Frankie from Rwanda and Namibia’s Permithias became the first and second housemates to be evicted during Sunday’s 5th Live Eviction Show at the ongoing Big Brother HotShots.
This was after Ghana’s Joey B had performed his award winning song, Tonga.
Check out profiles of the two evicted housemates
Professional sushi chef Permithias unsurprisingly lists sushi as one of his favourite foods, alongside pizza. He doesn’t have a favourite book, but enjoys watching The Originals on TV. A fan of animation, Permithias’ favourite films are Turbo and Happy Feet, while he also likes the music of Chris Brown, James Blunt and Joe Tomas.
His mom is his role model, because she provided for the family with “nothing but blood, sweat and tears’. He is the eldest of five children; he has three sisters and a brother. Permithias says that becoming a chef is his greatest achievement so far, because it ‘opened a window” for himself and his family
He was inspired to enter Big Brother Hotshots because he’s been watching the show for years but won’t sell his soul or lose his self-worth in the process. Asked how he feels knowing that the whole continent will be watching him 24/7, he says: “scared, but it will all come together the way it should”. If he wins, he’ll take care of his Mom and open his own restaurant.
Permithias says he’s easy-going, open-minded and ‘down for whatever is fun’ and enjoys others who are also open-minded.
Frankie is a singer, model and actor with a degree in Financial Management. His favourite food is ugali with beef stew and his favourite book is Nelson Mandela’s Long Walk To Freedom. Frankie enjoys the music of Joe Thomas, Luther Vandross and Morgan Heritage and he says he loves “epic movies and romantic comedies”. His favourite actors are Djimon Hounsou, Jamie Foxx, Denzel Washington, Cameron Diaz and Lupita Nyong’o.
He values Africa’s uniqueness and authenticity and lists his favourite place as Kigali – his place of birth. Outside of the continent, he says that Canada is his favourite destination because of all the opportunities there, but also because his son Taye was born there. Frankie considers his parents to be his role models, because “they have gone through lots of tribulations, but love and kindness always blossomed” he says.
His proudest achievements are graduating from university and when his son was born. Frankie says that viewers can expect “great times full of enthusiasm and adventure” from him and that if he wins, he’ll contribute towards building a school in his grandmother’s village and buy a house for him parents, to thank them for everything they did for him.