Dillish Mathews Biography: Favorite TV Sister Who Won Big Brother Africa

How Dillish Mathews rose to continental fame

By  | Apr 13, 2022, 02:15 PM  | Dillish Mathews  | Top of The

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As Big Brother Africa slowly closed down its doors towards the end of the eighth season, it was clear that it was everyone’s favorite TV sister who was going to clinch the top price.

Despite the usual tensions in any competition, her charisma, spirit and strength in the competition placed her at an advantageous position to compete for supremacy.

Currently sitting on her ‘people endorsed’ throne as Africa’s most stylish Celebrity, Dillish Mathews, has established herself as a jack of many trades, and unlike the second part of the saying, a master of all things she has put her mind, time and energy to do.


Even after she was named the Most promising Personality in Zimbabwe in 2015, Mathews did not slow her horses, she instead injected her fame to push her business, work as a hostess and actress in different capacities and excellence followed her throughout.

A cover girl for Magazines such as Essays of Africa and Glam Africa UK, one would argue that everything she touches turns to gold.

Dillish Mathews Break-Up

Every Dillish and football enthusiast probably knows about her shocking breakup with football star Emmanuel Adebayor which was widely discussed by many Namibians who seemingly slammed the athlete for their separation.

The former lovebirds recently hogged headlines after reports emerged that Adebayor has scored himself a new GF and ditched Dillish. Adebayor even decided to flaunt his new bae on Instagram and set the records straight that he will not marry a "comedienne".

In a funny turn of events a number of Namibian Social media users warned the soccer star not to date any other lady from Namibia.

Dillish Mathews Age

Her achievements, however, do not match her age because compared to other people her age she has achieved way more. She was born on 16 September 1990 and she is 31 years old.

She is the eldest among her 5 siblings with one brother and one sister.


Dillish Mathews Family

The Big Brother Africa winner only found out about his biological father after she won the competition, all her life she only knew about her mother who raised her.

Her father is Abdi Guyo, who worked as a UN peacekeeping soldier in Namibia in 1989 and her mother is Selma Pashukeni.


Dillish Mathews Education

Dillish went to Hochland High School and then proceeded to the University of Namibia (Unam) to study Psychology.

Dillish Mathews Big Brother

After she won the eight season of Big Brother Africa realty TV show, becoming the first Namibian to achieve that fete, Dillish took he $300, 000 and invested it in a number of businesses.


Dillish Mathews Business Brands

Due to the high temperatures in Namibia, the Big Brother winner invested in the Ice cube business and branded her cubes ‘Dillish Cool Cubes’.

She also runs a hair business, which she established in her second year at the University of Namibia. High Definition Hair Spa is the name of the company. Its headquarters are in Windhoek.

Dillish claims she used to run her business out of the trunk of her car before winning Big Brother. The company specializes in high-end Brazilian hair, lace wigs, lace closures, shampoo, and hair care products.

She works in the food industry as well. Bolster is her fine dining establishment. Profysen Muluti, her business partner and lawyer friend, helped her open the restaurant.

The fine-dining restaurant, which serves Namibian and Portuguese cuisine, has been chastised in the past for its pricey menu.

In her response to critics, Dillish said that the restaurant was not meant to cater for everyone.

"We are mainly targeting a certain market and I am sure if we were overpriced we would not have the regular customers. If people can accept prices from other food outlets without complaining, why can’t they also accept this proudly Namibian product?" she said. 

The star adores hosting celebrities who frequently visit the restaurant for lunch.

Dillish also owns Dillish By Vault, a cosmetics line. In 2014, she started her company in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Kenya, Nigeria, and Tanzania.

The company creates high-end lipsticks. The items are available not just in Namibia, but also throughout Africa, and can be purchased online.


Dillish Mathews Movies

The reality TV personality has landed main roles in a number of Nollywood films. Millicent was her character in the film Nostalgia, which she acted in.

She also starred in the film How to Marry a Billionaire as a leading lady.


Dillish Mathews Boyfriend

Dillish's current boyfriend is unknown, but he enjoys lavishing her with presents.

Stephen Gaeseb is Dillish's ex-boyfriend. After Stephen flirted with another lady, the pair broke up in December 2014. 

“We flirted via text messages and so on. I mean all guys flirt, it doesn’t mean you intend on acting on it. She then sent a snapshot of our conversations to a friend of Dillish, who eventually sent it to Dillish. We had an argument about that, which led to an argument about other things and we both said some things that we wish we didn’t. After that we decided to break-up and haven’t been together since December,” Stephen told The Namibian Sun. 

Dillish dated striker Emmanuel Adebayor after Stephen.

In 2018, the couple called it quits. The breakup rumors began after Dillish asked people on Twitter "what is the one thing you would love to tell the world?" She then gave her response "Be patient, compassionate, and truthful while being kind, loving, respectful, and sharing. My own favorites "

Adebayor's reaction insinuated that Dillish is a Hypocrite.

He responded to the Tweet saying: "Dillish Mathews make all those things start from you."

Dillish Mathews Endorsement

Dillish has teamed with some of the world's most well-known businesses. She was appointed as a Huawei ambassador in 2019.

The Big Brother winner has also been a Nivea ambassador since 2019. 

Her ambassadorship is a dream come true for her, since she tweeted years ago that she wanted to work for the brand.
She's also been a brand ambassador for NBC Plus, South African Airways, Multichoice Namibia, Delush Wines, and the Namibian Automobile Association.

Dillish Mathews Car

Dillish drives a black Volkswagen, and a Lamborghini is her dream car. Her love for cars and her interest in business has also led her to start her own car business where she sells different makes and models of cars.


Dillish Mathews Charity

Dillish is driven by a desire to make the world a better place. She traveled to Nigeria in 2019 to participate in a Malaria-fighting program.


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