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About

She is the most stylish celebrity not only in Namibia, but in Africa. Dillish gained popularity after she won Big Brother in 2013. Today she also runs her own businesses.

Personal Life

Former Big Brother winner, actor, model, businesswoman, media personality – our very own Dillish Mathews wears all these hats with style and grace.

Just last year, as she sashayed into her thirties, Dillish Mathews’s birthday saw her Instagram flood with messages from fans, celebs, and media folk. She shared a video of a behind-the-scenes photo shoot on her Instagram, along with a sweet birthday message to herself, thanking God for being her guiding light.

Dillish Mathews has achieved a lot at a very young age. The former Big Brother winner was born in Windhoek, Namibia, to a single mother, on September 16, 1990. She is the eldest of five children - three brothers and one sister.

Dillish Mathews’s father is Abdi Guyo, a soldier in Kenya. Unfortunately, Dillish Mathews grew up without knowing her dad. Only after winning Big Brother did Dillish find out who her dad is. Dillish Mathews’ mother is Selma Mancor.

As a child, Dillish Mathews spent a few years under the care of her grandfather Tate Mbumba because her mother gave birth to her while she was young. Dillish Mathews’ mother now lives in Angola.

Schooling

Dillish Mathews studied in Namibia. She completed her secondary education in Hochland High School in 2008 and went on to further her studies at the University of Namibia (UNAM), where she pursued Psychology.

Career

In 2013, Dillish Mathews hit the popularity charts after she made history by becoming the first Namibian housemate to win the Big Brother reality TV show. For that, she banked a cool $300,000. Being the shrewd woman she is, Dilish Mathews invested the $300,000 prize money into several businesses.

This proved to be a stepping stone as she went on to break many barriers and record several achievements along the way. In 2015, she earned the ‘Most Promising Personality award in Zimbabwe. Dillish Mathews has been a cover girl for magazines like Essays of Africa and Glam Africa UK.

Now, at 30, she wears many hats; that of an actor, model, awards host, and businesswoman. All this, she does with tremendous success.

Entrepreneur

Dillish Mathews’ runs several successful businesses alongside her acting and events hosting responsibilities.

Dillish Mathews runs an ice cubes business called Dillish Cool Cubes. She started this venture in order to help people cope with the hot weather conditions in Namibia. The ice cubes are delivered to bars and restaurants across the country.

While in her second year at the University of Namibia, Dillish Mathews started a hair business in Windhoek. Launched in 2014 and named High Definition Hair Spa, Dillish co-owns it with Hellen Ngenokesho.

Before winning Big Brother, Dillish Mathews says she used to run the business from the boot of her car. Today, High Definition Hair Spa is a brand that provides high-quality Brazilian hair, Lace wigs, Lace closures and products to maintain them, such as curl activators, conditioners, shampoos and other hair maintenance products at reasonable prices.

Dillish Mathews got into the food business with a fine dining restaurant called Bolster. She runs the restaurant with her business partner and lawyer friend Profysen Muluti. Opened in 2015, the restaurant serves traditional Namibian favourites as well as international cuisine.

Dillish Mathews has a cosmetics business called Dillish By Vault, a brand that produces high-quality lipsticks. She launched the business in 2014 in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Kenya, Nigeria and Tanzania. The products are sold not only in Namibia but all over Africa and can also be bought online.

Actor

The reality TV star has secured leading roles in several Nollywood movies. She acted in the movie, Nostalgia, in which she played the role of Millicent. She also landed a leading role in the movie - How to Marry a Billionaire.

Relationships

Stephen Gaeseb was Dillish Mathews’s boyfriend for a while. She then dated soccer star Emmanual Adebayor.

The couple seemed inseparable but broke up in November 2019. Dillish and Emmanuel Adebayor’s breakup left Namibians disappointed.

Dillish Mathews’s suggestive twitter post ignited rumours about the cause of their separation. She asked: “What’s the one thing you would love to teach the world?” She added: “Be kind, loving, respectful, sharing, patient, gentle and truthful. My favs”.

Adebayor’s response suggested that Dillish is a pretender. His response to her Tweet was: “@dillishmathews make all those things start with you.” Ouch!!!

The former lovebirds continue to make headlines every now and then, especially after Adebayor decided to flaunt his new bae on Instagram.

When an Instagram user commented on the snap and said Dillish Mathews was way hotter, Emmanuel responded and said "I do not want to marry a comedian."

Controversy

In 2019, Dilish Mathews got into a fight with Meriam Kaxuxwena at a club in Pharaohs in Windhoek. This was after the former Miss Namibia said that she slept with Dilish’s boyfriend at the time, footballer Emmanuel Adebayor.  

