WINDHOEK: Namibia’s celebrity housemate in Big Brother StarGame, Martha Namundjebo or Lady May as she is better known, has described her experience in the reality show as “a challenge of character.”
Lady May, who managed to survive in the Big Brother house for the full 91 days of the show, was one of the last three housemates left standing during Sunday’s grand finale, along with Prezzo (Jackson Makini) from Kenya and South Africa’s Keagan Petersen.
Petersen went on to win the grand prize of US.dollars 300 000 (about N.dollars 2,3 million).
Before she went into the Big Brother house three months ago, Lady May was perceived by many Namibians as a “bad girl” after she swore on national television when she received her award at the Namibia Annual Music Awards (NAMAs) last year.
The Lady May viewers got to see on the reality show however showed a totally different side to the songstress.
She impressed Namibian viewers with her behaviour in the Big Brother house and received praise from Namibians from all walks of life with the way in which she behaved herself.
Her fellow housemates were however not as impressed, and did not like the fact that she did not mingle with them, preferring to be on her own.
Speaking at a media conference held in the capital on Wednesday, she said “I like my own space and I like being alone. I do not have to mingle and drink alcohol because people feel that it is cool.”
The singer went on to say that the Lady May people saw on their screens is the Lady May people at her home are used to.
“We all have choices in life and I made a choice to be good. I did not care about whether good was boring,” she noted, before adding that she is happy that people got to see that side of her.
She further said what she will miss most about the experience is the diary sessions with Big Brother, because that was where she “really opened up” and spoke her mind.
According to Lady May, her character was strengthened during the 91 days in the house as a result of the behaviour towards her by other housemates.
Asked about what her plans are for the future, she May expressed an interest in campaigns which would allow her to touch people’s lives, and said she is prepared to do anything “as long as it is legal.”