Norman gets the boot from Biggie

Local 03 March 2022

Norman reveals his biggest regret in Big Brother Mzansi Season 3, and chats about backstabbing and Biggie House-love.

Norman gets the boot from Biggie

In a surprising turn of events, 3 Housemates were eliminated at the last Sunday live eviction ceremony of February in Big Brother Mzansi Season 3.

First, art teacher Yolanda “Yoli” Glover was sent packing, followed by fan-favourite and day-care worker Norman Nhlapho, and finally musician Bongani Sikhukhula, who’s known by his stage name Vyno Miller, was also shown the door.

While Norman was sad to leave the House, he reveals that he had the time of his life on the reality show. 24-year-old Norman was never afraid to wear his heart on his sleeve, nor cry in front of the camera while sharing stories from his painful childhood. “My experience on Big Brother Mzansi was nothing short of amazing,” says Norman, adding “I’m happy with the way things played out. Through my journey, Big Brother Mzansi showed viewers that it’s okay for men to cry and be in touch with their emotions. When men are tested, they often resort to violence and that shouldn’t be the case. I’m happy that they captured my happy times and times when I had tears streaming down my face, because that was my true self,” says Norman. Read on as he shares his friendship regrets and friendship goals in Big Brother Mzansi.

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Norman bares it all!

What was your highlight of joining Big Brother Mzansi?

“I represented the misfits – those who are misunderstood in society and for that, I’m grateful. The R2 million wasn’t the only prize I could win in Big Brother Mzansi, as I was given an opportunity to share my story with the world. I’m now excited and hungry for what’s out there, waiting for me. Overall, I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished.”

What do you think set you apart from the other Housemates?

“I’m relatable. Viewers saw a young black man who cared about people and sought to make a difference in his community. In me, they saw someone who didn’t allow their circumstances to hold them back from their dreams.”

Did you have a strategy to win?

“Initially, I thought about providing explicit content, which would get viewers excited but I knew that wasn’t going to work for me. People would see through me, that I wasn’t being myself. So, I decided to remain truthful to myself and I didn’t want to change who I was for the money.”

After you were evicted, you were shown a clip of the Housemates who nominated you and among them was your ally, Mphowabadimo. How did you feel, seeing that?

“If I had known how things would play out, I wouldn’t have wasted my time with people who were playing “the game” and were manipulative. I wouldn’t have supported Mpho, nor would I have looked out for her. I regret wasting my time supporting her. I tend to not read my circle to avoid overanalysing them, but I believe that had I studied Mpho closely, I would’ve seen her true colours earlier. I don’t blame her for [blindsiding me]; she had to do what she had to do to get closer to winning the R2 million.”

While your friendship with Mpho ended on a bad note, you forged a strong bond with Yoli and Thato.

“Those are my girls and I’m so happy to have met them. Yoli and Thato were my support system. They are real about the process, and they always had my back.”

But you and Thato crossed the friendship lines at some point.

“Yes. [Laughs]. What Thato and I shared was real. It’s unfortunate that I can’t give her anything outside of the House because I have a girlfriend, whom I love. At the same time, I couldn’t lie about what I felt for Thato. When you’re with someone every day, you do start seeing their good qualities and that’s what happened between Thato and me. Our connection developed naturally but all I could and can give her is friendship.”

What’s next for you?

“You’ll definitely be seeing my face on TV again. For now, I’m going to regroup and re-centre, but I want to create a podcast soon, join a TV show, and grow my family’s non-profit organisation to bigger heights.”

Watch Big Brother Mzansi Season 3, Sundays on Mzansi Magic (DStv Channel 161) at 18:00 and on Catch Up, and daily on Big Brother Mzansi Pop-up Channel (DStv Channel 198).

When and where to watch

  • Mzansi Magic (DStv Channel 161) airs the daily shows on Tuesdays to Fridays at 22:00
  • Highlights on Saturdays at 21:30
  • Shower Hour on Tuesdays to Fridays at 10:30
  • Saturday Night Parties at 21:00
  • Live eviction shows on Sundays at 18:00.
  • Meanwhile, the action continues non-stop on the 24-hour Channel Big Brother Mzansi Pop-up Channel (DStv Channel 198).
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Watch Big Brother Mzansi Season 3, Sundays on Mzansi Magic (DStv Channel 161) at 18:00 and on Catch Up, and daily on Big Brother Mzansi Pop-up Channel (DStv Channel 198).

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