A Twitter battle ensued between Meriam Kaxuxwena and Big Brother winner Dillish Mathews.  Meriam revealed that she slept with soccer player Emmanuel Adebayor, Dillish’s boyfriend, 2 years ago in London. It is not clear if Dillish and Emmanuel were dating at the time.

In another controversy, Dilish Mathews was slammed for wearing a completely see-through dress at a beauty pageant. Fans made sure to let her know that her dressing was inappropriate. 

Dillish Matthews was the talk of the town yet again when she and ex-boyfriend Emmanuel Adebayor exchanged angry tweets aimed at one-upping one another. Dillish suggested that the two broke up due to Adebayor’s bad mannerisms. The footballer in turn accused her of preaching things she doesn’t practise.

Latest News

Recently, media personality Dillish Mathews celebrated a major social media milestone in her career - she reached 700,000 followers on Instagram. Dillish is one of a few Namibian stars to join the 700k club, and is inching closer to hitting the 1 million mark; this is a big win.

Dillish Mathews’ Big Brother Africa The Chase win in 2013 thrust her into the limelight. Since then, she has carved out a name for herself in the industry. Everything Dillish Mathews does turn out to be yet another feather in her cap. 

Dillish, who is respected for her fashion skills, has a fantastic social media presence, and her fans always welcome and appreciate her content.

To celebrate her latest achievement, Dillish Mathews took off to Dubai to enjoy some rest and recreational activities in the desert paradise.

In other Dillish Mathews’ latest news, she recently took to Instagram to reveal that she has found love again. She said her mystery boyfriend has been trying to win her for seven years now, and she decided to finally give him a chance. So, who is this new guy who has conquered the heart of Dillish Mathews? Hopefully, Dillish will let the cat out of the bag soon.

Car

Dillish Mathews’ car is a black Volkswagen, though her dream car is the Lamborghini.

House

In the aftermath of her Big Brother victory, Dillish vowed to build her mother a house. She previously shared pictures on Instagram showing her fans the progress that the construction has made. Plus, she definitely owns her own home. And for someone who loves the finer things in life, she must have a beautiful place. When we locate this, we’ll update this. 

Net Worth

Dillish Mathews’ net worth now stands at $2.5 million.

Thanks to her soaring popularity, Dillish Mathews is now a brand ambassador to some global brands like Huawei and Nivea.

She’s also been the face of several big brands like NBC Plus, South African Airways, Multichoice Namibia, Delush Wines, and Automobile Association of Namibia. This has greatly contributed to her net worth. 

Awards & Recognition

In 2018, Namibia was once again nominated at the annual Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards (ASFAs) which take place every year in Uganda.

This time, the nominations were bagged by businesswoman, brand ambassador, and influencer Dillish Mathews and award-winning singer Oteya. They were nominated in the ‘Most Stylish Female Celebrity of The Year’ and ‘Most Stylish Female Artiste' categories respectively. Dillish Mathews was ecstatic about her nomination along with other female celebrities like Amina Abdi (Kenya), Nomzamo Mbatha (South Africa), Nana Akua Addo (Ghana), and Zynnell Lydia (Ghana).

Dillish Mathews made us proud once again as she won the prestigious Abryanz Style and Fashion Award.

In 2015, she took the title of the ‘Most Promising Personality award in Zimbabwe.

In 2013, Dillish Mathews won the reality show Big Brother Africa The Chase and made history by becoming the first Namibian housemate to win the show.

Social Media

Dillish Mathews' Instagram: @DillishMathews 

Dillish Mathews' Twitter: @Dillish_lishy 

Dillish Mathews' Facebook: Dillish Mathews 

Q & A

Who is Dillish’s boyfriend?

We are still waiting for the reveal as much as you are. Dillish Mathews only let the public know that she is hitched, again. This time, with a guy who’s been trying to win her for seven damn years. 

How old is Dillish?

Dillish Mathews is 30 years old.

Who is Dillish Mathews dating now?

Dillish’s Mathews is dating a mystery man that we’d all like to know about.

What happened to Dillish and Emmanual Adebayor?

Dillish Mathews’ had a scandalous break-up with her soccer star boyfriend Emmanuel Adebayor.

Was Dillish Mathews’ Big Brother Africa win for real?

Yes. In 2013, Dillish Mathews made history as the first Namibian housemate to win the reality TV show.

What is Dillish Mathews net worth?

Dillish Mathews’ net worth currently stands at $2.5 million.

How much did Dillish Mathews win?

In 2013, Dillish Mathews won Big Brother Africa and bagged $300,000 in prize money.

