- Melvin redirects here. For the housemate that shares the same first name, see Melvin Alusa.
|Real/Full Name:||Melvin Ekenemchukwu|
|Season(s) Competed In:||Big Brother Africa 8|
|Number of Days Spent in House:||91|
|Position Finished In:||4th (out of 28)|
Melvin Ekenemchukwu Oduah, simply known as Melvin is a former Big Brother Africa housemate. He represented Nigeria during the eighth season of the show where he finished in fourth place on Day 91 after receiving 2/15 votes to win.
Big Brother Africa 8
Melvin is from Delta State with a BSc in Chemistry. He likes spaghetti and his favourite books include The Dark, Iron Bender and Pelican Brief. His favourite TV shows include Monday Night Football and Happy Family. Melvin enjoys the music of Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross and R.Kelly and lists his favourite actors as Christian Bale and Tom Cruise, because “they are awesome to watch”. His favourite place in Nigeria is Lagos and he says the best things about the continent as a whole are the culture and people. Outside of Nigeria, he enjoys spending time in South Africa and the USA because “these are places where you can relax and relate to people conveniently”. Melvin’s role model is his dad, who taught him never to settle for less. His dad lost his parents at an early age, but didn’t let that stop him becoming the man he is today. Melvin is one of four children – he has a twin sister and, remarkably, a younger brother and younger sister who are also twins. His friends and family inspired him to enter Big Brother. He says he has always been a fan of the show and has previously come out tops in two other reality shows, he is hoping to use all his experience and charm to go all the way on Big Brother. If he wins the grand prize, he’ll invest it, but is also hoping make his country proud and use it as a platform to achieve other things in his career.
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