsperancaEveGoldieHildaJannetteJesicaJulioJuniaKeaganKeittaKyleLady MayLeeLukeMalonzaMampiManetaMildredNafeOlaPrezzoRokiSeydouTaliaTamaraTeclarWatiYadelZainab
Big Brother Africa 8 Housemates
AngeloAnnabelBasseyBettyBeverlyBiguesasBimpBoltCleoDenzelDillishElikemFatimaFezaHakeemHuddahKoketsoLK4MariaMelvinMotammaNandoNatashaNeyllO'NealPokelloSellySulu
Big Brother Africa 9 Housemates
AlusaArthurButterphlyEllahEstherFrankieGoitseIdrisJJKacey MooreLavedaLilianLuisM'am BeaMacky 2MiraMr. 265NhlanhlaPermithiasResaSabinaSamanthaSheillaSipeTayoTrezagah
Non-Participating Housemates
AshantiBusiCameronEvevaJazzJohanKhaboninaMothusiNanaObedSophieVictor
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