WINDHOEK: The Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) through the Nationhood and National Pride, called on Namibians to support Lady May, Namibia’s representative in the Bigbrother Star Game finals.
Mbeuta Ua Ndjarakana who held a press conference to call for support for Martha Namundjebo well known as ‘Lady May,’ who is currently in the Big Brother House in South Africa (SA), explained that Lady May’s advancement in the Big Brother Africa Star Game comes at an opportune moment when government is advocating for a sense of Nationhood and National Pride amongst Namibians.
The Namibian and continental music award winner has won the hearts of many Africans and this is testimony to the fact that she has been up for eviction time and time again in in true Ubuntu spirit, Namibia and Africa at large, firmly stood behind her, he explained.
“Lady May has reached the finals, as did our Eddie Moongo, from the Big Brother Africa Fourth Season, however we should note that whether she brings back the money home or not, in our hearts she is always a winner,” he stressed.
The MICT PS further said that the Big Brother Africa competition has opened doors for the likes of Stefan Ludik, who had an acting role in the popular SA Soapy, Egoli and has fared well in his music career and currently featuring in the popular SA soapy called Binnelanders.
Therefore it should not just be seen as an entertaining reality television show, but an opportunity for contestants to maximize on their popularity and engage in productive activities after the completion, he said.
Meanwhile, also present at the press conference was the aunt of Lady May, Hilde Basson-Namundjebo who tearfully thanked the nation and the rest of Africa for having stood behind Lady May through the competition.
She said the family has been going around to the campuses such as Polytechnic of Namibia (PoN) and the University of Namibia encourage the people to vote for Lady May, noting that the family will proceed to Concordia High School tomorrow, where Lady May completed her grade 12, to also encourage those learners to vote for Lady May.
Having been upgraded from Downville to Upville and had the opportunity to meet Lady May, former Big Brother Stargame Contestant, Junia Cloete described Lady May as a strong contender.
“I feel so honoured to have been with her and getting to know her. Her strength is uplifting and inspiring. Despite, what people are hating on Lady May, the next day she will stand up and talk to them. That is one thing I learned from Lady May,” she said.
She also called on Namibia to vote for Lady May.
Meanwhile Lady May is currently battling for the U$ 300 000 prize money against, Keagon from SA, Prezzo from Kenya, Talia of Zambia, Wati from Malawi and Kyle from Uganda, in the finals.
The seventh season of the Big Brother reality television show will end this coming Sunday, 05 August 2012.