Birthday:
16 September 1990
Nationality:
Namibian
Star sign:
Virgo
Born in:
Windhoek, Namibia
Height:
6'1'

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image of dillish matthews - dillish matthews biography
Birthday:
16 September 1990
Nationality:
Namibian
Star sign:
Virgo
Born in:
Windhoek, Namibia
Height:
6'1'

About

She is the most stylish celebrity not only in Namibia, but in Africa. Dillish gained popularity after she won Big Brother in 2013. Today she also runs her own businesses.

Personal Life

Former Big Brother winner, actor, model, businesswoman, media personality – our very own Dillish Mathews wears all these hats with style and grace.

Just last year, as she sashayed into her thirties, Dillish Mathews’s birthday saw her Instagram flood with messages from fans, celebs, and media folk. She shared a video of a behind-the-scenes photo shoot on her Instagram, along with a sweet birthday message to herself, thanking God for being her guiding light.

Dillish Mathews has achieved a lot at a very young age. The former Big Brother winner was born in Windhoek, Namibia, to a single mother, on September 16, 1990. She is the eldest of five children - three brothers and one sister.

Dillish Mathews’s father is Abdi Guyo, a soldier in Kenya. Unfortunately, Dillish Mathews grew up without knowing her dad. Only after winning Big Brother did Dillish find out who her dad is. Dillish Mathews’ mother is Selma Mancor.

As a child, Dillish Mathews spent a few years under the care of her grandfather Tate Mbumba because her mother gave birth to her while she was young. Dillish Mathews’ mother now lives in Angola.

Schooling

Dillish Mathews studied in Namibia. She completed her secondary education in Hochland High School in 2008 and went on to further her studies at the University of Namibia (UNAM), where she pursued Psychology.

Career

In 2013, Dillish Mathews hit the popularity charts after she made history by becoming the first Namibian housemate to win the Big Brother reality TV show. For that, she banked a cool $300,000. Being the shrewd woman she is, Dilish Mathews invested the $300,000 prize money into several businesses.

This proved to be a stepping stone as she went on to break many barriers and record several achievements along the way. In 2015, she earned the ‘Most Promising Personality award in Zimbabwe. Dillish Mathews has been a cover girl for magazines like Essays of Africa and Glam Africa UK.

Now, at 30, she wears many hats; that of an actor, model, awards host, and businesswoman. All this, she does with tremendous success.

Entrepreneur

Dillish Mathews’ runs several successful businesses alongside her acting and events hosting responsibilities.

Dillish Mathews runs an ice cubes business called Dillish Cool Cubes. She started this venture in order to help people cope with the hot weather conditions in Namibia. The ice cubes are delivered to bars and restaurants across the country.

While in her second year at the University of Namibia, Dillish Mathews started a hair business in Windhoek. Launched in 2014 and named High Definition Hair Spa, Dillish co-owns it with Hellen Ngenokesho.

Before winning Big Brother, Dillish Mathews says she used to run the business from the boot of her car. Today, High Definition Hair Spa is a brand that provides high-quality Brazilian hair, Lace wigs, Lace closures and products to maintain them, such as curl activators, conditioners, shampoos and other hair maintenance products at reasonable prices.

Dillish Mathews got into the food business with a fine dining restaurant called Bolster. She runs the restaurant with her business partner and lawyer friend Profysen Muluti. Opened in 2015, the restaurant serves traditional Namibian favourites as well as international cuisine.

Dillish Mathews has a cosmetics business called Dillish By Vault, a brand that produces high-quality lipsticks. She launched the business in 2014 in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Kenya, Nigeria and Tanzania. The products are sold not only in Namibia but all over Africa and can also be bought online.

Actor

The reality TV star has secured leading roles in several Nollywood movies. She acted in the movie, Nostalgia, in which she played the role of Millicent. She also landed a leading role in the movie - How to Marry a Billionaire.

Relationships

Stephen Gaeseb was Dillish Mathews’s boyfriend for a while. She then dated soccer star Emmanual Adebayor.

The couple seemed inseparable but broke up in November 2019. Dillish and Emmanuel Adebayor’s breakup left Namibians disappointed.

Dillish Mathews’s suggestive twitter post ignited rumours about the cause of their separation. She asked: “What’s the one thing you would love to teach the world?” She added: “Be kind, loving, respectful, sharing, patient, gentle and truthful. My favs”.

Adebayor’s response suggested that Dillish is a pretender. His response to her Tweet was: “@dillishmathews make all those things start with you.” Ouch!!!

The former lovebirds continue to make headlines every now and then, especially after Adebayor decided to flaunt his new bae on Instagram.

When an Instagram user commented on the snap and said Dillish Mathews was way hotter, Emmanuel responded and said "I do not want to marry a comedian."

