Housemates Salone number 10 Aminata Tejan Mansaray aka Lady Nata
Housemates Salone number 10, Aminata Tejan Mansaray aka Lady Nata is Sierra Leonean female Rapper based in the United States of America. She is based in the Bronx, New York but was also raised in New Jersey— both areas had shaped her insight and love for Hip Hop culture (alongside being first generation Sierra Leonean- American). From singing in school/ church choirs, being in dance teams and writing poetry; Nata has always had a musical background since the earliest of 7 years old. Hip hop became a huge influence for her the start of middle school when she discovered older artist like A Tribe Called Quest, Diggable Planets, Common and more.
As the years passed on her knowledge and strength in metaphors, double entendres and the importance of cadence grew although just being a listener. 2017, her last year of college, was the start of her switch from writing poems to rhymes. Artist like Jay z, Dipset, Missy Elliot, and Lauryn Hill influenced her interest.
2018 however, was the first time she put out an official freestyle and has been consistent since then. “Finally” the EP, was her first collective of music to ever drop on February 22, 2019. In 2020 not only did she release her biggest record at 40K views now on YouTube “Art Thou”, but has been recognized by the likes of HOT 97, Missy Elliot & more. Nata strives to be a product for not only Hip Hop culture, but for music in general.
Housemates Salone (otherwise known as Housemates or #HMSalone) is a Sierra Leonean reality game, love and impact reality tv show based on a local content format.
Following the premise of a locally designed format (different from other reality shows), the Housemates Salone features a group of contestants, known as “housemates” who live together in both enclosed and opened-space house that is accessible to the public. The Housemates Salone has a COUPLING concept that is done at the start of every new week; the pairing was to initiate love, games, impactful challenges, interaction, and nominations.
The maiden Housemates Salone dubbed “the last standing couple” was launched on Valentine’s day, with a SIGNIFICANT theme of GAME, LOVE, & IMPACT portrayed.
The CONCEPT is to pair the first twenty contestants on the night of the final selection of Housemates and UNSETTLE the pairing by throwing in an extra pair to commence the last standing couple game.
Housemates, most often men or women, are made to choose numbers to enable them to select their partners/couple for the week.
Once that is done, a number of love interactions, games/impactful challenges were designed to select the POWER COUPLE of the week.
The power couple is then exempt from elimination, but must ensure the house is in order.
In addition, contestants are required to compete in ways “to bring meaningful change” to various health, education, poverty, human rights, and environmental causes.
The housemates are continuously monitored during their stay in the house and outdoor activities by live television cameras as well as personal audio microphones. Throughout the course of the show, housemates are coupled together and are eliminated from the show – based on public voting. The last remaining housemate couple wins the competition and is awarded a cash prize.