Malawi’s evicted Big Brother Hotshots representative Mr. 265 has told The Nation his eviction from the continental reality show was based on fellow housemates trying to get rid of competition.
He has since asked Malawians to rally their support on the remaining Malawian housemate Sipe, saying “the game is for all people to play”.
“My stay was great as I went there to expose myself,” he told The Nation.
“Much as I was carrying the Malawian flag, I was also representing myself. I have never seen myself doing something outside the box just for showbiz, but people love that stuff. But whatever you do in the house will forever be part of your life. So, as a person, you need to question yourself on how do you want to be remembered,” Mr.265 explained in a phone interview from Johannesburg yesterday.
The Times TV presenter, born Masuzgo Msiska, feels he played the game to the best of his ability.
“I was nominated because people said I was playing mind games and they didn’t know my strategy, but that’s all part of the game. But I can beat my chest and proudly say I am humbled, especially that I got love from not only Malawians and Zimbabwe, but also part of rest of Africa. I bow down with my integrity which is most important,” said the Malawian Hotshot.
The major reason that saw nine of the 14 housemates nominating the Malawian was that he was manipulative. However, Mr. 265, who was evicted alongside South Africa’s Samantha, believes the other housemates realised that he offered stiff competition.
“Just your presence should have an impact and my being put up was clearly a strategy by fellow housemates. This was after IK had announced that it was now time nominate competition and not enemies,” he explained.
Talking about his fellow Malawian Hotshot Sipe, Mr. 265 said he has confidence in her and asked Malawians to support her.
“I think support is key in this game. Look at the people that are trending, there are not doing much, but they have a good campaign. There is a limit as to how much you can do in the house, the rest is up to the people rooting for you. Sipe can do well if she starts believing in herself and play her game.
“At least she now seems to be getting the hang of things, but just like in a football match, it’s a game of emotional decisions. It’s now time for people to watch our work and appreciate another side of the coin and trust me, I am sure you heard Figgie [Biggie’s sister], it’s all hard work and no plan,” he enthused.
Moving forward, the ex-housemate says he will work on his strengths such as acting, voice modeling, television and hosting as he embarks on the next journey of his career.
“I would love to say thank you to everyone who took time to vote and followed me. But as Malawians, we should always remember who we are; let no one or situation make you who are not, you are a son of the red, black and green land,” Mr. 265 quipped.