Controversy

In 2019, Dilish Mathews got into a fight with Meriam Kaxuxwena at a club in Pharaohs in Windhoek. This was after the former Miss Namibia said that she slept with Dilish’s boyfriend at the time, footballer Emmanuel Adebayor.  

A Twitter battle ensued between Meriam Kaxuxwena and Big Brother winner Dillish Mathews.  Meriam revealed that she slept with soccer player Emmanuel Adebayor, Dillish’s boyfriend, 2 years ago in London. It is not clear if Dillish and Emmanuel were dating at the time.

In another controversy, Dilish Mathews was slammed for wearing a completely see-through dress at a beauty pageant. Fans made sure to let her know that her dressing was inappropriate. 

Dillish Matthews was the talk of the town yet again when she and ex-boyfriend Emmanuel Adebayor exchanged angry tweets aimed at one-upping one another. Dillish suggested that the two broke up due to Adebayor’s bad mannerisms. The footballer in turn accused her of preaching things she doesn’t practise.

Latest News

Recently, media personality Dillish Mathews celebrated a major social media milestone in her career - she reached 700,000 followers on Instagram. Dillish is one of a few Namibian stars to join the 700k club, and is inching closer to hitting the 1 million mark; this is a big win.

Dillish Mathews’ Big Brother Africa The Chase win in 2013 thrust her into the limelight. Since then, she has carved out a name for herself in the industry. Everything Dillish Mathews does turn out to be yet another feather in her cap. 

Dillish, who is respected for her fashion skills, has a fantastic social media presence, and her fans always welcome and appreciate her content.

To celebrate her latest achievement, Dillish Mathews took off to Dubai to enjoy some rest and recreational activities in the desert paradise.

In other Dillish Mathews’ latest news, she recently took to Instagram to reveal that she has found love again. She said her mystery boyfriend has been trying to win her for seven years now, and she decided to finally give him a chance. So, who is this new guy who has conquered the heart of Dillish Mathews? Hopefully, Dillish will let the cat out of the bag soon.

Car

Dillish Mathews’ car is a black Volkswagen, though her dream car is the Lamborghini.

House

In the aftermath of her Big Brother victory, Dillish vowed to build her mother a house. She previously shared pictures on Instagram showing her fans the progress that the construction has made. Plus, she definitely owns her own home. And for someone who loves the finer things in life, she must have a beautiful place. When we locate this, we’ll update this. 

Net Worth

Dillish Mathews’ net worth now stands at $2.5 million.

Thanks to her soaring popularity, Dillish Mathews is now a brand ambassador to some global brands like Huawei and Nivea.

She’s also been the face of several big brands like NBC Plus, South African Airways, Multichoice Namibia, Delush Wines, and Automobile Association of Namibia. This has greatly contributed to her net worth. 

Awards & Recognition

In 2018, Namibia was once again nominated at the annual Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards (ASFAs) which take place every year in Uganda.

This time, the nominations were bagged by businesswoman, brand ambassador, and influencer Dillish Mathews and award-winning singer Oteya. They were nominated in the ‘Most Stylish Female Celebrity of The Year’ and ‘Most Stylish Female Artiste' categories respectively. Dillish Mathews was ecstatic about her nomination along with other female celebrities like Amina Abdi (Kenya), Nomzamo Mbatha (South Africa), Nana Akua Addo (Ghana), and Zynnell Lydia (Ghana).

Dillish Mathews made us proud once again as she won the prestigious Abryanz Style and Fashion Award.

In 2015, she took the title of the ‘Most Promising Personality award in Zimbabwe.

In 2013, Dillish Mathews won the reality show Big Brother Africa The Chase and made history by becoming the first Namibian housemate to win the show.

Social Media

Dillish Mathews' Instagram: @DillishMathews 

Dillish Mathews' Twitter: @Dillish_lishy 

Dillish Mathews' Facebook: Dillish Mathews 

Q & A

Who is Dillish’s boyfriend?

We are still waiting for the reveal as much as you are. Dillish Mathews only let the public know that she is hitched, again. This time, with a guy who’s been trying to win her for seven damn years. 

How old is Dillish?

Dillish Mathews is 30 years old.

Who is Dillish Mathews dating now?

Dillish’s Mathews is dating a mystery man that we’d all like to know about.

What happened to Dillish and Emmanual Adebayor?

Dillish Mathews’ had a scandalous break-up with her soccer star boyfriend Emmanuel Adebayor.

Was Dillish Mathews’ Big Brother Africa win for real?

Yes. In 2013, Dillish Mathews made history as the first Namibian housemate to win the reality TV show.

What is Dillish Mathews net worth?

Dillish Mathews’ net worth currently stands at $2.5 million.

How much did Dillish Mathews win?

In 2013, Dillish Mathews won Big Brother Africa and bagged $300,000 in prize money.